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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
February 9, 2007

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

December 4, 2002

Date Renewed

June 8, 2004
June 12, 2006

Overview

The OSHA and ASSE Alliance focuses on using the organizations' collective expertise to help advance a culture of prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge, especially in the areas of ergonomics and reducing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and motor vehicle safety. In addition, the OSHA and ASSE Alliance is addressing issues that impact non-English speakers and youth employees in the workplace and promoting the annual North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week.

Implementation Team Members

 
OSHA:  
   
Todd Briggs
Lee Anne Jillings
Lisa Ramber
Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)
OOSA
OOSA
   
ASSE:  
   
Don Carman
Tom Cecich
John Clark
Bob DiSiervo
Mark Hansen
David Heidorn
Diane Hurns
Diana Preston
Lizzette Vargas
Government Affairs Committee
Government Affairs Committee
Government Affairs Committee
Director, Professional Affairs
ASSE Past President, Ergonomics Taskforce
Manager, Government Affairs and Policy
Manager, Public Relations
Government Affairs Committee
Latinos in the Workforce Group

Evaluation Period

December 4, 2005 through December 3, 2006


II. Implementation Team Meetings
 
December 12, 2005
January 20, 2006
January 31, 2006
January 31, 2006
March 16, 2006
April 10, 2006
April 18, 2006
April 26, 2006
April 28, 2006
May 1, 2006
May 17, 2006
September 19, 2006
September 27, 2006
October 24, 2006
November 16, 2006
Implementation Team Meeting
Planning meeting for 2006 NAOSH Week
Design for Safety Workgroup
Fall Protection Workgroup
Planning meeting for 2006 NAOSH Week
Implementation Team Meeting
Design for Safety Workgroup
Planning meeting for 2006 NAOSH Week
The Business of Small Business Forum Series
Kick-off to North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week
Design for Safety Workgroup
The Business of Small Business Forum Series
Implementation Team Meeting
Design for Safety Workgroup
Planning meeting for 2007 NAOSH Week

In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from each organization, Todd Briggs and David Heidorn, spoke regularly to discuss and plan the activities and programs listed under events and products. Todd Briggs and Diane Hurns also spoke regularly to discuss and plan NAOSH Week-related activities such as the 2006 and 2007 NAOSH Week Kick-off events at the Department of Labor.

III. Results
  1. Products and Events

    Outreach and Communication Goals


    • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and the ASSE's Web sites) to employers and employees.
    Products

    ASSE/OSHA Alliance Program Web Page


    ASSE has continued to update its ASSE/OSHA Alliance Program Web page that the association posted on its Web site. The page includes information on the Alliance and its activities and other OSHA compliance assistance resources such as QuickCards, fact sheets and public service announcements in English and Spanish.

    OSHA and ASSE Alliance Program Web Page

    OSHA continues to update the OSHA and ASSE Alliance Program Web page on its Web site. The page contains information on the Alliance's products and resources, activities and events, and milestones and successes.

    Safety and Health Topics Pages

    The following representatives from ASSE serve on the editorial boards of the following two Safety and Health Topics pages:

    • Making the Business Case for Safety and Health

      • Mark Hansen, Hunt Oil Company, Dallas, Texas
      Mr. Hansen also reviewed and provided OSHA with comments during the page's development. The page was launched on the Agency's Web site in September 2006.

    • Motor Vehicle Safety

      • Dave Heidorn, ASSE, Camp Hill, Illinois
    Publications and Newsletters

    Information and news releases on the activities of the OSHA and ASSE Alliance have appeared in publications produced by OSHA, including the Alliance Quarterly Review (AQR). Information on the OSHA and ASSE Alliance has also been published in a number of safety and health print and electronic publications such as Compliance & Safety News and Bureau of National Affairs (BNS) Occupational Safety and Health Reporter. In addition, ASSE's e-newsletter, Government Affairs Update, is distributed on an as needed basis to ASSE's Chapter Chairs, leaders, OSHA and others interested in government affairs and regulatory and legislative activities. The newsletter regularly includes information on the Alliance Program and OSHA's activities. Please see the chart in this report under "Alliance Program Reach" for additional information.

    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or ASSE's conferences, local meetings, or other events such as ASSE's annual Professional Development Conference.
    Events

    ASSE National Capitol Chapter Meeting, Washington, DC, February 16, 2006


    Jonathan L. Snare, OSHA's then Acting Assistant Secretary, provided information on the activities of the OSHA and ASSE Alliance during a presentation at ASSE's National Chapter meeting February, 16, 2006 in Washington, DC. Mr. Snare also updated the group on OSHA's compliance assistance and cooperative program outreach and training activities.

    ASSE Professional Development Conference (PDC), Safety 2006, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, Washington, June 11-14, 2006

    During the ASSE's 2006 PDC in Seattle, Washington, a number of OSHA's staff members spoke to the attendees during plenary and workshop sessions, including:

    • Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary, presented during a Plenary Session.

    • Stewart Burkhammer, P.E., CSP, OHST, Director, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction presented, "OSHA Construction Update" and "Designing for Construction Worker Safety."

    • Paula O. White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, presented "OSHA's Cooperative Programs and Partnerships."

    • Dorothy Dougherty, then Acting Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance and Richard Fairfax, Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs presented "OSHA's Standards and Enforcement Update."

    • Ruth McCully, Director, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine (DSTM); John Ferris, Special Assistant, DSTM; Dave Ippilito, Director, Office of Science and Technical Assessment, DSTM presented "OSHA's Emergency Preparedness and Response."

    • Elise Handelman, Director, Office of Occupational Health Nursing, DSTM, presented "Safety Awareness for Young Workers."
    In addition, OSHA maintained an exhibit booth during the conference and distributed the Agency's compliance assistance publications, OSHA and ASSE Alliance information and answered the attendees' questions.

    2007 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week Kick-off, May 6 May 12, 2007, Department of Labor, Washington, DC

    To build on the success of the 2006 NAOSH Week Kick-off, the OSHA and ASSE Alliance implementation team held a meeting in December 2006 to begin planning events to kick-off and promote 2007 NAOSH Week, May 6 May 12, 2007, in Washington, D.C. and around the country. Over twenty Alliance Program participants, such as the Precision Metalforming Association, the Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc and the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair are supporting 2007 NAOSH week through numerous efforts including distribution of 2007 NAOSH Week promotional posters and linking to ASSE's 2007 NAOSH Week Web page.

    • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding ASSE's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by ASSE and through OSHA- or ASSE- developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

      During this evaluation period, no products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.

    • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
    2006 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week Kick-off, May 2 May 8, 2006, Department of Labor, Washington, DC

    A Kick-off to 2006 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week was held May 1, 2006, at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington DC. Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., USDOL-OSHA, Jack H. Dobson, Jr., then President, ASSE, and Art Nordholm, Secretary, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering made keynote presentations to help commemorate the week. Twenty-three OSHA cooperative program participants including twenty Alliances, such as the Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc., the National Federation of Independent Business and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, supported NAOSH week through numerous efforts including distribution of 2006 NAOSH Week promotional posters and linking to ASSE's 2006 NAOSH Week Web page. The goal of the annual Week is to focus the attention of employers, employees, the general public and all partners in occupational safety, health and the environment on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace.

    Design for Construction Safety Slide Presentation

    John Mroszczyk, with other OSHA Alliance Program participants including Mike Toole, presented "Designing for Construction Safety" at the following conferences and meetings:

    • 2006, 2006 ASSE Professional Development Conference, Seattle, Washington
    • 22nd Annual National Voluntary Protection Program Participants' Association Conference, Orlando, Florida
    • 2006 National Safety Congress and Expo, San Diego, California
    The "Designing for Construction Safety" presentation was developed by the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable's Design for Safety Workgroup.

    • Encourage ASSE's chapters to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues.
    Regional and Area Office Alliances

    The following OSHA Regional and Area Offices and ASSE Chapter Alliances were signed during the current reporting period:

    • Region IV, Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama Area Offices and the Alabama and Mississippi Chapters of ASSE, signed October 10, 2006

      Through the Alliance, OSHA and ASSE are working to provide career/technical education teachers, students, and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of career/technical education students and educators, particularly in reducing and preventing youth workers exposure to the prevalent work hazards in the workplace and school laboratory environment.

    • Region IV, Atlanta-East, Atlanta-West and Savannah Area Offices and the Georgia Chapter of ASSE, signed June 19, 2006

      Through the Alliance, OSHA and ASSE are working to provide career/technical education teachers, students and others with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help protect career/technical education students' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing youth workers exposure to hazards in the construction industry, and general industry hazards.

    • Region II, Buffalo, New York Area Office and the Niagara Frontier Chapter of ASSE, signed April 17, 2006

      Through the Alliance, OSHA and ASSE are working to provide non-English speaking Hispanic workers with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect workers' safety and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to work-related hazards such as chemical, electrical, falls, excavations, amputations and exposure to lead and silica.

    • Region II, Avenel, Hasbrouck Heights, Marlton and Parsippany Area Offices and the Penn-Jersey Chapter of ASSE, signed April 26, 2006

      Through the Alliance, OSHA and ASSE are working to provide all young workers and non-English speaking Hispanic workers with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect workers' safety and health, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to work-related hazards such as chemical, electrical, falls, excavations, amputations and exposure to lead and silica.
    The following OSHA Regional and Area Offices and ASSE Chapter Alliances were signed before the current period and are ongoing:

    • Region IV, Atlanta-East, Atlanta-West and Savannah Area Offices and the Savannah Chapter of ASSE, signed May 27, 2005 (This Alliance is an addendum to the Trench Safety Task Force Alliance signed September 21, 2004)

      OSHA and the ASSE chapter are using their collective expertise to help protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to trenching and excavation hazards.

    • Region I Concord Area Office and the Granite State Chapter of ASSE, signed March 28, 2005

      Through the Alliance, the organizations are helping to advance a culture of prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge, especially in the area of ergonomics and reducing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), construction safety, and bloodborne pathogens.

    • Region, IV, Birmingham Area Office, Jefferson County School System (JCSS) and the ASSE, signed May 26, 2004

      OSHA, JCSS, and the ASSE, are providing JCSS employees and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources in order to help protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing youth workers exposure to the prevalent work hazards associated with fields of occupation such as (but not limited to) home care, beauty care, office administration, drafting, industrial maintenance, automotive maintenance, heating and air conditioning mechanics, welding, woodworking, and general construction. An example of the work hazards include musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), bloodborne pathogens, falls, chemical exposure, machine guarding, electrical, and material handling.

    • Region II Avenel, Bayside, Manhattan, and Tarrytown Area Offices and the New York Metropolitan Chapter of ASSE (Metro ASSE), signed March 10, 2004

      Through the Alliance, the organizations are providing non-English speaking Hispanic workers with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect workers' safety and health, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to work-related hazards such as chemical, electrical, falls, excavations, and amputations.

    • OSHA Region I and the New England Chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers (NEA ASSE), signed December 2, 2003

      Through the Alliance the organizations are providing NEA ASSE members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources to help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to occupational safety hazards such as those associated with machinery operations, electrical equipment, lockout/tagout systems, confined spaces, powered industrial trucks and fall protection.

    • OSHA Houston North and South Area Offices, ASSE - Gulf Coast Chapter, Texas Engineering Extension Service and the Houston Independent School District (HISD), signed May 7, 2003

      Through the Alliance, the organizations are using their collective expertise to help foster a culture of prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge and promoting occupational safety and health for students of HISD who may be employed or soon to be employed to increase hazard recognition and elimination of potential hazards and/or injuries.
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health Goals

    • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
    Events

    OSHA Construction Roundtable Workgroups


    Representatives from ASSE continued to participate in the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable's Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroups. The Workgroups are developing compliance assistance and training materials for employers and workers in the construction industry including safety tips sheets, slide presentations, Web pages and case studies. The workgroups' activities include the following:

    Fall Protection Workgroup

    • Finalized Fall Protection Safety Tip Sheets for employers and employees
    • Finalized "Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry" training course, developed by OSHA's Office of Training and Education
    • Developing tool box talks materials for ladders
    Design for Safety Workgroup

    • Developed a slide presentation on "Designing for Construction Safety" and presenting it at conferences and meetings
    • Developed a "Design for Safety" Web page
    • Developing a case study on "Designing for Safety"
    The Business of Small Business Forum Series, April 28, 2006; September 19, 2006, Washington, DC

    Representatives from ASSE participated in the Agency's The Business of Small Business Forum Series. The goal of the sessions is to provide a learning opportunity where OSHA officials and staff hear first-hand from small business owners about the impact of safety and health regulations and the value of compliance assistance programs such as On-site Consultation and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).

    Promoting the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) Workgroup, October 25, 2006, Washington, DC

    ASSE representatives participated in the October 25, 2006 Alliance Program Hazard Communication Roundtable's Promoting the GHS Workgroup meeting, in Washington, DC. During the Workgroup meeting, representatives from 15 Alliance Program participants identified compliance assistance tools and products to educate the public, particularly small businesses, about the GHS. They also provided recommendations on the target audiences, subjects and formats of and methods for distributing the information. The meeting was held as a follow-up to the February 15, 2005 Alliance Program Hazard Communication Roundtable and the August 1, 2005 promoting the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals Workgroup meeting.

  2. Results

    During the fourth year of the OSHA and ASSE Alliance, OSHA and ASSE renewed the Alliance agreement June 12, 2006 and to continue to help advance a culture of prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge, especially in the areas of ergonomics and reducing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and motor vehicle safety.

    To meet the Alliance's goals, OSHA and ASSE continued a number projects that were started in the Alliance's third year and made presentations and exhibited at conferences to share information about the agreement, its goals and products.

    For example, on June 12, 2006, at ASSE's 2006 PDC in Seattle, Washington, OSHA's Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. delivered a Plenary Session presentation focusing on OSHA's compliance assistance and cooperative programs and the activities of the OSHA and ASSE Alliance. On June 12, Paula White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, made a presentation during a workshop, "Cooperative Programs and Partnerships." During her presentation, Ms. White provided an overview of OSHA's cooperative programs, discussed the requirements for participation and shared the benefits of involvement from government and private sector representatives. Also Stewart Burkhammer, Director, Office of Construction Services, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Construction Update" on June 12 and "Designing for Construction Worker Safety" on June 14. During the workshop, presenters used the slide presentation developed by the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable's Design for Safety Workgroup. Further, OSHA had a booth in the exhibition hall and distributed copies of the Agency's compliance assistance and cooperative program materials and answered questions from the PDC's attendees.

    OSHA and ASSE continued to work together to promote NAOSH week through the renewal agreement. OSHA and ASSE worked together to sponsor a 2006 NAOSH Week Kick-off May 1, 2006, at the Department of Labor in Washington, DC and have begun planning for the 2007 NAOSH Week Kick-off event.

    In addition, ASSE representatives participated in the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable's Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroups to develop compliance assistance and training materials for employers and workers in the construction industry. John Mroszczyk, a member of the Design for Safety Workgroup, assisted in the development of the "Designing for Construction Safety" slide presentation and presented it at several conferences including the 2006 ASSE PDC in Seattle, Washington and the National Safety Council's 2006 Congress and Expo in San Diego, California. ASSE representatives also participated in the Agency's The Business of Small Business Forum Series during which OSHA officials and staff hear from small business owners first-hand about the impact of regulations and the value of compliance assistance programs such as On-site Consultation and SHARP.

    Jonathan L. Snare, OSHA's then-Acting Assistant Secretary provided information on the activities of the OSHA and ASSE Alliance during a presentation at ASSE's National Chapter meeting February, 16, 2006 in Washington, DC. Mr. Snare also updated the group on OSHA's compliance assistance and cooperative program outreach and training activities.

    The association's chapters are continuing to recognize the value of working together with OSHA through the Alliance Program and are signing and implementing agreements with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices addressing a number of safety and health issues and hazards, including reducing and preventing exposure to work-related hazards such as chemical, electrical, falls, excavations, amputations and exposure to lead and silica.

  3. Alliance Program Reach
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
December 2005, "Dozens of Organizations Sign on to Support NAOSH Week 2006"

ASSE Press Release
Data not available
February 16, 2006, ASSE National Capitol Chapter Meeting, Washington, DC

Speaker: Jonathan L. Snare, then-Acting Assistant Secretary, OSHA
Data not available
May 1, 2006, "OSHA, ASSE, Industry Groups Team up to Increase Job Safety for North American Safety and Health Week"

OSHA News Release
69 News Services
May 1, 2006, Kick-Off to 2006 NAOSH Week, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC

Speakers: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., OSHA Assistant Secretary; Jack H. Dobson, Jr., then President, ASSE; and Art Nordholm, Secretary, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering
150
May 6, 2006, "OSHA, ASSE, Industry Groups Team up to Increase Job Safety for North American Occupational Safety and Health Week"

Compliance & Safety News (http://www.safebiz.info)
Data not available
May 8, 2006, "OSHA, ASSE, Industry Groups Team Up to Increase Job Safety for North American Occupational Safety and Health Week"

BNA Occupational Safety and Health Reporter
Data not available
June 2006, "NAOSH Week Supported by Alliance Program Members"

Alliance Quarterly Review
350
June 24-27, 2006 ASSE PDC, Safety 2006, Seattle, Washington

OSHA Exhibited
3,600
June 12, 2006, ASSE PDC, Safety 2006, Seattle, Washington, "Plenary Session"

Speaker: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., OSHA Assistant Secretary
700
June 12, 2006, ASSE PDC, Safety 2006, Seattle, Washington, "OSHA Construction Update"

Speaker: Stewart Burkhammer, Director, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction
572
June 12, 2006, ASSE PDC, Safety 2006, Seattle, Washington, "OSHA's Cooperative Programs and Partnerships"

Speaker: Paula O. White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs
35
June 13, 2006, ASSE PDC, Safety 2006, Seattle, Washington, "OSHA's Standards and Enforcement Update"

Speakers: Dorothy Dougherty, Director, then Acting Directorate of Standards and Guidance and Richard Fairfax, Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs
41
June 14, 2006, ASSE Professional Development Conference, Seattle, Washington, "Designing for Construction Worker Safety"

Speakers: John Mroszczyk, ASSE; John Gambatese, CI-ASCE and Stew Burkhammer, Director, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction
165
June 14, 2006, ASSE PDC, Safety 2006, Seattle, Washington, "OSHA's Emergency Preparedness and Response"

Speakers: Ruth McCully, Director, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine (DSTM); John Ferris, Special Assistant, DSTM; Dave Ippilito, Director, Office of Science and Technology Assessment, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine
165
June 14, 2006, ASSE PDC, Safety 2006, Seattle, Washington, "Safety Awareness for Young Workers"

Speaker: Elise Handelman, Director, Office of Occupational Health Nursing, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine
165
August 30, 2006, Voluntary Protection Program Participants' Association, 22nd Annual National Conference, Orlando, Florida, "Designing for Construction Worker Safety"

Speakers: John Mroszczyk, ASSE; Marvin Oey, CI-ASCE and Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs
50
November 8, 2006, National Safety Congress and Expo, San Diego, California, "Safety Through Design: Designing for Construction Worker Safety"

Speakers: John Mroszczyk, ASSE; T. Michael Toole, CI-ASCE, and Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs
15
OSHA and ASSE Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site 5,307
Making the Business Case for Safety and Health Safety and Health Topics page 28,402
ASSE/OSHA Web page on ASSE's Web site 6,084
Motor Vehicle Safety Safety and Health Topics page 30,376
ASSE Government Affairs Update The association's regular e-newsletter Data not available
TOTAL 7,035

IV. Upcoming Milestones

During the upcoming year, OSHA and ASSE will continue to work together through the Alliance to provide employers, employees, OSHA staff and the public with safety and health information. For example, during the ASSE's PDC, Safety 2007, June 24-27, in Orlando, Florida, a number of senior level OSHA staff from OSHA's National and Regional Offices are planning to speak and hold workshop sessions which are:
  • Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary, will be presenting during a plenary session.
  • Paula O. White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, will be presenting "Introduction to OSHA's New VPP for Construction Program"
  • Steven Witt, Director, Directorate of Construction, will be presenting "OSHA Construction Update"
  • Richard Fairfax, Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs and Dorothy Dougherty, Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, will be presenting "OSHA Enforcement Update"
  • Stewart Burkhammer, Director, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, will be presenting "OSHA Construction Health Cases"
  • Ruth McCully, Director, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, will be presenting "OSHA Emergency Preparedness Update"
OSHA will also maintain an exhibit booth during the conference and distribute the Agency's compliance assistance publications and OSHA and ASSE Alliance Program information and answer the attendees' questions.

In addition, ASSE representatives will continue to participate in the OSHA Construction Roundtable's Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroups to develop compliance assistance and training materials for employers and workers in the construction industry. ASSE representatives will also continue to serve on the editorial boards of the Agency's Making the Business Case for Safety and Health and the Motor Vehicle Safety Safety and Health Topics page.

The OSHA and ASSE Alliance is working with other Alliance Program participants such as the Precision Metalforming Association and the Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. to promote the 2007 NAOSH Week Kick-off event that will be held May 7 at the Department of Labor in Washington, DC with officials from OSHA, ASSE and Canadian Society of Safety Engineering.

OSHA's maritime-related Alliances, the American Shipbuilding Association (ASA), the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) and the Shipbuilder's Council of America (SCA), will be working with ASSE to develop safety alerts focusing on falls, electrical and confined space hazards in the shipyard industry.

Finally, Paula White, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, will feature information on the activities of the OSHA and ASSE Alliance during a presentation at ASSE's National Chapter meeting in February 2007 in Washington, DC. She will also update the group on OSHA's compliance assistance and cooperative program outreach and training activities.


Report prepared by: Todd Briggs, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, February 9, 2007