The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The Weld Small Business Development Center (SBDC) recognize the
value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and Weld SBDC
therefore agree to form an Alliance to use their collective expertise to help foster a culture of prevention while sharing
best practices and technical knowledge.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The Weld Small Business Development Center agree to establish an
Alliance to promote safe and healthful working conditions for Weld County small business employees by:
OSHA and Weld SBDC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
- Providing Weld SBDC members with information and guidance to pass on to their customers that will help them protect their
employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to common safety and health hazards.
- Increasing access to safety and health information and training resources.
OSHA and Weld SBDC will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Jointly deliver or arrange for the delivery of one annual Safety and Health Program Improvement Seminar (SHPIS) and one
annual issue-specific safety and health seminar. It is estimated that approximately fifty northern Colorado companies will
attend the SHPIS seminar each year.
OSHA and Weld SBDC will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace
safety and health:
- Seek opportunities to jointly develop and disseminate information at conferences, events, or through print and electronic media.
- OSHA will provide Weld SBDC with Compliance Assistance CD’s and electronic newsletters that they will disseminate to their clients.
- Weld SBDC will present the Compliance Assistance CD to other Colorado SBDC’s and encourage them to disseminate the CD to
their clients. The Weld SBDC will provide to OSHA a contact list for all other Colorado SBDC’s.
- Seek opportunities to speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events.
- OSHA representatives will appear, as appropriate, on a business talk show hosted by the Director of the Weld SBDC.
- OSHA representatives will exhibit or speak at events relating to the Northern Colorado Small Business Assistance
Consortium, in which OSHA has been offered membership by the Weld SBDC.
- Promote and encourage SBDC’s members’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the
Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and SHARP. In addition, act as mentors to Weld SBDC’s members/worksites that
aspire to excellence in safety and health.
The implementation team made up of representatives of both organizations will continue to meet to develop a plan of action
(as necessary) and review 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. Team members will include
the Compliance Assistance Specialist from the Denver Area OSHA Office and the Director of the Weld SBDC.
- Raising awareness through speeches and appearances by trying to raise others’ awareness of and demonstrate their own
commitment to workplace safety and health whenever the Weld SBDC Director addresses groups.
- Convene or participate in forums and round table discussions to help forge innovative solutions to small business safety
and health compliance and education issues in the workplace.
This agreement will remain in effect for one year from the date of signing and will automatically be renewed annually
thereafter. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of both signatories and may be terminated for any
reason with 30 days written notice from either signatory.
OSHA Denver Area Office