Region 5 - Alliance Annual Report - December 1, 2008

December 2008

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    Renewed January 25, 2008; two year term

    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
    Charles Shelton, Compliance Assistance Specialist  

  2. Implementation Team Meetings
    • January 25, 2008 Meeting to renew the Alliance
    • March 4, 2008 Meeting, Safety Council Office, Northwood, OH
    • October 7, 2008 Meeting, Safety Council Office, Northwood, OH
  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    December 28, 2007 – December 29, 2008

    Alliance Activity.
    • Training and Education
      • February 2008, the office staff spoke at the Construction Breakfast hosted by the Safety Council for their construction members
      • June 2008, AD spoke to the Safety Council’s Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Class
      • November 2008, AD spoke to the Safety Council’s Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Class
    • Outreach and Communication
      • February 2008, AD gave the Annual OSHA Update presentation to members of the Safety Council.
    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health
      • April 2008, Safety Council hosted a VPP Breakfast for their membership, to allow OSHA the opportunity to discuss the benefits of our VPP program and to encourage participation
      • July 2008, after the April VPP presentation, the Safety Council hosted a VPP Application Workshop for their membership and the Toledo office provided the training; with the April presentation and the July workshop, we hope to generate more VPP participation
    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 140
      VPP 175
      COSS class 35
      Construction Breakfast 25
      TOTAL 275
    3. Open Communication continues between the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio and the Toledo OSHA office.
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    With the renewal of this Alliance, the Toledo office will continue to support the Safety Council’s COSS class and their OSHA 30 hour classes, when requested. 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.