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- Alliance Background
May 8, 2003
The Alliance focuses on safety supervision, equipment and material handling,
driver and vehicle safety, ladder and lift use, and lock-out/tag-out in the
heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) industry. The
Alliance's goals include:
Outreach and Communication:
Implementation Team Members
- Identify existing resources and stimulate the development of new
training programs and materials as appropriate. OSHA will review and comment
on existing ACCA safety and health material periodically, suggesting updating
- Seek opportunities for OSHA representatives to speak, exhibit or appear
at the national ACCA conference as well as at chapter meetings or other
- Develop and disseminate information through ACCA print and electronic media, including linkage between OSHA's and ACCA's web
- Cross-train OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals in effective approaches for improving the safety and health of
workers in the HVACR contracting industry.
- Promote and encourage ACCA members' awareness of and participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as Compliance Assistance,
Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).
- Participate in forums and roundtable discussions on multi-employer worksite issues to help forge innovative solutions to raising
construction-industry safety awareness in the workplace.
||VP Public Policy
||Executive Assistant & Affinity Programs
||Technical Contractor Consultant
|Aaron York, Sr.
||Chairman, Safety Committee
||Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)
||Office of Construction Services
May 8, 2003 - May 8, 2004
- Implementation Team Meetings
- May 9, 2003
- November 6, 2003
- December 8, 2003
|Kick-off meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
|Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
|Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
- Events and Products
Outreach and Communication
February 25-28, 2004: 2004 ACCA Conference and Indoor Expo, New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana.
February 25, 2004: OSHA/ACCA Alliance, Dorinda Folse, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Baton Rouge Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, presented an
overview of the OSHA/ACCA Alliance to members of the ACCA Safety and Health Committee. Sandra Stokes, Louisiana Department of Labor, also
made a presentation on the OSHA Consultation Program.
Ms. Folse also manned an OSHA tabletop exhibit at the event that had over 1,000 attendees and distributed over 225 copies of the
Construction Industry CD-Rom along with other OSHA publications including the English and Spanish Crystalline Silica Exposure card and the
Heat and Cold stress Quick Cards.
- Forklift Safety Information Packet
ACCA distributed 50 copies of the Forklift Safety Information Packet to its members. The information packet, prepared by OSHA, the
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, is designed to
increase awareness of the hazards of powered industrial forklift use by young workers. The packet includes: OSHA's Safety and Health
Information Bulletin on "Protecting Young Workers: Prohibition Against Young Workers Operating Forklifts"; NIOSH's "Forklift Alert"; the
Wage and Hour Division's "Forklift Stop Sticker" (to be affixed to forklifts as a warning to young workers); and a DOL Compliance
Assistance Fact Sheet.
- Editorial Boards
Greg Goater, Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning; Rochester, NY is a member of both the Fall Protection and Motor Vehicle Safety and Health
Topics pages Editorial Board.
- OSHA and ACCA Alliance Web Page
The OSHA and ACCA Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site contains information on the Alliance, Products and Resources, Activities
and Events, and Milestones and Successes. The page is updated regularly.
- ACCA Web page - Link to Alliance agreement on OSHA's Web page.
- May 8, 2003 - OSHA distributed a news release announcing the Alliance.
- May 9, 2003 - ACCA distributed a press release announcing the Alliance.
- May 15, 2003 - OSHA included information on the OSHA/ACCA Alliance signing in its bi-weekly e-newsletter, QuickTakes.
- May 15, 2003 - "OSHA Signs Alliance Agreement with Home Builders, HVAC Contractors," Occupational Safety and Health Reporter.
The OSHA/ACCA Alliance has helped increase ACCA members' understanding of OSHA's cooperative programs, including the Alliance Program and Consultation.
This has been done by working with Region VI Compliance Assistance Specialist,
Dorinda Folse and Sandra Stokes, Louisiana Department of Labor who made
presentations on the OSHA/ACCA Alliance and the Consultation Program,
respectively, at the 2004 ACCA Conference and Indoor Expo. Ms. Folse's
presentation was titled "ACCA Alliance Program" and focused on the activities of
the Alliance which include, ACCA members serving on the Fall Protection and
Motor Vehicle Safety and Health Topics page Editorial Board's and willingness to
work with other Alliances to create a Motor Vehicle Safety eTool. Ms. Folse also
discussed potential future activities which included developing an HVACR Safety
and Health Topics page. Ms. Stokes updated ACCA members on the how the
Consultation Program works and the benefits the program provides to small
Overall, ACCA members were very pleased with Ms. Folse's presentation and now
have a better understanding of the goals and activities of the OSHA/ACCA
Alliance along with the resources that are available through OSHA that help
educate employers and employees about the Consultation Program. In addition, Ms.
Folse's presentation has also been linked to on the OSHA Alliance Program Web
It has taken some time for the Alliance to gel together as a working group.
Staff changes at ACCA and changes in Implementation Team members, including new
ACCA members and a new OSHA Alliance Coordinator, were some of the reasons why
activity in the OSHA-ACCA Alliance was limited in early 2004. As a result of the
staff changes, it has taken some time for the new members of the Implementation
Team to develop a productive working relationship.
|Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and
Electronic Distribution, etc.)
|Number of Individuals
Reached or Trained
|Packet of information on forklift safety
prepared by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
(NIOSH), and the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division.
|2004 ACCA Conference and Indoor Expo, New
Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana. February 25-28, 2004.
Speakers: Dorinda Folse, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Baton Rouge Area
Sandra Stokes, Consultation Program, Louisiana Department of Labor
|OSHA and ACCA Alliance Web page on OSHA's
The count includes data from Oct. 2003 to Apr. 2004)
|ACCA Web site - Link to Alliance Agreement
|May 15, 2003 - "OSHA Signs Alliance
Agreement with Home Builders, HVAC Contractors", Occupational Safety and
|May 15, 2003 -- OSHA includes information on
the OSHA/ACCA Alliance signing in its bi-weekly e-newsletter; QuickTakes
|May 9, 2003 -- ACCA distributed a press
release announcing the Alliance
|May 8, 2003 -- OSHA distributed a news
release announcing the Alliance
Report prepared by: Jess McCluer, Alliance Coordinator,
Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, June 15, 2004
- Upcoming Milestones
The OSHA/ACCA Alliance Implementation Team has discussed a number of
activities that will be undertaken in the upcoming year. ACCA members would
like to work on the development of a HVACR Safety and Health Topics page for
their members. In addition, ACCA would like to have OSHA staff make
presentations on particular safety topics at ACCA Chapter meetings. In the
meantime, ACCA members will continue to serve on the Fall Protection and Motor
Vehicle Safety and Health Topics page Editorial Board's and will help work with
other Alliances should the Agency pursue developing a Motor Vehicle Safety
In addition, ACCA has expressed interest in participating in the upcoming
Construction Roundtable for construction-related National Alliances schedule to
take place in July 2004. The Roundtable is designed for the
construction-related National Alliances to discuss how they can work together
to address issues such as ergonomics, silica and motor vehicle safety, which
many of them are addressing individually through their Alliances.
* Nilgun Tolek was Alliance Coordinator until November 2003