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


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Region IX (OSHA), the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, Division of Industrial Relations, Safety Consultation and Training Section (Nevada SCATS), and the National Utility Contractors Association Las Vegas Chapter (NUCA-LV) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, Nevada SCATS, and the NUCA-LV hereby form an Alliance to provide the State of Nevada and NUCA 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 hazards, by addressing safety training issues. In developing this Alliance, OSHA, Nevada SCATS, and the NUCA-LV recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA, Nevada SCATS, and the NUCA-LV will focus on safety and health issues including excavation safety, hazard communication, emergency evacuation, tool safety, driving safety, and jobsite emergencies. In developing this Alliance, OSHA, Nevada SCATS, and the NUCA-LV recognize that, as partners, they shall work together to reduce accidents and injuries.

OSHA, Nevada SCATS, and the NUCA-LV will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • Provide expertise to develop training and education programs for small businesses and non-English- or limited-English-speaking employees regarding excavation safety, hazard communication, emergency evacuation, tool safety, driving safety, and jobsite emergencies, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.
  • Deliver or arrange for delivery of the aforementioned programs.
OSHA, Nevada SCATS, and the NUCA-LV will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • Provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links to Web sites.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's, Nevada SCATS's, or NUCA-LV's conferences, local meetings or other events.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding NUCA-LV's best practices or effective approaches, and publicize results through outreach by NUCA-LV and through OSHA- or NUCA-LV-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
  • Promote and encourage NUCA-LV members' or worksites' 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 related to excavation safety, hazard communication, emergency evacuation, tool safety, driving safety, and jobsite emergencies that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
OSHA, Nevada SCATS, and the NUCA-LV 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 NUCA-LV leaders address groups.
  • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health, and publicize their results.
  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on excavation safety, hazard communication, emergency evacuation, tool safety, driving safety, and jobsite emergencies to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
OSHA's State and Federal 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.

Representatives of all three 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 twice 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 a two-year period. 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.

 
National Utility Contractors Association
Las Vegas Chapter
  Nevada Safety Consultation and
Training Section (SCATS)
 


 
Dick Schnieder
Executive Director


 


 
Jan Rosenberg
Chief Administrative Officer


 
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, Region IX
     


 
Ken Nishiyama-Atha
Regional Administrator