Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region VI


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Little Rock Area Office, Arkansas OSHA Consultation Program, and the World Safety Organization recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, the Arkansas OSHA Consultation Program, and the World Safety Organization hereby form an Alliance to provide employers and employees with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees&' having health and safety, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to fall hazards and addressing slips trips and falls and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) issues. In developing this Alliance, OSHA, Arkansas OSHA Consultation Program, and the World Safety Organization and recognize that OSHA&'s State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA, the Arkansas OSHA Consultation Program, and World Safety Organization will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Develop training and education programs regarding youth safety and health issues or targeted to employers who employ youth workers.

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of machine guarding, falls, HAZCOM or other specific courses.

OSHA, the Arkansas OSHA Consultation Program, and the World Safety Organization 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, the Arkansas OSHA Consultation Program, and the World Safety Organization Web sites.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at the conference held in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

  • Share information on best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA and Arkansas Consultation Program with World Safety Organization, and employers of those students, with others in the industry and publicize the results through outreach by Arkansas Consultation Program, World Safety Organization, and through OSHA or World Safety Organization developed training programs and materials.

  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on youth safety and health programs that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

  • Encourage World Safety Organization and employers of students to build relationships with OSHA&'s Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including youth safety and health programs.

OSHA, the Arkansas OSHA Consultation Program, and 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 the Arkansas OSHA Consultation Program 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 discussion, or stakeholder meetings on youth safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

OSHA&'s Alliance provides 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 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 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 until December 31, 2005. Signatories may terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at anytime with the concurrence of parties involved.





PAUL J. HANSEN, JR




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JAMES SALKELD
Director of Labor




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MARK HOWELL
PRESIDENT




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