Region 6 - Alliance Annual Report - January 31, 2018


ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Little Rock Area Office, Oklahoma City Area Office
And
The Northwest Arkansas Workers Justice Center

January 31, 2018

  1. Alliance Background
    1. Date Signed

      August 12, 2010 and renewed on August 26, 2013, and September 4, 2015.

    2. Evaluation Period

      September 1, 2016 through September 4, 2017

    3. Alliance Overview

      The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Northwest Arkansas Workers Justice Center (NWAWJC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and NWAWJC hereby form an Alliance to provide NWAWJC members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect workers health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to struck-by, falls, chemical, ergonomic, sanitation, and electrical hazards in residential construction and poultry industries.

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA
      Carlos Reynolds, Area Director, Little Rock Area Office – OSHA
      David Bates, Area Director, Oklahoma City Area Office – OSHA
      Jorge Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Oklahoma City Area Office – OSHA

      Northwest Arkansas Worker Justice Center
      Magaly Licolli, Executive Director

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Only a few meetings were held with the NWAWJC personnel this past year due to budget restrictions on personnel and travel. Most contact has been between AD Carlos Reynolds and Executive Director of NWAWJC, Magaly Licolli via e-mail.

  3. Activities, Events and Products

    November 2016, AD Carlos Reynolds provided various construction and poultry related OSHA publications in Spanish, along with discussing ways that OSHA and NWAWJC can work closer.

    May 2017, AD Carlos Reynolds provided, at NWAWJC request, the names of all persons who had died on the job, in observance of Worker Memorial Day.

    Training and Education

    None during the evaluation period.

    Outreach and Communication

    Distribution of OSHA Quick Cards and brochures related to construction and general industry including fall protection, poultry, and heat stress were delivered during the year.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    The Little Rock Area Office has provided to the Northwest Arkansas Workers Justice Center continuing support and information relevant to the National and Regional Emphasis Programs and local, regional, and national initiatives such as the temporary workers, heat stress, amputations, poultry, and fall prevention campaigns.

  4. Results
    Type of Activity: Attendees 2016-2017 General Meeting Topics
    NWAWJC Site Visit 2 Handouts, Booklets, and Quick Cards (50)
    Emails   Various Safety and Health Subjects (3)
    TOTAL 2 53

    Report Prepared by: Carlos M. Reynolds, Area Director, OSHA Little Rock Area Office.

    Depending on area office schedules and travel capabilities, quarterly meetings will be held with Northwest Arkansas Worker Justice Center personnel during FY 2018. The Little Rock Area Office is still without a Compliance Assistance Specialist; therefore the Area Director will attend most meetings.