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2016

Each year, OSHA’s National Alliances reach millions of employers and workers, and many OSHA staff through activities that include dissemination of safety and health information, presentations at conferences and meetings, and training. During the most recent reporting cycle, collectively, OSHA’s National Alliances reached over 1 million employers and workers with information about OSHA’s outreach initiatives, enforcement and rulemaking activities, and new publications and resources. OSHA and its Alliance partners also worked together to provide information to over 7500 attendees at almost 30 meetings and conferences. In addition, Alliance partners provided important technical training to OSHA staff through 26 training seminars that reached almost 600 OSHA staff members.

The following highlights these and other activities of OSHA’s National Alliances in FY 2016. For successes by Regional and Area Office Alliances, see the Regional and State Plan Alliance Success Stories page.

Products

Through the Alliance Program, national Alliance participants developed 25 new products and updated 6 others. These products, which include fact sheets, toolbox talks, and videos, provide information to employers and workers on specific industries or hazards addressed by the Alliances. Alliance participants also translated two products into Spanish. The following are examples of products developed in FY 2016. For a complete listing, see the Alliance Program Participants Developed Products page.

Training for OSHA Staff

Through the Alliance Program, national Alliance participants provided 21 free training sessions in FY 2016 for 293 representatives from federal OSHA, state OSHA agencies, and On-site Consultation programs. For example:

Other Training

Alliance participants also provide free training to workers, employers, and others. For example:

Support for Key OSHA Initiatives

In addition to developing products and providing training, OSHA’s national Alliances took other measures to support OSHA’s key initiatives. For example:

2015

The following highlights some of the successes of OSHA’s national Alliances in FY 2015. For successes by Regional and Area Office Alliances, see the Regional and State Plan State Success Stories page.

Products

Through the Alliance Program, national Alliance participants develop 39 products such as fact sheets, toolbox talks, and videos to provide information to employers and workers on specific industries or hazards covered by the Alliances. Alliance participants also translated 10 products into Spanish. The following are examples of products developed in FY 2015. For a complete listing, see the Alliance Program Participants Developed Products page.

Training for OSHA Staff

Through the Alliance Program, national Alliance participants provide 15 free training sessions in FY 2015 for 242 representatives from federal OSHA, state OSHA agencies, and On-site Consultation programs. For example:

  • Altec Industries, Inc.. Continued its series of free best practice seminars on the safe operation of various types of equipment. On March 24, 2015, Altec provided mobile crane training for OSHA Region 6. On June 10-11, 2015, Altec provided training on mobile cranes, insulated aerial devices, and digger derricks for OSHA national office and Maryland OSHA staff. On August 4-5, 2015, Altec provided mobile crane training for OSHA national office and Maryland OSHA staff.
  • Fertilizer Safety and Health Partners. Provided Responsible Ag training and a facility tour on July 30, 2015 for participants from federal OSHA, state OSHA agencies, and other federal agencies. Training focused on safe storage and handling of fertilizers (and regulatory compliance) at agricultural retail facilities.
  • Laser Safety Institute (LIA). Continued its series of free best practice seminars on laser safety. LIA provided training for OSHA Region 4 on May 21, 2015, and for OSHA Region 9 on October 24, 2014 and March 11, 2015.
  • Industrial Truck Association (ITA). Continued it series of free best practice seminars on forklift safety. On May 13, 2015, ITA conducted a seminar in York, Pennsylvania for OSHA Region 3. ITA conducted a seminar in Nashville, Tennessee for OSHA Region 4 on August 12 and August 13, 2015.
Other Training

Alliance participants also provide free training to workers, employers, and others. For example:

  • Society for Chemical Hazard Communication. Hosted a webinar on September 9, 2015 on "Hazard Communication 2012: Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard: CPL 02-02-079." More than 2,000 people viewed the webinar. The transcript is available on the SCHC Web page.
Support for Key OSHA Initiatives

In addition to developing products and providing training, OSHA’s national Alliances took other measures to support OSHA’s key initiatives. For example:

  • Airline Ground Safety Panel (AGSP) developed a heat stress toolbox talk.
  • American Staffing Association. Provided feedback on two new OSHA temporary worker bulletins (personal protective equipment, whistleblower protection) and promoted them on its Web site and publications.
  • Lamar Outdoor Advertising. Supported OSHA’s 2015 fall prevention campaign with 20 print billboards reaching almost 1 million views and 13 additional digital boards. Lamar also provided Kentucky with 7 billboards with an estimated 220,000 views.
  • National Association of Landscape Professionals. Promoted OSHA’s heat app in its newsletters and other publications to support OSHA’s heat illness prevention campaign.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE). Disseminated OSHA’s "Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers" through its Facebook page, blog, and other channels. The Facebook post received 55,000 impressions, nearly 1,000 "Likes", 450 shares, and 206 comments and the blog had 2,700 hits.

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