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

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Carpenters' District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity (CDC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and the CDC hereby form an Alliance to provide members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect employee health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to construction hazards.

OSHA and the CDC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Delivery of the OSHA 10-hour Course for Construction.

  • Provide OSHA expertise in the development of workplace safety and health curricula on construction safety.

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

  • Provide OSHA expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and the CDC’s web sites) to employers and employees in the construction industry.

  • Share information among OSHA personnel and construction industry employees regarding safety and health best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by the CDC and through OSHA- or CDC-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

  • Encourage CDC members to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including the "focused four" construction hazards of falls, struck-by, caught-in or between and electrocutions.

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 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.

This agreement will remain in effect for one year and may be renewed upon mutual consent of both parties for one year from the date of signing and will automatically be renewed annually thereafter, until terminated as provided herein. 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.

William McDonald
Area Director
St. Louis Area Office
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Terry Nelson
Executive Secretary-Treasurer
Carpenters' District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity