Region 6 - Alliance Annual Report - July 29, 2019


U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Oklahoma City Area Office
Oklahoma Department of Labor Consultation Services
Oklahoma Safety Council

July 29, 2019

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      June 26, 2015; renewed November 8, 2017

    2. Evaluation Period

      July 20, 2018 to July 29, 2019

    3. Overview

      OSHA, Oklahoma Department of Labor and Oklahoma Safety Council (OSC) formed an Alliance to provide OSC members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to occupational hazards, and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). In developing this Alliance, OSHA and OSC recognize that OSHA, Oklahoma Department of Labor Consultation Services and Oklahoma Safety Council partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

    4. Implementation Team Members


      Steven Kirby, Area Director Oklahoma City Area Office
      Jorge Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Oklahoma City Area Office

      Oklahoma Department of Labor

      Leslie Osborn, Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor
      Jason Hudson, Assistant Director, OSHA Consultation

      Oklahoma Safety Council

      Betsey Kulakowski, Executive Director

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • November 27, 2018: Planning meeting for Worker’s Memorial event
    • February 12, 2019
    • April 23, 2019: Planning meeting for Worker’s Memorial event

    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.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: Speak, exhibit at Conference
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Alliance Product No activity    
    Dissemination No activity    
    Event April 30, 2018: Worker Memorial Day. OSC provided silhouettes for each worker killed on the job during the previous 12 months. The Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor was Master of ceremonies. The OSHA Acting Area Director, Meghan Christie, and the Oklahoma Department of Labor Deputy Commissioner read the names of 34 workers killed in occupational accidents. Falls, struck by, electrocution, caught-in between, fire and explosion, etc.


    Exhibit July 11-12: OSHA exhibit at Oklahoma Safety & Health Conference by Jorge Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist. Fall protection in construction, heat illnesses; General Industry Digest; Construction Industry Digest, Respiratory Protection, OSHA laboratory standard


    Exhibit JJuly 11-12: Oklahoma Department of Labor had a booth manned by Jason Hudson, Director for OSHA Consultation and John Dyer, Director of Public Employee Occupational Safety and Health. Public Employee Occupational Safety and Health Program
    Safety Consultation
    SHARP Program


    OSHA Product Review No activity    
    Training May 9, 2019: National Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction at Oklahoma Safety Council, Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Safety Council at Oklahoma City hosted a series of presentation for a group of 130 attendees from OSHA, general industry, oil and gas, and college professors and students.
    Carmen Martinez, AAD, gave an introduction to include work-related fatalities caused by falls in Oklahoma in 2018 and 2019.
    Marcus Rambo, CSHO, discussed case studies from inspection that he conducted. He showed photos of violations of fall protection. Steven Kirby, AAD, gave presentation about fall protection.
    Jason Hudson, Director of OSHA Consultation, gave presentation of recent changes to the OSHA walking-working surfaces.
    National Stand Down to Prevent Falls


    Speech / Presentation July 11-12: Steven Kirby, AD, gave two sessions of OSHA Update to attendees of the 2019 Oklahoma Safety and Health Conference Fall prevention in constriction, electrocutions, caught between; struck by; inspections, penalties, oil and gas, recordkeeping reporting, whistleblower protection, fatalities in Oklahoma in FY 2019


    Speech / Presentation July 11, 2019: Jorge Delucca, CAS and Patricia Charqueño, Safety Director of McCoy Tree Surgery, gave speeches to attendees of the 2019 Oklahoma Safety and Health Conference about Challenges of a Diverse Workplace with emphasis on Hispanic workers.  


    Total Reached    


  4. Evaluations

    This alliance is effective to accomplish safety and health outreach and training to hundreds of industry safety and health specialists, college students and workers in Oklahoma.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Workers Memorial Day, April 28, 2020
    National Stand Down to Prevent Falls, May, 2020
    Oklahoma Safety and Health Conference, summer 2020

    Report Prepared by: Jorge A. Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Oklahoma City Area Office