Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region VIII

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Colorado Safety Association (CSA) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and CSA hereby form an Alliance to provide employers, workers and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to a variety of general industry and construction hazards in Colorado.

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

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of quarterly construction and general industry seminars (eg, fall protection, trenching and excavations, electrical safety, machine guarding and lockout/tagout, cranes and rigging, vehicle safety, CPR, AED utilization, etc.).

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

  • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's and CSA's Web sites to promote training conducted under this Alliance.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or CSA conferences, local meetings, or other events such as the Rocky Mountain Safety and Health Conference.
  • Promote and encourage CSA members' 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 participants on specific issues and projects (eg, Crane and Rigging Safety, SafetyFest of the West, etc.), of interest to Colorado employers, that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

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. 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.

John Healy
Area Director
OSHA Englewood Area Office


Melodye Turek
Colorado Safety Association


Herb Gibson
Area Director
OSHA Denver Area Office