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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Colorado (ABC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to cultivate healthy and safe American workplaces. OSHA and ABC hereby form an Alliance to provide ABC members and others in the construction industry, including non-English or limited English speaking employees, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, by addressing issues such as construction related hazard recognition and hazard prevention. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and ABC recognize that OSHA’s Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and ABC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Provide expertise to develop and conduct 10-hour OSHA Construction Safety Compliance Courses, including training on fall protection, excavations, electrical safety, hazard communication, personal protective equipment and general safety in the workplace for construction industry employees, including non-English and limited English speaking employees.

OSHA and ABC will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Provide expertise in developing and communicating information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA’s and ABC’s Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry, including non-English and limited English speaking employees.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s and ABC’s conferences and events such as local and regional ABC conferences, safety summits and training sessions, membership meetings, job fairs and other outreach events.

  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding ABC’s best practices or effective approaches, and publicize results through OSHA or ABC developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures.

  • Promote and encourage ABC members’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects relating to safety and health in the construction industry or any other issues that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

OSHA and ABC 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 ABC leaders address groups.

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction industry issues such as construction hazard recognition and prevention 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 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. Team members will include representatives of OSHA and ABC. OSHA will encourage OSHA 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 concurrence of both signatories.



 
Herb Gibson
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


 
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Rod Johnson
Chairman, Board of Directors
Associated Builders and Contractors
Western Colorado Chapter


 
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John Healy
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


 
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John Chutka
Co-Chair, Safety Committee
Associated Builders and Contractors
Western Colorado Chapter


 
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Raleigh Sorensen
Co-Chair, Safety Committee
Associated Builders and Contractors
Western Colorado Chapter


 
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