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AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
AND
SkillsUSA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and SkillsUSA recognize the value of continuing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces for the young worker. OSHA and SkillsUSA hereby renew their Alliance originally signed on October 17, 2005 to provide career and technical educators and their students with materials, guidance, and access to training resources that will impact the occupational safety and health of young workers. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and SkillsUSA recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and SkillsUSA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information for young workers on workplace hazard recognition and prevention and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, on-line forums, lesson plans, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and SkillsUSA's web sites) to educators, employers and young workers.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's and SkillsUSA's conferences state and chapter events, such the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference and SkillsUSA Championships.

  • Work with other Alliance Program participants on specific issues and projects regarding young workers that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

  • Encourage SkillsUSA to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices and other Career Technical Student Organizations to address young worker safety and health issues.
OSHA and SkillsUSA will work together to achieve the following goal related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on young worker safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
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, 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.

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 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, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine 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. Either 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 both signatories.

 


 
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
Assistant Secretary
Occupational Health and Safety Administration


 
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Timothy W. Lawrence
Executive Director
SkillsUSA


 
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