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Plans (Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, New Jersey, New York, and the Virgin Islands) cover state and local government workers only.

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Cobb Hill/Pro Con Construction Joint Venture, LLC Partnership Reduces Injuries and Illnesses and Increases Workers' Safety and Health

Cobb Hill/Pro Con Construction Joint Venture, LLC Partnership Reduces Injuries and Illnesses and Increases Workers' Safety and Health


Background:

On June 2006, Cobb Hill Construction and Pro Con Construction partnered with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Consultation Program and OSHA's Region I Concord Area Office to form an OSHA Strategic Partnership (OSP). This OSP was developed as part of the joint venture construction project at the 11 South Main Street and 75 Storr Street location in Concord, New Hampshire. The project involved the construction of a multi-use eight story building including office and retail space, a movie theater, and a five level parking garage.

Region 1 - Alliance Agreement - September 5, 2019


Region 1 - Alliance Agreement - September 5, 2019

AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
AND
THE ELEVATOR INDUSTRY SAFETY PARTNERS

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regions 1 through 10 and the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC), National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII), National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC), Elevator Contractors of America (ECA), Elevator Industry Work Preservation Fund (EIWPF), and the National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP), collectively known as the “Elevator Industry Safety Partners” (EISP), recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safety and health practices and programs to improve American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and the noted organizations hereby form an Alliance to provide the elevator industry employers and workers, and the public with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help reduce and prevent exposure to “Focus Four” (falls, electrical, struck-by, and caught between) and other recognized hazards during the construction, modernization, maintenance, and repair of conveyances within the elevator industry, hereinafter known as conveyances. Elevator industry conveyances include, but are not limited to, elevators, escalators, moving walks, dumbwaiters, LULA lifts, wheelchair lifts, sidewalk lifts, dock lifts, material lifts, inclines, and other special purpose conveyances or similar industry devices designed to transport or maneuver persons or property. A list of conveyances is included for reference. The Alliance will place emphasis on identifying, developing, and promoting the implementation of conveyance industry best practices, procedures, and programs, while also providing information on understanding the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employees and employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

This agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance’s activities. Alliance participants will summarize specific activities and timeframes for completion in a written work plan.

Through the Alliance, the organizations will use available aggregated, non-company specific fatality, injury, illness, and hazard exposure data, when appropriate, to help identify areas of emphasis for Alliance awareness, outreach, and communication activities. The Alliance will also explore and implement selected options, including but not limited to member surveys, to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alliance and measure the impact of its overall effort on improving workplace safety and health. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and the noted organizations recognize that OSHA's State Plans and On-Site Consultation Program partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort, and that public information about the products and activities of the Alliance may be shared with these partners for the advancement of common goals.

Raising Awareness: Outreach and Communication

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objectives:

  • Share information on OSHA's National/Regional/Local Initiatives (Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, Outreach), and opportunities to participate in initiatives and the rulemaking process.
  • Develop information on the recognition and prevention of “Focus Four” and other recognized workplace hazards, and communicate such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA and EISP websites) to employers and workers in the industry.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA or conveyance industry conferences, local meetings, or other related events.
  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on conveyance industry “Focus Four” and other recognized hazards to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
  • Develop and disseminate non-company specific case studies on incidents, injuries, and fatalities within the conveyance industry that include information about age groups, type of work, tasks being performed, applicable standards, and training/education received, and publish their results.
  • Encourage EISP and their members to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues.
Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objectives:

  • Create training tools and resources to communicate and reinforce industry-wide safety and health best practices, such as hazard fact sheets, hazard alert notices, and potential special-emphasis optional topics for use in the 10/30-hour Outreach courses.
  • Develop effective training and education programs for the elevator industry on “Focus Four” and other recognized hazards in the industry. Products should stress the importance of attending training and that all company personnel need to follow safe work rules. Training products will also include information that promotes an understanding of workers’ rights and responsibilities as well as employers’ responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).
  • Encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by engaging them in joint communication, training, and education efforts.
  • Identify and pursue training opportunities to assist OSHA, including educating its compliance and other field staff on conveyance industry construction, modernization, repair and maintenance tasks, and recognized hazards.

OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA's initiatives, outreach, communications, training, and education. These Alliances have proven 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 party's products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization meet one to two times per year, and more frequently when necessary, to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. OSHA team members will include representatives of OSHA Regions 1 through 10 that are signatory to the agreement and any other appropriate OSHA representatives: Directorate of Training (DTE), OSHA Training Institute (OTI), and the Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP). OSHA will encourage State Plans’ and OSHA On-Site Consultation programs’ participation on the team.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Any signatory may terminate their organization’s participation in the agreement 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 all signatories. Additional entities involved in the conveyance industry may be added as Alliance participants to this agreement upon written request and approval of OSHA and the EISP.

Signed this 5th day of September, 2019


Galen Blanton
Regional Administrator, Region I
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Neil Hussey
Chairman
Elevator Contractors of America (ECA)


Richard Mendelson
Regional Administrator, Region II
Acting Regional Administrator, Region III
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Allen Spears
National Director
Elevator Industry Work Preservation Fund (EIWPF)


Kurt Petermeyer
Regional Administrator, Region IV
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Frank Christensen
General President
International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC)


William Donavan
Acting Regional Administrator, Region V
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Alesa G. McArthur
Executive Director
National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC)


Eric Harbin
Acting Regional Administrator, Region VI
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


John O’Donnell
National Director
National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP)


Kim Stille
Regional Administrator, Region VII
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Karen Penafiel
Executive Director
National Elevator Industry, Inc., (NEII)


Rita Lucero
Acting Regional Administrator, Region VIII
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

 

Barbara Goto
Regional Administrator, Region IX
Acting Regional Administrator, Region X
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Conveyances In The Elevator Industry

The attached list of Conveyances is not all inclusive

Conveyance

ASME/ANSI

1. Dumbwaiter

A17.1, Part 7

2. Electric Elevator

A17.1, Part 2

3. Escalator

A17.1, Part 6

4. Hand Elevator

A17.1, Part 4

5. Hydraulic/Water-Hydraulic Elevator

A17.1 Part 3, A17.1 Part 8 (8.6.5.3)

6. Material Lift

B20.1

7. Freight Elevator

A17.1, Part 2,3

8. Moving Walk

A17.1, Part 6

9. Rack & Pinion Elevator

A17.1, Part 4

10. Screw Column Elevator, Platform and Chairlifts

A18.1

11. Special Application Elevators

A17.1, Part 5

12. Wind Turbine Tower Elevator

A17.8

13. Personnel Hoist

A10.4

14. Employee Elevator

A10.4

15. Material Hoist

A10.4

16. Automated People Mover, Shuttles and Monorails

ANSI/ASCE/T&DI 21-13

17. Belt Manlift/Elevators

A90.1

18. Conveyors

ASME B20.1

Alliance Agreement - September 5, 2019


Alliance Agreement - September 5, 2019

AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
AND
THE ELEVATOR INDUSTRY SAFETY PARTNERS

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regions 1 through 10 and the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC), National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII), National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC), Elevator Contractors of America (ECA), Elevator Industry Work Preservation Fund (EIWPF), and the National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP), collectively known as the “Elevator Industry Safety Partners” (EISP), recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safety and health practices and programs to improve American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and the noted organizations hereby form an Alliance to provide the elevator industry employers and workers, and the public with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help reduce and prevent exposure to “Focus Four” (falls, electrical, struck-by, and caught between) and other recognized hazards during the construction, modernization, maintenance, and repair of conveyances within the elevator industry, hereinafter known as conveyances. Elevator industry conveyances include, but are not limited to, elevators, escalators, moving walks, dumbwaiters, LULA lifts, wheelchair lifts, sidewalk lifts, dock lifts, material lifts, inclines, and other special purpose conveyances or similar industry devices designed to transport or maneuver persons or property. A list of conveyances is included for reference. The Alliance will place emphasis on identifying, developing, and promoting the implementation of conveyance industry best practices, procedures, and programs, while also providing information on understanding the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employees and employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

This agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance’s activities. Alliance participants will summarize specific activities and timeframes for completion in a written work plan.

Through the Alliance, the organizations will use available aggregated, non-company specific fatality, injury, illness, and hazard exposure data, when appropriate, to help identify areas of emphasis for Alliance awareness, outreach, and communication activities. The Alliance will also explore and implement selected options, including but not limited to member surveys, to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alliance and measure the impact of its overall effort on improving workplace safety and health. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and the noted organizations recognize that OSHA's State Plans and On-Site Consultation Program partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort, and that public information about the products and activities of the Alliance may be shared with these partners for the advancement of common goals.

Raising Awareness: Outreach and Communication

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objectives:

  • Share information on OSHA's National/Regional/Local Initiatives (Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, Outreach), and opportunities to participate in initiatives and the rulemaking process.
  • Develop information on the recognition and prevention of “Focus Four” and other recognized workplace hazards, and communicate such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA and EISP websites) to employers and workers in the industry.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA or conveyance industry conferences, local meetings, or other related events.
  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on conveyance industry “Focus Four” and other recognized hazards to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
  • Develop and disseminate non-company specific case studies on incidents, injuries, and fatalities within the conveyance industry that include information about age groups, type of work, tasks being performed, applicable standards, and training/education received, and publish their results.
  • Encourage EISP and their members to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues.
Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objectives:

  • Create training tools and resources to communicate and reinforce industry-wide safety and health best practices, such as hazard fact sheets, hazard alert notices, and potential special-emphasis optional topics for use in the 10/30-hour Outreach courses.
  • Develop effective training and education programs for the elevator industry on “Focus Four” and other recognized hazards in the industry. Products should stress the importance of attending training and that all company personnel need to follow safe work rules. Training products will also include information that promotes an understanding of workers’ rights and responsibilities as well as employers’ responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).
  • Encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by engaging them in joint communication, training, and education efforts.
  • Identify and pursue training opportunities to assist OSHA, including educating its compliance and other field staff on conveyance industry construction, modernization, repair and maintenance tasks, and recognized hazards.

OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA's initiatives, outreach, communications, training, and education. These Alliances have proven 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 party's products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization meet one to two times per year, and more frequently when necessary, to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. OSHA team members will include representatives of OSHA Regions 1 through 10 that are signatory to the agreement and any other appropriate OSHA representatives: Directorate of Training (DTE), OSHA Training Institute (OTI), and the Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP). OSHA will encourage State Plans’ and OSHA On-Site Consultation programs’ participation on the team.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Any signatory may terminate their organization’s participation in the agreement 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 all signatories. Additional entities involved in the conveyance industry may be added as Alliance participants to this agreement upon written request and approval of OSHA and the EISP.

Signed this 5th day of September, 2019

 



Galen Blanton
Regional Administrator, Region I
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Neil Hussey
Chairman
Elevator Contractors of America (ECA)

 



Richard Mendelson
Regional Administrator, Region II
Acting Regional Administrator, Region III
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Allen Spears
National Director
Elevator Industry Work Preservation Fund (EIWPF)

 



Kurt Petermeyer
Regional Administrator, Region IV
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Frank Christensen
General President
International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC)

 



William Donavan
Acting Regional Administrator, Region V
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Alesa G. McArthur
Executive Director
National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC)

 



Eric Harbin
Acting Regional Administrator, Region VI
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


John O’Donnell
National Director
National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP)

 



Kim Stille
Regional Administrator, Region VII
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Karen Penafiel
Executive Director
National Elevator Industry, Inc., (NEII)

 



Rita Lucero
Acting Regional Administrator, Region VIII
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
 

 



Barbara Goto
Regional Administrator, Region IX
Acting Regional Administrator, Region X
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
 

 

Conveyances In The Elevator Industry

The attached list of Conveyances is not all inclusive

Conveyance

ASME/ANSI

1. Dumbwaiter

A17.1, Part 7

2. Electric Elevator

A17.1, Part 2

3. Escalator

A17.1, Part 6

4. Hand Elevator

A17.1, Part 4

5. Hydraulic/Water-Hydraulic Elevator

A17.1 Part 3, A17.1 Part 8 (8.6.5.3)

6. Material Lift

B20.1

7. Freight Elevator

A17.1, Part 2,3

8. Moving Walk

A17.1, Part 6

9. Rack & Pinion Elevator

A17.1, Part 4

10. Screw Column Elevator, Platform and Chairlifts

A18.1

11. Special Application Elevators

A17.1, Part 5

12. Wind Turbine Tower Elevator

A17.8

13. Personnel Hoist

A10.4

14. Employee Elevator

A10.4

15. Material Hoist

A10.4

16. Automated People Mover, Shuttles and Monorails

ANSI/ASCE/T&DI 21-13

17. Belt Manlift/Elevators

A90.1

18. Conveyors

ASME B20.1

 

Region 1 - Alliance Renewal Agreement - January 28, 2005


Region 1 - Alliance Renewal Agreement - January 28, 2005

RENEWAL AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN
ALLIANCE BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
BRIDGEPORT AREA OFFICE
AND LAMAR OUTDOOR ADVERTISING, BRIDGEPORT OFFICE


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Bridgeport Office (Lamar Bridgeport) hereby renew the Alliance agreement signed on February 3, 2003. OSHA and Lamar Bridgeport continue to recognize the value of collaborative efforts to achieve workplace safety. OSHA and Lamar Bridgeport remain committed to cooperative and proactive efforts to advance workplace safety and health. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and CSA recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA's 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.

In addition, the implementation team will continue to meet on a regular schedule to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. OSHA will afford the opportunity for representatives of the Occupational Safety and Health State Plan and the State Consultation Projects to participate as well.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date of signing and will automatically be renewed annually thereafter. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of both signatories and may be terminated for any reason with 30 days written notice from either signatory.

Signed this 28th day of January, 2005:

Robert W. Kowalski, Bridgeport Area Director, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Paul Macari, General Manager, Lamar Outdoor Advertising Bridgeport Office

Region 1 - Alliance Agreement - September 20, 2018


Region 1 - Alliance Agreement - September 20, 2018

AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
HARTFORD AREA OFFICE
BRIDGEPORT AREA OFFICE
STATE OF CONNECTICUT-DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
AND
WORKERS' COMPENSATION TRUST


The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hartford Area Office (HAO), Bridgeport Area Office (BAO), State of Connecticut Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA), and the Workers' Compensation Trust (WCT) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA, and WCT hereby form an Alliance to provide WCT members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to bloodborne pathogens, personal protective equipment, chemicals in the workplace, emergency planning, infection control and respiratory protection, falls, strains and sprains, walking working surfaces, electrical, and amputations. Assist employers and employees to understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

This agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance's activities. Alliance participants will summarize specific activities and timeframes for completion in a written work plan.

Through the Alliance, the organizations will use relevant injury, illness and hazard exposure data when appropriate to help identify areas of emphasis for Alliance awareness, outreach, and communication activities. The Alliance will also explore and implement selected options to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alliance and measure the impact of its overall effort on improving workplace safety for employers and workers. In developing this Alliance, OSHA, and WCT recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort, and that information about the products and activities of the Alliance may be shared with these partners for the advancement of common goals.

The Alliance also recognizes that the Trust consists of over 400 healthcare and social service employers has been providing safety awareness, consultations, and OSHA compliance programs to our members for over thirty-five years.

Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objectives related to raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:

  • Raise other's awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever WCT leaders address groups at membership meetings, training, conferences and trade shows.
  • Encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health events by posting information such as safety stand down locations and times on social media and alliance websites OSHA.gov and www.wctrust.com

Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education objectives:

  • Work with OSHA to develop training and education materials and programs on various topics, including, but not limited, bloodborne pathogens, personal protective equipment, chemicals in the workplace, emergency planning, infection control and respiratory protection, falls, strains and sprains, walking working surfaces, electrical, and amputations.

Outreach and Communication

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

  • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's and WCT's websites.
  • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or WTC's conferences, local meetings, or other events.
  • Promote and encourage WCT member's or worksite's participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, free CONN- OSHA Consultation Program, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Programs (SHARP).
  • Promote participation in OSHA's annual Safe + Sound week to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.

OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA's 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 party's products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization will meet to develop a work plan, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least two 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 HAO, BAO or CONN-OSHA.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Any 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 all signatories.

Signed this 20th day of September, 2018.


  • Dale Varney
  • Area Director
  • Hartford Area Office
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  • Kenneth Tucker
  • Director
  • State of Connecticut
  • Department of Labor
  • Division of Occupational Safety and Health

  • Steve Baisi
  • Area Director
  • Bridgeport Area Office
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  • Diane M. Ritucci
  • President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Workers' Compensation Trust

Region 1 - Alliance Renewal Agreement - November 7, 2018


Region 1 - Alliance Renewal Agreement - November 7, 2018

AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
PROVIDENCE AREA OFFICE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
AND
THE SAFETY ALLIANCE FOR FURTHERING EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES IN
RHODE ISLAND


The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Providence Area Office and Safety Alliance Furthering Education Resources in Rhode Island (SAFER) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safety and health practices and programs to improve American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and SAFER hereby renew the Alliance signed October 1, 2008, to provide SAFER members and the public with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect workers by reducing and preventing exposure to construction hazards and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

This agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance's activities. Alliance participants also agree to meet the "Fundamental Requirements for OSHA Alliance Program Participants" and the "Guidelines for OSHA's Alliance Program Participants: Alliance Products and Other Alliance Projects."

Through the Alliance, the organizations will use available injury, illness, and hazard exposure data, when appropriate, to help identify areas of emphasis for Alliance awareness, outreach, and communication activities. The Alliance will also explore and implement selected options, including but not limited to member surveys, to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alliance and measure the impact of its overall effort on improving workplace safety and health. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and SAFER recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-Site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort, and that information about the products and activities of the Alliance may be shared with these partners for the advancement of common goals.

Raising Awareness: Outreach and Communication

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objectives:

  • To share information on OSHA's National/Regional/Local Initiatives (Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, Outreach), and opportunities to participate in initiatives and the rulemaking process.
  • To share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
  • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and communicate such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and the SAFER Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
  • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA' or other local Safety and Health Conferences, local meetings, or other safety aware1wss events.
  • To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction related safety topics to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues
  • To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding construction good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
  • To encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by education and leadership.
  • To collaborate with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on construction activities.
  • To develop and disseminate case studies on construction hazards and publicize their results.
  • To encourage SAFER to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including high hazard construction activities.

Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objectives:

  • To develop effective training and education programs for SAFER regarding construction hazards, and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers.
  • To develop effective training and education programs for SAFER to promote understanding of workers' rights, including the use of the OSHA complaint process, and the responsibilities of employers and to communicate such information to workers and employers.
  • To deliver or arrange for the delivery of information for monthly round table meetings.

OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA's initiatives, outreach, communications, training, and education. These Alliances have proven 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 party's products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization will meet one to two 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 Providence Area Office 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 a period of five years. 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 all signatories.

Signed this 7th day of November, 2018.


  • Maryann Medeiros
  • Area Director
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Providence Area Office

  • Maurice "Rick" Devine
  • HART Companies
  • SAFER Membership Chair

  • Wayne Estes
  • Atmed Occupational Medicine
  • SAFER Steering Committee

  • Jane Viscolsi
  • New England Laborers health and Safety Fund
  • SAFER Steering Committee

  • Robert Kunz
  • Dimeo Construction Company
  • SAFER Steering Committee Chair

  • John Conroy
  • Arden Engineering
  • SAFER Webmaster

  • Kevin Howland
  • Century Drywall
  • SAFER Steering Committee

Region 1 - Alliance Renewal Agreement - February 21, 2018


Region 1 - Alliance Renewal Agreement - February 21, 2018

AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
BRAINTREE AREA OFFICE
AND
MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY
AND
ASSOCIATED SUBCONTRACTORS OF MASSACHUSETTS


The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Braintree Area Office, Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety (MDOS-CP), and Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts (ASM) continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA, MDOS-CP, and ASM hereby renew the Alliance signed 2/3/2005 and renewed 1/30/2007, with a continued emphasis on workplace safety. Specifically, all organization are committed to providing ASM 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 reducing and preventing exposure to safety and health hazards, including but not limited to, scaffolding, fall protection, electrical safety, lead and silica.

This renewal agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance's activities. Alliance participants will summarize specific activities and timeframes for completion in a written work plan.

Through the Alliance, the organizations will use relevant injury, illness, and hazard exposure data when appropriate to help identify areas of emphasis for Alliance awareness, outreach, and communication activities. The Alliance will also explore and implement selected options to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alliance and measure the impact of its overall effort on improving workplace safety for employers and workers. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA, MDOS-CP, and ASM recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort, and that information about the products and activities of the Alliance may be shared with these partners for the advancement of common goals.

Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objective related to raising awareness of OSHA's national rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:

  • Raise other's awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever ASM leaders address groups.

Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education objectives:

  • Work with OSHA to develop training and education programs, including but not limited to scaffolding, fall protection, electrical safety, lead and silica, and to communicate such information to employers and employees, in particular specialty contractors, suppliers and service providers in the commercial construction industry.
  • To deliver or arrange for the delivery of 10-hour OSHA courses.

Outreach and Communication

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

  • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's and ASM's websites
  • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or ASM's conferences, local meetings, or other events.
  • Promote and encourage ASM member's or worksite's participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Programs

OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA's 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 party's products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization will meet to develop a work plan, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least two 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, 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 five years. Any 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 all signatories.

Signed this 21st day of February, 2018.


  • James Mulligan, Area Director
  • Braintree Area Office
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  • Kathryn Flannery, Supervisor
  • MA OSHA Consultation Program
  • Department of Labor Standards

  • Anthony Covello, Area Director
  • Andover Area Office
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  • Michael Boyle, Chairman
  • Safety Committee
  • Boyle Construction Safety Services, LLC

  • Carrie Ciliberto
  • CEO
  • Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts

Region 1 - Alliance Renewal Agreement - July 23, 2007


Region 1 - Alliance Renewal Agreement - July 23, 2007

RENEWAL AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
METHUEN AREA OFFICE, BRAINTREE AREA OFFICE AND
SPRINGFIELD AREA OFFICE
AND
MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY
AND
MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
AND
MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION OF VOCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS
AND
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS
AND
MASSACHUSETTS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety (MDOS), Massachusetts Department of Education (DOE), Massachusetts Association of Vocational Teachers (MAVA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) hereby renew the Alliance agreement signed on July 11, 2005. OSHA, MDOS, DOE, MAVA, AFT, and the MTA continue to recognize the value of collaborative efforts to achieve workplace safety. OSHA, DOS, DOE, MAVA, AFT, and the MTA remain committed to cooperative and proactive efforts to advance workplace safety and health. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA, MDOS, DOE, MAVA, AFT, and the MTA recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA's 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.

In addition, the implementation team will continue to meet on a regular schedule to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. OSHA will afford the opportunity for representatives of the Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Association and the association of state On-site Consultation Projects to participate as well.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date of signing and will automatically be renewed annually thereafter. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of both signatories and may be terminated for any reason with 30 days written notice from either signatory.

 




 
FRANCIS PAGLIUCA
Area Director
Methuen Area Office



 
Date



 
DAVID FERREIRA
Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators



 
Date



 
BRENDA GORDON
Area Director
Braintree Area Office



 
Date



 
Braintree Area Office
State Director of Career/Vocational Technical Education



 
Date



 
MARY HOYE
Area Director
Springfield Area Office



 
Date



 
LAURA M. MARLIN
Commissioner
Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety



 
Date



 
ANNE WASS
President
Massachusetts Teachers Association



 
Date



 
THOMAS J. GOSNELL
President
AFT Massachusetts



 
Date

 

Region 1 - Alliance Renewal Agreement - March 13, 2018


Region 1 - Alliance Renewal Agreement - March 13, 2018

AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
REGION 1
AND
KEENE STATE COLLEGE
OSHA TRAINING INSTITUTE EDUCATION CENTER


The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Keene State College OSHA Training Institute Education Center (KSC OTI Education Center) continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and OTI Education Center hereby renew in part the Alliance signed February 25, 2009, and renewed on April 20, 2015, with a continued emphasis on hazards associated with general industry, construction, and the maritime trades. Specifically, both organizations are committed to providing KSC OTI Education Center students 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 work together to promote the reduction and prevention of these hazards.

This renewal agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance's activities. Alliance participants will summarize specific activities and timeframes for completion in a written work plan.

Through the Alliance, the organizations will use relevant injury, illness, and hazard exposure data when appropriate to help identify areas of emphasis for Alliance awareness, outreach, and communication activities. The Alliance will also explore and implement selected options to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alliance and measure the impact of its overall effort on improving workplace safety for employers and workers. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and KSC OTI Education Center recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort, and that information about the products and activities of the Alliance may be shared with these partners for the advancement of common goals.

Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objectives related to raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:

  • To share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
  • To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on worker rights and other strategic areas identified by OSHA to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • To develop effective training and education programs for KSC OTI Education Center students, employers, and employees in general industry, construction, and the maritime trades, and to communicate such information to employers and workers.
  • To develop effective training and education programs for OTI Education Center students, employers, and employees in general industry, construction, and the maritime trades, and to promote the understanding of workers' rights, including the use of the OSHA complaint process, and the responsibilities of employers and to communicate such information to workers and employers.

Outreach and Communication

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

  • To 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 KSC OTI Education Center's websites) to employers and employees in general industry, construction, and the maritime trades.
  • To encourage KSC OTI Education Center to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to promote OSHA's cooperative and enforcement programs.
  • To provide support for Questions and Answers where KSC OTI Education Center courses are taught.
  • To promote KSC OTI Education Center course information through compliance assistance outreach and consultation services.
  • To speak, exhibit or appear at OSHA's or KSC OTI Education Center's conferences, local meetings, or other events, such as KSC OTI Education Center's Annual Trainers/Instructors Seminar, and OSHA's Regional, ARA, Area Director and CAS/21(d) Meetings.
  • To work with, promote, and encourage KSC OTI Education Center students' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, VPP, On-site Consultation, SHARP, Alliances and Partnerships.

OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA's 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 party's products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization will meet to develop a work plan, determine work procedures and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least two 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 Regional Office, 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 five 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 OSHA or OTI Education Center signatories.

Signed this 13th day of March, 2018,


  • GALEN BLANTON
  • Regional Administrator
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  • CATHERINE PROVENCHER
  • Vice Chancellor and Treasurer
  • University System of New Hampshire

  • WILLIAM R. SEIGH
  • Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Keene State College