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AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
THE SEALANT WATERPROOFING AND RESTORATION INSTITUTE
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Sealant
Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRI) agree to renew the Alliance signed February 20,
2003 and renewed July 21, 2005. OSHA and SWRI will continue to provide SWRI members and others in
the sealant, waterproofing, and restoration industry, including small businesses, with information
and guidance that will help them protect employees' health and safety. Through the Alliance, the
organizations will address workplace issues such as confined spaces, falls, lead and silica hazards
and staging requirements. In renewing the Alliance, OSHA and SWRI recognize that OSHA's State Plan
and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and SWRI will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA and SWRI will work together to achieve the following goal related to
promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of
workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information
(e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and the SWRI's Web sites)
to employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or SWRI's conferences, local meetings, or other events such as
SWRI's Annual or Fall Technical Meetings.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding
SWRI's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by SWRI and
through OSHA- or SWRI-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or
any other applicable forum).
- Promote and encourage SWRI members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs
such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the Consultation Program and
its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
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.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on safety and
health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
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. OSHA will encourage
State Plan States' and OSHA Consultation Projects' participation on the team. Team members will
include representatives of OSHA's Directorate of Construction, Directorate of Cooperative and State
Programs and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA
Consultation Projects' participation on the team.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years. The signatories 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.
Occupational Safety and
Chairperson, SWRI Safety Committee
Sealant Waterproofing and