Region 1 - Alliance Annual Report - August 30, 2019

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

    06/1/18 – 06/1/19

    C. Overview

    The Alliance agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance Activities. Alliance participants will summarize specific activities and time frames 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, Teresa Ferrara, Workwise NH, Steve Gauthier, Gauthier Safety Consulting and Don Olesen, Nutera Solutions, Miguel Moralez, Small Business Administration.

  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 6/8/18 - Board meeting with Roundtable members in order to finalize topics for the fall workshops. Falls, Electrical, Haz Com Struck-by, Caught in-between 10
    Speech/Presentation 9/11/19 - Presentation at the NH General Industry Roundtable on OSHA and Suicide in the Workplace. Also signed a formal alliance with the NH Suicide Foundation. Workplace Violence, Suicide and Wellness Programs 550
    Speech/Presentation 10/9/18 - Presentation at the NH General Industry Roundtable on safety for the youth and other vulnerable workers. Safety Programs, Falls, Electrical, Haz Com Struck-by, Caught in-between, Youth Workers, Temporary Workers 600
    Speech/Presentation 11/13/19 - Presentation on Industrial Hygiene for General Industry. Noise, Haz Com, Industrial Hygience, Chemicals, Silica, Lead 650
    Speech/Presentation 12/11/19 - Presentation at the roundtable on hazardous chemicals, handling, storage, disposal as well as personal protective equipment HazCom, PPE 500
    Speech/Presentation 1/9/19 - Safety and Health Management Systems. Safety and Health Management Systems 550
    Speech/Presentation 2/12/19 – Presentation on workplace safety and preparedness with support and participation from the NH Fire Academy. Emergency Preparedness, Workplace Violence, Blood borne Pathogens 650
    Speech/Presentation 3/12/19 – Presentation at the NH General Industry Roundtable on collaborative robots Safety Programs, Electrical, Struck-by, Caught in-between, Lockout/tagout, machine guarding. 600
    Speech/Presentation 5/30/19- Presentation on OSHA safety for the Human Resource Professional. Presentation covered topics including; hazcom, ppe, loto, recordkeeping, respirators, safety and health management systems, etc. Hazcom, ppe, loto, recordkeeping, respirators, safety and health management systems 550
    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     4,660
  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 800 attendees. This year we are continuing with the sessions at 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 promote the sessions.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Members are working on new events for 2019 and 2020 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