Region 6 - Alliance Annual Report - August 12, 2018

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
And The
Oklahoma Department of Labor OSHA Consultation Division
And The
Oklahoma Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association
August 12, 2018

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      August 21, 2012; last renewed August 26, 2016

    2. Evaluation Period

      October 31, 2017 - August 12, 2018

    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, and August 26, 2016, 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; Past President,

      Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL)
      Melissa Mc Lawhorn Houston, Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor
      Jason Hudson, MS, Director, OSHA Consultation Division

      American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) - Oklahoma Local Section
      Chris W. Bradshaw, EdD, MT (ASCP), CEA, President, OKAIHA
      Jun Wang, PhD, P.E., President Elect
      Margaret Levin Phillips, Ph.D., CIH; Treasurer, OKAIHA
      Rachel Butler, MS, CIH, Secretary, OKAIHA
      Gregory Day, PhD; Director, OKAIHA
      Bryan Stolte, PhD, CIH, Director, OKAIHA
      Susanna Przywojski; Director, OKAIHA
      Cheri Marcham, PhD, CIH, CSP, CHMM, FAIHA; American Industrial Hygiene
      Association Local Sections Council Chair

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • Board planning meeting, December 18, 2017
    • Board planning meeting, June 25, 2018
    • Planning meetings for Workers Memorial Day, 2018, Chris Bradshaw, EdDr, CIH, and Rachel Butler, CIH, represented OKAIHA, 6/15/2018, 1/30/2018 3/27/2018

    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.

    Training and Education: Emerging safety and health issues

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    Dinner meeting and presentations

    3/27/2018: Dinner meeting and presentations:

    Introduction: Leslie Stockel, Overview of OSHA Training Institute

    Technical Presentation: Rob Agnew, Risk Trade of Fire Retardants in Foam Insulation

    OSHA Training and Education Center Awareness and Industrial hygiene


    Spring Conference

    4/26/2018: OKAIHA Spring Conference at Oklahoma City, OK

    Hazards of nanomaterials; grain handling hazards; history of environmental, health and safety regulations; silica hazards in hydraulic fractioning; management of EHS programs. Jorge Delucca, OSHA/CAS, obtained all 5 presenters and prepared the agenda.

    Safety and health continuing education



    Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives:

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached


    7/24/2018: Information on how to register and participate in Safe & Sound Campaign

    Safe & Sound Campaign



    6/29/2018: Recordkeeping Reminder: Get 300As to OSHA by July 1

    Record Keeping



    6/14/2018: Silica Standard Enforcement in General Industry and Maritime Begins June 23

    Silica standard for General Industry  & Maritime



    6/4/2018: OSHA Proposes to Extend Compliance Date for Ancillary Provisions of General Industry Beryllium Standard

    General Industry Berylliums Standard



    6/1/2018: OSHA 7505 Introduction to Accident Investigation        

    Accident investigations



    4/4/2018: Free OTI Course for Workers Memorial Day & Fall Safety Stand-Down

    Workers Memorial Day & Fall Safety stand Down



    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    Workforce outreach

    OKAIHA co-sponsorship of the Workers’ Memorial Day observance on April 26

    Workers’ Memorial Day







  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 spring and Fall Conferences have provided valuable information to attendees regarding emerging issues in industrial hygiene and the various aspects of OSHA activities. The conferences provide certification maintenance points for members with the Certified Industrial Hygienist and the Certified Safety Professional credentials.

    Dinner and lunch meetings with guest speakers provided continued education outreach to members, students and other Environmental Health and Safety professionals.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    1. OKAIHA General Meeting-speaker on the future of IH, August 13, 2018
    2. Joint OKAIHA/ASSP lunch meeting, September 14, 2018 at Oklahoma City
    3. OKAIHA Fall Conference, Regulatory Update, October 18 at Norman, Oklahoma and October 26 at Tulsa, Oklahoma
    4. OKAIHA General meeting-speaker on Industrial Hygiene Air Sampling for Metals: Aligning Measurements to Standards
    5. OKAIHA executive board elections, scheduled for September, 2018
    6. Annually, provide free EH&S Webinar Training via AIHA eLearning Subscription to Local Section Members (offered on a monthly basis by AIHA through the OKAIHA Local Section). ** ** Live Webinars are provided by AIHA. Archived Webinars are available on demand.

    Report Prepared by:
    Alliance Coordinator, Jorge A. Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist,
    Oklahoma City Area Office
    August 6, 2018