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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the American Staffing Association (ASA)
May 23, 2016


  1. Alliance Background

    • A. Date Signed

    • May 21, 2014

    • B. Dates Renewed

    • Not Applicable

    • C. Evaluation Period

    • May 21, 2014 - May 20, 2016

    • D. Overview

    The OSHA and ASA Alliance provides ASA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of temporary workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to safety and health hazards during temporary job assignments.

    E. Implementation Team Members

    OSHA

    Bill Willson* - Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)

    Marisa Johnson** - Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Chemical Process Safety and Enforcement Initiatives (OCPSEI), Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP)

    Russell Jones*** - Program Analyst, Office of Small Business Assistance, DCSP

    Michael Payne - Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction

    Morgan Seuberling - Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, OOSA, DCSP

    James Shelton - Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region VI

    Jennifer Kim - Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, OCPSEI, DEP

    Damon Bonneau - Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, OCS, DOC

    ASA

    Bob Alcorn - Senior Loss Control Specialist; Express Services, Inc.

    Rich Beaumont - Regional Safety Manager; TrueBlue, Inc.

    J. Scott Bicksler - Regional Safety Manager; Aerotek

    Stacey Bigelow - President; Advance Staffing Solutions

    John Brown - Regional Safety Director; Staffmark

    Tim Clark - Environmental Health and Safety Controller; Aerotek

    Stephen Dwyer - General Counsel; ASA

    Paul Frank - Director of Loss Control; Volt

    Karenjo Goodwin - Chief Executive Officer; Exact Staff, Inc.

    La Tanya James-Rouse - Assistant General Counsel; ASA

    David Kasab Sr. - Director-Safety, Health and Environment; Kelly Services

    Robert Lewellen - Safety Director; EmployBridge

    Tom Marrero - Safety Director; OTS Holdings

    Joyce Matson - HR/Corporate Communications Director; All Starz Staffing

    Sharon Pancamo - Occupational Safety Manager; Elwood Staffing

    Daphne Phalon - Chief Operations Officer; United Personnel Services

    Eric Radke - AVP-Regulatory Affairs; On Assignment, Inc.

    Bob Thompson - Vice President; World Wide Specialty Programs

    Kelly Verberg - Vice President, Membership and Sections; ASA


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

    **Marisa Johnson served on served on the OSHA and ASA Alliance Implementation Team until October 31, 2015.

    ***Russell Jones served on served on the OSHA and ASA Alliance Implementation Team until February 29, 2016.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings
    • June 27, 2014
    • September 19, 2014
    • December 12, 2014
    • February 20, 2015
    • July 10, 2015
    • November 13, 2015
    • March 23, 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.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: To share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    OSHA Product Review TWI Bulletin #1: Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Requirements (March 2014)
    • ASA participated in the review of OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletin entitled "Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Requirements."
    Temporary Workers and Injury and Illness Reporting Not Applicable
    OSHA Product Review TWI Bulletin #2: Personal Protective Equipment (March 2015)
    • ASA participated in the review of OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletin entitled "Personal Protective Equipment."
    Temporary Workers and PPE Not Applicable
    OSHA Product Review TWI Bulletin #3: Whistleblower Protection Rights (March 2015)
    • ASA participated in the review of OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletin entitled "Whistleblower Protection Rights."
    Temporary Workers Not Applicable
    OSHA Product Review TWI Bulletin #4: Safety and Health Training (April 2016)
    • ASA participated in the review of OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletin entitled "Safety and Health Training."
    Temporary Workers Not Applicable
    OSHA Product Review TWI Bulletin #5: Hazard Communication (April 2016)
    • ASA participated in the review of OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletin entitled "Hazard Communication."
    Temporary Workers Not Applicable
    Dissemination January 2015-May 2016: Temporary Worker Initiative (TWI) Bulletin No. 1 - Injury and Illness Recordkeeping
    • ASA made the bulletin available to their membership on the ASA website.
    Temporary Workers Not Available
    Dissemination April 29, 2016: Staffing Today
    • ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Publishes Bulletins on Temporary Worker Safety and Health Training, Hazard Communication" in their e-Newsletter Staffing Today. The article included links to the two OSHA TWI bulletins and the OSHA website on Temporary Worker Initiative.
    Temporary Workers 33,000
    Dissemination May 5, 2016: Staffing Today
    • ASA published two articles entitled "OSHA Addresses Unique Recordkeeping Scenarios" and "OSHA Finds Absence of Proper Safety Guards Led to Amputation of 21-Year-Old Worker's Six Fingers at Metal Manufacturer" in their e-Newsletter Staffing Today.
    Temporary Workers 33,000

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: To share information on OSHA's National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Dissemination Recommended Practices: Protecting Temporary Workers - Joint Effort Between OSHA and NIOSH
    • ASA posted the guidance and made the Recommended Practices document available to their membership on the ASA website.
    Temporary Workers Not Available
    Dissemination Video of Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary on the Value of an Alliance Signed Between Agency and ASA (May 21, 2014)
    • ASA posted the video and made the information available to their membership on the ASA website.
    Temporary Workers Not Available

    Outreach and Communication: To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and ASA's websites) to staffing firms, host employers, and temporary workers.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Product Host Employer Safety Responsibilities With Respect to Temporary Workers (November 2015). Temporary Workers Not Available
    Dissemination ASA and OSHA Alliance Web Page

    ASA maintains the ASA and OSHA Alliance Web page on its Website. Information includes links to the Alliance agreement and OSHA’s assistance tools such as the Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletins and has links to the Agency’s Protecting Temporary Workers web page and Regional OSHA information.

    Temporary Workers 2,135 [Page Views 5/2015-5/2016]
    Dissemination OSHA and ASA Alliance Web Page

    OSHA maintains the OSHA and ASA 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 ASA through the Alliance Program.

    Temporary Workers 887 Page Views

    Outreach and Communication: To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or ASA's conferences, local meetings, or other events.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Event ASA 2014 Staffing Law Conference, May 21, 2014.
    • ASA Alliance Speaker provided Alliance Update.
    Temporary Workers Not Available
    Event ASA 2015 Staffing Law Conference, April 28, 2015.
    • Thomas Galassi, Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, OSHA, gave a presentation on the OSHA Temporary Worker Initiative.
    Temporary Workers 500
    Event Staffing World Annual Convention, October 29, 2015.
    • ASA Alliance Speaker provided Alliance Update.
    Temporary Workers Not Available
    Event OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) Meeting, April 25-26, 2016, Washington, DC.
    • Tom Marrero represented the ASA Alliance at the event.
    Not Available

    Outreach and Communication: To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding ASA best practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Event Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, September 30, 2014, Washington, DC.
    • La Tanya James-Rouse represented ASA at the event.
    Fall Protection Not Applicable
    Event Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, March 19, 2015, Washington, DC.
    • La Tanya James-Rouse represented ASA at the event.
    Fall Protection Not Applicable
    Event Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, September 10, 2015, Washington, DC.
    • La Tanya James-Rouse represented ASA at the event.
    Fall Protection Not Applicable
    Training Cal/OSHA Training Course on Illness and Injury Prevention, May 3, 2016, Oakland, CA

    Cal/OSHA and UC Berkeley provided a course entitled "IIPP Course for Staffing Agencies and Employers That Use Temporary Workers." The course will offered the attendees with strategies for communicating with host employers on health and safety issues and responsibilities. Representatives from Cal/OSHA Consultation Service described the expectations for staffing agencies and for host employers with regard to protecting temporary workers. ASA consulted with Cal/OSHA and UC Berkeley regarding customizing the course content for staffing agencies and advertised the course to ASA's members.

    IIPP for Temporary Workers 38

    TOTAL 69,560
  4. Evaluations

    ASA did not perform Alliance evaluations during the reporting period.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    In the upcoming year, OSHA and ASA plan to undertake several additional projects through the Alliance to provide information, guidance and access to training resources on safety and health issues for temporary workers. For example, ASA will complete their reviews of OSHA’s Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletins focusing on: Bloodborne Pathogens, Powered Industrial Trucks, Lockout/Tagout, Respiratory Protections, and Hearing Conservation. In addition, ASA and the National Safety Council will complete a joint Alliance case study on temporary workers entitled “A Case Study on the Shared Responsibility of Staffing Agencies and Host Employers for Temporary Employee Safety –Personal Protective Equipment and Injury Recordation.” In addition, ASA will develop evaluation methods to determine the effectiveness of their Alliance activities and submit the results to OSHA.

    Lastly, ASA will continue to participate in the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, when scheduled. For completing their outreach goals, ASA will provide OSHA with an Alliance exhibit at their 2017 Annual Conference.

    Report prepared by: Morgan Seuberling, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, May 23, 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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