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Agreement Establishing an Alliance
Between
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
Omaha Area Office
And
The Nebraska Department of Education – Industrial, Manufacturing and Engineering Systems Career Field

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Omaha Area Office (OSHA – OAO) and The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) – Industrial, Manufacturing and Engineering Systems (IMES) Career Field recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to promote and support occupational safety and health education for the future workers of Nebraska. As part of the Nebraska Department of Education’s Career Education Program, the Industrial, Manufacturing and Engineering Systems Career Field coordinates student curriculum and instruction in the fields of transportation, logistics, construction, manufacturing and other technology-based disciplines. In addition to technical and employability skills, safety training and practice is one of the pillars of the IMES curriculum. The Omaha Area Office and the Nebraska Department of Education – IMES Career Field hereby form an Alliance to provide career and technical educators and their students with materials, guidance, and access to training resources that will positively impact the occupational safety and health of young workers. In developing this Alliance, the Omaha Area Office and Nebraska Department of Education recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA –OAO and the NDE - IMES will work together to achieve the following outreach and communications goals:
  • Work to provide expertise in developing information for young workers on workplace hazard recognition and prevention and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, on-line forums, lesson plans, electronic assistance tools and OSHA’s and NDE – IMES’ web sites) to educators, employers and young workers.
     
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s and NDE – IMES’ conferences, in-services, and other events, as appropriate, where educators, employers, or young workers/students are to be present.
OSHA – OAO and NDE - IMES will work together to achieve the following goal related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on young worker safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions for the workplace.
OSHA’s Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in 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. 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. Team members will include representatives of OSHA’s Omaha Area Office and the Nebraska Department of Education Industrial, Manufacturing and Engineering Systems Career Field.

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.

 




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



 
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Marge Harouff
Deputy Commissioner
Nebraska Department of Education



 
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