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AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
THE ROADWAY WORK ZONE SAFETY AND HEALTH PARTNERS (NATIONAL ASPHALT PAVEMENT ASSOCIATION [NAPA], AMERICAN ROAD AND TRANSPORTATION BUILDERS ASSOCIATION [ARTBA], LABORERS' INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA [LIUNA], THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS [IUOE], THE ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA [AGC]), AND THE LIUNA TRAINING AND EDUCATION FUND
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners (the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the Laborers International Union of North America, the International Union of Operating Engineers, the Associated General Contractors of America, and the LIUNA Training and Education Fund) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces.
OSHA, NIOSH and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners hereby renew the Alliance agreement signed on January 25, 2007 to provide construction industry employers and employees and others with information, guidance and access to training resources. These resources will help the Alliance protect employees, including Spanish-speaking, and other high-risk or vulnerable "hard-to-reach" workers, from general health and safety hazards and reduce and prevent exposures to roadway work zone safety and health hazards. The Alliance will particularly focus on flagger safety, safer deployment of traffic control devices, positive protection, night work, work zone speeding and runovers/backovers. In developing this Alliance, OSHA, NIOSH and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA, NIOSH and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals.
An implementation team made up of representatives of all the participating 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. Team members will include representatives of OSHA’s Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, the Directorate of Construction, and any other appropriate directorates or offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States’ and OSHA On-site Consultation Projects’ participation on the team.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years. 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.