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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful workplaces. OSHA and TCIA hereby renew their Alliance originally signed November 10, 2006, to provide TCIA members and others in the tree care industry, including small businesses, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety. The organizations will continue to focus on reducing and preventing exposure to safety and health issues related to tree care and removal and electrical, falls, and struck-by hazards. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and TCIA recognize that OSHA State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA 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 continue to 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 the OSHA Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs and any other appropriate office. OSHA will encourage State Plan State and OSHA On-site Consultation Project participation on the team.

This agreement will remain in effect for a two year period. 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.


Donald G. Shalhoub
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration


Cynthia Mills, CAE
President & CEO
Tree Care Industry
Association, Inc.