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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association, Inc.
AND
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
PEORIA AREA OFFICE
AND
ONSITE SAFETY AND HEALTH CONSULTATION PROGRAM
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association (GPCSA), and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's (DCEO) Onsite Safety and Health Consultation Program recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, the GPCSA and DCEO hereby form an Alliance to provide GPCSA members with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly by improving hazard recognition and methods to control hazards related to electricity, noise, silica, ladders, and ergonomic risk factors.

OSHA, the GPCSA and DCEO will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Develop training and education programs on health and safety issues to improve awareness of OSHA regulations, safety and health management systems, and cooperative programs.
  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of safety and health courses for owners, managers, and employees exposed to workplace hazards.
  • Improve the safety and health performance of employers that receive outreach, training, or other safety and health services.

OSHA, the GPCSA and DCEO will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Develop and disseminate information through written publications and electronic media.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA, GPCSA, and DCEO Program conferences, local meetings, or other events.
  • Promote and encourage participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as: compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), Onsite Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).
  • Share non-confidential information regarding best practices.

OSHA, the GPCSA and DCEO will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize their results.
  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on safety and health issues impacting GPCSA members to help forge innovative solutions to safety and health issues.

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.

An implementation team made up of representatives of all three organizations will 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.

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 concurrence of all signatories.

 


Nick A. Walters
Area Director
Peoria Area Office, OSHA

 

Date

 


President of the Board
Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association, Inc.

 

Date

 


Mica Torricelli
Acting Program Manager
Onsite Consultation, IL DCEO

 

Date

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