Alliances and Partnerships
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Current Alliances and Partnerships
An alliance is a voluntary cooperative agreement between the North Carolina Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSH) and non-consulting companies, labor organizations, trade and professional associations, universities, local and state agencies, and other stakeholders designed to address enhancement of the dialogue on worksite safety and health issues, training and education on topical subjects, outreach and promoting communication.
An alliance provides an opportunity to exchange ideas, convey concerns, raise issues, educate, and advocate efforts to eliminate serious hazards; all aimed at achieving higher levels of worker safety and health and increasing OSH participation in statewide discussions on safety and health. It allows companies, organizations and educational institutions that share an interest in workplace safety and health to collaborate with OSH to prevent injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
Each party signs a formal agreement with goals that address training and education, outreach and communication, and promotes workplace safety and health.
An alliance is originally formalized for a period of two years, with an option to renew only once for another two years. With the limited resources of OSH, this time limit allows us to afford opportunities to other organizations and companies that would also like to establish an alliance.
Representatives of OSH and the alliance meet at least annually to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the alliance.
An alliance agreement may be terminated by either party with a 30-day notice of intent.
- Foster safer and more healthful workplaces
- Offer guidance that aids in reducing and preventing exposure to recognized occupational hazards, reducing illnesses and injuries
- Increase access to safety and health information and training resources
- If interested in applying for an alliance with us, please complete the alliance application. Once received, the application will be reviewed by the Alliances Team Leader.
A partnership is a voluntary cooperative agreement between the North Carolina Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSH) and general contractors of a construction site project that lasts a specified period of time It is designed to encourage, assist and recognize efforts to eliminate serious hazards and achieve a high degree of worker safety and health.
OSH assists partners in the reduction of injuries and illnesses through the long-term development of effective safety and health management systems that address hazards in accordance with the OSH Act. A partnership must meet established measurements which will be verified through quarterly joint inspections and documentation provided by the partner at least monthly. The partnership ends one month after project completion or termination by either party with a 30-day notice of intent.
The program is available to construction general contractors in locales where OSH has jurisdiction. Partnerships with the same company are limited to two agreements within a ten-year span of time. Due to length of time and manpower involved with each partnership, only a limited number are allowed at any one time.
Partnership agreements include sections on purpose and scope, objectives and measures, participation criteria, statement of agreement, evaluation criteria, inspections, termination and suspension, and project safety and analysis.
- Improved employee safety and health at construction sites
- Reduction in illness and injury cases
- Increase access to safety and health training and information
- Development of safety and health management systems
f interested in applying for a partnership with NCDOL, please complete the partnership application. Once received, the application will be reviewed by the Partnerships Team Leader.