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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Des Moines Area Office
AND
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Business Resources

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Des Moines Area Office, and DMACC Business Resources recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and DMACC Business Resources hereby form an Alliance to provide DMACC Business Resources faculty and students with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure, through training, to occupational safety hazards and addressing occupational health issues. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and DMACC Business Resources recognize that Iowa's State Plan (IOSHA) and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and DMACC Business Resources will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for students from businesses, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations regarding courses addressing safety and health related topics such as Electrical Safety, Hazardous Materials and Confined Space requirements, as well as general OSHA Compliance topics, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.
     
  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of the above referenced courses.
     
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula on other classes or programs such as regarding Trenching & Excavations, Evacuations, Fire Safety, Emergency Equipment, Hazardous Communication; (MSDS), CPR & First Aid, Blood-Borne Pathogens, Housekeeping, Slips, Trips & Falls, Material Storage, Hand & Power Tools, Machine Guarding & Safe Operation, Ladders & Scaffolds, Hoists & Cranes, Proper Lifting Techniques, Personal Protective Equipment, Hearing & Noise Protection, Eye Protection, Respirators, Confined Spaces, Lockout/Tagout, Vehicle Safety, Defensive Driving, Mobile Equipment Safety, Forklift Safety, Electrical Safety, Welding Safety, Ergonomics, Office Safety and Workplace Violence.
OSHA and DMACC Business Resources will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • Work with OSHA to provide 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 DMACC Business Resources’ Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
     
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or DMACC Business Resources’ conferences, local meetings, or classroom events.
     
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding DMACC Business Resources’ best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by DMACC Business Resources and through OSHA-or DMACC Business Resources-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
     
  • Promote and encourage DMACC Business Resources faculty or Business Resources students’ participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
     
  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on safety and health related training issues that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
OSHA and DMACC Business Resources will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever DMACC Business Resources faculty 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 training 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 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. Team members will include representatives of OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs. In addition, they will meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years. 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.

 


 
Barbara A. Theriot
Area Director
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration


 
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Terry Crowe
Training Specialist
DMACC Business Resources


 
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