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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Metro Omaha Builders Association (MOBA), and Nebraska Workforce Development’s OSHA Consultation Program (Consultation) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, MOBA, and Consultation hereby form an Alliance to provide MOBA 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 fall hazards, electrocution hazards, and other hazards associated with the residential construction industry. Special emphasis will be placed on increasing access to information and training of the Spanish-speaking workforce in the residential construction industry. Under this Alliance, MOBA and OSHA will:

Provide MOBA members and others in the residential construction industry with information, training opportunities, and guidance that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to residential construction industry hazards.

Increase the Spanish-speaking workforce’s access to and understanding of safety and health information and available training resources.

OSHA, MOBA, and Consultation will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • Develop and present training and education programs and workshops on residential construction safety issues, with specific emphasis on roofers, framers, and the Spanish-speaking workforce.

  • Member-builders and remodelers will encourage their sub-contractors to attend a minimum of one training and educational workshop presented as part of this alliance.

  • Training programs will emphasize the development of effective safety and health programs, fall protection, electrical safe work practices, excavation safety, and working safely in the vicinity of overhead power lines.

  • Member builders and remodelers will track and provide data on the number of contractor and subcontractor employees trained at sponsored workshops.
OSHA, MOBA, and Consultation will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • MOBA will work with OSHA to develop an e-mail “ring” of MOBA members and other residential construction contractors and subcontractors so that regular informational mailings may be disseminated throughout the residential construction community.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA or MOBA conferences, local meetings, or other events as appropriate. Provide presentations in both English and Spanish.

  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding residential construction best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by MOBA and through OSHA- or MOBA-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, newsletters or any other applicable forum.

  • Promote and encourage MOBA members’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
OSHA, MOBA, and Consultation 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 OSHA, MOBA, or Consultation 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 residential construction safety issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
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 all 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 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. Any signatory may terminate their involvement in this agreement 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.


Ben Bare, CIH,
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Barbara Byrd
Executive Vice President
Metro Omaha Builders Association


Fernando Lecuona III
NE Workforce Development –
NE Department of Labor


Rocky Goodwin
Metro Omaha Builders Association (2007)


Kent Therkelsen Date
Metro Omaha Builders
Association (2006)