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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
KANSAS CITY, MO AREA OFFICE
THE SAFETY COUNCIL OF THE OZARKS
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The Safety Council of the Ozarks (SCO) recognize the value of
establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and the SCO hereby
form an Alliance to provide members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources. Through the
Alliance, the organizations will work to improve health and safety in the workplace by helping businesses, small businesses
in particular, in their efforts to implement effective safety and health management systems.
OSHA and SCO will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA and SCO will also work together to achieve the following outreach and
- Develop and deliver training and education programs regarding comprehensive safety and health management systems along with
a fundamental understanding of to how to implement such a management system. These programs will be developed primarily to
assist small businesses.
- Develop training and education programs for both members and nonmembers of SCO, to assist employers, especially small
business owners, in their efforts to comply with occupational health and safety standards.
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.
- Develop and disseminate information, including information on safety and health management systems, through print and
electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's and SCO's Web sites.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at the annual SCO Safety & Health Conference of the Ozarks, local meetings, or other events such
as the annual SCO awards ceremony to promote awareness of an effective safety and health management system.
- Promote and encourage SCO member's participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the
Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program
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. Team members will
include representatives from OSHA's Kansas City Area Office and SCO. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA
Consultation Projects' participation on the team.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date of signing. Any signatory may terminate the agreement 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.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Safety Council of the Ozarks