The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the North Dakota
Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative
relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and NDAREC hereby form an
Alliance to provide information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect
employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to hazards associated
with the electric transmission and distribution service industry.
OSHA and NDAREC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA and NDAREC will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication
- Identification and elimination of hazards likely to be present in the electric transmission and
distribution service industry.
OSHA and NDAREC will work together to achieve the following goals related to
promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic
assistance tools and links from OSHA’s and NDAREC’s Web site.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or NDAREC conferences, local meetings, or other stakeholder
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding
NDAREC’s best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by NDAREC and
through OSHA and other organizations.
OSHA’s Alliances provide parties and stakeholders 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
- Raise others’ awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health
whenever NDAREC leaders address groups.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings to help forge
innovative solutions to safety and health issues in the industry.
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 quarterly to track and share information on
activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.
This agreement will remain in effect for a two year period. 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.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
President and General Manager
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives