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ANNUAL ACTIVITY REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the American Staffing Association (ASA)
October 31, 2018


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      May 21, 2014

    2. Dates Renewed

      October 21, 2016

    3. Evaluation Period

      October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018

    4. Alliance Overview and Goals

      The OSHA and ASA Alliance provides ASA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that helps 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

    • 3/20/2018

    In addition to the formal meeting, 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
    Webpage10/1/17-9/30/18Alliance Webpage-OSHA WebsiteTemporary Worker820
    Webpage10/1/17-9/30/18Alliance Webpage-Participant Website "Safety Matters"Temporary Workers, Safety & Health Programs, Recordkeeping/Reporting1,882
    Webpage10/1/17-9/30/18American Staffing Association Webpage-Employee Safety Training and OSHA Webinars 686
    Newsletter10/2/2017Published an article entitled "OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations for FY 2017" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today 33,000
    Newsletter10/4/2017Published an article entitled "Active Shooter Response—Developing an Effective Policy" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today 33,000
    Newsletter10/12/2017Published an article entitled "OSHA Resumes Regular Enforcement in Texas and Louisiana" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayEmergency Response/ Recovery33,000
    Newsletter10/19/2017Published an article entitled "Kentucky OSHA's Electronic Recordkeeping Rule Is in Effect" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter10/23/2017Published an article entitled "OSHA Injury Tracking Application Up and Running" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter11/8/2017Published an article entitled "OSHA Resumes Regular Enforcement in Florida and Georgia" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayEmergency Response/ Recovery33,000
    Newsletter11/16/2017Published an article entitled "U.S. Department of Labor Cites Auto Auction Company and Staffing Firm" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayTemporary Workers33,000
    Newsletter11/22/2017Published an article entitled "OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports to Dec. 15" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter11/29/2017Published an article entitled "Top 10 Questions About OSHA's Dec. 15 Injury Reporting Deadline" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter12/13/2017Published an article entitled "Reminder: Electronic Submission Due Dec. 15" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter12/19/2017Published an article entitled "OSHA Accepting Electronically Submitted Injury, Illness Reports Through Dec. 31" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter1/2/2018Published an article entitled "OSHA Reminds Employers of Snow Removal Hazards" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today 33,000
    Newsletter1/3/2018Published an article entitled "OSHA Penalties Up to Adjust for Inflation" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today 33,000
    Newsletter1/5/2018Published an article entitled "OSHA's Cold Stress Guide Provides Useful Information" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today 33,000
    Newsletter1/8/2018Published an article entitled "OSHA Civil Penalties Going Up Again—Adopts 2018 Maximums" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today 33,000
    Newsletter1/9/2018Published an article entitled "Georgia Safety Stand-Down Focuses on Winter Weather Hazards" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today 33,000
    Newsletter1/29/2018Published an article entitled "As OSHA Summary Posting Deadline Nears, Avoid Common Mistakes" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter2/19/2018Published an article entitled "Recent Court Decision Reaffirms There Is No Limitation on OSHA's Repeat Violation Period" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today 33,000
    Newsletter3/22/2018Published an article entitled "OSHA Issues Interim Guidance on Citing Employers That Failed to Electronically Submit Injury and Illness Records" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter4/11/2018Published an article entitled "OSHA Announces National Safety Stand-Down: Stopping to Save Lives" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayFall Stand-Down33,000
    Newsletter4/13/2018Published an article entitled "Ignorance of OSHA Requirements Does Not Preclude Willful Violation" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today 33,000
    Newsletter4/17/2018Published an article entitled "OSHA Again Highlights Focus Four Hazards" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodaySafety & Health Programs, Trenching33,000
    Newsletter5/22/2018Published an article entitled "The Tug-of-War Between Fed OSHA and the State OSH Programs Over the Electronic Recordkeeping Rule" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter5/24/2018Published an article entitled "U.S. Department of Labor Cites Staffing Firm Following Fatal Trench Collapse" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayTrenching, Temporary Workers33,000
    Newsletter6/7/2018Published an article entitled "Recent Decisions Remind Employers That OSHA Citations May Become Final if Not Timely Contested" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today 33,000
    Newsletter7/5/2018Published an article entitled "OSHA Publishes Two New Temporary Worker Safety Bulletins" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayTemporary Workers 33,000
    Newsletter7/11/2018Published an article entitled "Will OSHA Inspect Your Workplace if You Electronically Report Injury and Illness Data After July 1?" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayRecordkeeping/Reporting33,000
    Newsletter7/16/2018Published an article entitled "U.S. Department of Labor Kicks Off Safe + Sound Week on Aug. 13" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodaySafe + Sound Week33,000
    Newsletter7/18/2018Published an article entitled "OSHA Issues New Publications for Safety Professionals" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodaySafety & Health Programs, Recordkeeping/Reporting, 33,000
    Newsletter7/27/2018Published an article entitled "OSHA Announces Free Online Presentation on Developing Safety and Health Programs" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodaySafety & Health Programs33,000
    Newsletter7/31/2018Published an article entitled "OSHA to Employers: Consider Screening Workers for Heat Stress When Indexes Hit 85 Degrees" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayHeat Illness Prevention33,000
    Newsletter8/13/2018Published an article entitled "ASA Partners With OSHA on Safe + Sound Week 2018" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodaySafe + Sound Week33,000
    Newsletter9/5/2018Published an article entitled "OSHA's Cold Stress Guide Provides Useful Information" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today 33,000
    Newsletter9/13/2018Published an article entitled "The Rain Is Coming: Disaster Preparedness, Recovery, and Employee Safety During Hurricane Season" in e-Newsletter Staffing TodayEmergency Response/ Recovery 33,000
    Newsletter9/28/2018Published an article entitled "Workplace Safety in the Age of Electric and Semi-Autonomous Vehicles" in e-Newsletter Staffing Today 33,000
    Twitter8/13/2018ASA Partners With OSHA on Safe + Sound Week 2018Safe + Sound Week12,300
    Instagram8/13/2018ASA Partners With OSHA on Safe + Sound Week 2018Safe + Sound Week1,073
    Facebook8/13/2018ASA Partners With OSHA on Safe + Sound Week 2018Safe + Sound Week4,221
    LinkedIn8/13/2018ASA Partners With OSHA on Safe + Sound Week 2018Safe + Sound Week9,975
     
    TOTAL 1,185,957

    Outreach Events and Training for non-OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in an event such as a roundtable, conference, informational webinar, stand-down, meeting, 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
    Speech/ Presentation10/25/2018Staffing World 2017Mark A. Lies II, Esq.Forecast: Occupational Safety and Health Trends for 2018ChicagoILSafety & Health Programs47
    Speech/ Presentation10/26/2018Staffing World 2017Amy Harper, National Safety Council;
    Gary Lescallett, OSHA;
    Sharon Pancamo, Elwood Staffing
    Protecting Temporary Workers: Roles and Responsibilities of Host Employers and Staffing Firms ChicagoILTemporary Workers98
    Webinar2/27/2018 Mark A. Lies II, Esq.Preventing and Managing the Threat of Workplace Violence Workplace Violence264
    Webinar3/29/2018Webinar -National Alliance Bi-annual ReportingChrissy Morgan, OOSA, DCSP, OSHANational Alliance Bi-annual ReportingWashingtonDC 1
    Speech/ Presentation4/12/2018ASA Texas CouncilJoshua Flesher, Occupational Safety and Health Administration;
    Tom Landry, Allegiance Staffing LLC
    Protecting Temporary Workers: Roles and Responsibilities of Host Employers and Staffing FirmsDallasTXTemporary Workers, Safety & Health Programs, Recordkeeping/ Reporting102
    Webinar9/12/2018ASA and OSHA Webinar on TWI Bulletin for Hazard CommunicationJennifer Kim, Office of Health Enforcement, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health AdministrationUnderstanding OSHA's Chemical Exposure Guidelines Temporary Workers, 334
    Event9/20/2018Alliance Program Construction RoundtableBrittany Sakata, ASAAlliance update and presentation: "Labor Trends in the Construction Industry"WashingtonDCConstruction35
     
    TOTAL 881
  4. Alliance Developed Products

    • As a Partner for Safe + Sound Week 2018, ASA collaborated with OSHA's Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG) in developing a Fact Sheet on Temporary Worker Hazard Information.
  5. OSHA Product Reviews

    • TWI Bulletin #8: Respiratory Protection (June 2018)
    • TWI Bulletin #9: Noise and Hearing Conservation (June 2018)
    • TWI Bulletin #10: Lockout/Tag Out [Not posted on OSHA's TWI website but reviewed within the reporting period.]
    • TWI Bulletin #11: Safety and Health Training in Shipyard Employment [Not posted on OSHA's TWI website but reviewed within the reporting period.]

Report prepared by: Morgan Seuberling, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, October 31, 2018.

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