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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and
Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR)
April 8, 2008


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    February 17, 2004

    Date Renewed

    September 12, 2006

    Overview

    The OSHA and CCAR Alliance provides CCAR affiliates and others in the automotive industry, including but not limited to youth and Spanish-speaking employees, 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:

    Todd Briggs
    Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)

    CCAR:

    Natalie Schoonover
    Environmental Safety Specialist
    Robert Stewart
    President

    Evaluation Period

    February 17, 2007 - February 16, 2008

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    March 7, 2007
    2007 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week Conference Call
    March 20, 2007
    Implementation Team Meeting
    March 23, 2007
    2007 NAOSH Week Conference Call
    May 7, 2007
    2007 NAOSH Week Conference Call
    August 2, 2007
    Implementation Team meeting
    December 13, 2007
    2008 NAOSH Week Conference Call
  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 OSHA's and CCAR's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.

      Products

      Publications and Newsletters

      Information and news releases on the OSHA and CCAR Alliance and the activities of the Alliance have appeared in a number of printed and online publications, including: CCAR's SP/2 Newsletter, Occupational Hazards, and PR Newswire. For more information on the articles, see the "Alliance Program Reach" table in this report.

      OSHA and CCAR Alliance Web Page

      OSHA continues to update the OSHA and CCAR Alliance Web page on the Agency's Web site with information on the OSHA and CCAR Alliance and its activities, including news releases and links to information on NAOSH Week.

      CCAR/OSHA Web Page

      CCAR continues to update the CCAR/OSHA Web page on the CCAR-Greenlink Web site with information on the Alliance. The page includes links to the Alliance renewal agreement, the OSHA and CCAR Alliance Web page, the Alliance-developed Operating Motor Vehicles: A Guide for Employees in the Automotive Repair Industry training program, OSHA's automotive repair and refinishing-related Safety and Health Topics pages, and OSHA's news releases.

      Operating Motor Vehicles: A Guide for Employees in the Automotive Repair Industry Training Program

      CCAR continues to promote the Operating Motor Vehicles: A Guide for Employees in the Automotive Repair Industry training program. The guide, developed through the Alliance, provides safety tips to reduce motor vehicle crashes for autobody repair and servicing employers and employees is posted on the CCAR/OSHA Web page on the CCAR-Greenlink Web site. The guide is linked to from the OSHA and CCAR Alliance Web page and the Agency's Motor Vehicle Safety, Safety and Health Topics page.

      OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages

      The following CCAR staff are participating on the editorial board of OSHA's Motor Vehicle Safety, Safety and Health Topics page:

      • Natalie Schoonover, Environmental Safety Specialist, CCAR; Overland Park, Kansas

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

        • Lirel Holt, CARSTAR, Inc.; Overland Park, Kansas
        • Tony Molla, National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence; Leesburg, Virginia
        • Robert Stewart, President, CCAR; Overland Park, Kansas
      • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or CCAR's conferences, local meetings, or other events such as the International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE), the International Midas Dealers Association (IMDA), the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), the Motorist Assurance Program (MAP), and the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR).

      Events

      International Midas Dealers Association Tradeshow, February 18, 2007, Reno, Nevada

      Robert Stewart, President, CCAR, staffed an exhibit booth at the International Midas Dealers Association Tradeshow, February 18, 2007 in Reno, Nevada.

      Through the Alliance, CCAR distributed information on the Agency's Alliance Program and compliance assistance resources, including the OSHA and CCAR Alliance Activities Summary and OSHA's Guidelines for Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes to 50 people.

      New York International Automobile Show's National Automotive Technology Competition, April 10-11, 2007, New York, New York

      Robert Stewart, President, CCAR, staffed an exhibit booth at the New York International Automobile Show's National Automotive Technology Competition, April 10-11, 2007 in New York, New York. Through the Alliance, CCAR distributed information on the Agency's Alliance Program and compliance assistance resources, including the OSHA and CCAR Alliance Activities Summary and Guidelines for Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes to 100 people.

      American Truck Dealers Convention and Expo, April 14-15, 2007, San Diego, California

      Robert Stewart, President, CCAR, staffed an exhibit booth at the American Truck Dealers Convention and Expo, April 14-15, 2007 in San Diego, California. Through the Alliance, CCAR distributed information on the Agency's Alliance Program and compliance assistance resources, including the OSHA and CCAR Alliance Activities Summary and Guidelines for Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes to 80 people.

      Western Region Pollution Prevention Network Conference, October 22-25, 2007, San Diego, California

      Robert Stewart, President, CCAR, delivered a presentation on the activities of the OSHA and CCAR Alliance at the Western Region Pollution Prevention Network Conference, October 22-25, 2007 in San Diego, California. CCAR also staffed an exhibit booth and distributed information on the Agency's Alliance Program, including the OSHA and CCAR Alliance Activities Summary to 45 people.

      Collision Industry Conference, October 30, 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada

      Robert Stewart, President, CCAR, staffed an exhibit booth at the Collision Industry Conference, October 30, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Through the Alliance, OSHA provided CCAR with information on the Agency's Alliance Program and compliance assistance resources, including the OSHA and CCAR Alliance Activities Summary and Guidelines for Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes to 125 people.

      National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Exposition, February 9-12, 2008, San Francisco, California

      Robert Stewart, President, CCAR, staffed an exhibit booth at the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Exposition, February 9-12, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Through the Alliance, CCAR distributed information on the Agency's Alliance Program and compliance assistance resources, including the OSHA and CCAR Alliance Activities Summary and Guidelines for Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes to 220 people.

      • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding CCAR's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by CCAR and through OSHA- or CCAR 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.

      • Promote and encourage CCAR members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the On-site Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
      • 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 relating to workplace vehicle safety, personal protective equipment, hexavalent chromium, and ergonomics that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

      Events

      2007 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 6-12, 2007

      CCAR helped to support and promote 2007 NAOSH Week by participating in 2007 NAOSH Week supporter conference calls and posting information on the event to the CCAR and OSHA Alliance Web page and the S/P2 eNewsletter on the association's Web site. NAOSH Week is an annual event sponsored by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), another Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE). The goal of the Week, "All Modes of Transportation," 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.

      2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, May 4-10, 2008

      CCAR is joining more than 40 other Alliance Program participants to support and promote 2008 NAOSH Week, May 4-10, 2008. During the reporting period, a link to the event on ASSE's Web site was added to the OSHA and CCAR Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site and to the CCAR and OSHA Alliance Web page on CCAR's Web site. The goal of the Week, "Safety is Good Business," 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.

      Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health Goals

      • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on topics such as workplace vehicle safety, abrasive wheel machinery, hexavalent chromium, and ergonomics to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
      • During this evaluation period, no products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.

    2. Results

    3. During the fifth year of the OSHA and CCAR Alliance, OSHA and CCAR continued to help advance a culture of prevention while promoting safety and health resources and sharing technical knowledge.

      To meet the Alliance's goals, OSHA and CCAR continued a number projects, including making presentations and exhibiting at conferences and meetings to share information about the autobody refinishing and repair industry. For example, on February 9-12, 2008 at the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Exposition in San Francisco, California, Robert Stewart staffed an exhibit booth and distributed information on OSHA's Alliance Program and compliance assistance resources, including the OSHA and CCAR Alliance Activities Summary and the Alliance-developed Guidelines for Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes to 220 people. In addition, information and news releases on the OSHA and CCAR Alliance and the activities of the Alliance have appeared in a number of printed and online publications, including CCAR's SP/2 eNewsletter, Occupational Hazards, and PR Newswire.

      CCAR representatives are also sharing their technical expertise with OSHA and are serving on the editorial boards for OSHA's Motor Vehicle Safety and Autobody Repair and Refinishing Safety and Health Topics pages and are reviewing and providing feedback on the pages. The association continues to promote the Operating Motor Vehicles: A Guide for Employees in the Automotive Repair Industry training program, which is a product of the Alliance and posted to the CCAR-Greenlink Web site. The guide provides safety tips to reduce motor vehicle crashes for autobody repair and servicing employers and employees.

      CCAR supported and promoted 2007 NAOSH Week, May 6-12, 2007. In addition, CCAR is supporting 2008 NAOSH Week, May 4-10, 2008, and participated in three NAOSH Week supporter conference calls and posted information about the event to the CCAR and OSHA Alliance Web page on the association's Web site.

      During the reporting period, OSHA and CCAR also discussed renewing the Alliance and began to draft a renewal agreement with new areas of focus.

    4. Alliance Program Reach

    5. Type of Activity
      (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

      Number of Individuals
      Reached or Trained

      February 18, 2007: International Midas Dealers, Reno, Nevada
      CCAR Exhibit Booth

      50

      March 27, 2007: "CCAR Introduces Free Online Course on Motor Vehicle Safety"
      Motor Age

      Data Not Available

      March 30, 2007: "CCAR Offers Free Online Course on Vehicle Safety"
      Directions

      Data Not Available

      April 10-11, 2007: National Automotive Technology Competition, New York, New York
      CCAR Exhibit Booth

      100

      April 14-15, 2007: American Truck Dealers Convention and Expo, San Diego, California
      CCAR Exhibit Booth

      80

      April 24, 2007: "OSHA, American Society of Safety Engineers Note Major Growth in May's North American Occupational Safety and Health Week Support"
      Quote.com

      Data Not Available

      April 24, 2007: "OSHA, American Society of Safety Engineers Note Major Growth in May's North American Occupational Safety and Health Week Support"
      PR Newswire

      Data Not Available

      May 4, 2007: "OSHA, ASSE, CSSE and Industry Groups Team Up to Increase Job Safety for North American Occupational Safety and Health Week"
      OSHA News Release

      69 News Services

      May 9, 2007: "Foulke Kicks Off NAOSH Week"
      Occupational Hazards Magazine

      Data Not Available

      September 15, 2007: "Take the Wheel"
      Parts and Accessories

      Data Not Available

      October 22-25, 2007: Western Region Pollution Prevention Network Conference, San Diego, California
      Speaker: Robert G. Stewart, President, CCAR
      CCAR Exhibit Booth

      45

      October 30, 2007: Collision Industry Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
      CCAR Exhibit Booth

      125

      February 9-12, 2008: National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Exposition, San Francisco, California
      CCAR Exhibit Booth

      225

      CCAR/OSHA Web page on CCAR's Web site

      Data Not Available

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

      8,667

      Autobody Repair and Refinishing Safety and Health Topics page

      8,667

      Motor Vehicle Safety, Safety and Health Topics Page

      8,667

      Operating Motor Vehicles: A Guide for Employees in the Automotive Repair Industry Training Program

      Data not available

      Total

      26,621

  4. Upcoming Milestones

    In 2008, OSHA and CCAR will sign an Alliance renewal agreement and continue to focus on health and safety issues in the automotive industry. For example, OSHA and CCAR will work together to develop safety and health fact sheets, articles and quicktips focusing on asbestos-automotive brake and clutch repair, electrical safety for hybrid vehicles, and hexavalent chromium for employers and employees in the automotive repair industry. CCAR will also post OSHA's Introduction to OSHA for Small Businesses short course training program to the CCAR-Greenlink Web site and provide it free of charge to the automotive industry. Further, CCAR will work with its member companies to conduct a best practices seminar for OSHA staff focusing on the automotive repair and refinishing industry.

    Representatives of the Alliance implementation team will continue to maintain and update the OSHA and CCAR Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site and the CCAR/OSHA Web page on the CCAR-Greenlink Web site. CCAR will promote the Operating Motor Vehicles: A Guide for Employees in the Automotive Repair Industry training program at future automotive industry-related conferences and meetings. CCAR is also supporting and promoting 2008 NAOSH Week, May 4-10, 2008, and plans to publish information on the Week in CCAR's S/P2 online newsletter.

    In addition, CCAR will continue to serve on the editorial boards of the Agency's Motor Vehicle Safety and Autobody Repair and Refinishing Safety and Health Topics pages and will review and provide feedback on the pages. CCAR will also work to post the Department of Labor-developed articles on the CCAR/OSHA Web page on the CCAR-Greenlink Web site and future editions of their S/P2 newsletter.

    Finally, CCAR will distribute information on the OSHA and CCAR Alliance, including the OSHA and CCAR Alliance Activities Summary, at a number of conferences, including the National Automobile Technology Competition at the New York International Automobile Show in March 2009 in New York, New York; the Collision Industry Conference on April 16-17, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the 2008 SkillsUSA TECHSPO, June 24-28, 2008 in Kansas City, Missouri.

    Report prepared by: Todd Briggs, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, April 8, 2008.

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