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AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
KANSAS CITY AND ST. LOUIS, MO AREA OFFICES
THE SAFETY COUNCIL OF THE OZARKS
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The Safety Council
of the Ozarks (SCO) recognize the value of maintaining their collaborative
relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and
the SCO hereby agree to renew the Alliance signed originally on December 9,
2003, renewed on October 22, 2004 and October 13, 2006, to provide members and
others with information, guidance, and access to training resources. The
organizations will continue work to improve health and safety in the workplace
by helping businesses, small businesses in particular, in their efforts to
implement effective safety and health management systems. In renewing this
Alliance, OSHA and SCO recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation
Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and SCO will work together to achieve the following training and education
OSHA and SCO will also work together to achieve the
following outreach and communication goals:
- Develop and deliver training and education programs regarding comprehensive
safety and health management systems along with a fundamental understanding of
how to implement such a management system. These programs will be developed
primarily to assist small businesses.
- Develop training and education programs for both members and non¬members of
SCO, to assist employers, especially small business owners, in their efforts to
comply with occupational health and safety standards.
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.
- Develop and disseminate information, including information on safety and
health management systems, through print and electronic media, including
electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's and SCO's Web sites.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at the annual SCO Safety & Health Conference of
the Ozarks, local meetings, or other events such as the annual SCO awards
ceremony to promote awareness of an effective safety and health management
- Promote and encourage SCO member’s participation in OSHA's cooperative
programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP),
Consultation and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).
An implementation team made up of representatives of both 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 quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in
achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members will include representatives
from OSHA's Kansas City and St. Louis Area Offices and SCO. OSHA will encourage
State Plan States' and OSHA Consultation Projects' participation on the team.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date of signing. Any
signatory may terminate 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
concurrence of both signatories.
Occupational Safety and
Safety Council of the Ozarks
Occupational Safety and