A3 - Alliance Annual Report - December 3, 2018
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) and the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- Alliance Background
- Date Signed
October 5, 2017
- Evaluation Period
October 5, 2017-September 30, 2018
- Alliance Overview and Goals
The OSHA, RIA, and NIOSH Alliance enhances OSHA's and NIOSH's technical expertise, improves awareness of workplace hazards associated with traditional industrial robots and the emerging technology of human robot collaboration (HRC) installations and systems, and helps identify needed research to reduce workplace hazards. The Alliance fosters a technical exchange and information sharing among RIA members, OSHA, NIOSH, employers, and workers concerning mechanical (machine guarding, lockout/tagout), electrical, and other hazards, and how best to controls exposures during operations involving human interaction with the robotic systems found in workplaces now and in the future.
- Date Signed
Implementation Team Meetings
In addition to the formal meeting, two work groups met throughout the reporting period to complete work on technical information and training related projects, and the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.
- Results of Alliance Activities in Support of Agreement Goals
Dissemination: Alliance Program participant shared information on agency-developed or OSHA Alliance Program-developed tools and resources, OSHA standards/rulemakings, enforcement, and outreach campaigns.
Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Areas* Number Reached Webpage 10/6/17 - 9/30/18 Alliance webpage - OSHA website 1,108 Webpage 10/1/17 - 10/1/18 NIOSH webpage on Robotics 3,187 News Release 10/16/2017 NIOSH News Release Announcing new Center for Occupational Robotics Research; referenced and provided link to OSHA Alliance page Not Available Blog Post 12/5/2017 NIOSH Science Blog: NIOSH Presents: An Occupational Safety and Health Perspective on Robotics Applications in the Workplace Not Available Newsletter (electronic) 2/5/2018 NIOSH ENews, From the Director's Desk: Proactively addressing the increased use and functions of robotics in the Workplace; referenced and provided link to OSHA Alliance Page 70,000 Newsletter (electronic) 12/21/2017 Global Robotics Standards Update (quarterly newsletter) - Dec 2017 edition featured article about the launch of the Alliance 648 Newsletter 2/1/2018 NIOSH ENews, From the Director's Desk: Proactively addressing the increased use and functions of robotics in the Workplace; referenced and provided link to OSHA Alliance Page 70,000 10/1/2017 Post on new NIOSH robotics webpage 3,920 10/1/2017 2 Tweets; one on the NIOSH robotics webpage; the other on the new NIOSH Center for Occupational Robotics Research 2,035 Newsletter 5/4/2018 Global Robotics Standards Update (RIA quarterly newsletter) - Q1 2018 edition featured article about the terms of the Alliance. Safety & Health Programs, Safety in industrial robotics 447 Newsletter 6/29/2018 Global Robotics Standards Update (RIA quarterly newsletter) - Q2 2018 edition featured article about the meetings of the Alliance. Safety & Health Programs, Safety in industrial robotics 606 TOTAL 151,951
Outreach Events and Training for non-OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in an event such as a roundtable, conference, informational webinar, stand-down, meeting, or training in support of the Alliance or an OSHA initiative.
Activity Type Date Event Name Participant Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title Of Presentation (if applicable) City State Emphasis Areas* Number Reached Speech/Presentation 10/12/2017 RIA, National Robot Safety Conference (NRSC) Hongwei Hsiao, NIOSH; John Sammarco, NIOSH; Scott Earnest, NIOSH Robotics Applications in the Workplace: An Occupational Safety and Health Perspective Pittsburgh PA Safety & Health Programs 90 Speech/Presentation 10/13/2017 Tri-state Occupational Medicine Association Conference HeeSun Choi, NIOSH Robotics Applications in the Workplace: An Occupational Safety and Health Perspective Dublin OH Safety & Health Programs 30 Speech/Presentation 10/27/2017 Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Research Seminar, University of Minnesota Dawn Castillo, NIOSH Safety Research at NIOSH Minneapolis MN 30 Webinar 2/1/2018 National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Healthy Workplace Design Council Dawn Castillo, NIOSH NIOSH Center for Occupational Robotics Research 27 Webinar 3/14/2018 NORA Manufacturing Council HeeSun Choi, NIOSH NIOSH Center for Occupational Robotics Research 37 Speech/Presentation 10/10/2017 NRSC Carole Franklin, Director of Standards Development, RIA Introduction to NRSC 2017 Pittsburgh PA 275 Speech/Presentation 10/10/2017 NRSC Christopher Robinson, OSHA, Pittsburgh Area Office An OSHA Perspective Pittsburgh PA 275 Speech/Presentation 4/12/2018 Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Development Meeting Chris Wendt, NIOSH Advancements in Robotics and Safety Implication? Pickerington OH 60 Seminar 4/13/2018 North Carolina State University Hongwei Hsiao, NIOSH Robotics Research and Applications for Occupational Safety and Health Raleigh NC 40 Webinar 4/19/2018 Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers and Training Grantees Hongwei Hsiao, NIOSH Robotics in Occupational Safety and Health 45 Speech/Presentation 4/19/2018 16th Annual NORA Young and New Investigators Symposium Brad Husberg, NIOSH NIOSH, NORA, and Robots Salt Lake City UT 110 Speech/Presentation 9/13/2018 Puget Sound Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Symposium Grant King- NIOSH Robotics - the Wave of the Past, Present and Future Des Moines WA 150 Speech/Presentation 9/20/2018 OSHA Construction Alliance Roundtable Scott Earnest- NIOSH Alliance update and presentation: "Labor Trends in the Construction Industry" Washington DC Construction 35 Other- Poster 9/24/2018 The 11th International Occupational Hygiene Association International Scientific Conference Thais Morata, NIOSH; Hongwei Hsiao, NIOSH; Dawn Castillo, NIOSH; HeeSun Choi, NIOSH The Role of Robotics in Workplace Safety and Health Washington, DC 40 Other- Panel Discussion 9/27/2018 ROBOBusiness Matthew Linton, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.; Jeff Burnstein, Association for Advancing Autormation (a3); Brian Carlisle, Precise Automation; Dawn Castillo, NIOSH Safe vs. Safer: Public Perception on AI and Robotics Changing Santa Clara CA 200 Speech/ Presentation 4/10/2018 Collaborative Robots Track at The Vision Show Carole Franklin, Director of Standards Development, RIA Introduction to Collaborative Robot Safety Boston MA 35 Speech/Presentation 4/18/2018 Michigan Safety Conference Carole Franklin, Director of Standards Development, RIA Safety in Collaborative Robotics Lansing MI Safety & Health Programs 35 Speech/Presentation 4/25/2018 Lincoln-Electric Seminar Carole Franklin, Director of Standards Development, RIA Intro to Robotics Industry Standards Cleveland OH Safety & Health Programs 50 Webinar 8/23/2018 RIA Webinar Carole Franklin, Director of Standards Development, RIA Robot Safety Standards Update Online Safety & Health Programs 500 TOTAL 2,064
Report prepared by: Christina Jones, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, November 19, 2018.