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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed


    December 4, 2002

    Dates Renewed

    June 8, 2004
    June 12, 2006
    June 10, 2008

    Overview:


    The OSHA and ASSE Alliance focuses on providing ASSE members and others, including small businesses, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, including non-English or limited-English speaking and youth workers. In particular, the Alliance focuses on addressing ergonomic and motor vehicle safety issues and promoting the annual North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week.

    Implementation Team Members

    OSHA:

    Todd Briggs, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)
    Michael Buchet, Office of Construction Services (OCS)
    *Stew Burkhammer, OCS
    Diana Cortez, Region II
    **Eric Lahaie, OOSA
    Rob Sanders, Office of Small Business Assistance

    ASSE:

    Zeferino Banda Safety Professionals and the Latino Workforce (SPALW)
    Tom Cecich Government Affairs Committee
    Bob DiSiervo Director, Professional Affairs
    Mark Hansen ASSE Past President, Ergonomics Taskforce
    Rennie Heath Practice Specialty Group
    David Heidorn Government Affairs and Policy
    Diane Hurns Public Relations
    Diana Preston Government Affairs Committee

    *Stew Burkhammer retired from OSHA in January 2008.
    **Eric Lahaie was named the Alliance Program Team Leader in November 2008.

    Evaluation Period

    December 3, 2007 through December 2, 2008

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    November 20, 2008 - SPALW Workgroup
    October 20, 2008 - SPALW Workgroup
    September 25, 2008 - SPALW Workgroup
    September 18, 2008 - Construction Roundtable Joint Design for Safety (DFS) and Fall Protection Workgroup Meeting
    September 16, 2008 - Implementation Team Meeting
    August 28, 2008 - SPALW Workgroup
    August 6, 2008 - Safety Alert for Shipyards Workgroup
    July 31, 2008 - SPALW Workgroup
    July 16, 2008 - Safety Alert for Shipyards Workgroup
    June 19, 2008 - Safety Alert for Shipyards Workgroup
    April 22, 2008 - Joint DFS and Fall Protection Workgroup Meeting
    April 4, 2008 - 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week Meeting
    March 13, 2008 - Implementation Team Meeting
    January 31, 2008 - 2008 NAOSH Week Planning Meeting
    January 30, 2008 - Alliance Program Construction Roundtable
    December 13, 2007 - 2008 NAOSH Week Planning Meeting
    December 6, 2007 - Implementation Team Meeting

    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 2008 NAOSH Week Kick-off event at the Department of Labor (DOL).

  3. 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 The OSHA and the ASSE Web sites) to employers and employees.

        Products

        Safety Alert: Electrocution and Shock Hazards in Shipyard Employment

        ASSE representatives, along with other Alliance Program participants, the SCA, ASA, NSRP, and AIHA developed "Safety Alert: Electrocution and Shock Hazards in Shipyard Employment." The alert was finalized and posted to the SCA Web site and linked to from the OSHA and ASSE Alliance Program Web page in February 2008.

        OSHA and ASSE Alliance Program Web Page

        OSHA continues to update the OSHA and ASSE Alliance Program Web page on the Agency's Web site. The page contains information on the Alliance's products and resources, including news releases, annual reports, activities and events, and milestones and successes. The page also links to the OSHA Regional and Area Office and ASSE Chapter Alliances and the OSHA Making the Business Case for Safety and Health and Motor Vehicle Safety Safety and Health Topics pages

        ASSE and OSHA Alliance Program Web Page

        ASSE continues to update its ASSE and OSHA Alliance Program Web page on the Association's 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 (PSAs) in English and Spanish.

        Safety and Health Topics Pages

        ASSE representatives serve on the editorial boards for the following Safety and Health Topics pages on the OSHA Web site: Making the Business Case for Safety and Health and Motor Vehicle Safety.

        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 Agency's news releases and 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 Occupational Hazards Magazine, ASSE Society Update, Professional Safety and Industry News. In addition, the ASSE newsletter, Government Affairs Update, is regularly distributed to the ASSE Chapter Chairs, OSHA, and others interested in government affairs and regulatory and legislative activities. The newsletter 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 (PDC).

        Events

        ASSE Professional Development Conference (PDC), Safety 2008, Las Vegas Convention Center, June 9-12, 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada


        During the ASSE 2008 PDC in Las Vegas, Nevada, a number of OSHA senior level staff spoke to the attendees during plenary and workshop sessions, including:

        • Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., then-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, participated in the Plenary Session and addressed the key issues and concerns of safety, health, and environment professionals regarding the impact of the federal government on standards development and compliance assistance efforts. Mr. Foulke also participated in the "OSHA Business of Safety Roundtable" with a panel of safety, health, and environment professionals to discuss the business of safety and how OSHA sees its role in this area.

        • Steven F. Witt, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP), USDOL-OSHA, presented "Safety and Health Management Systems - A Comparison of US and Global Models."

        • Louis Ricca, Jr., Region II, Deputy Regional Administrator, Manhattan, New York Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Construction Partnerships: A Case Study on the Value and Benefits."

        • Richard Fairfax, Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP), USDOL-OSHA; and Dorothy Dougherty, Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG), USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Current Activities Update."

        • William Parsons, then-Construction Safety Education Specialist, OCS, Directorate of Construction (DOC), USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Construction Update" and “OSHA Forum - Construction Safety Cases."

        • Lee Anne Jillings, then-Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, DCSP, USDOL-OSHA; Danezza Quinterro, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, OCS, DOC, USDOL-OSHA, presented "Incorporating Safety into Your Company's Design Build Process."

        • Diana Cortez, Area Director, Region II, Tarrytown, New York Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, presented "Are You Prepared to Effectively Train Your Hispanic Workers?"

        • Danezza Quinterro, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, OCS, DOC, USDOL-OSHA, presented "Construction Safety Forum."

        • Steven F. Witt, Director, DCSP, USDOL-OSHA; Lee Anne Jillings, then-Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, DCSP, USDOL-OSHA; and Danezza Quinterro, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, OCS, DOC, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Strategic Partnerships Score with Stadium Projects."

        In addition, Veneta Chatmon, Exhibits and Meeting Specialist, Office of Communications, USDOL-OSHA, staffed an OSHA exhibit booth at the conference and distributed copies of the Agency's compliance assistance and cooperative program publications, including the OSHA and ASSE Alliance Activities Summary, and answered the attendees' questions.

      • 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)

        Safety Professionals and the Latino Workforce (SPALW) Meeting, June 10, 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada

        Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., then-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, attended the ASSE SPALW Annual Meeting on June 10, 2008. Lee Anne Jillings, then-Director, OOSA, DCSP, USDOL-OSHA, Diana Cortez, Area Director, Region II, Tarrytown, New York Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; and Todd Briggs, Program Analyst, OOSA, DCSP, USDOL-OSHA, also attended the SPALW meeting. During the meeting, OSHA staff provided information on the Agency's Hispanic-related compliance assistance and outreach activities and answered questions.

      • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

        Events

        2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week Kick-off, May 5, 2008, Department of Labor, Washington, DC


        On May 5, 2008, Deputy Assistant Secretary Donald Shalhoub, USDOL-OSHA and ASSE then-President, Michael Thompson were the keynote speakers at the 2008 NAOSH Week kick-off event at the Department of Labor (DOL) in Washington, D.C. Sponsored annually by ASSE, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for the 2008 NAOSH Week was "Safety is Good Business." The OSHA and ASSE Alliance, along with a number of other Alliance Program participants, supported the Week.

        ASSE National Capitol Chapter and AIHA Potomac Section Joint Chapter Meeting, March 27, 2008, Department of Labor, Washington, DC

        Through the OSHA and ASSE Alliance, OSHA hosted the ASSE National Capitol Chapter and AIHA Potomac Section Joint Chapter Meeting on March 27, 2008 at DOL in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, senior representatives from DCSP, DSG, then-DTSM, and DEP delivered an OSHA program update to the meeting attendees. Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., OSHA’s then-Assistant Secretary, also delivered an OSHA compliance assistance and cooperative program update to 101 people and answered questions.

        Products

        Designing for Construction Safety Slide Presentation

        John Mroszczyk, ASSE, and other Alliance Program participants such as representatives from the Construction Institute (CI) presented “Designing for Construction Safety 2-4 Hour Course” at a number of conferences and meetings, including:

        • June 10, 2008: ASSE PDC, Safety 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada.

        • May 15, 2008: 6th International Conference on Occupational Risk Prevention 2008, A Coruna, Spain.

        • March 9-11, 2008: W99 Working Commission 14th Rinker International Conference, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

        • March 7, 2008: American Society of Safety Engineers' St. Louis Chapter Professional Development Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.

        • February 12, 2008: 18th Annual Construction Safety Conference and Expo, Rosemont, Illinois. 

        • January 16, 2008: Kentucky's Second Annual Conference on Construction Safety, Lexington, Kentucky.

        The course was developed by the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Design for Safety Workgroup.

        Prevention of Fall Fatalities and Injuries Slide Presentation

        Through the Construction Roundtable Design for Safety and Fall Protection Workgroups, John Mroszczyk, ASSE, chaired a workgroup to develop “Prevention of Fall Fatalities and Injuries in Construction” slide presentation. The presentation was posted to the Design for Safety Web site and linked to from the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Web page on the Agency’s Web site. OSHA is working with SPALW to translate the presentation into Spanish. Mr. Mroszczyk delivered the presentation at the following conference:

        • November 18, 2008: ASSE New England Chapter PDC, Worcester, Massachusetts.

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

        Alliances

        OSHA Regional/Area Office and ASSE Alliances

        The following OSHA Regional and Area Offices and ASSE Chapter Alliances have been signed and are ongoing:

        • Region IV, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Area Office and the Gold Coast Chapter of American Society of Safety Engineers, signed August 7, 2008.
          Through the Alliance, the organizations are providing the teachers, students and staff with safety information, accident prevention guidance, and access to safety training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of teachers and students, particularly in reducing and preventing youth workers exposure to hazards in the workplace and industry training environments within the school system.

        • Region, IV, Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama Area Offices, the Alabama and Mississippi Chapters of ASSE, and the University of Alabama- Safe State Consultation Program, signed October 10, 2006
          Through the Alliance, the organizations are providing  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. Through the Alliance, OSHA wrote the “OSHA Region IV Alliance Educates Students About Construction Hazards” success story focusing on the Alliance educating students about construction hazards. The success story was posted to the Regional and State Plan State Success Stories Web page on OSHA’s Web site in December 2007.

        • 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.

        • 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, construction safety, and bloodborne pathogens.

        • Region II, Avenel, Hasbrouck Heights, Marlton, and Parsippany Area Offices and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, signed May 6, 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.

        • 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.

      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 Joint Design for Safety (DFS) and Fall Protection Workgroup


        Representatives from ASSE continue to participate in the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Joint DFS and Fall Protection Workgroup meetings. The Workgroup is developing compliance assistance and training materials for employers and employees in the construction industry, including slide presentations, safety tips sheets, and case studies. The workgroup's activities include:

        • Developed “Prevention of Fall Fatalities and Injuries in Construction” slide presentation.

        • Updated the "Design for Safety" Web site.

        • Delivered “Designing for Construction Safety” and “Prevention of Fall Fatalities and Injuries in Construction” slide presentations at a number of conferences.
    2. Results

      During the sixth year of the OSHA and ASSE Alliance, OSHA and ASSE continued to help advance a culture of prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge.

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

      For example, on June 10, 2008, at the ASSE 2008 PDC in Las Vegas, Nevada, OSHA's then-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. delivered a Plenary Session presentation focusing on the Agency’s compliance assistance and cooperative programs and the activities of the OSHA and ASSE Alliance. On June 10, Steven F. Witt, Director, DCSP, presented "Safety and Health Management Systems - A Comparison of US and Global Models." In addition, Richard Fairfax, Director, DEP, and Dorothy Dougherty, Director, DSG, presented "OSHA Current Activities Update."
      Further, OSHA had an exhibit booth in the exhibition hall and distributed copies of the Agency’s compliance assistance and cooperative program materials such as the OSHA and ASSE Alliance Activities Summary and answered the attendees’ questions.

      OSHA and ASSE also worked together to sponsor a 2008 NAOSH Week Kick-off event on May 5, 2008, at DOL in Washington, D.C. and have begun planning for the 2009 NAOSH Week Kick-off event to be held on May 4, 2009.

      In addition, ASSE representatives serve on the editorial boards of the OSHA Making the Business Case for Safety and Health and the Motor Vehicle Safety, Safety and Health Topics pages. ASSE representatives also continued to participate in the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Joint DFS and Fall Protection Workgroup to help develop compliance assistance and training materials for employers and workers in the construction industry. John Mroszczyk, a member of the DFS Workgroup, presented “Prevention of Fall Fatalities and Injuries in Construction” and “Designing for Construction Safety” slide presentations at several conferences, including the 2008 ASSE PDC in Las Vegas, Nevada.

      Further, OSHA and ASSE worked with other Alliance Program participants, SCA, ASA, NSRP, and AIHA to develop safety alerts focusing on electrocution and shock hazards and control of hazardous energy (Lockout/Tagout) in shipyard employment. 

      Lastly, Alliances between OSHA’s Area Offices and ASSE Chapters throughout the U.S. continue to provide the association’s members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety through outreach, education, and training.

    3. Alliance Program Reach

      Type of Activity Number of Individuals Reached

      December 2007, “ASSE: Advancing SH&E”

      Professional Safety
      30,505

      January 18, 2008, “American Society of Safety Engineers, OSHA, Businesses to Show Tangible Results of Investing in Workplace Safety, Health for NAOSH 08”

      ASSE News Release
      6,500

      January 2008, “The Value of Safety Programs” (2008 NAOSH Week)

      Occupational Safety and Health
      80,100

      January 2008, “Make Partnerships Your Mission”

      Professional Safety
      1330,505

      February 7, 2008, “OSHA Maritime Alliance Participants Complete Safety Alert for Electrocution and Shock Hazards in Shipyard Employment”

      Shipbuilders Council of America News Release
      200

      February 25, 2008, “American Society of Safety Engineers’ Kids' Workplace Safety Poster Contest Breaks Record”

      ASSE News Release
      Data not available

      February 2008, “ASSE: Safety Programs Make Good Business Sense”

      Occupational Hazards
      20,000

      March 27, 2008: ASSE National Capitol Chapter and AIHA Potomac Section Joint Chapter Meeting, Department of Labor, Washington, DC

      Speakers: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., then-OSHA Assistant Secretary and senior representatives DCSP, DSG, then-DTSM, and DEP
      101

      March 2008, “We're Going Back to Vegas, Baby”

      Occupational Health and Safety
      80,100

      March 2008, “OSHA and the Business Case for Safety”

      ASSE Central Florida News and Information
      Data not available

      March 2008, “Free Design for Safety Course”

      ASSE Central Florida News and Information
      Data not available

      March 2008, “OSHA's New Compliance Assistance Specialist Directory”

      ASSE Central Florida News and Information
      Data not available

      April 03, 2008, “Report From March 12 (Congressional) Hearing”

      ASSE Government Affairs Update
      6,500

      April 17, 2008, “ISSA Supports 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, May 4-10”

      ISSA News
      Data not available

      April 18, 2008, “MHIA Shows Support for ‘Safety Week’”

      Hoist
      80,000

      April 2008, “Safety: Good for Business and for Life”

      ASSE President’s Message
      6,500

      May 3, 2008, “Safety Week Newsletter”

      Contractor Safety Web Site
      Data not available

      May 8, 2008, “OSHA Teams With ASSE, CSSE and Industry Groups to Promote Job Safety During North American Occupational Safety and Health Week”

      OSHA News Release
      69 News Services

      May 30, 2008, “New OSHA and Alliance Program Participant Products”

      ASSE Government Affairs Update
      6,500

      May 2008, “Safety Is Good Business”

      Professional Safety
      30,505

      June 9-12, 2008 ASSE PDC, Safety 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada

      OSHA Exhibited
      1,000

      June 16, 2008, “OSHA, ASSE Renew Alliance”

      Occupational Hazards
      20,000

      June 19, 2008, “OSHA, ASSE Renew Alliance at Safety 2008”

      Occupational Health & Safety E-News
      65,000

      July 2008, “OSHA Alliances Renewed”

      OSHA Up To Date
      62 News Services
      June 10, 2008, ASSE PDC, Safety 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, “Designing for Construction Worker Safety - Recent Activity and Available Resources for Designers” Speaker: John Mroszczyk, ASSE 35

      June 10, 2008, ASSE PDC, Safety 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, Plenary Session

      Speaker:  Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., then-OSHA  Assistant Secretary
      2,500

      June 10, 2008, ASSE PDC, Safety 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, "OSHA Business of Safety Roundtable"

      Speaker:  Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., then-OSHA  Assistant Secretary
      100

      June 10, 2008, ASSE PDC, Safety 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, "Safety and Health Management Systems - A Comparison of US and Global Models"

      Speaker: Steven F. Witt, Director, DCSP
      100

      June 10, 2008, ASSE PDC, Safety 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, "OSHA Construction Partnerships: A Case Study on the Value and Benefits"

      Speaker: Louis Ricca, Jr., Region II, Deputy Regional Administrator, Manhattan, New York Area Office
      50

      June 10, 2008, ASSE PDC, Safety 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, "OSHA Current Activities Update" 

      Speakers: Richard Fairfax, Director, DEP, and Dorothy Dougherty, Director, DSG
      125

      June 10, 2008, ASSE PDC, Safety 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, "OSHA Construction Update" 

      Speaker: William Parsons, then-Construction Safety Education Specialist, OCS, DOC
      200

      June 10, 2008, ASSE PDC, Safety 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, “OSHA Forum - Construction Safety Cases"

      Speaker: William Parsons, then-Construction Safety Education Specialist, OCS, DOC
      150

      June 11, 2008, ASSE PDC, Safety 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, "Incorporating Safety into Your Company's Design Build Process"

      Speakers: Lee Anne Jillings, then-Director, OOSA, DCSP and Danezza Quinterro, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, OCS, DOC
      75

      June 11, 2008, ASSE PDC, Safety 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, "Are You Prepared to Effectively Train Your Hispanic Workers?"

      Speaker: Diana Cortez, Area Director, Region II, Tarrytown, New York Area Office
      35

      June 12, 2008, ASSE PDC, Safety 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, "Construction Safety Forum"

      Speaker: Danezza Quinterro, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, OCS, DOC
      75

      June 12, 2008, ASSE PDC, Safety 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, "OSHA Strategic Partnerships Score with Stadium Projects"

      Speakers: Steven F. Witt, Director, DCSP; Lee Anne Jillings, then-Director, OOSA, DCSP; and Danezza Quinterro, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, OCS, DOC
      35

      June 13, 2008, “OSHA renews Alliance with American Society of Safety Engineers”

      OSHA News Release
      69 News Services

      June 13, 2008, “OSHA and ASSE Renew Vows

      Industry News
      Data not available

      June 14, 2008, “OSHA, ASSE Renew Alliance at Safety 2008”

      Occupational Health & Safety
      80,100

      July 2008, “ASSE Renews Alliances with Key Government Agencies”

      ASSE Society Update
      6,500

      November 18, 2008, ASSE New England Chapter Professional Development Conference, Worcester, Massachusetts

      Speaker: John Mroszczyk, ASSE
      40

      Making the Business Case for Safety and Health, Safety and Health Topics page

      26,828
      Motor Vehicle Safety, Safety and Health Topics page 7,812
      OSHA and ASSE Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site 6,983
      ASSE and OSHA Web page on ASSE’s Web site  4,500
      Total 573,390

  4. 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 PDC, Safety 2009, June 28 July 1, in San Antonio, Texas, a number of senior level OSHA staff from OSHA's National and Regional Offices and Alliance Program participants are planning to speak during workshop sessions including:

      • A representative from the Office of the Assistant Secretary will be invited to present during an occupational safety and health panel plenary discussion.    

      • Richard Fairfax, Director, DEP; Dorothy Dougherty, Director, DSG; and Steven Witt, Director, DCSP, will present "OSHA Current Activities Update."

      • A representative from DOC will present “OSHA Construction Update.”

      • Steven Witt, Director, DCSP, will present "Small Businesses Leverage Resources to Create Effective Safety and Health Programs.

      • James Boom, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, DCSP, will present “OSHA Challenge: Your Roadmap to Safety and Health Excellence.”

      • John W. Mroszczyk, ASSE, will present, “The Future of the Safety Engineering Profession in the United States”

    OSHA representatives will staff an exhibit booth during the conference and distribute copies of the Agency’s compliance assistance and cooperative program materials, including the OSHA and ASSE Alliance Activities Summary and answer the attendees' questions. During the conference, representatives from OSHA will also deliver an update on the Agency’s Hispanic outreach activities at the ASSE SPALW Annual Workgroup meeting. SPALW is also working with OSHA to translate Alliance Program developed products (developed in cooperation with ASSE) into Spanish, including the “Prevention of Fall Fatalities and Injuries in Construction” slide presentation.

    Further, ASSE representatives will continue to participate in the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Joint DFS and Fall Protection Workgroup meetings to develop compliance assistance and training materials for employers and workers in the construction industry. John Mroszczyk, ASSE, is chairing a subgroup to develop safety tips sheets, toolbox talks, and slide presentations  focusing on strains and sprains in the workplace, 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 pages.

    The OSHA and ASSE Alliance is working with more than 35 other Alliance Program participants to promote and support 2009 NAOSH Week, May 3-9, 2009. The theme for the Week is “Safety Means Always Coming Home.” ASSE will host a number of events to commemorate the Week, including a reception at the U.S. Capitol on May 5 to recognize the winners of the ASSE Kids’ “Safety on the Job” poster contest. In addition, the OSHA maritime industry-related Alliances, SCA, ASA, and NSRP, and AIHA, will continue to work with ASSE to develop safety alerts focusing on maritime-related safety and health issues, including welding/hotwork and hearing conservation.  

    OSHA Regional/Area Offices will continue to sign Alliances with ASSE Chapters, including the Wisconsin Chapter and Greater Baton Rouge, Louisiana Chapters of ASSE in 2009. 

    Finally, through the Alliance, OSHA will host the ASSE National Capitol Chapter and AIHA Potomac Section Joint Chapter meeting at DOL on March 12, 2009, in Washington, DC. Senior level staff from DOC, DCSP, DTSEM, DSG, DEP, the Office of Communications, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary will be invited to deliver presentations focusing on the Agency’s compliance assistance, cooperative program, and enforcement-related activities. Dave Heidorn and David Hicks, AIHA, will also deliver updates on the ASSE and AIHA Alliances

Report prepared by: Todd Briggs, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, December 19, 2008.