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Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region VII

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America, Nebraska Building Chapter and Nebraska 21(d) OSHA Consultation Project recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, AGC and Consultation hereby form an Alliance to provide AGC 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, electrocution, struck by, caught in and construction amputation hazards.

OSHA, AGC and Consultation will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs on hazards including falls from heights, electrical, caught in, struck by, and construction amputation hazards.

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour courses.

  • Develop workplace safety and health curricula on the hazards identified in this alliance.

OSHA, AGC and Consultation will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's, AGC's and Consultation's Web sites.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at AGC conferences or local meetings.

  • Promote and encourage AGC members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and SHARP.

  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding AGC's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by AGC and through OSHA or AGC developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

OSHA, AGC 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 AGC 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 the hazards identified in this alliance to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

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 Alliance member 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 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
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Omaha Area Office
Walt Broer
Executive Director
Associated General Contractors of America
Nebraska Building Chapter



Gary Hirsch
Executive Director
NE Workforce Development,
DOL-Office of Safety and
Labor Standards