An alliance is a voluntary agreement between the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (SC OSHA) 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 SC OSHA 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 SC OSHA 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 SC OSHA, this time limit allows us to afford opportunities to other organizations and companies that would also like to establish an alliance. Representatives of SC OSHA 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.
For questions related to alliances, please call 803-896-7787 or email Kenyarda Edwards.
- 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