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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
OMAHA AREA OFFICE
METRO OMAHA BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
NEBRASKA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT – OSHA CONSULTATION PROGRAM
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
OSHA, MOBA, and Consultation will work together to achieve the following outreach
and communication 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 goals
related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- 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
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
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.
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,
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Executive Vice President
Metro Omaha Builders Association
Fernando Lecuona III
NE Workforce Development –
NE Department of Labor
Metro Omaha Builders Association (2007)
Kent Therkelsen Date
Metro Omaha Builders