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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Shipbuilding Association, the National Shipbuilding Research Program, and the Shipbuilders Council of America (collectively, “the Shipbuilding Group”) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and the Shipbuilding Group hereby form an Alliance to provide Shipbuilding Group members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them (1) protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to electrical, ergonomic, struck-by, and slip, trip, and fall hazards in shipyard employment, and by addressing issues of non-English-speaking or limited-English-speaking workers; and (2) understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). In developing this Alliance, OSHA and the Shipbuilding Group recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goals related to raising awareness of OSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:
Outreach and Communication
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization 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. OSHA team members will include representatives of the Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, the Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, the Directorate of Enforcement Programs, and any other appropriate 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 written concurrence of all signatories.
Signed this 14th day of September, 2010.