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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the Airline Group Safety Panel (AGSP)
May 24, 2016


  1. Alliance Background

    • A. Date Signed

    • May 20, 2008

    • B. Dates Renewed

    • October 10, 2012
    • April 8, 2015

    • Evaluation Period

    • May 20, 2015 - May 19, 2016

    • C. Overview

    The OSHA and AGSP Alliance focuses on providing AGSP's members and others in the construction industry, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will continue to address the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing falls as well as addressing issues related to small businesses, motor vehicles, and hazard communication.

    The Airline Ground Safety Panel Alliance signatories are:

    • Airlines For America
    • Alaska Airlines
    • American Airlines
    • Envoy Air Inc.
    • Dal Global Services, LLC
    • Delta Air Lines, Inc.
    • G2 Secure Staff, LLC
    • Hawaiian Airlines
    • Horizon Air
    • International Association Of Machinists And Aerospace
    • Workers JetBlue Airways
    • Menzies Aviation
    • Regional Airline Association
    • SkyWest Airlines
    • Southwest Airlines
    • Transport Workers Union
    • United Airlines
    • Virgin Galactic

    D. Implementation Team Members

    OSHA

    Morgan Seuberling - Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)

    Bill Willson* - Program Analyst, OOSA, DCSP

    Rudy Fiers - Senior Safety Specialist, Office of General Industry Enforcement (OGIE), Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP)

    Gary Orr - Ergonomist, OGIE, DEP

    Brett Besser - Ergonomist, Salt Lake Technical Center

    AGSP

    Anthony D'Aloiso - District 141 Safety Director; IAMAW (District 141); US Airways

    Belinda Hall - General Manager, Corporate Safety and Compliance; Delta Air Lines

    Mark Johnson - Safety Chairman; Transport Workers Union of America

    Sophie Ghezai - Director, Safety and Operations; A4A

    * Bill Willson served on the OSHA and AGSP Alliance Implementation Team until December 31, 2015.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings
    • August 27, 2015
    • May 12, 2016

    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: Develop and disseminate Toolbox Talks on Extreme Temperatures (Heat and Cold); Review and revise, as necessary, the existing Best Practice Fact Sheets, with a particular focus on the appropriate use of seat belts in ground support equipment.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Alliance Product Pushback Vehicles Fact Sheet: Preventing Caught In Between Injuries (2015, July). Transportation Not Available
    Alliance Product Pushback Vehicles Fact Sheet: Preventing Struck By Injuries (2015, July). Transportation Not Available
    Alliance Product Heat Illness Identification Toolbox Talk (2015, July). Heat Illness Prevention Not Available
    Alliance Product Hazard Communications Standard Changes Toolbox Talk (2015, July). Hazard Communication Not Available
    Alliance Product Cold Illness Identification Toolbox Talk (2015, November). Not Available
    Training and Education: Develop and disseminate a Case Study on emerging workplace hazards based on incident and other relevant data; Review existing case studies, toolbox talks, and other guidance products previously developed through the Alliance and, as needed, incorporate ergonomic guidance. NOTE: The AGSP Alliance will explore the use of electronic media where it is feasible. (e.g., webinars, videos, etc.)
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Alliance Product High-Lift Truck (Box Truck) Case Study (2015, July). Transportation Not Available
    Alliance Product Beltloaders: General Driving Fact Sheet (2015, July). Transportation Not Available
    Alliance Product Belt Loader Fact Sheet: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls (2015, July). Transportation Not Available
    Outreach and Communication: Provide opportunities for staffing an Alliance exhibit booth at Regional Airline Association Annual Conferences.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Exhibit 2016 Annual Regional Airline Association (RAA) Conference, May 11-12, 2016, Charlotte, NC.
    • Region IV staffed the exhibit and disseminated OSHA publications to the attendees.
    50
    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: Disseminate information about OSHA initiatives, including rulemaking, enforcement activities, and others through AGSP webpages, newsletters, magazines, social media outlets, and similar tools. Special emphasis will be given to OSHA's recently-announced new reporting requirements.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Speech/ Presentation 2016 A4A Safety Council Quarterly Meeting, April 13-14, 2016, Washington, DC
    • On April 13, 2016, Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary, OSHA, addressed the A4A Council.
    25
    Dissemination AGSP and OSHA Alliance Web Page

    AGSP maintains the AGSP and OSHA Alliance Web page on its Website. Information includes links to the Alliance agreement products developed by AGSP through the Alliance, and OSHA resources and initiatives.

    Not Available
    Dissemination OSHA and AGSP Alliance Web Page

    OSHA maintains the OSHA and AGSP Alliance Web page that is posted on the OSHA Website. The page includes the Alliance agreement, renewal agreements, annual reports, and links to resources developed by AGSP through the Alliance Program.

    4,817
    TOTAL 4,892
  4. Evaluations

    AGSP did not perform Alliance evaluations during the reporting period.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    In the upcoming year, OSHA and AGSP plan to undertake several additional projects through the Alliance to provide information, guidance and access to training resources on safety and health issues in the industry. For example, AGSP will update existing toolbox talks and fact sheets for compliance with Agency regulations and develop a Passenger Baggage Handling Guidance Document. In addition, the AGSP will review the Baggage Handling eTool for compliance to Agency and industry best practices on ergonomics. AGSP will also work to develop evaluation methods to determine the effectiveness of their training programs and Alliance-developed products and submit the results to OSHA.

    In addition, AGSP will provide OSHA with an Alliance exhibit at their 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition.

    Report prepared by: Morgan Seuberling, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, May 24, 2016.

    Activity Types:

    Alliance Product: Products (e.g., fact sheets, videos, toolbox talks) developed by Alliance participants as part of the Alliance. These are not OSHA products.

    Dissemination: An Alliance participant sends OSHA information, Alliance products, or other safety and health information to its stakeholders. This includes information sent by email or social media (Facebook, Twitter), and information included in newsletters and other publications. It also includes hits on the Alliance participant’s or OSHA’s Web page.

    Evaluation: Any efforts by the Alliance participant to evaluate the effectiveness of an Alliance activity or the Alliance as a whole.

    Event: Participation in events such as the Construction Roundtable and NAOSH Week.

    Exhibit: OSHA exhibits at events sponsored by the Alliance participant.

    OSHA Product Review: Review of an OSHA product by an Alliance participant. For example, an Alliance participant may provide technical comments on an OSHA eTool or publication. The review itself is considered the Alliance activity.

    Speech/Presentation: Speeches or presentation by OSHA staff at events sponsored by the Alliance participant.

    Training: This includes best practice seminars or other training that Alliance participants provide for OSHA staff. It also includes training for workers/employers/others by Alliance participants.

    Other: Use this if an activity does not fit into one of the other categories.

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis:

    • Agriculture
    • Asian American/Pacific Islander Workers
    • Construction
    • Ergonomics
    • Fall Prevention
    • Hazard Communication/Chemicals
    • Health Care
    • Heat Illness Prevention
    • Hispanic/Latino Workers
    • Maritime
    • Oil and Gas
    • Small Business
    • Temporary Workers
    • Transportation
    • Young Workers
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