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
- 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 Alliances:
To learn more about how these alliances work, visit
MD Alliances OSHA web page.
For more information, please contact:
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Division of Labor and Industry
Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)
10946 Golden West Drive
Hunt Valley, MD 21031