AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE DES MOINES AREA OFFICE
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
THE OTTUMWA JOB CORPS CENTER
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the, recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and the Ottumwa Job Corps Center hereby form an Alliance to provide Ottumwa Job Corps Center students and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect themselves and others from workplace health and safety hazards, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to fall hazards, stuck-by, crushed-by and electrical hazards, and understand the rights of workers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). In developing this Alliance, OSHA and the Ottumwa Job Corps Center recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
OSHA and the Ottumwa Job Corps Center will work together to achieve the following goals related to raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:
- Share information about OSHA's National/Regional/Local Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
- Share information about occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
- Encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by providing students the most up-to-date OSHA regulations and guidance documents.
Training and Education
OSHA and the Ottumwa Job Corps Center will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
- Enhance training and education programs for Job Corps instructors and students regarding worker rights under OSHA, fall hazards, crushed-by, struck-by and electrical hazards.
- Arrange for the delivery of General Industry and Construction Safety and Health courses containing the latest in safety and health advancements and best practices.
- Work to actively disseminate OSHA outreach materials to all employers who recruit Job Corp student graduates.
Outreach and Communication
OSHA and the Ottumwa Job Corps Center will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Work to enhance expertise in delivering information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards to employers and workers in industry.
- Speaking, exhibiting, or appearing at the Ottumwa Job Corps training sessions, conferences, local meetings, or other events.
- Share information among OSHA personnel, industry safety and health professionals, and other Job Corps centers regarding the best practices or effective approaches of the Ottumwa Job Corps Center.
- Promote and encourage employers who recruit graduate students of the Ottumwa Job Corps Center to participate in such OSHA cooperative programs as the Voluntary Protection Program, Partnership Program, Alliance Program, and Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on workplace safety and health issues that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
- Encourage the Ottumwa Job Corps Center associates and/or employers who avail themselves to the opportunities to hire Ottumwa Job Corps Center graduates to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices, State Plan States, and Consultation Services to address health and safety issues.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
OSHA and the Ottumwa Job Corps Center 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 OSHA and the Ottumwa Job Corps Center safety leaders address groups.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings to help forge innovative solutions to workplace safety and health issues.
OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes of raising awareness of OSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement initiatives, 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 two 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. 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.
Signed March 30, 2016.Back to Top