Region 5 - Alliance Annual Report - December 1, 2007

December 2007


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    December 20, 2005

    Alliance Overview.

    The Safety Council of Northwest Ohio Alliance utilizes collective expertise to help foster a culture of prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge. Goals of the Alliance include:

    Training and Education
    • Develop training and education programs on injury/accident prevention; implementation of safety and health management systems; incident/accident investigation & analysis; safety, health & environmental auditing/inspections/evaluations; job safety analysis; regulatory compliance management; process safety management; safety performance management; transportation safety management; safety and evacuation plans; hazard recognition, evaluation, analysis & control; ergonomics; emergency preparedness; first aid; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR); Automated External Defibrillator (AED); workplace violence; avoidance and reduction of traffic collisions; and safety/prevention issues targeted for employer and employee awareness.
    • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of safety awareness, prevention, management, and compliance courses.
    • Develop workplace safety and health curricula.
    • Increase awareness of available OSHA and SCNWO resources.
    Outreach and Communication
    • Develop and disseminate information at conferences, events, or through print and electronic media, including links from OSHA’s and SCNWO’s Web sites.
    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events.
    • Safety Council placed a direct link to OSHA’s website on their web page,
    Implementation Team Members.

    Safety Council of Northwest Ohio
    Dennis McMickens, President & CEO
    Robert Momany, Vice President of Programs & Services

    Jule Hovi, Area Director

  2. Implementation Team Meetings
    • April 19, 2007 Meeting, Safety Council Office, Northwood, OH
    • July 25, 2007 Meeting, Safety Council Office, Northwood, OH
    • November 2, 2007 Meeting, Safety Council Office, Northwood, OH
  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    December 28, 2006 – December 28, 2007

    Alliance Activity.
    • Training and Education
      • August 2007, OSHA used Council’s training center for our Regional Documentation Training; Toledo, Lansing, and Regional Staff attended
        o October 2007, AD spoke to Safety Council’s Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Class
    • Outreach and Communication
      • January 2007, AD gave the Annual OSHA Update presentation to members of the Safety Council.
    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health
      • May 2007, as part of a National Alliance with Alec Aerial Lift Corp., the Safety Council hosted an aerial lift training session for all four Ohio OSHA offices; Altec used the Council’s training rooms and their parking lot for hands-on aerial lift training for our compliance staff
    Alliance Products.

    None to report.

  4. Results
    1. The OSHA/Safety Council of Northwest Ohio Alliance provided an opportunity to increase the safety and health knowledge of safety council members in Northwest Ohio. OSHA personnel provide current occupational safety and health information to the Council who in turn distribute to their membership either via email or newsletter venues.
      Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
      Annual OSHA Update 120
      Aerial Lift 20
      COSS class 35
      VPP talk  
      TOTAL 155
    3. Open Communication continues between the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio and the Toledo OSHA office.
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Toledo office will continue to support the Safety Council’s COSS class and their OSHA 30 hour classes. The Area Director will continue to provide an annual OSHA Update to members of the Safety Council, and will continue to sit on the Safety Council’s Board of Directors. The Safety Council will continue to include safety and health highlights and information in their monthly newsletter which goes out to 1,000+ members and will continue to distribute OSHA information via their membership email distribution list..

    Report Prepared by: Jule Hovi

    For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA.