Region 5 - Alliance Annual Report - May 11, 2016

The Safety Council of Northwest Ohio
May 2016

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    March 21, 2014

    Alliance Overview

    The Safety Council of Northwest Ohio (SCNWO) Alliance utilizes collective expertise to help foster a culture of prevention while sharing best practices, technical knowledge, and training resources. The SCNWO has been providing services to the community for more than 30 years.

    Implementation Team Members

    The Safety Council of Northwest Ohio

    Dennis McMickens
    President and CEO
    Robert Momany
    Vice President of Programs & Services


    Kimberly Nelson
    Area Director
    Chad Positano
    Assistant Area Director
    Joe Margetiak
    Assistant Area Director
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    April 21, 2016 teleconference with Dennis McMickens
    April 26, 2016 teleconference with Dennis McMickens
    May 4, 2016 meeting with Dennis McMickens and Bob Momany
  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period

    April 1, 2015 – May 30, 2016

    Alliance Activity



    • Training and Education

      • October 15, 2015 – AAD presented at an electrical arc hazard training session held at the SCNWO facility.
      • April 16, 2016 - AAD presented at an electrical arc hazard training session held at the SCNWO facility.
      • May 11, 2016 - OSHA and the SCNWO collaborated with other stakeholders to hold NW Ohio Safety and Health Day, offering education/training courses for approximately 500 local stakeholders in various safety and health functions. OSHA representatives presented on four topic sessions during the event including hazard communication and retaliation protection.
      • Routinely offers health and safety training to stakeholders and the community including first aid, CPR electrical safety, OSHA 10-hour general industry, and fall protection.
      • Provide the driving simulator for use by all Toledo OSHA personnel to improve driving skills and increase situational awareness.
      • The SCNWO trained seven Toledo OSHA personnel in first aid/CPR.
      • The SCNWO maintains an extensive safety and health video library that is available via the Internet to their stakeholders. The SCNWO has made this library available to OSHA, free of charge.
    • Outreach and Communication

      • Distribution of Safety Tip of the Week to stakeholders.
      • The SCNWO is a primary sponsor of the annual NW Ohio Safety and Health Day. The 26th anniversary of this event was held in 2016.
      • The SCNWO has hired a full time safety representative that is bilingual – Spanish. This representative works closely and in cooperation with OSHA to deliver safety and worker rights information to the Hispanic community.
      • The SCNWO distributed information provided by OSHA about the annual Fall Stand Down events and Worker Rights events.
      • Monthly Compliance Luncheon where different safety topics are presented each month.
      • Monthly Breakfast with Experts event where different safety topics are presented each month.
      • Construction Safety Breakfast where different safety topics are presented each month.
    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health

      • May 11, 2014 – Representatives from both the Toledo AO and the Safety Council of NWO contributed and presented at the 23rd Annual NW Ohio Safety and Health Day event.
      • The Toledo Area Office AD continues to sit on the Board of Directors of the SCNWO.


    Alliance Products

    None to report

  4. Results

    1. The OSHA/SCNWO Alliance provides opportunities 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. In addition, the parties conduct joint training and education courses to SCNWO members and other stakeholders.

    2. Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
      NW Ohio Safety and Health Day Collaboration 500
      COSS Classes 67
      Breakfast safety workshop 70
      Compliance Luncheon 40
      Construction Safety Breakfast 20
      Distribution of Fall Stand Down information 600
      Distribution of Labor Rights information 600
      Email distribution of weekly safety tip 1000
      Email distribution of training classes 1000
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Alliance is due for renewal. Discussions and email between representatives of both parties have detailed the extreme success of this Alliance and commitment from all parties to renew. This has been an extremely effective Alliance over multiple renewals, and the Agency should pursue continuing the Alliance going forward.

Report Prepared by: Joe Margetiak, Assistant Area Director

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