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The U.S. Department of Labors Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - Omaha Area Office and the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 571(IUOE, Local 571), Omaha, Nebraska, recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and IUOE, Local 571 hereby form an Alliance to provide IUOE, Local 571 members working in Nebraska and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to the hazards associated with the operation and maintenance of heavy construction equipment. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and the IUOE, Local 571 recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA's Omaha Area Office and the IUOE, Local 571 will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Provide expertise to develop training and education programs for Operating Engineers and Maintenance Mechanics regarding hazards associated with heavy construction equipment operation and maintenance, and provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and workers in the industry.
  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA Outreach courses as part of IUOE, Local 571 apprenticeship training programs.

OSHA's Omaha Area Office and IUOE, Local 571 will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and the IUOE, Local 571s Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or IUOE conferences, local meetings, or other safety and health focused events.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding IUOE best practices or effective approaches, and publicize results through outreach by IUOE and through OSHA- or IUOE-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

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 or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that party's products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. 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. OSHA team members will include representatives of the Omaha Area Office.

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 written concurrence of both signatories.

 
     

Ben Bare, CIH
Area Director
Omaha Area Office

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Rod Marshall
Business Manager
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 571

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