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OSHA and American Chemistry Council (ACC) Alliance
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On November 14, 2005, OSHA and ACC formed an Alliance to provide OSHA, the ACC's members and ACC's Responsible Care® Partners, and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources to help them protect employees' health and safety.

Because the OSHA and ACC Alliance has achieved its goals, the organizations agreed to conclude the Alliance as of November 14, 2008. A number of successes resulted from the agreement including:

  • ACC members worked with OSHA to develop three products related to ACC’s Responsible Care Management System® (RCMS) and OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP): A Gap Analysis Worksheet for Facilities Currently RCMS, But Seeking VPP; A Gap Analysis Worksheet for Facilities Currently Participating in VPP, but seeking RCMS; and ACC Responsible Care®/OSHA VPP Alliance Frequently Asked Questions.
  • On August 28, 2007, Tomaysa Sterling, ACC; Jack Cherry, Rohm and Haas (ACC member company), Brad Verrico, Verrico Associates; and Laura Seeman, Team Leader, Office of Partnerships and Recognition, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA participated in a joint workshop that highlighted the value of participation in the programs informed the participants about programs' similarities at the 23rd Annual National Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) Conference in Washington, DC.
  • On August 14, 2007, Tomaysa Sterling, ACC, presented information on the OSHA and ACC Alliance at the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers' Meeting 2007 National Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

OSHA and ACC will continue to work together through other avenues such as the OSHA and Process Safety Alliance.

Report prepared by: Les Painter, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, November 13, 2008.

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