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AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
OMAHA AREA OFFICE
THE OMAHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Omaha Area Office and the Omaha Public
Schools – Career Center recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster
safer and more healthful American workplaces, particularly for young workers. OSHA and OPS - CC
hereby form an Alliance to provide information, guidance, and access to training resources that will
help protect student's health and safety, particularly through increased awareness, recognition, and
avoidance of hazards associated with the construction industry.
OSHA and the OPS Career Center will work together to achieve the following training and education
OSHA and the OPS Career Center will work together to achieve the following outreach and
- Develop training and education programs that introduce safety and health education into the core
curriculum of the career center programs.
- Secure OSHA Outreach Authorized Trainer status for OPS Career Center instructors interested
becoming Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainers.
- Integrate the OSHA Outreach Training program into the Career Center curriculum for those students
interested in completing the OSHA 10-Hour Outreach Training program.
OSHA and the OPS Career Center will work together to achieve the following goals
related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic
assistance tools and links from OSHA's and the Career Center's Web site.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at Career Center classes, programs, or conferences as appropriate.
OSHA's Alliances provide parties and stakeholders 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
- Raise others' awareness of workplace safety and health for students and other young workers
whenever OSHA or OPS Career Center leaders address groups.
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the value of safety and health training for
students in vocational, technical, and career education centers and publicize their results.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings to help forge
innovative solutions to safety and health issues in the industry of trades education or to provide
input on safety and health issues in career education centers.
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 quarterly to track and share information on
activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.
This agreement will remain in effect for a two year period. Either 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 both signatories.
Ben Bare, CIH
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Omaha Public Schools