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AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
THE AMERICAN IRON & STEEL INSTITUTE,
THE SPECIALTY STEEL INDUSTRY OF NORTH AMERICA
AND THE STEEL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and "The Steel Group" comprised of the American Iron & Steel Institute, Specialty Steel Industry of North America, and the Steel Manufacturers Association hereby renew the Alliance signed on July 7, 2004. OSHA and The Steel Group continue to recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. All of the organizations are committed to providing the steel manufacturing industry and others, including downstream manufacturers, with information, guidance, and mentoring that will help them protect employees' health and safety. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and the Steel Group recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
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 from all of the organizations will continue to meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA Consultation Projects' participation on the team.
This agreement will remain in effect for one year. 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.