Region 6 - Alliance Annual Report - August 12, 2016


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
And the
Oklahoma Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association
August 12, 2016

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      August 21, 2012

    2. Evaluation Period

      August 21, 2015-August 2016

    3. Overview

      The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Oklahoma City, OK Area Office (hereafter referred to as OSHA) and The Oklahoma Local Section of The American Industrial Hygiene Association (hereafter referred to as OKAIHA) continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and OKAIHA hereby renew the Alliance signed August 21, 2012 and renewed August 21, 2014, with a continued emphasis on safety and health training. Specifically, both organization(s) are committed to providing OKAIHA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Through the Alliance, the organizations will continue to address occupational safety and health issues. This renewal agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance's activities. Alliance participants will summarize specific activities and timeframes for completion in a written work plan.

    4. Implementation Team Members


      David Bates
      Area Director, Oklahoma City Area OSHA Office
      Jorge A. Delucca,
      MS, MA, CAIH, Compliance Assistance Specialist; President Elect, OKAIHA
      Terri Pearce,
      PhD, Industrial Hygienist (IH); Past President, OKAIHA

      American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) - Oklahoma Local Section

      Charles L. Marshall,
      PhD, CIH, CSP, FAIHA, President, OKAIHA
      Margaret Levin Phillips,
      Ph.D., CIH, Treasurer, OKAIHA
      Shannon Herrera,
      Secretary, OKAIHA
      Joshua Simmons,
      CIH, Director, OKAIHA
      Cyraj Elbakoush,
      MS, CIH, Director, OKAIHA
      Gregory Day,
      PhD, Director, OKAIHA
      Cheri Marcham,
      PhD, CIH, CSP, CHMM, FAIHA, American Industrial Hygiene Association Local Sections Council Chair
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • Board meeting, July 23, 2015
    • Board meeting, June 20, 2016


    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.

    These tables are best viewed on tablets, notebooks, or desktop computer screens.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives:
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    10/08/2015 OKAIHA Fall Conference at Oklahoma City, OK-Regulatory Update OSHA Update, OSHA Industrial Hygiene case study; Whistleblower Program, Workers Compensation, Environmental protection


    11/06/2015 OKAIHA Fall Conference at Tulsa, OK-Regulatory Update OSHA Update, OSHA Industrial Hygiene case study; Whistleblower Program, Workers Compensation, Environmental protection






    Training and Education: Emerging safety and health issues
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    04/21/2016 OKAIHA Spring Conference, Oklahoma City, OK featured presenters from Academia that spoke on estimating employee exposures; managing limited EHS resources; and an OSHA Update provided by David Bates, Area Director. Jorge Delucca, CAS, shared his experience in the US Air Force with estimating employee exposure as well as conducting an OSHA Industrial Hygiene inspection. Terri Pearce, CSHO and OKAIHA past President, obtained the venue for the conference. Industrial hygiene exposure assessment

    Management of Safety & health programs


    06/16/2016 Oklahoma Health and Safety Conference, Cox Business Center, Tulsa OK, sponsored by the Oklahoma Safety Council (OSC) - OKAIHA Local Section President, Dr. Charles Marshall CIH, delivered a Break Out Session to Conference participants that included the Industrial Hygiene Professional Path (an AIHA initiative) and the implementation of OSHA 1910 and 1926 Standards with Written IH Program Requirements. An emphasis was placed on fostering skills for "What Safety Professions Need To Know About Industrial Hygiene," which was part of the OSC Conference's Training / Certificate Program. Industrial Hygiene, Promotion of OSHA Standards with IH Requirements, Industrial Hygienist Career Development (i.e. AIHA Pro Path), and Training.



    OKAIHA disseminated information regarding the announcement of free OSHA training facilitated by the Oklahoma Safety Council:

    • July 25–27 | Oklahoma City, OK - OSHA 503 — Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers
    • August 8–10 | Oklahoma City, OK - OSHA 3115 — Fall Protection
    • August 16 | Oklahoma City, OK - OSHA 7505 — Introduction to Incident (Accident) Investigation
    -Update for General industry OSHA trainers

    -Fall protection

    -Accident and Incident Investigations


    07/28/2016 OKAIHA disseminated information regarding free HAZCOM 2012 /GHS training facilitated by The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) HAZCOM 2012/GHS



    Outreach and Communication: OKAIHA Speakers present benefits of Safety Programs to EH&S Organizations
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Dinner Meeting
    Terri Pearce, CSHO and OKAIHA Local Section President, chaired a dinner meeting with Lester Claravall, Oklahoma Department of Labor, delivered a presentation on "Mainstreaming OSH into Education: Integration Efforts in Oklahoma" Young Workers


    11/12/2015 Oklahoma Federal Field Safety and Health Council (OFFSHC) Meeting, FAA Center in OKC, OK. OKAIHA Local Section President Elect, Dr. Charles Marshall CIH, presented a briefing entitled: "Update Your EH&S Program – Current Topics Impacting Industrial Hygiene." This activity emphasized modernizing a Safety Management System to include Hazard Assessment and Risk Management approaches that are not solely based on exposures measurements but based more on risks to employee from potential exposures. Hazard Banding, IH GAP Analysis for SMS
    -Current Status of AIHA Registry
    - Programs, Review of Recent Changes to TLVs and the anticipated OSHA Silica PEL, Emerging Criteria (Vapor Intrusion).


    Presentation provided by Karol Mitchell, Tinker Air Force Base Safety Office, regarding employee involvement in the VPP program at Tinker Air Force Base. Voluntary Protection Program


    06/15/2016 A dinner meeting was held, featuring guest speaker, Denise Deeds who provided an informational update, regarding the progression of HAZCOM 2012 requirements, and a status update on progression of the new SDS requirement. HAZCOM 2012/GHS



    Outreach and Communication: Commenting on Proposed Rule Making
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    01/07/2016 Dr. Charles Marshall, 2016 OKAIHA President attended Public Hearing set by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF). Dr. Marshall presented written and oral comments that included comments from The National AIHA and the Local OKAIHA Section's Past President, Dr. Hal Poovey. The written Position Statement provided by the OKAIHA included proposed rulemaking by ODAFF. The focus of the comments addressed recommendations on the use and application of pesticide (specifically "application of antimicrobial agents), and licensing requirements that would require an Industrial Hygienist to provide recommendations on the use and application of a pesticide. Rulemaking,
    Value of CIH Credential

    3 (Agency General council)



  4. Evaluations

    This alliance has resulted in a very close relationship and cooperation between OSHA and members of OKAIHA which encompass representatives of academia, industry and other federal agencies.

    The Conferences on the "Regulatory Update" have provided valuable information to attendees regarding the various aspects of OSHA activities and emerging issues as well as Environmental Compliance and Workers Compensation.

    The Spring Conference and dinner and lunch meetings with guest speakers provided education and outreach on Industrial Hygiene exposure estimating, youth safety programs and the OSHA VPP program.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    1. Alliance renewal, August 26, 2016
    2. OKAIHA Fall Conference, Regulatory Update, October 7 and 21, 2016
    3. OKAIHA Dinner Meeting, September 14, 2016: The guest speaker will provide a presentation regarding "Innovative approach to complying with the OSHA Silica Standard."
    4. Annually provide free EH&S Webinar Training via AIHA eLearning Subscription to Local Section Members and other partners (offered on a monthly basis** by AIHA through the OKAIHA Local Section).
      ** Live Webinar schedule is determined by AIHA. Archived Webinars are available on demand.

Report Prepared by:
Alliance Coordinator, Jorge A. Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist,
Oklahoma City Area Office
August 12, 2016