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OSHA - 35 years International Association of Sheet Metal Workers

AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
KANSAS CITY AREA OFFICE
AND
THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SHEET METAL WORKERS
LOCAL #2
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the International Association of Sheet Metal Workers, Local #2 (SMW #2) recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful workplaces. OSHA and the SMW #2 hereby agree to renew the Alliance signed on September 26, 2006, to provide SMW #2 members, utilizing employers and others in the construction industry with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them to increase employees' awareness of safety and health issues particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to electrical, fall, struck-by, and crushed-by hazards. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and SMW #2 recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and the SMW #2 will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
  • Develop training and education programs to prevent exposure to electrical, fall, struck by, and crushed-by hazards that will be presented at SMW #2 Training Center and other locations.

  • Develop and deliver training programs regarding how implementation of effective safety and health programs can result in reduced worker compensation costs to employers (e.g., Safety Pays).
OSHA and the SMW #2 will work together to achieve the following outreach and communications goals:
  • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistant tools and links from OSHA's and SMW #2's web sites.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA and SMW #2 classes and local events.

  • Promote and encourage knowledge of OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, Consultation and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program to SMW #2 members and utilizing employers.

  • Raise awareness of employee rights and protections under the OSH Act.
OSHA and the SMW #2 will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize the results.

  • Convene or participate in forums and round table discussions on construction safety and health issues to help forge innovative 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 proven 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, the implementation team 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 of OSHA's Kansas City Area Office, the SMACNA Safety Director, and member(s) of SMW #2.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date of signing. Any 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 all signatories.


 

Barb Theriot
Kansas City Area Office
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

 

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Jay Lind, President and Apprentice Coordinator
International Association of Sheet Metal Workers, Local 2

 
 
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Ken Alexander, Business Manager
International Association of Sheet Metal Workers, Local 2

 
 
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Brent Mayhew, Safety Director
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA)
 
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