The U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration,
Little Rock Area Office, and the World Safety Organization, Arkansas Chapter, recognize the value of
establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful Arkansas workplaces. OSHA,
Little Rock Area Office, and the World Safety Organization, Arkansas Chapter, hereby form an Alliance
to provide employers and employees with information, guidance, and access to training resources that
will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure
to fall, caught in, struck by, and electrical hazards. OSHA, and the World Safety Organization, recognize
that OSHA's Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort to reduce
injuries and illness in the workplace.
OSHA, Little Rock Area Office, and the World Safety Organization, Arkansas Chapter, will work
together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA, Little Rock Area Office, and the World Safety Organization, Arkansas Chapter,
will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Develop training and education programs regarding youth safety and health issues targeted to
employers who employ youth workers.
- Deliver, or arrange for delivery, specific courses regarding, falls, struck by, caught in, or
OSHA and the World Safety Organization will work together to achieve the following
goals related to promoting the national dialogue of workplace safety and health:
- Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic tools
and links from OSHA's, and the World Safety Organization's web sites.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at the conference held in Jonesboro, Arkansas, or other locations within
the state of Arkansas.
- Share information on best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA and World Safety Organization,
and employers, and publicizing the results through outreach by OSHA, and the World Safety
OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative
relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication and
promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have proven 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 product or services.
- Raise others' awareness of, and demonstrate their own commitment to, workplace safety and health
whenever OSHA and World Safety Organization leaders address groups.
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and
publicize their results.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on safety and
health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and
An implementation team made up of representatives of all organizations involved in the Alliance will
meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and
responsibilities of the participants. In addition, the parties will meet at least quarterly to track
and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.
This agreement will remain in effect for two (2) years from the signature date. Signatories 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 the parties involved.
Dean W. McDaniel
World Safety Organization
Paul J. Hansen, Jr.
Little Rock Area Office