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AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Wichita Area Office
Pittsburg State University
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Pittsburg State
University (PSU) recognize the value of renewing their collaborative
relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and
Pittsburg State University hereby form an Alliance to provide PSU's students,
business partners and others with information, guidance and access to training
resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety with
particular emphasis in the areas of youth outreach/training to reduce
construction and general industry hazards. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and
PSU recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an
integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and PSU will work together to achieve the following training and education
OSHA and PSU will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Work with OSHA in the development of training and education programs for
construction and general industry regarding the recognition and prevention of
workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to
employers and employees in these industries.
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in the development of workplace safety
and health curricula on such topics as the following: Hazard Awareness and
Recognition, Benefits of an effective Safety and Health Program, Effective
Safety and Health Training and OSHA Recordkeeping.
- Pittsburg State University will deliver or arrange for the delivery of these courses.
OSHA and PSU will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace
hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic
media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and PSU's websites) to employers and employees.
- Speak, exhibit or appear at PSU safety and health conferences, local meetings, conferences and other appropriate
meetings or events.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and others regarding PSU's best practices or effective approaches and publicize
results through outreach by PSU and through OSHA or PSU developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures.
- Promote and encourage PSU students and business partner's participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance
assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
- Promote safety and health knowledge at the High School level through dissemination of information utilizing resources such as
the Four State Regional Technology Conference.
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.
- Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever PSU 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 meetings on health and safety issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
- Cooperatively develop shadowing and internship opportunities for students interested in safety.
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 or
teleconference at least three times a 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
Judy A. Freeman
Occupational Safety and
Dr. Bruce Dallman
College Of Technology
Pittsburg State University