Alliance Logo<< Back to Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute



AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
AND
THE SEALANT WATERPROOFING AND RESTORATION INSTITUTE


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRI) agree to establish an Alliance to promote safe and healthful working conditions for workers who apply and otherwise work with sealant, waterproofing, and restoration products by:
  • Providing members with information and guidance that will help them protect employees' health–particularly in the areas of reducing and preventing exposure to lead and silica–and safety–particularly in regard to confined spaces, fall protection, and staging requirements.
  • Educating employers in the control of hazards and prevention of exposure in their workplaces.
OSHA and SWRI will work together to effect the following outreach and communication goals:
  • Develop and disseminate information and guidance on relevant safety and health topics at SWRI conferences and through print and electronic media.
  • Promote and encourage SWRI members' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, Strategic Partnerships, and endorse mentoring among SWRI members.
OSHA and SWRI will also work together to effect the following goal relating to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • In speeches and other public appearances, executives of SWRI and some of its members will attempt to raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health.
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 quarterly 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 and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will afford the opportunity for representatives of the Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Association and the association of state Consultation Projects to participate as well. 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.


 
John Henshaw
Assistant Secretary
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


 
Date
 

 
Robert Forrer
President
Sealant, Waterproof, & Restoration Institute


 
Date


 
David Carter
President-Elect
Sealant, Waterproof, & Restoration Institute


 
Date