Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region VII


The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) St. Louis Area Office and the Roofing and Siding Contractors' Association of Greater St. Louis (RSCA) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and RSCA hereby form an Alliance to provide RSCA members 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 construction 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 RSCA recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

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:
  • To share information on OSHA's National/Regional/Local Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
  • To share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
  • To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • To develop effective training and education programs for RSCA members regarding safety and health management systems and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers.
  • To develop effective training and education programs for RSCA members to promote understanding of workers' rights, including the use of the OSHA complaint process, and the responsibilities of employers and to communicate such information to workers and employers.
Outreach and Communication

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or RSCA conferences, local meetings, or other events.
  • To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding RSCA good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.
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.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization 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 three times per year to track and shareinformation on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. OSHA team members will include representatives of the St. Louis Area Office and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage Missouri On-site Consultation Projects' participation on the team.

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 written concurrence of both signatories.

Signed this 3rd day of November, 2010.



 
     

William D. McDonald
Area Director
St. Louis Area Office
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration
 
James R. Compton, Sr.
Board Member
Roofing and Siding Contractors’
Association of Greater St. Louis