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OSHA Region 8 Automotive Lift Safety Alliance

01-1-2007

AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
BISMARCK AREA OFFICE
AND
THE AUTOMOTIVE LIFT INSTITUTE
AND
THE AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION OF NORTH DAKOTA
AND
THE SOUTH DAKOTA AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION
AND
THE SOUTH DAKOTA INDEPENDENT AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) and The Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota (ADAND) and The South Dakota Automobile Dealers Association (SDADA) and The South Dakota Independent Automobile Dealers Association (SDIADA) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, ALI, ADAND, SDADA, and SDIADA hereby form an Alliance to provide the organization’s members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect students and employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to potential hazards associated with operating automotive lifts. In developing this Alliance, OSHA, ALI, ADAND, SDADA, and SDIADA recognize that the Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA, ALI, ADAND, SDADA, and SDIADA work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  1. Deliver or arrange for the delivery of automotive lift industry training and education program materials that introduce safety and health education into the core curriculum of trade schools and career education centers.
  2. Deliver or arrange for the delivery of automotive lift industry training and education program materials to all alliance participants.

OSHA, ALI, ADAND, SDADA, and SDIADA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  1. 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. newsletters, print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA’s and the ALI, ADAND, SDADA, and SDIADA Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
  2. Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or ALI, ADAND, SDADA, and SDIADA conferences, local meetings, or other events.
  3. Promote and encourage ALI, ADAND, SDADA, and SDIADA members’ or worksites’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

OSHA, ALI, ADAND, SDADA, and SDIADA will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  1. Raise others’ awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever ALI, ADAND, SDADA, and SDIADA leaders address groups.
  2. Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on automotive lift safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on 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 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. Additionally, the Department of Career and Technical Education (DCTE) and North Dakota and South Dakota OSHA Consultation programs will be considered stakeholders and encouraged to participate on the team.

This agreement will remain in effect for a two year period. Any signatory may terminate this agreement for any reason at any time, provided the give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of all signatories.

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