Fri, 10/18/2013


MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (MOA)              18 October 2013


Air Force Instruction (AFI) 91-203, “Air Force Consolidated Occupational Safety Instruction”



  1. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Council 214 and Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), hereafter referred to as the Union and Management, and collectively as the Parties, hereby enter into this Memorandum of Agreement regarding subject instructions as they apply to bargaining unit employees (BUEs) covered by the Master Labor Agreement (MLA) between the Parties.


  1. This MOA implements AFI 91-203 after partnered review with Management.  AFI 91-203 replaces Air Force Occupational Safety and Health (AFOSH) Standard 91-501 and all other 91-series AFOSH standards and implements substantive changes directed at assuring safety of the workforce.  This document updates and merges Air Force safety principles, concepts, and program elements into a single consolidated occupational safety and health document.  Further, it incorporates the safety directives of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the principles and concepts of other national consensus safety agencies.


  1. Implementation of this MOA is representational of the Parties’ continued partnered commitment to safety.  Management recognizes the Union, and BUEs, as prime and welcome contributors toward the identification and solution of safety issues.  The parties agree that safety issues identified while this AFI is in effect shall be addressed by mutual agreement, and bargained in accordance with application regulations and negotiated agreements.


  1. All remedies available under the MLA or 5 U.S.C. 71 will remain available to the parties if concerns related to the implementation and operations within this instruction cannot be cooperatively resolved.




For Management/Date                                                For the Union/Date




//SIGNED//                                                                 //SIGNED//

Stephen Hildenbrandt                                                 Tom Robinson

Chief, Ground Safety                                                  Executive Assistant

HQ AFMC/SEG                                                         AFGE Council 214




//SIGNED//                                                                 //SIGNED//

Gina Martinelli                                                           Justin Bell

Labor Relations Specialist                                          Executive Assistant

HQ AFMC/A1KL                                                      AFGE Council 214

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