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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:

    Morgan Seuberling - Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
    Damon Bonneau - Office of Construction Services (OCS), Directorate of Construction (DOC)
    Russell Jones - Office of Small Business Assistance (OSBA), DCSP
    Danezza Quintero - OCS, DOC

    ASSE:

    David Heidorn - Government Affairs and Policy
    Diane Hurns - Public Relations

    Evaluation Period

    December 3, 2010 through December 2, 2011

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    April 21, 2011 - Implementation Team Meeting
    August 11, 2011 - Implementation Team Meeting
    November 7, 2011 - Implementation Team Meeting

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from each organization spoke regularly to discuss and plan the activities and programs listed under events and products. Morgan Seuberling and Diane Hurns also spoke regularly to discuss and plan NAOSH Week-related activities such as the 2010 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 ASSE Web sites) to employers and employees.

      Publications and Newsletters

      Information on the activities of the OSHA and ASSE Alliance has appeared in publications produced by OSHA, including the Agency’s 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 Professional Safety, CleanLink.com, and ISSA 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.

      ASSE and OSHA Alliance Program Web Page

      ASSE is continuing to update the ASSE and OSHA Alliance Web page that is posted on the Association’s Web site. The page includes updates on the Alliance and OSHA compliance assistance resources such as QuickCards, fact sheets, safety alerts, and public service announcements in English and Spanish.

      OSHA and ASSE Alliance Program Web Page

      OSHA is continuing to update the OSHA and ASSE Alliance Web page that is posted on the Agency’s Web site. The page includes the OSHA and ASSE Alliance agreement, renewal agreements, annual reports, news releases, information on activities and events, milestones and successes of the Alliance, and links to resources developed through the Alliance.  The page also links to ASSE’s Chapter Alliances, and OSHA’s Safety and Health Topics pages for "Making the Business Case for Safety and Health" and "Motor Vehicle Safety."  

      OSHA Electronic Assistance Tools

      Representatives from ASSE serve on the editorial boards of the following Safety and Health Topics pages, providing OSHA with their expertise and technical review:

      • Making the Business Case for Safety and Health
        • Mark Hansen, Senior Safety Representative, Hunt Oil Company, Dallas, TX 
      • Motor Vehicle Safety
        • Carmen Daecher, Daecher Consulting Group, Camp Hill, PA
        • Dave Heidorn, Manager, Government Affairs, ASSE, Des Plaines, IL
    • 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 2011, June 12-15, 2011, Chicago, Illinois

      During the ASSE 2011 PDC in Chicago, Illinois, a number of OSHA staff spoke to the attendees during plenary and workshop sessions, including:

      • Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, participated in the Plenary Session that addressed the "State of the Society at 100 Years" and "Society Vision for the Future."
      • Lee Anne Jillings, Deputy Director, DCSP, USDOL-OSHA; Amanda Edens, Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG), USDOL-OSHA; and Thomas M. Galassi, Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP), USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Current Activities Update."
      • Jacqueline Annis, Lead Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Partnerships and Recognition (OPR), DCSP, USDOL-OSHA; Andy Youpel, Safety Manager, Brandenburg Industrial Services; and Tom Broderick, Executive Director, Construction Safety Council, presented "OSHA Challenge-A Road Map to Safety and Health Excellence."
      • Michael M. X. Buchet, Senior Occupational Health and Safety Specialist, OCS, DOC, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Construction-Cranes, Confined Space, Data, Residential, Steel Erection, Etc."
      • Lee Anne Jillings, Deputy Director, DCSP, USDOL-OSHA; Mica Torricelli, Industrial Hygiene Supervisor, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Onsite Safety and Health Consultation Program; and John Brunner, Plant Personnel Manager, Duraco Inc., presented "OSHA Small Business Update."
      • Jacob C. Scott, Lead Safety and Health Specialist, Region V, Chicago North, Illinois Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; Joshua M. Moore, Lead Safety and Health Specialist, Region V, Aurora, Illinois Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; and two ASSE Health and Safety Professionals presented an interactive session between safety and health professionals in industry and OSHA compliance inspectors entitled "Meet the Inspectors."
      • Michael M. X. Buchet, Senior Occupational Health and Safety Specialist, OCS, DOC, USDOL-OSHA, and J. Nigel Ellis, President, Ellis Fall Safety Solutions, presented "OSHA, Construction and Industry Working Ever Closer Together on Fall Protection."
      • Mark A. Hernandez, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Houston, Texas Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, presented "Construction Focus Four Hazards - Los Cuatro Peligros Enfocados a la Construccion (Enfoque Cuatro)."
      • John A. Newquist, Assistant Regional Administrator, Cooperative and State Programs, Region V, USDOL-OSHA, presented "Incentive Programs and Their Effect on OSHA, VPP, and Recordkeeping."
      • Elizabeth Way, Director, OOSA, DCSP, USDOL-OSHA; Diana M. Cortez, Area Director, Region II, Tarrytown, New York Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; Marilyn Cole, Consultant, American Pipeline Contractors Association; and Elisonia Valle, Assistant Manager to Human Resources, Wenner Breads, Inc., presented "Safety and Health Resources for Diverse Workforces."
      • Gregory J. Baxter, then-Acting Director, DCSP, USDOL-OSHA; John Wilson, Chairman, ET&D OSHA Strategic Partnership Executive Committee; Jim Tomaseski, Director, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Safety and Health Department, IBEW; and Jerry Rivera, Director of Safety, National Electrical Contractors Association, presented "The Electrical Transmission & Distribution OSHA Partnership-Focusing on Safety and Health."
      • OSHA personnel 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 attendees' questions.

      The National Capital Chapter of ASSE and Potomac Section of AIHA Joint Chapter Meeting, March 24, 2011, DOL, Washington, D.C.

      Through the OSHA and ASSE Alliance, OSHA hosted the ASSE National Capitol Chapter and AIHA Potomac Section Joint Chapter Meeting.  Jordan Barab, Deputy Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, presented an update on OSHA initiatives to more than 200 safety and health professionals from the Washington, D.C. area.  Other speakers and updates included:

      • Dave Heidorn, Manager, Government Affairs, ASSE, and David Hicks, Director of Scientific and Technical Initiatives, AIHA, presented an update on Alliance activities. 
      • Lee Anne Jillings, Deputy Director, DCSP, USDOL-OSHA, presented an update of the Agency's Alliance and Cooperative program activities.
      • Thomas M. Galassi, Director, DEP, and then-Acting Director, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management (DTSEM), USDOL-OSHA, and Amanda Edens, Deputy Director, DSG, USDOL-OSHA presented updates on OSHA activities in DEP, DTSEM, and DSG.
      • Jim Maddux, Director, DOC, USDOL-OSHA, presented an update on OSHA activities in DOC.
    • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and healthprofessionals 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)
    • Events

      Department of Labor (DOL) Safety Day, June 8, 2011, Washington, D.C.

      On June 8, 2011, ASSE representatives staffed an exhibit booth and distributed ASSE’s safety and health information during the DOL Safety Day at the Francis Perkins Building.

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

      Products

      Safety Alert: Prevention of Ergonomic-Related Hazards in Shipyard Employment

      Through the OSHA and American Society of Safety Engineers, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, and the Shipbuilding Group Alliances, the participants developed a safety alert addressing the prevention of ergonomic-related hazards in shipyard employment, including possible solutions to prevent injuries during the job.  The alert was finalized and posted to the SCA Web site and linked to from the OSHA and ASSE Alliance Program Web page in June 2011.  

      Strains, Sprains and Material Handling Safety Tips for Employers and Workers  

      Through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, John Mroszczyk, ASSE, and other Alliance Program participants developed a safety tips sheet for employers and workers focusing on the reduction of strains and sprains in the construction industry. The resource was posted on the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Web page in February 2011. 

      Events

      OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Meeting, Department of Labor, February 17, 2011, Washington, DC

      On February 17, 2011, a representative from ASSE participated in the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting in Washington, D.C.  During the meeting, Alliance Program participants received OSHA updates, discussed products developed through the Roundtable, including the next series of draft Construction Workplace Design Solutions, and identified potential projects and compliance assistance resources to help address safety and health hazards in the construction industry

      OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Meeting, Department of Labor, September 20, 2011, Washington, DC

      On September 20, 2011, a representative from ASSE participated in the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting in Washington, D.C.  During the meeting, Alliance Program participants received OSHA updates, discussed products developed through the Roundtable, including the next series of draft Construction Workplace Design Solutions, and identified potential projects and compliance assistance resources to help address safety and health hazards in the construction industry

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

      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 I, New England Chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers, signed December 2, 2003.  Through the Alliance, the organizations are providing the New England Chapter members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources to help them protect employee’s health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to occupational safety hazards associated with machinery operations, electrical equipment, lockout/Tagout systems, confined spaces, powered industrial trucks, and fall protection.

      • Region I, Concord Area Office with Granite State Chapter-American Society of Safety Engineers signed April 21, 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, Bayside, Manhattan, and Tarrytown Area Offices and 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.

      • Region II, Avenel, Hasbrouck Heights, Marlton, and Parsippany Area Offices with 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 IV, Tampa, Florida Area Office with American Society of Safety Engineers Central Florida Chapter, signed April 20, 2009. Through the Alliance, OSHA and ASSE are working to provide access to information, guidance, and training resources that will help protect the health and safety of youth workers with possible exposure to hazards in construction and general industry.

      • Region IV, Atlanta-East, Atlanta-West and Savannah Area Offices and the Georgia Chapter of ASSE, signed June 6, 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 a success "OSHA Region IV Alliance Educates Students About Construction Hazards" 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 VI, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Area Offices with the American Society of Safety Engineers-Greater Baton Rouge Chapter, signed December 19, 2008.  Through the Alliance, the organizations are providing small businesses with information, accident prevention guidance, and access to safety training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of their workers in the workplace, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to oil and gas wells, trenching, combustible dust and general construction hazards.

      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

      2011 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 1-7, 2011, Washington, DC.

      ASSE and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2011 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the ASSE and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2011 was "Celebrating a Century of Safety."  On May 2, 2011, Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA; Darryl Hill, then-President, ASSE; and Andrew Cooper, Vice President, CSSE; provided brief remarks during the NAOSH Week Kick-off event at DOL in Washington, D.C.  Cynthia Lewis, ASSE, recognized and interviewed the winners of the Kid’s poster contest. 

      Dave Heidorn, Manager, Government Affairs, ASSE, Diane Hurns, Director, Media/Public Relations, ASSE, and James H. Morris, III, Region VI, ASSE, attended the NAOSH Week Kick-off event.

    1. Executive Summary
    2. Through the Alliance Program, OSHA and ASSE are working together to continue to advance a culture of prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge.  The positive relationship that ASSE has developed over the past nine years has led to the development of many projects and programs that the team is currently working on or has produced.

      Through the Alliance Program, ASSE representatives, along with other Alliance Program participants, developed a safety alert that addresses the prevention of ergonomic-related hazards in shipyard employment, as well as possible solutions to prevent injuries during the job. The "Safety Alert: Prevention of Ergonomic-Related Hazards in Shipyard Employment" was posted to the SCA Web site, and OSHA linked to the alert from the OSHA and ASSE Web page and the Alliance Program Participant Developed Products page on the OSHA Web. 

      To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding approaches to safety and health issues, ASSE representatives staffed an exhibit booth and distributed ASSE’s safety and health information during the DOL Safety Day at the Francis Perkins Building.

      ASSE also invited OSHA staff to speak at their Safety 2011 PDC, June 12-15, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois.  During the conference, Dr. David Michaels was a keynote speaker at the Plenary Session.  In addition, OSHA staff from Region V and safety and health professionals in industry presented an interactive session entitled "Meet the Inspectors."  Further, senior level OSHA staff gave presentations during the PDC sessions and OSHA staffed an exhibit booth in the exhibition hall to distribute copies of the Agency’s compliance assistance and cooperative program materials.

      ASSE representatives are also sharing their expertise with OSHA through participation on the editorial boards for Making the Business Case for Safety and Health and Motor Vehicle Safety.

      OSHA and ASSE worked together to sponsor a 2011 NAOSH Week Kick-off event on May 2, 2011, at DOL in Washington, D.C. and have begun planning for the 2012 NAOSH Week Kick-off event on May 7.

      Lastly, ASSE is continuing to participate in the development of compliance assistance and training materials for workers and employers through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable and through the Alliances between OSHA’s Area Offices and ASSE Chapters throughout the U.S. ASSE is continuing to provide the Association’s members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect workers’ health and safety through outreach, education, and training.

    3. Alliance Program Reach

    4. Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print And Electronic Distribution, etc.)

      Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

      December 2010, "Be Part of the Exciting 9th Annual ASSE Kids’ ‘Safety-On-The-Job’2011 Poster Contest for Kids Aged 5-14"

      ASSE Government Affairs Update

      Data Not Available

      March 2011, "100th Year for ASSE Spotlight for 2011 NAOSH Week"

      Alliance Quarterly Review

      43 National Alliance Program Participants

      April 11, 2011, "ISSA Encourages Members to Leverage NAOSH Week"

      ISSA News

      Data not available

      April 13, 2011, "ISSA, ASSE, CSSE, OSHA Hype Safety & Health Week"

      CleanLlink.COM

      Data Not Available

      April 26, 2011, "ASSE Kicks Off NAOSH 2011 With Fed Officials, 100+ Children at May 2 D.C. Event"

      ASSE News Press Release

      Data Not Available

      June 2011, "Years of Safety Accomplishments Highlighted 2011 NAOSH Week"

      Alliance Quarterly Review

      43 National Alliance Program Participants

      July 25, 2011, "ASSE at OSHA Stakeholders Infectious Disease Stakeholders Meeting"

      ASSE Government Affairs Update

      Data Not Available

      August 2011, "Save Energy and Reduce Pollution"

      Professional Safety

      Data Not Available

      August 31, 2011 "Tales from DC: ASSE at OSHA Infectious Disease Stakeholder Meeting" ASSE Government Affairs Update

      Data Available

      September 13, 2011, "Guidelines for Recording Hearing Loss on the OSHA 300 Log"

      ASSE Government Affairs Update

      Data Not Available

      September 13, 2011, "Recordkeeping Website OSHA's Recordkeeping Advisor"

      ASSE Government Affairs Update

      Data Not Available

      September 26, 2011, "OSHA Issues Directive on Workplace Violence"

      ASSE Government Affairs Update

      Data Not Available

      September 26, 2011, "OSHA Posts Educational Video On Preventing Fatal Falls in Residential Construction"

      ASSE Government Affairs Update

      Data Not Available

      September 2011, "ASSE 2011 Safety Conference has Panel on Diverse Workforces"

      Alliance Quarterly Review

      43 National Alliance Program Participants

      March 24, 2011: The National Chapter of ASSE and Potomac Section of AIHA Joint Chapter Meeting, Department of Labor, Washington, DC, "Update on OSHA Initiatives"  

      Speaker: Jordan Barab, Deputy Assistant Secretary, OSHA

       

      220

      March 24, 2011: The National Chapter of ASSE and Potomac Section of AIHA Joint Chapter Meeting, Department of Labor, Washington, DC, "Update on OSHA Activities in DEP, DTSEM, and DSG"  

      Speakers: Thomas M. Galassi, Director, DEP, and Amanda Edens, Deputy Director, DSG

      220

      March 24, 2011: The National Chapter of ASSE and Potomac Section of AIHA Joint Chapter Meeting, Department of Labor, Washington, DC, "Update on OSHA Activities in DOC"  

      Speaker: Jim Maddux, Director, DOC

      220

      March 24, 2011: The National Chapter of ASSE and Potomac Section of AIHA Joint Chapter Meeting, Department of Labor, Washington, DC, "Update on Agency’s Alliance and Cooperative Programs"  

      Speaker:  Lee Anne Jillings, Deputy Director, DCSP

      220

      March 24, 2011: The National Chapter of ASSE and Potomac Section of AIHA Joint Chapter Meeting, Department of Labor, Washington, DC, "Update on Alliance Activities"

      Speakers:  Dave Heidorn, Manager, Government Affairs, ASSE, and David Hicks, Director of Scientific and Technical Initiatives, AIHA

      220

      June 12-14, 2011 ASSE PDC, Safety 2011, Chicago, Illinois

      OSHA Staff Exhibited

      250

      June 13, 2011, ASSE PDC, Safety 2011, Chicago, Illinois,  Plenary Session Keynote

      Speaker: Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary, OSHA

      Data Not Available

      June 13, 2011, ASSE PDC, Safety 2011, Chicago, Illinois, "OSHA Current Activities Update"

      Speakers: Lee Anne Jillings, Deputy Director, DCSP; Amanda Edens, Deputy Director, DSG; and Thomas M. Galassi, Director, DEP

      20

      June 13, 2011, ASSE PDC, Safety 2011, Chicago, Illinois, "OSHA Challenge-A Road Map to Safety and Health Excellence"

      Speakers: Jacqueline Annis, Lead Safety and Health Specialist, OPR, DCSP; Andy Youpel, Safety Manager, Brandenburg Industrial Services; and Tom Broderick, Executive Director, Construction Safety Council

      25

      June 13, 2011, ASSE PDC, Safety 2011, Chicago, Illinois, "OSHA Construction-Cranes, Confined Space, Data, Residential, Steel Erection, Etc."

      Speaker: Michael M. X. Buchet, Senior Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, OCS, DOC

      Data Not Available

      June 14, 2011, ASSE PDC, Safety 2011, Chicago, Illinois, "OSHA Small Business Update"

      Speakers: Lee Anne Jillings, Deputy Director, DOC; Mica Torricelli, Industrial Hygiene Supervisor, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Onsite Safety and Health Consultation Program; and John Brunner, Plant Personnel Manager, Duraco, Inc.

      20

      June 14, 2011, ASSE PDC, Safety 2011, Chicago, Illinois, "Meet the Inspectors"

      Speakers: Jacob C. Scott, Lead Safety and Health Specialist, Region V, Chicago North, Illinois Area Office; Joshua M. Moore, Lead Safety and Health Specialist, Region V, Aurora, Illinois Area Office; and two ASSE Health and Safety Professionals

      Data Not Available

      June 14, 2011, ASSE PDC, Safety 2011, Chicago, Illinois, "OSHA, Construction and Industry Working Ever Closer Together on Fall Protection"

      Speakers: Michael M. X. Buchet, Senior Occupational Health and Safety Specialist, OCS, DOC, and J. Nigel Ellis, President, Ellis Fall Safety Solutions

      Data Not Available

      June 14, 2011, ASSE PDC, Safety 2011, Chicago, Illinois, "Construction Focus Four Hazards - Los Cuatro Peligros Enfocados a la Construccion (Enfoque Cuatro)"

      Speaker: Mark A. Hernandez, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Houston, Texas Area Office

      Data Not Available

      June 15, 2010, ASSE PDC, Safety 2011, Chicago, Illinois, ""Incentive Programs and Their Effect on OSHA, VPP, and Recordkeeping"

      Speaker: John A. Newquist, Assistant Regional Administrator, Cooperative and State Programs, Region V

      Data Not Available

      June 15, 2010, ASSE PDC, Safety 2011, Chicago, Illinois, "Safety and Health Resources for Diverse Workforces"

      Speakers: Elizabeth Way, Director, OOSA, DCSP; Diana M. Cortez, Area Director, Region II, Tarrytown, New York Area Office; Marilyn Cole, Consultant, American Pipeline Contractors Association; and Elisonia Valle, Assistant Manager to Human Resources, Wenner Breads, Inc.

      25

      June 15, 2010, ASSE PDC, Safety 2011, Chicago, Illinois, "The Electrical Transmission & Distribution OSHA Partnership-Focusing on Safety and Health"

      Speakers: Gregory J. Baxter, then-Acting Director, DCSP; John Wilson, Chairman, ET&D OSHA Strategic Partnership Executive Committee; Jim Tomaseski, Director, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Safety and Health Department, IBEW; and Jerry Rivera, Director of Safety, National Electrical Contractors Association

      Data Not Available

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

      7,934

      Motor Vehicle Safety, Safety and Health Topics page

      18,374

      OSHA and ASSE Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site

      Data Not Available

      ASSE and OSHA Web page on ASSE’s Web site 

      Data Not Available

      TOTAL

      28,846

  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 2012, June 3-6, in Denver, Colorado, a number of OSHA staff from OSHA's National and Regional Offices and Alliance Program participants are planning to speak during workshop sessions:

    • A representative from the Office of the OSHA Assistant Secretary will be invited to present during an occupational safety and health panel plenary discussion.
    • Representatives from DEP, DSG, and DCSP will present "OSHA Current Activities Update."
    • A representative from DOC will present "OSHA Construction Update."
    • Representatives from the Regional Area Office and ASSE Safety and Health Professionals will present "Meet the Inspectors."

    OSHA representatives will staff an exhibit booth during the conference and distribute copies of the Agency's compliance assistance and cooperative program materials, including QuickCards.

    SPALW is continuing to work with OSHA to translate Alliance Program developed products (developed in cooperation with ASSE) into Spanish, including safety alerts focusing on safety and health issues in shipyard employment and to vet other Alliance Program participant Spanish-translated products.

    Further, ASSE representatives will continue to participate in the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meetings to develop compliance assistance and training materials for workers and employers in the construction industry. John Mroszczyk, ASSE, is developing design for safety tip sheets that are to be included in OSHA’s Construction Industry Update Trainer Course as well as updating the draft document focusing on hearing protection in construction. 

    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 are working with other Alliance Program participants to promote and support 2012 NAOSH Week, May 6-12. The theme for the Week is "Safety, What Every Business Needs." ASSE will host a number of events to commemorate the Week, including recognizing the winners of the ASSE Kids’ "Safety on the Job" poster contest.  ASSE will also continue to support OSHA’s Initiatives during NAOSH Week.

    ASSE will continue to work with the Shipbuilding and AIHA Alliances to develop safety alerts focusing on maritime-related safety and health issues.  

    Finally, through the Alliance, OSHA will host the ASSE National Capitol Chapter and AIHA Potomac Section Joint Chapter meeting at DOL on March 22, 2012 in Washington, D.C.  Senior level staff from DCSP, DSTM, DSG, DEP, 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 deliver updates on the ASSE and AIHA national Alliances.

    Report prepared by: Morgan Seuberling, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, December 20, 2011.