Reg 4 - Alliance Annual Report - May 24, 2019
ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
U.S. Department of Labor
Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama, Area Offices
Alabama Trucking Association
Workers' Compensation Fund
May 24, 2019
February 20, 2009
- January 27, 2012
- February 6, 2014
- April 26, 2016
May 4, 2018 through May 3, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Alabama Trucking Association Workers' Compensation Fund (ATAWCF) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. The Alliance formed is focused on reducing and preventing exposure to hazards on the highway, at pick-up and delivery points, as well as maintenance shops for ATAWCF members, representing nearly 482 (Alabama and outside of Alabama) individually owned companies engaged in operations as a Motor Carrier, For-Hire/Private Carrier, Allied, Warehousing, Beer Distributors or Household Movers.
Implementation Team Members
Ramona Morris, Area Director, Birmingham Area Office
James Cooley, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Birmingham Area Office
Kimble Coaker, CEO - ATAWCF
Don Anchors, Director of Loss Control & Safety - ATAWCF
Implementation Team Meetings
During this period, the Implementation Team met periodically to discuss and plan the group's activities. Meetings were scheduled to discuss/review topics such as OSHA's hazard finder website link, Differences between MSHA and OSHA (we have about 20 Fund members who fall under MSHA), OSHA's directive on recordkeeping requirements, and incentive programs.
10/2018; 12/2018; and 1/2019.
Additionally, the Alliance Coordinators, James Cooley, and Don Anchors, had several phone calls and emails to maintain regular contact throughout the reporting period.
Results of Alliance Activities in Support of Agreement Goals Dissemination: Alliance Program participant shared information on OSHA-developed or OSHA Alliance Program-developed tools and resources, OSHA standards/rulemakings, enforcement, or outreach campaigns.
Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Area(s)* Number Reached (numeric value Other/ Dissemination Quarterly throughout FY 2018-2019 Safety Newsletter distributed to ATAWCF Members. OSHA topics and the Alliance discussed. Safety Stand-Downs, Safe & Sound Campaign, OSHA fines, OSHA reporting: Fall Protection, Fall Prevention, Recordkeeping, Heat Illness Prevention and Transportation 482 Fund Members located in 43 states Email Blast/ Dissemination Throughout FY 2018-2019 Mass emails were distributed to fund members regarding the following safety and health topics:
- OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements
- Preventing Slips/Trips and Falls
- Heat Stress Avoidance
- Airborne contaminants
- Certified Safety Program
- OSHA's Trucking Safety Topics Page
Fall Protection, Fall Prevention, Recordkeeping, Heat Illness Prevention and Transportation 482 Fund Members Other/ Dissemination Throughout FY 2018-2019 Alliance spotlighted in marketing brochure and discussed during agency visits, new-prospect visit and Fund member visits. Fall Protection, Fall Prevention, Recordkeeping, Heat Illness Prevention and Transportation 125 agencies, 76 new prospects, 434 Fund Members Other/ Dissemination Dec. 2018 In-house training videos created by the organization's risk managers. The video is available the ATAWCF website, as well as its safety resource page. The video addresses the following: Enter/Exit cab; throwing tarps; pit safety; shop safety; load securement; and safety policies/procedures Fall Protection, Fall Prevention, Recordkeeping, Heat Illness Prevention and Transportation 482 Fund Members located in 43 states
Outreach Events and Training for non-OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in events, which includes speeches/presentations, exhibits, roundtables, conferences, informational webinars or other meetings or training in support of the Alliance or an OSHA initiative.
Activity Type Date Event Name Representative Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title Of Presentation (if applicable) City State Emphasis Area(s)* Number Reached (numeric value Training June 2018 National Fall Prevention Stand-Down ATAWCF Risk Manager ATAWCF Risk Manager conducted training at OSHA's National Fall Prevention Stand-Down. Tuscaloosa AL Fall Prevention 30 Fund Members Training Dec. 2018 OSHA's clarifying directive OSHA Birmingham Area Office - CAS Clarification of OSHA's Revised Standard on workplace safety incentive programs and post-incident drug testing Tuscaloosa AL Record-keeping, and Transport-ation 36 Fund Members Exhibit/Presentation Dec. 2018 OSHA Update OSHA Birmingham Area Office -CAS OSHA CAS reviewed fatality data and "Safety Practices Once Tractor Trailer Drivers Arrive at a Destination." Tuscaloosa AL Fall Prevention, Recordkeeping, Heat Illness Prevention and Transportation 482 Fund Members Speech/Presentation Jan 2019 OSHA Alliance ATAWCF Director of Risk Management ATAWCF Director of Risk Management promoted the Alliance during a presentation to the American Society of Safety Professional (ASSP) meeting at NW Chapter - Alabama Tuscaloosa AL Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention and Transportation 382 Fund Members
Report prepared by: Ramona Morris, Area Director, Birmingham Area Office.