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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the
Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR)
April 14, 2005

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

February 17, 2004

Evaluation Period

February 17, 2004 February 16, 2005

Overview

The OSHA-CCAR Alliance provides CCAR affiliates and others in the automotive industry, including but not limited to youth and Spanish-speaking workers, with information, guidance, and access to training resources to help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly by focusing on workplace vehicle safety, abrasive wheel machinery (including associated silica hazards), and ergonomics.

Implementation Team Members

 
OSHA:  
   
Patty Adair*
Todd Briggs
Earl Hicks
Jess McCluer
Bob Nester
Bill Willson
Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)
OOSA
OOSA
OOSA
Office of Occupational Health Nursing
OOSA
   
CCAR:  
   
Sean Ochester
Eric Pierce
Bob Stewart
Safety & Pollution Prevention Officer
Environmental/Safety Specialist
President

*Patty Adair was Alliance Coordinator until April 2004

II. Implementation Team Meetings

 
March 10, 2004
July 27, 2004
January 25, 2005
February 15, 2005
Kick-off Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
OSHA Alliance Program Hazard Communication Roundtable, Washington, DC

III. Results
  1. Events and Products

    Outreach and Communication


    • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's and CCAR's Web sites, CCAR's S/P2 newsletter and clearinghouse of automotive workplace safety and health information.
    Products

    OSHA and CCAR Alliance Web site


    OSHA developed an OSHA and CCAR Alliance Web site that is posted on the Agency's Web page that includes the OSHA and CCAR Alliance agreement, news releases, and milestones and successes. This Web site is updated on a regular basis.

    CCAR Website (www.ccar-greenlink.org)

    The CCAR Web site has included information on the OSHA and CCAR Alliance on its Web site.

    S/P2 On-Line Training Curriculum

    OSHA has reviewed and provided comments on the safety section of the CCAR S/P2 On-Line Training Curriculum, which is located on the CCAR Web site. The curriculum focuses on the safety and environmental issues that apply to autobody and repair industry.

    OSHA Safety and Health Topics page

    The following CCAR staff and members are participating on the editorial board of the OSHA Autobody Repair and Refinishing Safety and Health Topics page.

    • Lirel Holt, CCAR, CARSTAR, Inc.; Overland Park, KS

    • Tony Molla, CCAR, National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence; Leesburg, VA

    • Sean Ochester, Safety and Pollution Prevention Officer, CCAR; Overland Park, KS

    • Robert Stewart, President, CCAR; Overland Park, KS
    The following CCAR staff is participating on the editorial board of the OSHA Motor Vehicle Safety Safety and Health Topics page

    • Sean Ochester, Safety and Pollution Prevention Officer, CCAR; Overland Park, KS
    Publications and Newsletters

    Information and news releases on the OSHA and CCAR Alliance signing and the activities of the Alliance have appeared in a number of printed and online publications, including: BNA Occupational Health and Safety Reporter, Autobody News, AutobodyOnline.com and Automotive Body Repair News. For more information on the articles, see the "Alliance Program Reach" table on pages 5-6.

    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences such as NACE (International Autobody Congress and Exposition), IMDA (International Midas Dealers Association), NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association), MAP (Motorist Assurance Program), I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) or other events.
    Events

    3rd Annual Collision Industry Trade Show, October 12, 2004, Northlake, IL


    During the "Alliance Program" workshop, Jess McCluer, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA, and Sean Ochester, Safety & Pollution Prevention Officer, CCAR, updated attendees on OSHA's Alliance Program, in particular the OSHA-CCAR Alliance.

    Eric Pierce, Environmental/Safety Specialist, CCAR joined Mr. McCluer and Mr. Ochester in staffing a joint CCAR/Alliance Program exhibit booth during the event.

    • Cross-train OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals in CCAR best practices or effective approaches, as jointly determined by OSHA and CCAR.

      The OSHA and CCAR Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

    • Promote and encourage CCAR affiliates' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and Consultation, and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

      The OSHA and CCAR Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

    • Share information on best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA and CCAR, of CCAR affiliates with others in the industry and publicize the results through outreach by CCAR and through OSHA- or CCAR-initiated compliance assistance efforts.

      The OSHA and CCAR Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

    • Work with other Alliance participants on projects relating to workplace vehicle safety, personal protective equipment, and ergonomics as they are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

      The OSHA and CCAR Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health Goals

    • Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever CCAR leaders address groups.

      The OSHA and CCAR Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

    • Develop and disseminate case studies on the issues addressed in this Alliance, illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize their results.

      The OSHA and CCAR Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

    • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on topics such as workplace vehicle safety, abrasive wheel machinery, and ergonomics issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
    OSHA Alliance Program Hazard Communication Roundtable, Department of Labor, Washington, DC, February 15, 2005

    CCAR participated in the Alliance Program's Hazard Communication Roundtable on February 15, 2004. The roundtable participants discussed the development of hazard communication compliance assistance resources. As a result of the meeting, the attendees agreed to work together in the following workgroups: Hazard Communication Awareness and Training, Developing Model MSDSs and Promoting the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

  2. Executive Summary

    During the OSHA and CCAR Alliance's first year a productive working relationship was established between the organizations. OSHA learned more about the autobody repair and service industry and CCAR learned more about the compliance assistance resources that the Agency has developed. Through the Alliance, the CCAR members also had the opportunity to hear from OSHA's national staff about the Alliance Program and the OSHA-CCAR Alliance. In addition, the OSHA and CCAR Alliance has helped to identify the need for developing compliance assistance safety and health information that is specific to the autobody and repair industry. For example:

    • On October 12, 2004 at the 3rd Annual Collision Industry Trade Show, Northlake, IL representatives from CCAR and OSHA staffed a joint Alliance Program/CCAR exhibit booth.

    • CCAR representatives are serving on the OSHA Autobody Repair and Refinishing Safety and Health Topics page and the Motor Vehicle Safety Safety and Health Topics page.

    • CCAR participated in the Alliance Program's Hazard Communication Roundtable on February 15, 2004. The roundtable participants discussed the development of hazard communication compliance assistance resources.

    • OSHA reviewed and provided comments on the safety section of the CCAR SP/2 On-Line Training Curriculum.
    The OSHA and CCAR's Alliance implementation team has also discussed developing training material on operating motor vehicles for autobody repair and servicing employers and employees. CCAR has asked if the OSHA and CCAR implementation team could review the organization's Automotive Repair and Service Best Management Practices section of the CCAR-GreenLink. This Web site is the environmental information center on the CCAR Web page. CCAR would like to add information about asbestos, personal protective equipment and respiratory protection to the section. CCAR is interested in serving on the Editorial Board of the proposed OSHA Motor Vehicle Safety eTool, should its development be funded and participating at an Alliance Program Motor Vehicle Safety Roundtable.

  3. Alliance Program Reach
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
OSHA and CCAR Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site 3,600
CCAR Web site Link to Alliance Agreement Data Not Available
Autobody Repair and Refinishing Safety and Health Topics page 1,690
Motor Vehicle Safety Safety and Health Topics page 25,819
October 12, 2004 3rd Annual Collision Industry Trade Show 400
July 2004 "Targeting Safety," Automotive Body Repair News (www.abrn.com) Data Not Available
March 2004 "CCAR Formalizes Alliance with OSHA," Safety & Pollution Prevention (www.sp2.org) Data Not Available
March 2004 "OSHA and CCAR to Focus on Sanding Concerns," Autobody News Data Not Available
March 23, 2004 "Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair Aligns with OSHA," AutobodyOnline.com (www.autobodyonline.com) Data Not Available
March 1, 2004 OSHA includes information on the OSHA/CCAR Alliance signing in its bi-weekly e-newsletter; QuickTakes 38,000
February 19, 2004 "OSHA Alliance to Focus on Automotive Repair," BNA Occupational Health and Safety Reporter Data Not Available
February 17, 2004 "Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair Aligns with OSHA," OSHA press release announcing Alliance 25 News Services
TOTAL 65,509

IV. Upcoming Milestones

The OSHA and CCAR Alliance Implementation Team has discussed a number of activities that will be undertaken in the upcoming year. CCAR would like to work with OSHA to develop training material on operating motor vehicles for autobody repair and servicing employers and employees. OSHA will review the Automotive Repair and Service Best Management Practices section of the CCAR-GreenLink.

CCAR will continue to be a member of OSHA's Motor Vehicle Safety and Autobody Repair and Refinishing Safety and Health Topics pages editorial boards and will review and provide comments on the pages and will help work with other Alliances should the Agency pursue developing a Motor Vehicle Safety eTool.

CCAR will continue to participate in the Alliance Program Hazard Communication Roundtable and will work with other Alliances to develop hazard communication compliance assistance resources. CCAR volunteered to participate in the Joint Development of MSDSs workgroup, which is one of the five different workgroups created at the Roundtable meeting. The workgroups are tentatively planning to meet again in August 2005. CCAR has expressed interest in participating in a Motor Vehicle Safety Roundtable for motor vehicle-related National Alliances.

CCAR would like to invite an OSHA representative to jointly staff a CCAR-Alliance Program exhibit at the National Autobody Congress and Exposition on November 3-5, 2005 in Las Vegas, NV.

Finally, CCAR plans to promote OSHA compliance assistance materials through by drafting articles for the autobody and repair industry publications and through the CCAR Web page.

Report prepared by: Jess McCluer, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, April 14, 2005