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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:
  • 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 electrical hazards.
OSHA, Little Rock Area Office, and the World Safety Organization, Arkansas Chapter, will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • 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 Organization.
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:
  • 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 health issues.
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.

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
Regional Administrator
Region VI

Chasity Carmichael
Arkansas Chapter
World Safety Organization

Paul J. Hansen, Jr.
Area Director
Little Rock Area Office