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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and OTIEC recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and OTIEC hereby form an Alliance to provide OTIEC members 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 work related injuries by addressing safety training issues at the vocational education level.

OSHA and OTIEC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • Develop education curriculum designed to improve and promote worker safety and health in Region IX and facilitate communication between OSHA, OTIEC and employers. This curriculum will focus primarily on enabling employers to understand OSHA's requirements and be aware of emergent issues impacting worker safety and health within their industries.
  • Develop a regional calendar of classes.
  • Develop criteria for standard prerequisites for eligibility into classes.
  • Help vocational educators incorporate OSHA standards into current curricula.
OSHA and OTIEC 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 OTIEC Web sites.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at Health and Safety conferences, OTIEC Classes, local meetings, or other educational events.
  • Share information regarding new class locations to limit duplicating locations in Region IX.
  • Share information on best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA and OTIEC.
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 the parties, OSHA is not endorsing any of those parties' 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 annually and teleconference the remaining quarters, 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 from September 19, 2008. 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.

University of California,
San Diego
  California State University,
Dominguez Hills

Bruce Dunn
Associate Dean


Emmitt Williams
Executive Director,
Procurement & Contracts

Chabot Las Positas Community College   College of Southern Nevada  

Julia Dozier
Director of Education Development


The Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education College of Southern Nevada

Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, Region IX

Ken Nishiyama-Atha Date
Regional Administrator