Alliances - MOSH Training and Education
What Is MOSH's Alliance Program?
The Alliance Program enables organizations committed to workplace safety and health to collaborate with MOSH to prevent injuries and illnesses in the workplace. MOSH and its allies work together to reach out to, educate, and lead the State's employers and their employees in improving and advancing workplace safety and health.
Why Participate in an Alliance?
There are many benefits to participating in an Alliance with MOSH. Through this program, organizations will:
- Build trusting, cooperative relationships with the Agency.
- Network with others committed to workplace safety and health.
- Leverage resources to maximize worker safety and health protection.
Who Can Participate in an Alliance?
Alliances are open to all groups, including:
- Trade or professional organizations
- Labor organizations
- Educational institutions
- Government agencies
In some cases, organizations may be cooperating with MOSH for the first time. In others, they may be building on existing relationships with the Agency that were developed through other cooperative programs, such as Cooperative Compliance Partnership Program (CCP) for Construction, Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), and Safety and Health Achievement Recognition (SHARP) Program.
How Do Alliances Work?
There are few formal program requirements for Alliances. Alliances are less structured than other cooperative agreements and do not include an enforcement component. However, MOSH and the participating organization must define, implement, and meet a set of short and long-term goals that fall into three categories:
- Training and Education, such as developing training and education programs, and seminars aimed at reducing workplace hazards.
- Outreach and Communication, such as sharing the most up-to-date information for educational purposes and promoting participation in MOSH's cooperative programs.
- Promoting the State Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health, by participating in various forums, groups, trades shows and conferences to discuss ways of improving workplace safety and health.
List of Past Alliances:
- Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc.- Chesapeake
- Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI)
- MD Department of Transportation, State Highway Administration (SHA)
To learn more about how these alliances work, visit Alliances OSHA web page.
For further information, contact:
Allen Stump, VPP and SPECS Program Manager
Maryland Occupational Safety and Health
10946 Golden West Drive, Suite 160
Hunt Valley, MD 21031