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The St. Louis Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA-SLAO) and The American Society of Safety Engineers - St. Louis Chapter (ASSE–St. Louis) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA-SLAO and ASSE-St. Louis hereby form an Alliance to provide information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees and enhance workplace safety. The Alliance will focus on advancing workplace safety and health through the professional development of safety professionals. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and ASSE-St. Louis recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA-SLAO and ASSE-St. Louis will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • Develop training and education programs for advancing workplace safety and health and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers, employees, and other beneficiaries of such information.
  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA-SLAO update or other relevant briefings or training.
  • Develop workplace specific safety and health curricula for advancement of safety and health unique to the workplace.
OSHA-SLAO and ASSE-St. Louis will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • Derive information on new workplace hazard developments and devise means of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and ASSE-St. Louis' Web sites) to projected recipients.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA-SLAO's or ASSE-St. Louis' conferences, local meetings, or other events.
  • Promote and encourage ASSE-St. Louis' affiliates participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
  • Work with other Alliance members on specific issues and projects on workplace safety that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
  • Encourage ASSE-St. Louis' affiliates to build relationships with OSHA's Area, Regional, and National Offices to address workplace safety and health issues.
OSHA-SLAO and ASSE-St. Louis 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 ASSE-St. Louis 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 stakeholder meetings on workplace safety and health to help forge innovative prevention solutions in the workplace.
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.

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 three 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 from the date of signing. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of the OSHA-SLAO and ASSE-St. Louis, and may be terminated for any reason with 30 days written notice from either signatory.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The American Society of Safety Engineers-St. Louis Chapter