How the Alliance Program Works:
The Alliance Program enables organizations committed to safety and health to collaborate with OSHA to prevent injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the workplace. OSHA and Alliance Program participants work together to reach out to, educate, and lead employers and their employees in advancing workplace safety and health. Groups that can form an Alliance with OSHA include employers, employees, labor unions, trade or professional groups, educational institutions, and government agencies.
Formal program requirements for Alliances are few and do not include an enforcement component. However, OSHA and participating organizations must define and meet short-term and long-term goals. An Alliance is signed for two years.
Benefits of Alliances:
Through signing of goal-oriented formal written agreements, OSHA and the participating organizations will:
- Build trusting and cooperative relationships
- Network with others committed to workplace safety and health
- Leverage resources to maximize worker safety and health protection
- Gain recognition as a proactive leader in safety and health
Alliances support the national and state Strategic Management Plans by addressing the plan’s occupational trends, emerging issues, priorities, and by focusing on one or more of the following goals:
- Training and Education
- Outreach and Communication
- Promoting the Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
Products and Activities:
Nationally, Alliances have developed a number of products and undertaken many activities, including:
- Development of interactive web based training tools on occupational safety and health topics
- Assisted in development of Safety and Health Topics web pages
- Appearances at training seminars and sessions at conferences or trade shows
Implementation and Information:
Representatives from OSHA (national alliances) or SCATS (Nevada Alliances) and participating organizations will create Implementation Teams to develop strategies and implement programs or processes for meeting the defined goals.
To explore forming a national Alliance, contact OSHA’s Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202- 693-2340.