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(signed January 13, 2003; renewed May 26, 2004; renewed May 12, 2006; renewed June 27, 2008; concluded January 13, 2010)
The OSHA and The Dow Chemical Company Alliance focuses on further enhancing a
culture of prevention while sharing proven practices and technical knowledge in the areas of, but
not limited to, process safety management, safety and health management systems, emergency
preparedness, and employee wellness programs. The goals of the Alliance include:
Outreach and communication:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention
of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information
(e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and Dow's Web sites) to
employers and employees in the industry.
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects that are addressed and
developed through the Alliance Program.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and
publicize their results.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings to help forge
innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases
Activities and Events (Archive)
- OSHA, The Dow Chemical Company Form Alliance. OSHA News Release (2003, January 13).
The Dow Chemical Company First Fortune 100 Company & First Chemical
Manufacturing Company to Sign Alliance with OSHA. Dow Chemical Company News Release (2003, January 13).
Dow Chemical Company Renews Alliance with OSHA. OSHA News
Release (2004, May 26).
OSHA Debuts Electronic Assistance Tool on Ammonia Refrigeration. OSHA News Release (2004, July
OSHA Debuts Safety and Health Page on Chemical Reactivity Hazards. OSHA News Release (2004,
OSHA Alliance with Dow Leads to Case Studies on Motor Vehicle Safety. OSHA News Release (2006,
OSHA Renews Alliance with Dow Chemical Company. OSHA News Release (2006, May 12).
OSHA and The Dow Chemical Company Renew Alliance. OSHA News Release (2008, July 1).
- OSHA Alliance for Third Time. Dow Chemical Company News Release (2008, July 2).
- June 29-July 1, 2009: American Society of Safety Engineers Professional
Development Conference, Safety 2009, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San
- June 29, 2009: Dan Donovan, CSP, Personal Safety Expertise Center, The Dow
Chemical Company and Steven F. Witt, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and
State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, presented "Case Study: Contractor Safety in the
- May 3-9, 2009:
2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week. The Dow Chemical
Company and more than 55 other Alliance Program participants supported 2009
NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an
Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering,
the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the
workplace. The theme for 2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home."
- October 28-29, 2008: United States National Response Team (NRT) Worker
Safety and Health Technical Conference, Washington, DC.
- October 28, 2008: Rollie Shook, Emergency Services and Security Leader, The Dow
Chemical Company, gave a presentation entitled, "The Transportation Community
Awareness and Emergency Response Program (TRANSCAER): Preparing Our Nation," to
100 attendees at the technical conference. The NRT is an organization composed
of 16 Federal departments and agencies responsible for coordinating emergency
preparedness and response to oil and hazardous substance pollution incidents.
- October 20-26, 2008:
2008 Drug-Free Work Week. The Dow Chemical Company and a number of other
Alliance Program participants supported the 2008 Drug-Free Work Week. Sponsored
annually by the U.S. Department of Labor’s
Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Program, the Week
focused on educating employers, employees and the public about the importance
of being drug-free as an essential component of a safe and healthful workplace.
- September 22-24, 2008: 2008 National Safety Congress and Expo, Anaheim Convention Center,
- September 23, 2008: Steven F. Witt, Director, Directorate of Cooperative
and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA; John Dizor, Director, Personal Safety
Expertise, the Dow Chemical Company; and Gary Jones, Director, Environmental,
Health and Safety Affairs, Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Tech;
presented "Making the Business Case for Safety and Health."
- July 31, 2008: Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association "Combustible Dust" Webinar.
- Harry White, Personal Safety Technology Leader, The Dow Chemical
Company, gave a presentation on combustible dust best practices from an
industry perspective; and Sanji Kanth, Safety Engineer, Office of General
Industry Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA, gave a
presentation on OSHA regulatory and enforcement activities involving
combustible dust during the Webinar.
- May 4-10, 2008:
2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Dow Chemical Company and
a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2008 NAOSH Week, "Safety is Good
Business." Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Canadian Society
of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in
Products and Resources
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
Overview of OSHA and The Dow Chemical Company Case Studies. OSHA. September
2008. This slide presentation provides a summary of the ergonomics and motor
vehicle-related case studies developed through the OSHA and The Dow Chemical
Safety Case Study: Texas Operations Contractor Alliance for Safety at Dow
Facility in Freeport, Texas." OSHA. September 2008. This case study
describes how the Texas Operations Contractor Alliance for Safety (TOCAS) works
to identify and articulate the safety-related needs of its broad spectrum of
contractor companies and partners with Texas operations to improve contractor
Vehicle Accident Case Study: The Dow Chemical Company's Use of Six Sigma Methodology." OSHA.
December 2006. This case study describes the Six Sigma methodology and how Dow used it to
successfully reduce motor vehicle accidents in the company's Hydrocarbons and Energy business
- "Motor Carrier Safety Case Study:
A Collaborative Approach to Reducing Motor Carrier Incidents." OSHA. March 2006. This case study
describes how The Dow Chemical Company worked with one of its motor carriers, Transport Service
Company (TSC), to successfully implement a new behavior-based safety program to reduce TSC's
- "Ergonomics Case
Study: The Dow Chemical Company's Use of the 'Six Sigma' Methodology." OSHA. May 2004. This
case study describes the Six Sigma methodology and how Dow used it to successfully address
ergonomics hazards in the company's design and construction division.