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ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR)

September 30, 2016

I. Alliance Background

  1. Date Signed

    February 17, 2004

  2. Dates Renewed

    September 12, 2006
    August 4, 2008
    May 12, 2015

    Evaluation Period

    February 17, 2009 through February 16, 2016

  3. Overview

    Through the alliance, OSHA and CCAR collaborate in sharing information and resources related to occupational hazards in the automotive industry. Current areas of emphasis include lift safety, absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries, and contaminated refrigerants.

  4. Implementation Team Members

    OSHA

    Todd Briggs Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
    Roger Forstner OSHA Region 9, Honolulu Area Office
    Earl Hicks OOSA, DCSP
    Eric Lahaie OOSA, DCSP
    Ethel Moreno OOSA, DCSP
    Chrissy Morgan OOSA, DCSP
    Bill Willson OOSA, DCSP

    CCAR

    Charlie Ayers President
    Daren Fristoe Executive Director (through 2013)
    Katherine Henmueller Manager of Operations
    Steve Hunt Subject Matter Expert
    Robert Stewart Executive Vice President

    International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 701

    Louie Longhi Program Director and Lead Instructor (involvement starting 2015)

II. Implementation Team Meetings

  • April 9, 2009
  • August 18, 2009
  • December 15, 2009
  • April 23, 2010
  • August 31, 2010
  • December 7, 2010
  • April 7, 2011
  • August 24, 2011
  • February 7, 2012
  • December 4, 2014
  • January 15, 2015
  • February 3, 2015
  • May 12, 2015
  • August 26, 2015

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

III. Results

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


Products: To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to communicate such information to employers and workers in the industry.

Activity Type

Activity Name/Summary

OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

Number Reached

Product Through the alliance, CCAR published a Quick Card on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-Powered Vehicles in February 2010. Unknown
 

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 On January 10, 2010, CCAR sent an email blast to its members reminding them to file OSHA 300A summaries by February 1st, 2010 and promoting OSHA's February 10, 2010 stakeholder meeting on key issues facing the agency. Unknown
Dissemination On February 24, 2010, CCAR sent an email blast to its members promoting the alliance-developed Quick Card on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-Powered Vehicles. Unknown
Dissemination On August 30, 2010, CCAR sent an email blast to its members announcing OSHA's redesigned Small Business Webpage. Small Businesses Unknown
Dissemination On June 30, 2011, CCAR sent an email blast to its members announcing the availability of OSHA's Recordkeeping Advisor. Unknown
Dissemination On May 9, 2012 and May 17, 2012, CCAR published blog posts on a Science piece entitled "Randomized Government Safety Inspections Reduce Worker Injuries with No Detectable Job Loss." Unknown
Dissemination On May 16, 2012, CCAR published a blog post announced the availability of a new OSHA poster on Young Workers' Safety. Youth Workers Unknown
Dissemination On May 16, 2012, CCAR published a blog post about a small business which utilized OSHA's On-site Consultation Program. Small Businesses Unknown
Dissemination On May 16, 2012, CCAR published a blog post about Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels' presentation at the 28th Annual Governor's Safety and Health Conference and Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky. Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention Unknown
Dissemination On May 16, 2012, CCAR published blog posts regarding OSHA's Fall Prevention and Heat Illness Prevention Campaigns. Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention Unknown
Dissemination On May 18, 2012, CCAR published a blog post promoting heat illness prevention. Heat Illness Prevention Unknown
Dissemination On June 4, 2012, CCAR published a blog post promoting OSHA's Heat Safety Tool SmartPhone App. Heat Illness Prevention Unknown
Dissemination On June 29, 2012, CCAR sent an email blast to its members which featured information about OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign, OSHA's Heat Illness Campaign, and OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program. Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention, Small Businesses Unknown
Dissemination On November 5, 2012, CCAR published a blog post promoting OSHA's On-site Consultation Program. Small Businesses Unknown
Dissemination On December 5, 2012, CCAR published a blog post announcing OSHA's new Internal Combustion Engines as Ignition Sources Fact Sheet. Unknown
Dissemination On December 7, 2012, CCAR published a blog post announcing OSHA's aligning its Hazard Communication standard with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. Hazard Communication Unknown
Dissemination On January 8, 2013, CCAR sent an email blast to its members announcing OSHA's new Internal Combustion Engines as Ignition Sources Fact Sheet. Unknown
Dissemination On January 3, 2013, CCAR published a blog post about the top ten most frequently-sited OSHA standards in fiscal year 2012. Unknown
Dissemination On July 8, 2013, CCAR published a tweet on OSHA's revised Hazard Communication standard and available resources. Hazard Communication Unknown
Dissemination On April 2, 2013, CCAR sent an email blast to its members announcing OSHA/MSHA's Hazard Alert on Diesel Exhaust/Diesel Particulate Matter. Unknown
Dissemination On July 21, 2013, CCAR published a tweet promoting OSHA resources on occupational noise exposure. Unknown
Dissemination On July 25, 2013, CCAR published a tweet promoting OSHA's heat illness prevention campaign. Heat Illness Prevention Unknown
Dissemination On June 26, 2013, CCAR published a tweet announcing OHSA Region 9's Local Emphasis Program to reduce fatalities associated with the operation of automotive lifts in Hawaii, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa. Unknown
Dissemination On July 29, 2013, CCAR published a blog post regarding new Hazard Communication requirements to be implemented between December 2013 and June 2016. Hazard Communication Unknown
Dissemination On August 2, 2013, CCAR published a blog post announcing the August 1, 2013 issuance of Executive Order, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security. Unknown
Dissemination On August 9, 2013, CCAR published a blog post announcing OSHA's August 1, 2013 issuance of citations to a lift truck manufacturer in Bedford Park, IL. Unknown
Dissemination On August 14 and 22, 2013, CCAR published tweets promoting OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign. Fall Prevention Unknown
Dissemination On August 21, 2013; January 10, 2014; July 29 and November 16, 2015 and February 1, 2016, CCAR published tweets promoting OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program. Unknown
Dissemination On August 23, 2013, CCAR published a tweet announcing OSHA's August 19, 2013 issuance of citations to an automotive parts manufacturing facility in Sandusky, OH, related to lock-out/tag-out, machine guarding, and other hazards. Unknown
Dissemination On August 29, 2013, CCAR published a tweet promoting Labor Rights Week. Unknown
Dissemination On January 13, 19 and 28, 2014, CCAR published tweets related to OSHA's silica rulemaking Unknown
Dissemination On February 7, 2014, CCAR published a blog post announcing OSHA's January 28, 2014 issuance of citations to an automotive parts supplier in Thomsen, Georgia. Unknown
Dissemination On March 20 and March 24, 2014, CCAR published tweets promoting OSHA's public hearings on silica. Unknown
Dissemination On February 27, 2014, CCAR published a tweet regarding OSHA's February 24, 2014 issuance of citations to a manufacturer in Georgia related to violations related to employee training and lock-out/tag-out. Unknown
Dissemination On May 27, 2014, CCAR published a blog post and sent an email blast promoting OSHA's Heat Illness Prevention Campaign. CCAR also published tweets about the campaign on May 23 and May 27. Heat Illness Prevention Unknown
Dissemination In June 2014, CCAR and ShipMate, Inc., released a new online safety course to raise awareness of OSHA's revised Hazard Communication Standard. Hazard Communication Unknown
Dissemination On July 3, 2014, CCAR published a blog post regarding OSHA's June 30, 2014 issuance of citations to two automotive service centers related to unsafe lifts. CCAR also promoted this blog post via a tweet. Unknown
Dissemination On August 1, 2014, CCAR published a blog post regarding OSHA's July 21, 2014 issuance of citations to a home improvement store related to deficient operator training and maintenance for powered industrial trucks. CCAR also promoted this blog post via a tweet. Unknown
Dissemination On August 5, 2014, CCAR published a blog post about OSHA Region IV's Regional Emphasis Program for Safety Hazards in the Auto Parts Industry. Unknown
Dissemination On October 13, 2014, CCAR published a blog post about the top ten most frequently-sited OSHA standards in fiscal year 2013. CCAR also promoted this blog post via a tweet. Unknown
Dissemination In November 2014, CCAR helped to disseminate information about OSHA's new reporting requirements going into effect January 1, 2015 on its blog, on Twitter, and through its listserv. Unknown
Dissemination On December 2, 2014, CCAR sent an email blast reminding members of OSHA's new reporting requirements going into effect on January 1, 2015. Unknown
Dissemination On December 10, 2014, CCAR published a tweet advertising OSHA's December 11, 2014 Twitter chat on new reporting requirements. Unknown
Dissemination On December 19, 2014, CCAR published a blog post answering frequently asked questions regarding OSHA's new reporting requirements. Unknown
Dissemination On January 7, 2015, CCAR published a tweet indicating OSHA's new reporting requirements went into effect January 1. Unknown
Dissemination On March 27, 2015, CCAR published a blog post regarding OSHA's March 19, 2015 issuance of citations to a manufacturing facility in Chicago, IL, related to machine safety and temporary workers. CCAR also promoted this blog post via a tweet. Temporary Workers Unknown
Dissemination On April 20, 2015, CCAR published a blog post regarding OSHA's April 3, 2015 issuance of citations related to two workplace fatalities in Idaho involving makeshift lifts. CCAR also promoted this blog post via a tweet. Unknown
Dissemination On May 18, 2015, CCAR published a blog post promoting awareness of OSHA's heat illness prevention campaign and the availability of the agency's Smartphone app. Heat Illness Prevention Unknown
Dissemination On July 17, 2015, CCAR published a tweet promoting OSHA's Heat Illness Prevention campaign and resources. Unknown
Dissemination On August 17, 2015, CCAR published a tweet announcing OSHA's August 7, 2015 proposed rule on occupational exposures to beryllium. Unknown
Dissemination On August 25, 2015, CCAR published a tweet linking to the OSHA/NIOSH Recommended Practice: Protecting Temporary Workers. Temporary Workers Unknown
Dissemination On September 16, 2015, CCAR published a blog post about OSHA resources for occupational hazards associated with auto body repair and finishing. CCAR also promoted this blog post via a tweet. Unknown
Dissemination On November 11, 2015, CCAR published a blog post announcing an upcoming increase in OSHA penalties. CCAR also promoted this blog post via a tweet. Unknown
Dissemination On November 20, 2015 CCAR published a tweet announcing OSHA was seeking comments on its draft Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines (SHPMGs). CCAR also published a related blog post on November 24, 2015 and promoted this blog post via a tweet on November 25, 2015. Unknown
Dissemination On February 16, 2016, CCAR published a tweet regarding the submission deadline for comments on OSHA's draft SHPMGs. Unknown
Dissemination On February 14, 2016, CCAR published a blog post announcing OSHA's March 2016 stakeholder meeting on the agency's draft SHPMGs. CCAR also promoted this blog post via a tweet on February 17, 2016. Unknown
 

Outreach and Communication: Speak, exhibit, appear, or otherwise support OSHA or CCAR conferences and local meetings, or other relevant events.

Activity Type

Activity Name/Summary

OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

Number Reached

Event Robert Stewart staffed an exhibit booth at the American Truck Dealers National Convention on April 18-20, 2009, in National Harbor, Maryland, where he distributed compliance assistance resources. 100
Event Robert Stewart staffed an exhibit booth at the American Automobile Association Conference on June 1-3, 2009 in Rancho Mirage, California, where he distributed compliance assistance resources. 100
Event CCAR supported North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week in 2009, 2010, and 2014. Unknown
Event CCAR supported Drug-Free Work Week, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Working Partners for an Alcohol-and Drug-Free Workplace Program, in October 2009. Unknown
Event Robert Stewart staffed an exhibit booth at the National Automotive Technology Competition on April 6-7, 2010, in New York, NY, where he distributed compliance assistance resources. Unknown
Event Robert Stewart staffed an exhibit booth at the American Truck Dealers National Convention on April 24-26, 2010, in Orlando, FL, where he distributed compliance assistance resources. Unknown
Event Charlie Ayers staffed an exhibit booth at the National Automobile Dealers Association conference on February 4, 2012 where he distributed compliance assistance resources. Unknown
Event Charlie Ayers facilitated a presentation and staffed an exhibit booth at the Automotive Oil Change Association conference on April 29, 2013 in Nashville, TN, where he distributed compliance assistance resources. Unknown
Event Charlie Ayers staffed an exhibit booth at the American Automobile Association conference on September 24, 2013 in Orlando, FL, where he distributed compliance assistance resources. Unknown
Event Charlie Ayers facilitated several presentations at the Automotive Service Excellence Instructor Training Conference in Indianapolis, IN on July 29, 2014. 250
Event Charlie Ayers staffed an exhibit booth at the Illinois College Automotive Instructors Association conference on March 19, 2015 in Chicago, IL, where he distributed compliance assistance resources. Unknown
Event Charlie Ayers facilitated several presentations at the Automotive Service Excellence Instructor Training Conference in Kansas City, MO on July 28, 2015. 250
 

TOTAL

At least 700 reached through conferences; many more reached via outreach activities.

IV. Upcoming Milestones

In the coming year, OSHA and CCAR will collaborate in finalizing an online training module on best practices for those who work with Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) Batteries. CCAR will also continue to promote awareness of relevant OSHA rulemakings, enforcement initiatives, and outreach campaigns as appropriate.

Report prepared by: Christina Morgan, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, September 30, 2016.

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