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The U.S. Department of Labors Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRInstitute) continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and SWRInstitute hereby renew in part the Alliance signed February 20, 2003, and renewed July 21, 2005, July 11, 2007, and July 6, 2009, with a continued emphasis on the sealant, waterproofing and restoration industry. Specifically, both organizations are committed to providing SWRInstitute members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Through the Alliance, the organizations will continue to address fall, motor vehicle, and hazard communication hazards and issues related to small businesses. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and SWRInstitute recognize that OSHAs State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

Raising Awareness of OSHAs Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goals related to raising awareness of OSHAs rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:

  • To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on fall, motor vehicle, and hazard communication hazards to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
  • To encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by sharing awareness of the Safety and Health Field Manual that SWRInstitute developed through the Alliance.

Outreach and Communication

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHAs and the SWRInstitutes Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
  • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHAs or SWRInstitutes conferences, local meetings, or other annual events.
  • To work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on fall protection, motor vehicle safety and hazard communication that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

OSHAs Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHAs rulemaking and enforcement initiatives, training and education, and outreach and communication. 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 or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that partys products or services.

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, Directorate of Construction, 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 written concurrence of both signatories.

Signed this 24th day of June, 2011.




David Michaels, PhD, MPH
Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health



Dave Grady
Chairperson
Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute


 
Dan Cain
President
Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute