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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
WICHITA AREA OFFICE
KANSAS GRAIN AND FEED ASSOCIATION
KANSAS 21(d) CONSULTATION PROJECT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA)
and Kansas Department of Labor OSHA 21(d) Consultation Project (Consultation) recognize the value of
establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces.
OSHA, KGFA and OSHA 21(d) Consultation hereby form an Alliance to provide KGFA members and others
with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’
health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to engulfment, struck by, falls,
electrical, machine guarding and ergonomic hazards, transportation safety issues and compliance with
29 CFR 1910.272.
OSHA, KGFA and Consultation will work together to achieve the following training and education
OSHA, KGFA and Consultation will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication
- To provide expertise to develop training and education programs for KGFA members regarding
engulfment, struck by, falls, electrical, machine guarding, ergonomic hazards and transportation
safety issues, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees
in the industry.
- To deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA’s 10-hour general industry course and grain
engulfment hazards course.
OSHA, KG&FA and Consultation will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting
the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- 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, Consultation and the KGFA Web sites)
to employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at KGFA conferences, local meetings, or other events.
- KGFA will serve as a conduit for information regarding industry best practices or effective
approaches to other industry members and OSHA and Consultation personnel. This goal will be achieved
by KGFA publicizing such practices and approaches through newsletters, workshops, training programs,
- Promote and encourage KGFA members’ or worksites’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs
such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and SHARP.
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.
- Raise others’ awareness of, and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on hazards and
issues identified in this alliance to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide
input on safety and health issues.
An implementation team made up of representatives of the signatory organizations 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 or teleconference at least two 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. 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.
Judy A. Freeman
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Tom R. Tunnell
Kansas Grain and Feed Association
Kansas Department of Labor
Industrial Safety and Health Section