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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the American Staffing Association (ASA)
October 24, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      May 21, 2014

    2. Dates Renewed

      October 21, 2016

    3. Evaluation Period

      May 21, 2016-September 30, 2017

    4. Alliance Overview and Goals

      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.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • 3/8/2017
    • 8/16/2017

    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 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
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage-OSHA WebsiteTemporary Worker1,190
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage-Participant Website Temporary Workers, Safety & Health Programs, Recordkeeping/Reporting, Hazard Communication/ Chemicals1,240
    Newsletter10/12/2016ASA published an article entitled "OSHA's Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Rules Become Effective Nov. 1 and Cover More Than Just Drug Testing" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today. Whistleblower33,000
    Newsletter10/13/2016ASA published an article entitled "ASA and NSC Publish Temporary Worker Safety Case Study" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayTemporary Worker33,000
    Newsletter10/13/2016ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Clarifies Limits on Post-accident Drug Testing and Safety Incentive Programs" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecord Keeping33,000
    Newsletter10/19/2016Publishing an article entitled "OSHA Releases Updated Recommended Practices to Encourage Workplace Safety and Health Programs" in their e-Newsletter Staffing Today.Safety and Health33,000
    Newsletter10/20/2016ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Pushes Back Enforcement Date for Anti-retaliation Provisions Again" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today. Whistleblower33,000
    Newsletter10/21/2016ASA published an article entitled "Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today 33,000
    Newsletter10/24/2016ASA published an article entitled "Temporary Workers Rigging Steel at Columbus Building Site at Risk of Six-Story Falls as Employers Failed to Provide Fall Protection, Training" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayFall Protection33,000
    Newsletter10/24/2016ASA published an article entitled "OSHA and ASA Renew Alliance to Enhance Safety of Temporary Workers" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today. 33,000
    Newsletter11/3/2017ASA published an article entitled: OSHA's Safety 'Nudge' to Employers: No Reportable Injuries Is Not Time for a Pizza Party" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today.Recordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter11/18/2016ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Issues Final Rule Updating Walking-Working Surfaces Standards and Establishing Personal Fall Protection Systems Requirements" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today.Walking-Working Surfaces33,000
    Newsletter11/21/2016ASA published an article entitled "New OSHA Requirements for Employee Involvement and Employer Record-Keeping Take Effect Over the Next Two Months" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today.Recordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter11/28/2016ASA published notice in e-Newsletter Staffing Today re new Legal Line video: Latest OSHA Temporary Worker Bulletins.Temporary Worker33,000
    Newsletter12/12/2016ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Issues Recommended Practices to Promote Workplace Safety and Health Programs in Construction" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today. Health and Safety Programs33,000
    Newsletter12/19/2016ASA publishes an article entitled "OSHA Requests Information on Prevention of Workplace Violence in Healthcare and Social Assistance" in e-newsletter Staffing Today.Workplace Violence33,000
    Newsletter12/21/2016ASA publishes an article entitled "OSHA: Worker Health and Safety Should Be an Integral Part of Sustainability Efforts" in e-newsletter Staffing Today.Health & Safety Programs33,000
    Newsletter1/10/2017ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Issues Enforcement Guidance on Controversial Nondiscrimination Provisions" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayWhistleblower33,000
    Newsletter1/17/2017ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Issues Recommended Practices to Promote Workplace Anti-retaliation Programs" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayWhistleblower33,000
    Newsletter1/17/2017ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Reminds Workers, Employers That Fall Protection Can Prevent Tragedy When Removing Snow on Rooftops, Elevated Surfaces" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayFall Prevention33,000
    Newsletter1/23/2017ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Penalties Go Up" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter1/27/2017ASA published an article entitled "Survey of OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today Temporary Workers33,000
    Newsletter1/30/2017ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Emphasizes Worker Safety in Sustainability" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodaySafety & Health Programs33,000
    Newsletter2/10/2017ASA published an article entitled "It's Time Again to Post the OSHA 300A Annual Summary of Illnesses and Injuries" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter2/10/2017ASA published an article entitled "New OSHA Rule Underscores Importance of Inspections" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter3/13/2017ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Violation Doesn't Abrogate Workers' Compensation Immunity" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter3/24/2017ASA published an article entitled "OSHA's Volks Rule Overturned by Congressional Review Act" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter4/5/2017ASA published an article entitled "Trump Signs Resolution to Strike Down 'Volks' Recordkeeping Rule" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting 33,000
    Newsletter4/24/2017ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Updates Its Enforcement Procedures Directive for Exposure to Workplace Violence" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayWorkplace Violence 33,000
    Newsletter4/25/2017ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Fines Two Companies $100,000 Each Related to Building Collapse" in e-Newsletter Staffing  33,000
    Newsletter4/27/2017ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Launches Campaign on Young Worker Safety, Including Temporary Workers" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayYoung Workers33,000
    Newsletter5/8/2017ASA published two articles entitled "DOJ Indictment of Senior Project Manager Reminds Employers of Severity of Potential Consequences When Dealing With OSHA Inspectors" and "OSHA Rescinds Its Union Nonemployee 'Walk-Around' Rights Interpretation" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today 33,000
    Newsletter5/10/2017ASA published an article entitled "ASA Partners With OSHA on Safe + Sound Week" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodaySafe and Sound Week Outreach33,000
    Newsletter5/11-12/2017ASA promoted "OSHA Safety Week: ARTBA Webinar—Preventing Falls During Bridge Construction" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodaySafe and Sound Week Outreach33,000
    Newsletter5/19/2017ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Delays Start of New Online Recordkeeping Rule" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today Recordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter6/2/2017ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Announces Inaugural 'Safe + Sound Week'" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodaySafe and Sound Week Outreach33,000
    Newsletter6/7/2017ASA published an article entitled "NIOSH and OSHA Introduce Improved Heat Safety App for Outdoor Workers" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayHeat Illness Prevention33,000
    Newsletter6/27/2017ASA published an article entitled "Taking Precautions in the Summer Heat" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayHeat Illness Prevention33,000
    Newsletter6/28/2017ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Proposes to Delay Compliance Date for Electronically Submitting Injury and Illness Reports" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter6/29/2017ASA published two articles entitled "Penalties for State OSHA Programs May Increase" and "OSHA's Continuing Recordkeeping Obligation Rule Revoked Via the Congressional Review Act" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter7/18/2017ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Application to Electronically Submit Injury and Illness Data Will Launch Aug. 1" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter7/24/2017ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Slashes Many Worker Safety Rulemaking Plans" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today 33,000
    Newsletter8/22/2017ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Electronic Reporting Website Temporarily Suspended Due to Security Breach" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter8/28/2017ASA published an article entitled "OSHA Reduces Reports of Workplace Fatalities" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter8/31/2017ASA promoted "Employers on the Hook for Keeping Temporary Workers Safe" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayTemporary Workers33,000
    Newsletter9/7/2017ASA published an article entitled "Workplace Safety and Health Law—Don't Underestimate the Hazards" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today Safety & Health Programs33,000
    Newsletter9/8/2017ASA published an article entitled "DOL Offers Hurricane Recovery Resources" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayHurricane Outreach33,000
    Newsletter9/14/2017ASA published an article entitled "Staffing World® Sessions Will Include Focus on Worker Safety" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayTemporary Workers33,000
    Newsletter9/27/2017ASA published an article entitled "More Guidance Expected on Temporary Worker Safety, Liability" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayTemporary Workers33,000
    Newsletter9/28/2017ASA published an article entitled "Study Says Temporary Workers Are in Danger" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayTemporary Workers33,000
    New Release10/13/2016ASA published a news release entitled "American Staffing Association and National Safety Council Release Temporary Worker Safety Case Study."Temporary Worker1,013,637
    News Release10/24/2016ASA published a news release entitled "OSHA and ASA Renew Alliance to Enhance Safety of Temporary Workers." 208,116
    News Release10/26/2016ASA published a news release entitled "American Staffing Association and National Safety Council Launch Safety Standard of Excellence." 299,876
    News Release5/10/2017ASA published a Press Release entitled "ASA Partners With OSHA on Safe + Sound Week" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodaySafe and Sound Week Outreach15,000
    Press Release8/17/2017ASA published a news release entitled "Temporary Worker Safety Emphasized at NSC Congress"Temporary Workers33,000,
    Press Release9/14/2017ASA published a news release entitled "Worker Safety Emphasized at Staffing World 2017"Safety & Health Programs33,000
    Social Media5/1/2017-9/30/17Heat illness prevention: Posts across ASA social media channels, TwitterHeat Illness Prevention1,450
    Social Media5/8-12/2017National Fall Stand-Down campaign: Posts across ASA social media channels, Twitter and FacebookFall Prevention3,208
    Social Media5/16-31/2017Safe + Sound Week promotion: Posts across ASA social media channels, Twitter and FacebookSafe and Sound Week Outreach5,875
     
    TOTAL 2,669,162

    Speeches, Presentations, Exhibits and Other Events: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in events which includes speeches/presentations, exhibits, roundtables, conferences, informational webinars or other meetings..

    Activity Type Date Event Name Participant Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title Of Presentation (if applicable) City State Emphasis Areas* Number Reached
    Speech/ Presentation11/10/2016Healthcare Staffing SummitStephen Dwyer, General Counsel, ASA"Key Regulatory Issues Impacting Your Business in a Time of Political Change"WashingtonDCSmall BusinessNot Available
    Webinar11/28/2016Online Legal LineStephen Dwyer, General Counsel, ASA"Latest OSHA Temporary Worker Bulletins"NANATemporary WorkerNot Available
    Webinar1/31/2017OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletin SeriesJennifer Kim, MPH, certified industrial hygienist, Office of Health Enforcement, OSHA"Protecting Workers From Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens"NANATemporary Workers, Safety & Health Programs, Hazard Communication191
    Webinar2/9/2017OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletin SeriesRudy Fiers, occupational safety and health specialist office, OSHA"Powered Industrial Trucks"NANATemporary Workers, Safety & Health Programs, Hazard Communication285
    Webinar2/21/2017Workplace Violence Safety SeriesBo Mitchell, president, 911 Consulting"The Fatal Flaw in Your Active Shooter Response"NANATemporary Workers, Safety & Health Programs, Hazard Communication288
    Webinar2/28/2017OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletin SeriesSven Rundman, supervisory industrial hygienist, Office of Health Enforcement, OSHA"Communicating With Workers About Hazardous Materials"NANATemporary Workers, Safety & Health Programs, Hazard Communication/Chemicals825
    Webinar3/21/2017Workplace Violence Safety SeriesBo Mitchell, president, 911 Consulting"Fill the Gaps That Could Sabotage Your Emergency Plans"NANATemporary Workers, Safety & Health Programs, Hazard Communication242
    Event3/16/2017Alliance Program Construction RoundtableBrittany Sakata represented ASA at the event.Not ApplicableWashingtonDCConstruction, Fall Prevention, Small Business 1
    Event4/20/2017Workplace Violence Safety SeriesBo Mitchell, president, 911 Consulting"Better Safe Than Sorry-Active Shooter Response Plans in the Workplace"NANAWorkplace Violence211
    Webinar8/15/2017 Sharon Pancamo, Occupational Safety Manager, ASA Member Elwood Staffing Services"Creating a Culture of Safety"NANATemporary Workers, Safety & Health Programs, Hazard Communication121
    Event9/21/2017Alliance Program Construction RoundtableBrittany Sakata represented ASA at the event.Not ApplicableWashingtonDCConstruction, Fall Prevention, Hurricane Clean-up and Recovery 1
    Event9/25/2017National Safety Council's Annual Congress & ExpoStephen Dwyer, ASA general counsel, Sharon Pancamo, occupational safety manager, ASA member Elwood Staffing Services, Amy Harper, NSC Journey to Safety Excellence & Workplace Strategy Director"Using Temporary Workers: Checklists for Host Employers"IndianapolisINTemporary Workers, Safety & Health Programs, Hazard Communication30
     
    TOTAL 2,195
  4. Alliance Developed Products

  5. OSHA Product Reviews

Report prepared by: Morgan Seuberling, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, October 24, 2017.

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