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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
October 5, 2006


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    October 10, 2002

    Dates Renewed

    • April 23, 2004
    • July 6, 2006

    Evaluation Period

    October 10, 2005 – October 9, 2006

    Overview

    The OSHA and AIHA Alliance focuses on providing AIHA members and others with information, guidance and access to training resources to help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in addressing ergonomic and hazard communication issues.

    Implementation Team Members

    AIHA

    Peter O'Neil

    Assistant Executive Director

    Aaron Tripler

    Director, Government Affairs

    OSHA

    Brett Besser

    Salt Lake Technical Center (SLTC)

    Cathy Cronin

    Office of Training and Education (OTE)

    Brently Donaldson

    OTE

    Elizabeth Sherfy

    OOSA

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • November 30, 2005 - Implementation Team Meeting, Washington, DC
    • March 22, 2006 - Renewal Agreement Meeting, Conference Call
    • April 20, 2006 - Implementation Team Meeting, Conference Call

  3. Results

    1. Events and Products

      Outreach and Communication Goals

      • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and the AIHA's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.

      Products

      "Making the Business Case for Safety and Health" Safety and Health Topics page

      Through the Alliance, AIHA representatives provided input and expertise to assist OSHA with the development of its "Making the Business Case for Safety and Health" Safety and Health Topics page. AIHA provided feedback on the draft page during a July 17, 2006, conference call with other Alliance Program participants. The Topics page was launched on the agency's Web site in September 2006.

      OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages

      AIHA representatives review and update many of OSHA's Safety and Health Topics pages. The following representatives from AIHA serve on the editorial boards of the following 27 OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages:

      • Brownfields
        • Mark McGowan, CSP, CIH, Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.; White Plains, NY
      • Confined Space
        • Warren K. Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHM, Dmax, Ltd.; Moraine, OH
        • George Hutcheson, MS, CIH, John Deere Waterloo Works; Cedar Falls, IA
      • Construction – Fire Safety
        • Warren K. Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHM, Dmax, LTD.; Moraine, OH
        • Margaret M. Mroz, Epidemiologist, National Jewish Medical and Research Center; Denver, CO
      • Construction – Laser Hazards
        • Tim Hitchcock, LightRay Consulting; Cary, NC
      • Construction – Motor Vehicle Safety
        • Dan Napier, CIH, CSP, DNA Industrial Hygiene Hawthorne, CA
      • Construction – Noise and Hearing Conservation
        • Elliott Berger, Senior Scientist, Auditory Research, E-A-R/Aearo Company; Indianapolis, IN
        • John Earshen, Angevine Acoustical Consultants, Inc.; East Aurora, NY
      • Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
        • Warren K. Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHM, Dmax, Ltd.; Moraine, OH
      • Emergency Preparedness and Response
        • Scott Phillips, MD, FACP, FACMT, Associate Clinical Professor, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Denver, CO
      • Extremely Low Frequency Radiation
        • Martin Eroh, CIH, AIHA Non-Ionizing Radiation Committee; Phoenix, AZ
      • Fire Safety
        • Margaret M. Mroz, Epidemiologist, National Jewish Medical and Research Center; Denver, CO
      • Hazardous Waste
        • Mark McGowan, CSP, CIH, Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.; White Plains, NY
      • Indoor Air Quality
        • Ellen Gunderson, Advanced Micro Devices; Sunnyvale, CA
      • Ionizing Radiation
        • Norris D. Johnson, CIH, Westinghouse Savannah River Co.; Aiken, SC
        • Irene F. Patrek, Beckman Coulter; Chaska, MN
      • Laboratories
        • Mike Austin, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Environmental Health and Safety; Minneapolis, MN
        • David Lumby, Abbott Laboratories; Abbott Park, IL
        • Joseph Passante, University of Pennsylvania, Environmental Health and Radiation Office, University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA
      • Laser Hazards
        • Tim Hitchcock, LightRay Consulting; Raleigh, NC
      • Laser Electrosurgery Plume
        • Tim Hitchcock, LightRay Consulting; Cary, NC
      • Machine Guarding
        • Warren K. Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHM, Dmax, Ltd.; Moraine, OH
      • Motor Vehicle Safety
        • Dan Napier, CIH, CSP, DNA Industrial Hygiene; Lawndale, CA
      • Noise and Hearing Conservation
        • Elliott Berger, Senior Scientist, Auditory Research, E-A-R/Aearo Company; Indianapolis, IN
        • John Earshen, Angevine Acoustical Consultants, Inc.; East Aurora, NY
        • Edward Hermann, CE, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois; Chicago, IL
      • Non-Ionizing Radiation
        • Bart Dawson, Earth Tech; Brooks City, TX
        • Martin Eroh, CIH, AIHA Non-Ionizing Radiation Committee; Phoenix, AZ
        • Robert E. Johnson, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), L-3 Communications; Hauppauge, NY
        • Shari McMahan, PhD, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), Cal State University; Fullerton, CA
      • Occupational Epidemiology
        • Phillip R. Hunt, CIH, Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health; Boston, MA
      • Personal Protective Equipment
        • Allen W. Lilly, CIH, Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee, Fluor Hanford; Richland, WA
        • Wendy McDowell, Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee, Occidental Chemical Corp.; Dallas, TX
        • Andry Nowosiwsky, CIH, Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee, ExxonMobil Corp.; Baton Rouge, LA
        • Ron Zanoni, CIH, CSP, Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee, ATOFINA Chemicals Inc.; Philadelphia, PA
        • John G. Zvetan, CIH, CSP, Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee, New Paradigms; Marietta, GA
      • Radiation
        • Bart Dawson, Earth Tech; Brooks City, TX
        • Martin Eroh, CIH, AIHA Non-Ionizing Radiation Committee; Phoenix, AZ
        • Robert E. Johnson, L-3 Communications; Hauppauge, NY
        • Shari McMahan, PhD, Cal State University; Fullerton, CA
      • Radiation: Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDD) Dirty Bombs
        • Scott Phillips, MD, FACP, FACMT, Associate Clinical Professor, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Denver, CO
      • Radiofrequency and Microwave Radiation
        • Bart Dawson, Earth Tech; Brooks City, TX
        • Martin Eroh, CIH, AIHA Non-Ionizing Radiation Committee; Phoenix, AZ
        • Robert E. Johnson, L-3 Communications; Hauppauge, NY
        • Shari McMahan, PhD, Cal State University; Fullerton, CA
      • Safety and Health Programs
        • Warren K. Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHM, Dmax, Ltd.; Moraine, OH
      • Sampling and Analysis
        • W.H. (Billy) Bullock, Arizona Chemical; Jacksonville, FL
        • Allen Iske Jr., PhD, CIH, CSP, Quintiles Transnational; Kansas City, MO
        • Pam Kostle, CIH, University Hygienic Laboratory; Iowa City, IA

      OSHA eTools

      Representatives of the OSHA and AIHA Alliance serve on the editorial board of OSHA's Noise and Conservation Hearing eTool:

      • Elliott Berger, Senior Scientist, Auditory Research, E-A-R/Aearo Company; Indianapolis, IN
      • John Earshen, Angevine Acoustical Consultants, Inc.; East Aurora, NY

      OSHA and AIHA Alliance Web Page

      The OSHA and AIHA Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site continues to be updated and includes links to the Alliance agreement, renewal agreements, related documents, activities and events, and milestones and successes. For example, links to the Alliance renewal agreement signed July 6, 2006 and related OSHA news-release were added to the Web page. For more information on the number of hits to the OSHA and AIHA Alliance Web page, please see the Alliance Program Reach table.

      AIHA Chapter List

      AIHA provided OSHA with a contact list of its Chapters that are in the same geographical areas as OSHA's Ed Centers. OSHA posts the Chapter list on the OSHA and AIHA Alliance Limited Access Page (LAP) and sends an e-mail announcing the list's availability to OSHA's National and Regional Offices. OSHA staff can use the list to contact AIHA Chapters if they are looking for training information or instructors in a specific safety and health topic area.

      AIHA's Web Site

      AIHA continues to update a page on its Web site that is devoted to ergonomics with links to the OSHA and AIHA Alliance Web page, other OSHA materials, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and other ergonomics resources. 

      Print and Electronic Media

      Articles on the OSHA and AIHA Alliance appeared in a number of print and online publications, including: Industry News, Occupational Safety and Health Reporter E-News, and OSHA's news releases and QuickTakes. For more information on the articles, please see the Alliance Program Reach table.

      • Speak, exhibit or appear at OSHA's or AIHA's conferences, local meetings or other events.

      Events

      AIHce 2006 Expo, Chicago, Illinois, May 13-18, 2006

      Representatives from the OSHA and AIHA Alliance helped to identify OSHA speakers for workshops and panel discussions during the AIHce 2006 Expo. The presentations covered a number of occupational safety and health issues, including emergency response. OSHA staff members made the following presentations during the Expo:

      • Paula White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP); Ruth McCully, Director, Directorate of Science Technology and Medicine (DSTM); Richard Fairfax, Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP); Dorothy Dougherty, Acting Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG), gave an OSHA update to 140 attendees on May 15, 2006.
      • Terry Krug, Training Instructor, Office of Training and Education (OTE), DCSP, participated in the "Ask the Expert" Question and Answer Session attended by 63 people on May 15, 2006.
      • Nancy Hauter, Region V, gave a presentation to 110 attendees on "Microbes, Emerging Resistance and Superbugs: Healthcare Worker Safety, the New Frontier" on May 15, 2006.
      • Mary Eide, Chemist, DSTM, gave a presentation to 82 attendees on "Validated Method for Formaldehyde Using Three Different Diffusive Samplers" on May 16, 2006.
      • Todd Zentner, Region VIII, gave a presentation to 187 attendees on "Silica Sources and Control Methods in the Stone Fabrication Industry" on May 16, 2006.
      • Dean Wingo, Region VI, gave a presentation to 83 attendees on "Response and Recovery Operations in New Orleans – Unique Hazards and Considerations for Protecting Workers Responding After Hurricane's Katrina and Rita" on May 16, 2006.
      • Maureen O'Donnell, Senior Industrial Hygienist, Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG) gave a presentation on "OSHA Lead Update" to 80 attendees on May 16, 2006.
      • Michael Silva, Region II, gave a presentation to 187 people on "Mixing Calculation Equation" on May 16, 2006.
      • Ann Grevenkamp, Region V, gave a presentation to 187 people on Methylene Chloride Overexposures in Furniture Refinishing Operations" on May 16, 2006.
      • Mike Levy, Region II, gave a presentation to 83 people on "Managing Emergency Response" on May 16, 2006.
      • Deborah Gabry, Health Scientist, Audiologist, DSTM, gave a presentation to 80 attendees on "Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace for Individuals with Disabilities and Innovative Workplace Safety Accommodations for Hearing-Impaired Workers and other Hearing Conservation Issues" on May 16, 2006.
      • Saundra Harris, Region VII, gave a presentation to 187 attendees on "Cotton Dust Exposures in Yarn Manufacturing" on May 16, 2006.
      • Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., OSHA Assistant Secretary, gave a presentation to 400 attendees on "Reaching New Heights: Where OSHA is Heading in 2006 and Beyond" on May 17, 2006.
      • Bob Curtis, Director, OSHA Health Response Team, DSTM, gave a presentation to 150 attendees on "Pilot Study: Practical Development of Site-Specific RF Safety Programs for 1,000 Cellular Communication Sites" on May 17, 2005.
      • Atkins Longmire, Medical Officer, DSTM, gave a presentation to 163 attendees on "Influenza-like Symptoms in Laboratory Workers" on May 18, 2006.
      • Minda Nieblas, Medical Officer, DSTM, gave a presentation to 40 attendees on "Protecting Those Recovering the Area: Medical and OSHA Aspects" on May 18, 2006.
      • Additionally, OSHA representatives staffed an Agency exhibit booth throughout the conference.

      AIHA Ergonomics Committee

      Through the Alliance, two OSHA staff members, Brett Besser and Elizabeth Sherfy, are participating as ad hoc members on AIHA's Ergonomics Committee to facilitate communication between the two organizations and to address and jointly discuss ergonomics-related issues that arise. OSHA staff participated in the May 26, 2006 meeting of this committee in Chicago, Illinois.

      • Promote and encourage AIHA members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Recognition Program.

        During this reporting period, OSHA and AIHA did not work on projects to address this goal.

      • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on ergonomics and hazard communication that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

      Events

      2006 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, April 30-May 6, 2006

      AIHA helped to support and promote 2006 NAOSH Week, which was April 30-May 6, 2006. NAOSH Week is sponsored by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), another Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE). Mary Ann Latko, Director, Science and Technical Initiatives, represented AIHA at the May 1, 2006, kick-off event at the Department of Labor. The kick-off event included remarks by OSHA's Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., and representatives from ASSE and CSSE.

      "The Globally Harmonized System for the Classification for Worldwide Hazard Communication: Status and Update on U.S. Implementation," TeleWeb Virtual Seminar, December 13, 2006

      AIHA and the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC), another Alliance Program participant, jointly sponsored, "The Globally Harmonized System for the Classification for Worldwide Hazard Communication: Status and Update on U.S. Implementation," TeleWeb Virtual Seminar on December 13, 2006. The seminar was broadcast to 425 people and featured presentations by Jennifer Silk, Deputy Director, DSG; Jon Hellerstein, CIH, MeadWestvaco Corporation and member of AIHA; and Michelle Sullivan, SCHC Board Chair.

      Products

      Safety Alert: Shipyard Sewage and Hydrogen Sulfide

      AIHA worked collaboratively with three Alliance Program participants, the American Shipbuilding Association, the National Shipbuilding Research Program and the Shipbuilders Council of America, to develop the "Safety Alert: Shipyard Sewage and Hydrogen Sulfide." The Safety Alert is designed to make shipyard employers and employees aware of the hazards of sewage systems on both ships and at shipyard short facilities and to prevent accidents involving hydrogen sulfide gas. AIHA posted the Safety Alert on its Web site and issued a press release in August 2006. OSHA links to the Safety Alert from the OSHA and AIHA Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site.

      Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

      • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions or stakeholder meetings on ergonomics and hazard communication issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on health and safety issues.

        During this reporting period, OSHA and AIHA did not work on projects to address this goal.

    2. Executive Summary

      OSHA and AIHA renewed their Alliance on July 6, 2006 and are continuing to work to reduce and prevent employee exposure to ergonomic hazards and hazard communication issues in the workplace.

      Through the agreement, the organizations have pursued a number of projects and activities addressing occupational safety and health issues. For example, the OSHA and AIHA Alliance maintains several resources with information about the Alliance, ergonomics and hazard communication issues, and other safety and health materials. The OSHA and AIHA Alliance Web page features links to the Alliance agreement, the renewal agreements, related documents, activities and events, and milestones and successes. OSHA posts AIHA's Chapter List on the OSHA and AIHA Alliance LAP so OSHA staff can use the list to contact AIHA chapters for safety and health training information or instructors.

      In addition, the AIHA Web site features an ergonomics page that provides AIHA members and other visitors to the site with resources for addressing ergonomics hazards, including links to the OSHA and AIHA Alliance Web site, OSHA's Ergonomics Safety and Health Topics page and compliance assistance materials. Additionally, through the Alliance, AIHA members provided input into the development of OSHA's Making the Business Case for Safety and Health Topics page and helped to review and revise many of OSHA's Safety and Health Topics pages and eTools covering such issues as fire safety, machine guarding, and radiation by serving on the tools' editorial boards.

      The Alliance implementation team also helped to identify speakers to share information on safety and health issues. As a result, members of the OSHA and AIHA Alliance and other representatives from OSHA, made presentations and exhibited at the AIHce 2006, in Chicago, Illinois, May 13-18, 2006. For example, on May 17, 2006, OSHA Assistant Secretary, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., gave a presentation, "Reaching New Heights: Where OSHA is Heading in 2006 and Beyond," to 400 attendees. Other OSHA representatives spoke on a number of safety and health issues, including disaster response and recovery, lead and construction.

      In addition, AIHA worked with other Alliance Program participants to promote workplace safety and health issues. AIHA supported and participated in the 2006 NAOSH Week, which is sponsored by ASSE and CSSE. The 2006 event was held April 30 – May 6, and Mary Ann Latko, Director, Science and Technical Initiatives, attended the kick-off event at the Department of Labor on May 1, 2006.

      Representatives from AIHA and SCHC, another Alliance Program participant, collaborated on the TeleWeb Virtual Seminar, "The Globally Harmonized System for the Classification for Worldwide Hazard Communication: Status and Update on U.S. Implementation," which was broadcast December 13, 2005 to 425 people.

      AIHA also worked collaboratively with three other Alliance Program participants, the American Shipbuilding Association, the National Shipbuilding Research Program and the Shipbuilders Council of America, to develop the "Safety Alert: Shipyard Sewage and Hydrogen Sulfide." The Safety Alert is designed to make shipyard employers and employees aware of the hazards of sewage systems on both ships and at shipyard short facilities and to prevent accidents involving hydrogen sulfide gas.

    3. Alliance Program Reach

      Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
      December 13, 2005: "The Globally Harmonized System for the Classification for Worldwide Hazard Communication: Status and Update on U.S. Implementation," TeleWeb Virtual Seminar

      Speakers:
      Jennifer Silk, Deputy Director, DSG
      Jon Hellerstein, CIH, MeadWestvaco Corporation and AIHA member
      425
      May 15, 2006, "OSHA Update," AIHce 2006, Chicago, Illinois

      Speakers:
      Paula White, Director, DCSP
      Ruth McCully, Director, DSTM
      Richard Fairfax, Director, DEP
      Dorothy Dougherty, Acting Director, DSG
      140
      May 15, 2006, "Ask the Expert" Question and Answer Session, AIHce 2006, Chicago, Illinois

      Speaker:
      Terry Krug, Training Instructor, OTE, DCSP
      63
      May 15, 2006, "Microbes, Emerging Resistance and Superbugs: Healthcare Worker Safety, the New Frontier," AIHce 2006, Chicago, Illinois

      Speaker:
      Nancy Hauter, Region V
      110
      May 16, 2006, "Validated Method for Formaldehyde Using Three Different Diffusive Samplers," AIHce 2006, Chicago, Illinois

      Speaker:
      Mary Eide, Chemist, DSTM
      82
      May 16, 2006, "Silica Sources and Control Methods in the Stone Fabrication Industry," AIHce 2006, Chicago, Illinois

      Speaker:
      Todd Zentner, Region VIII
      187
      May 16, 2006, "Response and Recovery Operations in New Orleans – Unique Hazards and Considerations for Protecting Workers Responding After Hurricane's Katrina and Rita," AIHce 2006, Chicago, Illinois

      Speaker:
      Dean Wingo, Region VI
      83
      May 16, 2006, "OSHA Lead Update," AIHce 2006, Chicago, Illinois

      Speaker:
      Maureen O'Donnell, Senior Industrial Hygienist, DSG
      80
      May 16, 2006, "Mixing Calculation Equation," AIHce 2006, Chicago, Illinois

      Speaker:
      Michael Silva, Region II
      187
      May 16, 2006, "Methylene Chloride Overexposures in Furniture Refinishing Operations," AIHce 2006, Chicago, Illinois

      Speaker:
      Ann Grevenkamp, Region V
      187
      May 16, 2006, "Managing Emergency Response," AIHce 2006, Chicago, Illinois

      Speaker:
      Mike Levy, Region II
      83
      May 16, 2006, "Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace for Individuals with Disabilities and Innovative Workplace Safety Accommodations for Hearing-Impaired Workers and other Hearing Conservation Issues," AIHce 2006, Chicago, Illinois

      Speaker:
      Deborah Gabry, Health Scientist, Audiologist, DSTM
      80
      May 16, 2006, "Cotton Dust Exposures in Yarn Manufacturing," AIHce 2006, Chicago, Illinois

      Speaker:
      Saundra Harris, Region VII
      187
      May 17, 2006, "Reaching New Heights: Where OSHA is Heading in 2006 and Beyond," AIHce 2006, Chicago, Illinois

      Speaker:
      Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., OSHA Assistant Secretary
      400
      May 17, 2006, "Pilot Study: Practical Development of Site-Specific RF Safety Programs for 1,000 Cellular Communication Sites," AIHce 2006, Chicago, Illinois

      Speaker:
      Bob Curtis, Director, OSHA Health Response Team, DSTM
      150
      May 18, 2006, "Influenza-like Symptoms in Laboratory Workers," AIHce 2006, Chicago, Illinois

      Speaker:
      Atkins Longmire, Medical Officer, DSTM
      163
      May 18, 2006, "Protecting Those Recovering the Area: Medical and OSHA Aspects," AIHce 2006, Chicago, Illinois

      Speaker:
      Minda Nieblas, Medical Officer, DSTM
      40
      May 13-18, 2006: AIHce 2006, Chicago, Illinois
      OSHA exhibited
      750
      July 6, 2006: "OSHA and American Industrial Hygiene Association Alliance Renewed," OSHA News Release 69 News Services; 1,700 news papers; and 5,000 radio and television stations
      July 13, 2006: "OSHA, AIHA Renew Alliance," BNA Occupational Safety and Health Reporter Data Not Available
      July 15, 2006: "Alliance with American Industrial Hygiene Association Renewed," Usernomics Data Not Available
      July 20, 2006: "Three National Alliances Renewed," News for OSC Data Not Available
      July 15, 20006: "Three National Alliances Renewed," OSHA QuickTakes 55,000
      July 2006: "OSHA Renews Several Key Alliances," Industry News Data Not Available
      August 1, 2006: "AIHA and OSHA Partner on Safety Alert," AIHA Press Release Data Not Available
      August 2, 2006: "AIHA and Partners Release H2S Guidance for Shipyard Workers," Occupational Health and Safety News Data Not Available
      August 7, 2006: "OSHA press release creates confusion…New AIHA, OSHA Alliance Does Not Focus Ergonomics," Inside OSHA Data Not Available
      August 10, 2006: "AIHA Issues Shipyard Safety Alert on Hydrogen Sulfide, Sewage Hazards," BNA Occupational Safety and Health Reporter Data Not Available
      OSHA and AIHA Alliance Web page on the OSHA Website 4,649
      AIHA Ergonomics Resource Web page Data Not Available
      AIHA representatives serve on the following 27 OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages' editorial boards:
      • Brownfields
      • Confined Space
      • Construction – Fire Safety
      • Construction – Laser Hazards
      • Construction – Motor Vehicle Safety
      • Construction – Noise and Hearing Conservation
      • Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
      • ELF Radiation
      • Emergency Preparedness and Response
      • Fire Safety
      • Hazardous Waste
      • Indoor Air Quality
      • Ionizing Radiation
      • Laboratories
      • Laser Hazards
      • Laser Electrosurgery Plume
      • Machine Guarding
      • Motor Vehicle Safety
      • Noise and Hearing Conservation
      • Non-Ionizing Radiation
      • Occupational Epidemiology
      • Personal Protective Equipment
      • Radiation
      • Radiation: Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDD) Dirty Bombs
      • Radiofrequency and Microwave Radiation
      • Safety and Health Programs
      • Sampling and Analysis
      925,206
      AIHA representatives serve on OSHA's Noise and Hearing Conservation eTool's editorial board. Data Not Available
      TOTAL 988,252
  4. Upcoming Milestones

    During the upcoming year, OSHA and AIHA will continue to provide information, guidance, and access to training resources to protect employees' health and safety, particularly in the areas associated with ergonomics and hazard communication. For example, the Alliance will provide resources for the public on ergonomics through the OSHA-AIHA Alliance Web page and AIHA's ergonomic Web page. Additionally, representatives from AIHA will continue to serve on the editorial boards of OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages and eTools, providing expert input on a number of occupational safety and health issues.

    The Alliance implementation team will also work with other Alliance Program participants on projects related to occupational safety and health issues. For example, AIHA representatives will participate in the Alliance Program Promoting the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, which will be held in October 2006. In addition, AIHA is planning to support and promote 2007 NAOSH Week, which will be May 6-12, 2007, with ASSE and numerous other Alliance Program participants.

    Through the Alliance, AIHA will develop fact sheets on a variety of safety and health issues, such as personal protective equipment, respiratory protection and noise. The fact sheets will be available free of charge on AIHA's Web site and linked to from the OSHA and AIHA Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site. OSHA also will consider including the fact sheets in the curriculum for its short course for small business on health hazards.

    In addition, OSHA representatives will continue to serve as ad hoc members of AIHA's ergonomic committee, and AIHA will provide OSHA with an updated Chapter List for publication on OSHA's Limited Access Page to foster relationships with OSHA regional and area offices and state plan states.

Report prepared by: Elizabeth Sherfy, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, October 5, 2006.

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