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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Construction Careers Center (CCC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful workplaces. OSHA and the CCC hereby renew their Alliance originally signed on October 2, 2003 and renewed June 1, 2006, to provide CCC students, faculty and others in the construction industry with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them to increase employees awareness of safety and health issues particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to electrical, fall, struck-by, and crushed-by hazards.

OSHA and the CCC will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
  • Develop training and education programs to prevent exposure to electrical, fall, struck by, and crushed-by hazards that will be presented at CCC and other locations.
OSHA and the CCC will work together to achieve the following outreach and communications goals:
  • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistant tools and links from OSHAs and CCCs web site.
     
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA and CCC classes and local events.
     
  • Promote and encourage knowledge of OSHAs cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, Consultation and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program to CCC students and faculty in order to be promoted at worksites by CCC students and faculty.
     
  • Raise awareness of employee rights and protections under the OSH Act.
OSHA and the CCC will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize the results.
     
  • Convene or participate in forums and round table discussions on construction safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
OSHAs 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 partys products or services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular partys 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. In addition, the implementation team will meet at least quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members will include representatives of OSHAs St. Louis Area Office, and the Executive Directors and President of the Construction Careers Center. OSHA-SLAO will afford the opportunity for representatives of the State of Missouri 21(d) consultation program to participate as well.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date of signing. Any 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 all signatories.



 
William D. McDonald, CSP
St. Louis Area Office
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


 
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Gina Washington, Administrator
Construction Careers Center


 
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