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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
July 29, 2016


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      December 4, 2002

    2. Dates Renewed

      • June 8, 2004
      • June 12, 2006
      • June 10, 2008
      • March 16, 2012
      • June 9, 2015
    3. Evaluation Period

      • December 3, 2011 through June 9, 2014

    4. Overview

      Through this alliance, ASSE and OSHA provide ASSE members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

    5. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      • Earl Hicks - 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
      • Morgan Seuberling - OOSA, DCSP

      ASSE:

      • David Heidorn - Manager, Government Affairs and Policy
      • Craig May - Director, Public Relations
      • Charlotte Norgaard - ASSE Media/Public Relations
      • Trinity Stachura - Public Relations Assistant
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • March 22, 2012
    • July 23, 2012
    • November 5, 2012
    • March 28, 2013
    • July 11, 2013
    • October 24, 2013

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact to monitor the Alliance’s progress and results.

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance’s activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreements for the timeframe of this report.

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    Outreach and Communication: Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, meetings, or other events such as ASSE’s Professional Development Conference (PDC), NAOSH Week, and the ASSE National Capitol Chapter and AIHA Potomac Section Joint Chapter Meeting.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Event DOL Safety Day 2012: ASSE staffed an exhibit booth at this event. Unknown
    Event ASSE/AIHA Joint Chapter Meetings 2012, 2013, and 2014: OSHA coordinated and hosted these meetings; OSHA staff also presented agency updates. Unknown
    Event and Exhibit PDC 2012, 2013, and 2014: OSHA staff coordinated submission of agency abstracts, presented and staffed exhibit booths at which agency publications were distributed. Agency leadership including the Assistant Secretary also attended these events. Unknown
    Event NAOSH Week 2012, 2013, 2014: OSHA staff and leadership spoke on agency initiatives. OSHA also hosted kick-off events in 2012 and 2013. Unknown
     
    Products: Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on reducing and preventing exposures to health and physical hazards that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Products

    In collaboration with the Shipbuilding Group (SBG) Alliance and the American Industrial Hygiene Association, ASSE worked to develop the following products:

    • Safety Alert: Prevention of Ergonomic-Related Hazards in Shipyard Employment. (Spanish translation completed February 2012)
    • Safety Alert: Prevention of Ventilation Hazards in Shipyard Employment. (Spanish translation completed June 2012)
    • Safety Alert: Prevention of Eye Injuries in Shipyard Employment. (July 2013; Spanish translation completed November 2013)
    Maritime, Ergonomics Unknown
    Products

    In collaboration with the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, ASSE contributed to the development of a series of Construction Workplace Design Solution documents on fall hazards:

    • Falls From Floor Openings (updated 2013, July)
    • Falls from Ladders (2013, July)
    • Falls From Roof Edge (updated 2013, July)
    • Falls From Non-Moving Vehicles (updated 2013, July)
    • Structural Steel--Construction Loads (2013, July)
    • Structural Steel--Unloading Flatbeds (2013, July)
    Fall Prevention Unknown
    Event Dave Heidorn represented ASSE at OSHA’s Hazard Communication/GHS Roundtable on July 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. Hazard Communication Not applicable
    Event ASSE representatives participated in OSHA’s Alliance Program Construction Roundtable and attended several meetings during the evaluation period. Construction Not applicable
     
    Outreach and Communication: Raise Awareness of relevant OSHA rulemakings, enforcement initiatives, and outreach campaigns as appropriate.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Dissemination ASSE promoted the 2014 Fall Stand-Down and the Heat Illness Prevention campaign by, for example, issuing news releases and publishing articles in their monthly Government Affairs Update. Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention Unknown
    Dissemination ASSE regularly disseminated information about OSHA rulemakings, enforcement initiatives, and outreach campaigns, by, for example, issuing news releases and publishing articles in their monthly Government Affairs Update. Unknown
     
    Total Unknown
  4. Upcoming Milestones

    Please see the ASSE Annual Alliance Report covering June 10, 2014 through June 9, 2015.

Report prepared by: Christina Morgan, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, July 29, 2016

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