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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and TSTC Waco recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and TSTC Waco hereby form an Alliance to provide the TSTC Waco clients with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to hazardous materials and electrical hazards. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and TSTC Waco recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and TSTC Waco will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at TSTC Waco employer training meetings.

  • Promote and encourage TSTC Waco's participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

  • Encourage TSTC Waco to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues.

OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education I outreach and communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance

participants. By entering into an Alliance with a party, OSHA is not endorsing any of that party's products or services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party's products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of both organizations will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. Team members will include representatives of OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs. In addition, they will meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Either signatory may terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of both signatories.

John Miles
Regional Administrator
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Elton E. Stuckly, Jr.