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(signed December 12, 2002; renewed December 19, 2003; renewed February 1, 2006; renewed January 30, 2008; concluded January 24, 2012)


Through the Alliance, OSHA and the Washington Division of URS Corporation will focus on using their collective expertise to help advance a culture of accident prevention while sharing information, guidance, best practices, access to training resources and technical knowledge that will help protect employees' safety and health. In particular, the Alliance will address, but is not limited to, the areas of cranes and rigging, hearing protection and ergonomics within the engineering and construction industry. The Alliance's goals include:

Training and Education:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs on specific construction industry safety and health issues and provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.

Outreach and Communication:

  • 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 Washington Division of URS Corporation's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
  • Promote and encourage the Washington Division of URS Corporation to participate in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, On-site Consultation and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on engineering and construction industry issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

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Alliance Annual Reports

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Activities and Events (Archive)


  • January 25-28, 2011: Safety Fest of the Great Northwest 2011, Washington Group Plaza, Boise, Idaho.
    • January 25, 2011: Dean Ikeda, Acting Regional Administrator, Region X, Seattle, Washington Regional Office, USDOL-OSHA, provided an opening address for the event.
    • January 26-27, 2011: Bill Bankhead, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region X, Boise, Idaho Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, staffed an OSHA exhibit booth during the event.
  • May 2-8, 2010: 2010 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. Washington Division of URS and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2010 NAOSH Week, "Mission NAOSH 2010: Safe Workplaces." Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
  • January 26-29, 2010: Safety Fest of the Great Northwest 2010, Washington Group Plaza, Boise, Idaho.
    • January 26, 2010: Richard Terrill, then-Regional Administrator, Region X, Seattle, Washington Regional Office, USDOL-OSHA, provided an opening address for the event.
    • January 26, 2010: Jerry Hockett, Area Director, Region X, Boise, Idaho Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation entitled OSHA Overview to event attendees.
    • January 27-28, 2010: Bill Bankhead, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region X, Boise, Idaho Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, staffed an OSHA exhibit booth during the event.
    • January 27, 2010: Danezza Quintero, Senior Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA, served as an instructor for a Spanish language version of an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Training Program course.
  • May 3-9, 2009: North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Washington Division of URS Corporation and more than 55 other Alliance Program participants supported 2009 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home."

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