Region 6 - Alliance Annual Report - June 26, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Oklahoma City Area Office
Oklahoma Department of Labor Consultation Services
Oklahoma Safety Council
June 26, 2017

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      June 26, 2015

    2. Evaluation Period

      June 26, 2016 to June 26, 2017

    3. Overview

      OSHA, Oklahoma Department of Labor and Oklahoma Safety Council 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


      David Bates, Area Director Oklahoma City Area Office
      Jorge Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Oklahoma City Area Office

      Oklahoma Department of Labor

      Melissa McLawhorn Houston, Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor
      John Dyer, Assistant Director, PEOSH Division
      Jason Hudson, Assistant Director, OSHA Consultation

      Oklahoma Safety Council

      Dave Koeneke, Executive Director
      Betsey Kulakowski, Training and Development Manager

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • March 3, 2017: Planning meeting for Worker's Memorial event
    • March 10, 2017: Planning meeting for Worker 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 Worker Memorial Day, April 28, 2017. OSC provided silhouettes for each worker killed on the job the previous year. Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor was Master of ceremonies. OSHA Area Director and Oklahoma Department of Labor Deputy Commissioner read the names of 32 workers killed in occupational accidents. Falls, struck by, electrocution, etc.


    Exhibit OSHA exhibit at Oklahoma Safety & Health Conference by Jorge Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist. Falls, struck by, electrocution, heat illnesses


    Exhibit Oklahoma Department of Labor had a booth manned by John Dyer and Jason Hudson, Assistant Directors for Public Employee Occupational safety and Health and OSHA Consultation respectively. Public Employee Occupational Safety and Health Program
    Safety Consultation
    SHARP Program


    OSHA Product Review No activity    
    Speech/Presentation OSHA Updates: for Construction and for General Industry at Oklahoma Safety & Health Conference by Sandra Swearngin, OSHA Industrial Hygienist. Fall Prevention All Construction, Fall Prevention Stand Down, Heat, Inspections/Penalties, Oil and Gas, Other, Recordkeeping Reporting, Safety & Health Management Systems, Silica, Whistleblower Protection; confined spaces in construction


    Training National Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction With participation of Oklahoma Department of Labor. Presentations by David Bates, OSHA Area Director, Jason Hudson, Oklahoma Department of Labor, Assistant Director for Safety, and Marcus Rambo, OSHA Safety Specialist. Fall Prevention


    Total Reached    


  4. Evaluations

    This alliance is effective to accomplish safety and health outreach and training to hundreds of industry safety and health specialists and workers.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Alliance renewal, July 2017

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