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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
And the
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

December 2018


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      October 10, 2002

    2. Dates Renewed

      April 23, 2004
      July 6, 2006
      October 21, 2008
      May 21, 2013

    3. Evaluation Period

      FY 2018: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018

    4. Alliance Overview and Goals

      OSHA and AIHA are committed to providing AIHA members, safety and health professionals, and the public with information and 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).

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • November 6, 2017

    The Alliance coordinators from both groups also maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results. In addition, as one of six organizing partners for the Safe + Sound Campaign, AIHA representatives participated in approximately 15 bi-weekly regular strategic planning and implementation meetings leading up to Safe + Sound Week 2018. In addition, AIHA staff participated in social media committee meetings to coordinate and develop social media communications for the Campaign.

  3. Results of Alliance Activities in Support of Agreement Goals

    Dissemination: Alliance Program participant shared information on agency-developed or OSHA Alliance Program-developed tools and resources, OSHA standards/rulemakings, enforcement, and outreach campaigns.

    Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage-OSHA Website 1,436
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage-AIHA Website 1,481
    Twitter10/1/17 - 9/30/18At least 80 tweets on OSHA topics during the FY from @AIHA and @AmesAIHAgrAgriculture, Beryllium, Construction, Emergency Response / Recovery, Fall Prevention, Fall Stand-Down, Healthcare, Heat Illness Prevention, Oil and Gas, Recordkeeping / Reporting, Safety & Health Programs, Safe + Sound, Silica, Small Business, Temporary Workers, Trenching, Walking Working Surfaces, Young Workers~500,000
    Print and electronic publicationOctober 2017Synergist Magazine article entitled "A Meeting with the Secretary of Labor"Beryllium, Construction, Emergency Response / Recovery, Fall Prevention, Recordkeeping / Reporting, Safety & Health Programs, Safe + Sound Week, Silica, Young Workers8,000
    Print and electronic publicationOctober 2017Synergist Magazine article entitled "OSHA Publishes New PSM Guidance for Oil Refineries"Oil and Gas8,000
    Print and electronic publicationOctober 2017Synergist Magazine article entitled "The 'Generally' Harmonized System: Preparing SDSs, Labels for Use Around the World"Hazard Communication8,000
    Print and electronic publicationNovember 2017Synergist Magazine article entitled "OSHA Booklet Compiles Best Practices for Communication Tower Work"Telecommunications Towers8,000
    Blog Post11/28/17SynergistNOW Blog post entitled "News Roundup: Federal Agency Nominations, Rule Updates"Construction, Recordkeeping / ReportingNot available
    Print and electronic publicationDecember 2017Synergist Magazine article entitled "NIOSH to Research Health, Safety Implications of Occupational Robots"Safety & Health Programs8,000
    Print and electronic publicationDecember 2017Synergist Magazine article entitled "OSHA Publishes Prevention, Management Guidance for Zika Exposures in Labs"Healthcare8,000
    Print and electronic publicationJanuary 2018Synergist Magazine article entitled "Integrating [Industrial Hygiene] into Healthcare"Healthcare8,000
    Print and electronic publicationJanuary 2018Synergist Magazine article entitled "The IH Who Knew Too Much: When is it Ethical to Share Sensitive Information?"Recordkeeping / Reporting8,000
    Print and electronic publicationJanuary 2018Synergist Magazine article entitled "Stripped Down" (about methylene chloride)Construction, Recordkeeping / Reporting, Safety & Health Programs, Small Business8,000
    Print and electronic publicationJanuary 2018Synergist Magazine article entitled "Noise in Airplane Cabins" 8,000
    Print and electronic publicationFebruary 2018Synergist Magazine article entitled "A Close Look at Portland Cement"Construction, Silica8,000
    Print and electronic publicationFebruary 2018Synergist Magazine article entitled "OSHA Plans to Modify Beryllium Standards for Construction, Shipyards in 2018"Beryllium8,000
    Print and electronic publicationFebruary 2018Synergist Magazine article entitled "Fact Sheets Address Silica Exposures from Construction Equipment"Construction, Silica8,000
    Blog Post2/27/18SynergistNOW Blog post entitled "OSHA's New Regulation on Crystalline Silica: What You Need to Know"Silica Not available
    Print and electronic publicationMarch 2018Synergist Magazine article entitled "Getting Ventilation Right: A Primer on Regulations, Standards, and Guidelines" 8,000
    Print and electronic publicationMarch 2018Synergist Magazine article entitled "National Academies Calls for "Smarter" OHS Surveillance"Recordkeeping / Reporting, Safety & Health Programs8,000
    Print and electronic publicationMarch 2018Synergist Magazine article entitled "Hazard Alert Stresses Proper Use of Multi-gas Monitors in Oil and Gas Operations"Oil and Gas8,000
    Print and electronic publicationMarch 2018Synergist Magazine article entitled "OSHA Emphasizes Hazards of Confined Spaces on Farms"Agriculture, Fall Prevention, Walking-Working Surfaces8,000
    Blog Post3/6/18SynergistNOW Blog post entitled "Are All Workplace Chemical Exposures Recordable?"Recordkeeping / ReportingNot available
    Print and electronic publicationApril 2018Synergist Magazine article entitled "New OSHA Publications Address Silica Standard Requirements, Tree Care Hazards"Silica6,430
    E-newsletter4/4/18Article entitled "OSHA, Alliance Partner Team Up to Raise Awareness about Grain Bin Safety"Agriculture, Fall Prevention5,800
    E-newsletter4/4/18Blurb entitled "Safe + Sound Campaign Describes Steps for Developing Health and Safety Programs"Safety & Health Programs, Safe + Sound5,800
    E-newsletter4/11/18Article entitled "OSHA Publishes Searchable List of Authorized Trainers"Construction5,800
    Print and electronic publicationMay 2018Synergist Magazine article titled "Agencies Alert Employers to Risks of Hearing Loss from Chemical and Noise Exposures"Agriculture, Construction7,180
    Print and electronic publicationMay 2018Synergist magazine article entitled "Enforcement of Beryllium Standard to Begin May 11"Beryllium, Construction7,180
    E-newsletter5/16/18Article entitled "OSHA to Harmonize HazCom Standard with Latest Edition of GHS"Hazard Communication5,800
    E-newsletter5/30/18Blurb entitled "Safe + Sound Campaign Seeks to Improve Safety Conversations"Safe + Sound5,800
    E-newsletter6/6/18Article entitled "OSHA Plans to Propose Revisions to Ancillary Requirements of Beryllium Standard"Beryllium5,800
    E-newsletter6/20/18Article entitled "OSHA Webinar to Focus on Safety and Health Programs"Safety & Health Programs, Safe + Sound5,800
    Print and electronic publicationJune/July 2018Synergist magazine article titled "Regulatory Agenda Outlines Agencies' Rulemaking Plans"Beryllium, Construction, Silica7,150
    Print and electronic publicationJune/July 2018Synergist magazine article entitled "OSHA Plans to Propose Revisions to Ancillary Requirements of Beryllium Standard"Beryllium7,150
    Print and electronic publicationJune/July 2018Synergist magazine article entitled "OSHA Publishes Searchable List of Authorized Trainers"Construction7,150
    E-newsletter7/5/18Article entitled "OSHA Clarifies Responsibilities for Protecting Temporary Workers from Noise, Airborne Contaminants"Temporary Workers5,800
    E-newsletter7/11/18Blurb entitled "See Who's Participating in Safe + Sound Week"Safe + Sound5,800
    E-newsletter7/18/18Article entitled "OSHA Alliance Webinar to Focus on Heat Illness Prevention"Heat Illness Prevention5,800
    Print and electronic publicationAugust 2018Synergist magazine article entitled "Aug. 13-19 Is Safe + Sound Week"Safe + Sound7,235
    Print and electronic publicationAugust 2018Synergist magazine article titled "OSHA Clarifies Responsibilities for Protecting Temporary Workers from Noise, Airborne Contaminants"Temporary Workers7,235
    E-newsletter8/8/18Article entitled "Next Week is Safe + Sound Week"Safe + Sound5,800
    E-newsletter8/15/18Blurb entitled "Aug. 13-19 Is Safe + Sound Week!" (with link to free AIHce recording to promote the week)Safe + Sound5,800
    E-newsletter8/22/18Blurb entitled "Free This Month: AIHce EXP OnDemand Recording of Session on Controls" (in honor of Safe + Sound Week)Safe + Sound5,800
    Print and electronic publicationSeptember2018Synergist magazine article titled "OSHA Proposes to Rescind Requirements of Electronic Recordkeeping Regulation"Recordkeeping/ Reporting8,750
    E-newsletter9/5/18Article entitled "OSHA Updates Online Resource on Legionellosis"Healthcare5,800
    E-newsletter9/5/18Article entitled "OSHA: Flashlight Recall Presents Potential Explosion Hazard" 5,800
    E-newsletter9/12/18Article entitled "AIHA urges OSHA Not to Rescind Tracking Requirement"Recordkeeping/ Reporting5,800
    E-newsletter9/26/18Blurb entitled "Webinar Recording Available: 'Challenging Incident Investigation Paradigms'" (provided free in September as part of Safe + Sound outreach)Safe + Sound5,800
     
    TOTAL ≥802,977

    Outreach Events and Training for non-OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in events which includes speeches/presentations, exhibits, roundtables, conferences, informational webinars or other meetings or training in support of the Alliance or an OSHA initiative.

    Activity Type Date Event Name Participant Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title Of Presentation (if applicable) City State Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Webinar5/1/18 - 5/31/18Webinar: "Selling Safety to the Employee" (see event name—AIHA provided free online access to this webinar as an organizing partner for Safe + Sound) Safety & Health Programs, Safe + Sound Week278
    Event5/3/18OSHA Alliance Program ForumMark Ames, Director, Government RelationsN/AWashingtonDC 50
    Webinar9/1/18 - 9/30/18Challenging Incident Investigation Paradigms (see event name—AIHA provided free online access to this webinar as an organizing partner for Safe + Sound) Safety & Health Programs, Safe + Sound Week213
    Event9/20/18OSHA Alliance Program Construction RoundtableMark Ames, Director, Government RelationsN/AWashingtonDC 35
     
    TOTAL 576

Report prepared by: Christina Morgan, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, December 2018

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