- Information Date:07/11/1990
- Agreement Agency:Department of the Navy (NAVY)
The United States Department of the Navy
The United States Department of Labor - OSHA
I. PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND:
The purpose of this agreement between the United States Department of the Navy and the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to supplement present obligations for fulfilling the responsibility of each agency in providing safety and health training as required by Executive Order 12196, paragraphs 1-201(k) and 1-401(e).
Section 19 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (the Act) contains special provisions to assure safe and healthful working conditions for Federal employees. Executive Order 12196, Occupational Safety and Health Programs for Federal Employees, prescribes additional responsibilities for the heads of agencies and the Secretary of Labor in providing safety and health training for federal employees. The regulations and standards contained in Title 29 CFR Part 1960 further defines basic program elements and support activities including safety and health training.
In an effort to comply with the provisions of 29 CFR 1960, and in response to a recommendation made by OSHA in a program evaluation, the United States Navy (USN) initiated a coordinated training effort with the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) several years ago. Due to resource limitations and programmatic issues, the support available from OSHA has declined each year. In an effort to support training initiatives and increase the amount of training provided, the USN proposes a temporary duty assignment of a Navy Officer at the OTI to act as a liaison with the OTI and coordinate training for the Navy.
II. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
The USN, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), through the Chief of Naval Education and Training (CNET)(Naval Safety School), will assign Navy personnel in a temporary additional duty status to work at the OTI. Navy personnel will work out with OTI staff to develop training courses, seminars and schedules which target the unique needs of USN facilities and personnel. Navy personnel, working with OTI staff members, will assist in the on-site delivery of programs by OTI and will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver additional courses and seminars for the USN.
III. EFFECTIVE PERIOD:
This Agreement shall be effective from the date of final signature, for a period not to exceed three years, or until otherwise amended or cancelled.
The United States Department of the Navy shall incur all costs of salaries, benefits and other direct costs involved in this assignment of USN personnel to the OTI.
V. OFFICIAL TIME AND ATTENDANCE:
Official timekeeping will be administered in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of the Navy. The personnel assigned to OTI shall remain under the administrative control of USN.
The United States Department of the Navy will be responsible for all costs associated with required Navy travel for USN personnel assigned to the OTI. Travel costs for OTI-requested travel of USN personnel in support of OTI functions shall be the responsibility of OTI.
VII. DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
Resolution of disputes will initially be handled by discussion between USN, CNET (Naval Safety School) and OTI. If a mutually acceptable resolution cannot be reached, the dispute will be elevated to CNO (OP-45) and OSHA, Directorate of Federal-State Operations (Office of Training and Education).
VIII. AGREEMENT MODIFICATION:
This agreement may be modified by formal written notice from either party if there is joint agreement on the proposed modification as evidenced by the signatures of designated officials representing both parties. Any amendment(s) are effective as of the date of the final signature.
IX. AGREEMENT TERMINATION:
This agreement may be terminated upon notification by either the USN or OSHA to the other party. A written notice of intent to terminate the agreement shall be served ninety days prior to termination.
APPROVED AND ACCEPTED
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
Date: 29 Jun 1990
S. R. ARTHUR
Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy
Deputy Chief of Naval
APPROVED AND ACCEPTED
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR - OSHA
Date: July 11, 1990