In March 2010, Sampson Community College (SCC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSHA) of the North Carolina Department of Labor recognized the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. An alliance was formed to use their collective expertise to help foster a culture of prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge.
OSHA and SCC agreed to establish an Alliance to promote safe and healthful working conditions by:
- Providing SCC with the information and guidance that will help us protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to recognized occupational hazards.
- Providing OSHA employees with information and training on the industry’s best practices.
- Increasing access to safety and health information and training resources.
OSHA and SCC work together to achieve the following training and educational goals:
- Develop training and educational programs on occupational hazard issues targeted toward their industry.
- Encourage delivery of training and educational programs to prevent injuries and illnesses.
OSHA and SCC work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- OSHA and SCC will demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever their leaders address groups.
- Promote safe and healthful work practices and their implementation through print or electronic media, at conferences, or by other means of outreach.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on industry problems to help forge innovative solutions to those issues in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
OSHA and SCC meet at least annually to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of this Alliance.