August 29, 2007
August 29, 2010
Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, (202) 693-2213
Partnership Annual Evaluations
Partnership Success Story
Program takes safety, occupational health to next level. Air Force News Release. (2009, September 5)
In the spring of 2006, the Air Force approached OSHA with a desire to improve their proactive approach to safety and health at their installations. The Air Force recognized that OSHA had valuable expertise in workplace safety and health, and could offer useful tools, such as the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) and OSHA Challenge, to help achieve that goal.
In return, OSHA recognizes that a partnership with the Air Force covers a diverse spectrum of hazards, challenges, best practices and overall safety and health management systems. OSHA will share the knowledge gained both with their own staff, and with other employers and industries. Additionally, lessons learned from participating sites will benefit employee safety and health at all Air Force installations. By entering into this Agreement, the Air Force and OSHA formalize their commitment to improve safety and health and reduce injuries and illnesses. This agreement supports the goals of the President?s Safety, Health, and Return-to-Employment (SHARE) Initiative.
The Air Force and OSHA will work in partnership to accomplish three key goals:
Partnership goals will be achieved through strategies and objectives that include:
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