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(signed September 9, 2003; renewed September 21, 2005; renewed October 15, 2007; renewed August 29, 2012)
(From L-R) Janet Froetcher, President and CEO, National Safety Council, and Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health, sign the OSHA and NSC Alliance renewal agreement on August 27, 2012.
Jordan Barab, Deputy Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, with the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting attendees, including Luke George, Manager, Government Affairs, NSC, and Nigel Elis, Volunteer, NSC Construction Division, at the Department of Labor on March 8, 2012.
Through the OSHA and NSC Alliance, both organizations are committed to providing NSC members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Specifically, the organizations will continue to address motor vehicle safety, construction safety, and injury and illness prevention programs. The Alliances' goals include:
Raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:
- To share information on OSHA's National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process through the NSC Web site and NSC publications, such as OSHA Up to Date and Membership News Alert.
- To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction safety issues, transportation safety issues, or best practices in injury and illness prevention programs, such as the OSHA Construction Roundtable, to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
- To encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by developing a sample policy for employers focused on encouraging worker engagement in hazard identification and developing a best practice document for training and engaging workers on hazard identification and control.
Outreach and communication:
- To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and the NSC's Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
- To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or NSC's conferences and local meetings, or other events, such as the annual NSC Congress & Exposition.
- To work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on construction or general industry safety that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
Milestones and Successes
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases
Activities and Events
Assistant Labor Secretary John Henshaw Focuses On OSHA's Strategy For The
Future For National Safety Congress. OSHA News Release (2003, September 9). [Photo]
Operations by Young Workers Subject of Safety Initiative -- OSHA,
Wage and Hour Division, NIOSH Join Forces to Foster Youth Safety
on the Job. OSHA News Release (2004, February 11).
OSHA Playing Key Role in Disaster Response Efforts, OSHA Head Tells National Conference in Orlando:
OSHA, National Safety Council Renew Alliance. OSHA News Release (2005, September 21).
OSHA, ASSE, CSSE and Industry Groups Team Up to Increase Job Safety for North American
Occupational Safety and Health Week. OSHA News Release (2007, May 4).
OSHA Renews Alliance with the National Safety Council. OSHA News Release (2007, October
- OSHA and the National Safety Council renew Alliance to address fall prevention, injury and illness prevention programs. OSHA News Release (2012, August 29).
- NSC and OSHA renew alliance to help save lives and prevent workplace injuries. NSC News Release (2012, August 29).
- May 5-11, 2013: 2013 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The National Safety Council (NSC) Alliance and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2013 NAOSH Week. 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 the workplace. 2013 Theme: "Worker Safety Works for Everyone."
- October 22-24, 2012: National Safety Council Congress & Expo, Orlando, Florida.
- October 22-24: Exhibitor: OSHA staff.
- October 22, 2012: Presenters: Joan Spencer, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Tampa, FL Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; and Lowell Randel, Director of Government Affairs, Global Cold Chain Alliance, Alexandria, VA. Presentation: "Ammonia Refrigeration - Effective PSM Strategies."
- October 22, 2012: Presenters: Dorothy Dougherty, Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA; Doug Kalinowski, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP), USDOL-OSHA; and Stephen Butler, Director, Office of Maritime Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA. Presentation: "OSHA Current Activities Update."
- October 23, 2012: Presenters: Joan Spencer, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Tampa, FL Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; JoAnn Shea, Director, Employee Health Services, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida; and Manon Short, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida. Presentation: "Safe Patient Lifting."
- October 24, 2012: Presenters: Patrick Showalter, Director, Office of Small Business Assistance, DCSP, USDOL-OSHA; Charlene Sitterly, Program Director, University of South Florida - SafetyFlorida Consultation Program, Tampa, Florida. Presentation: "Safety & Health Assistance for Small and Medium Businesses."
- October 23, 2012: Presenters: Mark Heffron, Sr. Safety and Health Specialist, Boston, MA Regional Office, USDOL-OSHA. Presentation: "Fall Protection Equipment -Calculating the Fall Distance."
- October 24, 2012: Presenters: McCoy Davidson, Safety Engineer, Philadelphia, PA Regional Office, USDOL-OSHA; Stacy McAndrews, Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO), Oklahoma City, OK Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; Pete Moellenberndt, CSHO, San Diego, CA Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; and Kathy Webb, Area Director, North Aurora, IL Area Office, USDOL-OSHA. Presentation: "Most Interesting OSHA Cases."
- June 13, 2012: Department of Labor Safety Day, Francis Perkins Building, Washington, DC.
- Exhibitor: NSC representative.
- May 6-12, 2012: 2012 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The National Safety Council (NSC) and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2012 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by ASSE and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2012 Theme: "Safety, What Every Business Needs."
Products and Resources
Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
- Fact Sheet No. 1: Ensuring Pedestrian Safety Around Power Industrial Trucks [36 KB PDF*, 1 page]. Through the OSHA and NSC Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a fact sheet addressing pedestrian safety around power industrial trucks, including tips on how pedestrians can protect themselves. (2011, May)
- Fact Sheet No. 2: Preventing Injury Related to Powered Industrial Trucks with Effective Training [87 KB PDF*, 2 pages]. Through the OSHA and NSC Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a fact sheet addressing effective training of powered industrial truck operators, including tips on what employers can do to help protect workers. (2011, August)
- Fact Sheet No. 3: Protecting Workers on Foot in Road Construction Work Zones [42 KB PDF*, 2 pages]. Through the OSHA and NSC Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a fact sheet addressing how to protect workers on foot in highway construction work zones, including tips on what workers can do to protect themselves. (2011, August)
- Case Study No. 1: Lack of Fall Protection Measures Place Workers at Increased Risk [571 KB PDF*, 2 pages]. Through the OSHA and NSC Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a case study focusing on the need for fall protection measures in construction to protect worker safety. (2013, January)
- Case Study No. 2: Near Miss Reporting Systems [848 KB PDF*, 3 pages]. Through the OSHA and NSC Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a case study focusing on near misses in the workplace, including best practices on establishing a near miss reporting system. (2013, May)
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
- Region I, Concord, New Hampshire and Augusta, Maine Area Offices with
Safety and Health Council of Northern New England signed September 28,
- Region II, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, Marlton, New Jersey, and
Parsippany, New Jersey Area Offices with
New Jersey State Safety Council signed April 21, 2004.
- Region III, Maryland Occupational Safety and Health with
Chesapeake Region Safety Council signed March 10, 2006.
- Region V, OSHA with
Wisconsin Safety Council signed on August 28, 2005; concluded August 29,
- Region V, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Workplace Safety
Minnesota Safety Council signed February 13, 2004.
- Region VI, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Area Office with
South Louisiana Chapter, National Safety Council signed January 7, 2009.
- Region VI, Oklahoma State Department of Labor with
Oklahoma Safety Council signed May 12, 2004; concluded May 11, 2006.
- Region VII, Kansas City, Missouri and St. Louis, Missouri Area Offices with
Safety Council of the Ozarks signed December 9, 2003.
- Region VII, Des Moines, Iowa Area Office with
Iowa-Illinois Safety Council May 4, 2009.
- Region VIII, Englewood, Colorado and Denver, Colorado Area Offices with
Colorado Safety Association signed November 17, 2004; concluded November
- Mine Safety and Health Administration establish an Alliance with
National Safety Council signed September 9, 2003.
Areas of Emphasis
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