ISRI - Alliance Annual Report - March 1, 2018

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
And the
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI)
March 2018

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      October 19, 2015

    2. Evaluation Period

      October 19, 2015 – October 18, 2016

    3. Overview

      Through the alliance, OSHA and ISRI provide ISRI's members and others with information, training, and other resources to protect the health and safety of workers within the scrap recycling industry and promote understanding of the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

    4. Implementation Team Members


      Christina Morgan
      Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
      Camilla McArthur
      Office of Small Business Assistance, DCSP
      Andy Levinson
      Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG)
      Mark Hagemann
      Office of Safety Systems, DSG
      Will Zettler
      Office of Safety Systems, DSG


      Terry Cirone
      Vice President, Safety
      Lisa Hazell
      Safety Manager
      Scott A. Miller
      Board Member
      Robin Weiner
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • October 19, 2015
    • December 2, 2015

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities during the reporting period.


    Sharing information on OSHA standards, rulemakings, enforcement, outreach campaigns, and available agency-developed and OSHA Alliance Program-developed resources.

    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Dissemination Alliance Web Page- OSHA website   413
    Dissemination Alliance Webpage: ISRI website   450
    Dissemination ISRI announced the release of OSHA's draft SHMS guidelines in its Leadership Update email in late November 2015. Safety & Health Programs 350
    Dissemination ISRI posted "Safety News" articles on the following OSHA topics during the reporting period:
    • OSHA's updated eye and face protection standards (March 29, 2016)
    • OSHA Region VII's Region-wide Local Emphasis Program on high-hazard safety and health workplace inspections (March 29, 2016)
    • OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletin No. 4- Safety and Health Training and No. 5- Hazard Communication. (May 11, 2016)
    • OSHA's Final Recordkeeping and Submittal Rule (May 13, 2016)
    • OSHA's Spring 2016 Semiannual Regulatory Agenda (June 14, 2016)
    • Increased OSHA penalties (July 6, 2016)
    • An OSHA settlement agreement with US Steel (July 27, 2016)
    • Proposed revisions to OSHA regulations in response to President Obama's Executive Order 13563, "Improving Regulations and Regulatory Review" (October 7, 2016)
    Recordkeeping / Reporting




    Participating in OSHA or ISRI events such as roundtables, public meetings, and conferences.

    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Speech / Presentation Raul Carrillo, Compliance Assistance Specialist from OSHA's San Antonio Area Office gave a talk on temporary workers at ISRI's Safety & Environmental Council Fall (2015) Conference on November 12, 2015. Temporary Workers 55
    Event Terry Cirone and Tony Smith represented ISRI at the Department of Labor's "Future of Work" symposium event on Safety and Health Management Systems in Washington, DC on December 9, 2015 Safety & Health Programs N/A
    Speech / Presentation David Michaels, then-Assistant Secretary for OSHA, delivered remarks via a video message at ISRI's Annual Convention and Expo in April 2016.   900
    Speech / Presentation Kentis Casto from OSHA's Las Vegas Area Office gave a presentation on safety leadership at ISRI's Annual Convention and Expo in April 2016.   22
    Event Terry Cirone delivered a presentation on hazards in the recycling industry to OSHA staff in the national office on April 14, 2016.   20
    Speech / Presentation Julie Weis from OSHA's Cleveland Area Office gave a presentation at ISRI's Safety & Environmental Council Spring Conference on May 4, 2016.   42


  4. Upcoming Milestones

    In the coming year, OSHA and ISRI will continue to work together to promote a culture of safety within the scrap recycling industry that works towards the reduction of workplace incidents and control of workplace hazards. For example, OSHA and ISRI will continue to collaborate in conducting outreach related to relevant OSHA standards/rulemakings, enforcement, available tools and resources (including OSHA's free on-site consultation services), and outreach campaigns (including the Fall Prevention Campaign, the Heat Illness Prevention Campaigns and the Safe + Sound Campaign for Safety and Health Programs). OSHA and ISRI will also explore opportunities for collaborating in the development of training and other educational resources as appropriate.

Report prepared by: Christina Morgan, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, March 2018