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The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Omaha Area Office and the City of Omaha (City) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and the City hereby form an Alliance to provide the City's elected officials, department directors, division managers, supervisors, employees, contractors, and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to the Focus Four Construction hazards (Falls, Electrocutions, Struck-by, and Caught-in hazards), and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). In developing this Alliance, OSHA and the City recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort. While the City, being a municipality, is not, nor is it intended that it will be, under the regulatory authority of OSHA or the rules of the OSH Act, this Alliance signifies an understanding that whenever governmental entities can join forces in a cooperative effort, the end result is a better and safer workforce for the taxpayers.
Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goals related to raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:
Training and Education
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
Outreach and Communication
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives, training and education, and outreach and communication. 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 or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that party's products or services.
Signed this 29th day of August, 2012.
Bonita Winingham Jim Suttle