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AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
AND
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
AND
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.
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA’s, NIOSH’s and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners members’ Web sites.
     
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s, NIOSH’s or The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners’ conferences, local meetings, or other events such as the Public Works Association meetings.
     
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners and through OSHA or The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, lectures (or any other applicable forum).
     
  • Promote and encourage The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners members’ and their affiliates’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the On-site Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
     
  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on work zone safety and health issues that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
OSHA, NIOSH and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • 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 work zone safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
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 a party, neither OSHA nor NIOSH is endorsing any of that party's products or services; nor do the Agencies enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party's products or services.

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.

 



 
Jordan Barab
Acting Assistant Secretary
of Labor for Occupational
Safety and Health



 
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John Howard, M.D
Director
National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health



 
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Mike Acott
President
National Asphalt Pavement
Association



 
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T. Peter Ruane
President and CEO
American Road & Transportation
Builders Association



 
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Vincent J. Giblin
General President
International Union of
Operating Engineers



 
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Brian Deery
Senior Director
Associated General
Contractors of America



 
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Terence M. O’Sullivan
General President
Laborers' International Union
of North America

Joseph C. Fowler, Jr.
Executive Director
Laborers’ Health and Safety
Fund of North America

John J. LeConche
Executive Director
LIUNA Training and
Education Fund



 
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