Region 1 - Alliance Annual Report - August 6, 2018

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the
NH General Industry Roundtable

  1. Alliance Background

    A. Date Signed

    January 11, 2011

    B. Evaluation Period

    06/1/17 – 06/1/18

    C. Overview

    The Alliance agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance Activities. Alliance participants will summarize specific activities and timeframes for completion in a written work plan. The purpose and scope of the Alliance is to provide safety and health training to industries covered by OSHA’s General Industry Standards. Members of the roundtable meet to choose subject matter for the monthly meetings. OSHA provides a speaker or arranges for a speaker to give an overview of the subject and then the companies involved in the meeting engage in a discussion of the topic. This method provides training in the OSHA standards and gives the companies involved a venue to discuss abatement and compliance strategies that have been successful.

    D. Implementation Team Members

    Andrea O’Brien– NH Small Business Development Center
    Wayne Hartz- Keene State College, Workwise NH
    Diane Malachowski- OSHA Education Center
    Rose Ohar – OSHA
    Andrew Palhof –OSHA

    Alliance participant

    Andrea O’Brien – NHSBDC, Joe Orazio, Sturm Ruger, Diane Malachowski, OSHA Education Center, Brenda Clark, Workwise NH, Steve Gauthier, Gauthier Consulting and Don Olesen.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    List out dates

    Several meetings were held to coordinate and plan out future outreach sessions.

    E-mail communications used to plan and coordinate meetings and outreach.

    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 in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: Conferences, presentations.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Meeting 6/6/17 - Board meeting to close out the spring roundtable series and schedule planning meeting for preparation of the fall series. Falls, Electrical, Haz Com Struck-by, Caught in-between  
    Meeting 7/27/17 - Board meeting with Roundtable members in order to finalize topics for the fall workshops. Falls, Electrical, Haz Com Struck-by, Caught in-between  
    Speech/Presentation 9/11/17 - Presentation on Emergency Preparedness for businesses. Falls, Electrical, Haz Com, Emergency Prepardness 750
    Speech/Presentation 10/10/17 - Presentation on OSHA Safety for Maintenance Workers and Common Hazards found in Maintenance Shops and Garage Operations. This session focused on maintenance and garage operations and common hazards encountered for maintenance and shop employees. Safety Programs, Falls, Electrical, Haz Com Struck-by, Caught in-between 700
    Speech/Presentation 12/12/17 - Presentation on "Chemical Hazard Reduction and Transitioning to Safer Chemicals: Ideas for Employers and Workers". Haz Com 500
    Speech/Presentation 1/9/18 - Safety Presentation on Electrical Safety. Falls, Electrical, Haz Com 800
    Meeting 2/7/18 – NH General Industry Roundtable steering meeting. Falls, Electrical, Haz Com Struck-by, Caught in-between 3
    Speech/Presentation 5/17/18 – Presentation on OSHA Update, Trends and Statistics. Safety Programs, Falls, Electrical, Haz Com Struck-by, Caught in-between, Suicide, Workplace Violence 600
    Training and Education: Technical Assistance was provided at the following meetings:
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Outreach and Communication: None (see training and education)
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    TOTAL     3353
  4. Evaluations

    The Alliance is running well with regular meeting, monthly seminars and other events. The Roundtable Meetings have been successful since its inception in 2011 and our distribution email list has grown to over 700 attendees. This year we are restructuring the meetings with moving the sessions back to the OSHA Education Center in Manchester NH since they have moved into a larger building that can host the meetings. The OSHA Education Center will also be providing additional administrative support in order to prom

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Members are working on new events for 2018 and 2019 which are set to kick off on 9/11/18.

    Report prepared by: Andrew Palhof, Concord NH OSHA Area Office.

Activity Types:

  • Alliance Product: Products (e.g., fact sheets, videos, toolbox talks) developed by Alliance participants as part of the Alliance. These are not OSHA products.
  • Dissemination: An Alliance participant sends OSHA information, Alliance products, or other safety and health information to its stakeholders. This includes information sent by email or social media (Facebook, Twitter), and information included in newsletters and other publications. It also includes hits on the Alliance participant’s or OSHA’s Web page.
  • Evaluation: Any efforts by the Alliance participant to evaluate the effectiveness of an Alliance activity or the Alliance as a whole.
  • Event: Participation in events such as the Construction Roundtable and NAOSH Week.
  • Exhibit: OSHA exhibits at events sponsored by the Alliance participant.
  • OSHA Product Review: Review of an OSHA product by an Alliance participant. For example, an Alliance participant may provide technical comments on an OSHA eTool or publication. The review itself is considered the Alliance activity.
  • Speech/Presentation: Speeches or presentation by OSHA staff at events sponsored by the Alliance participant.
  • Training: This includes best practice seminars or other training that Alliance participants provide for OSHA staff. It also includes training for workers/employers/others by Alliance participants.
  • Other: Use this if an activity does not fit into one of the other categories.

OSHA Areas of Emphasis:

  • Agriculture
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander Workers
  • Construction
  • Ergonomics
  • Fall Prevention
  • Hazard Communication/Chemicals
  • Health Care
  • Heat Illness Prevention
  • Hispanic/Latino Workers
  • Maritime
  • Oil and Gas
  • Small Business
  • Temporary Workers
  • Transportation
  • Young Workers