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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

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

May 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      February 17, 2004

    2. Dates Renewed

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

      Evaluation Period

      February 17, 2016 through February 16, 2017

    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

      Roger Forstner
      Honolulu Area Director, OSHA Region 9
      Christina Morgan
      Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP), OSHA National Office

      CCAR

      Charlie Ayers
      President
      Katherine Henmueller
      Manager of Operations
      Steve Hunt
      Subject Matter Expert

      International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 701

      Louie Longhi
      Program Director and Lead Instructor
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    OSHA and CCAR representatives met via teleconference on April 15, 2016 and October 13, 2016, to discuss ongoing work related to the development of an online training on safety and health hazards associated with Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries. Both parties also maintained regular contact via telephone and email.

  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.


    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives and Outreach and Communication:

    • Share information on OSHA's National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda/Rulemakings, enforcement activities and initiatives, and outreach campaigns.
    • Disseminate information on the recognition and prevention of hazards to employers and workers in the automotive industry.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    Dissemination On March 8, 2016, CCAR published a tweet promoting OSHA's resources on silica exposure. Silica 457
    Dissemination On March 17, 2016, CCAR tweeted a link to a DOL blog entry on lessons learned from the first year of OSHA's new reporting requirements, which went into effect January 1, 2015. Recordkeeping / Reporting 457
    Dissemination On May 3, 2016, CCAR published a blog post and a tweet announcing OSHA's Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus. 1128
    Dissemination On June 16, 29, 30, July 1 and August 2, 2016, CCAR published a tweets related to OSHA's heat illness prevention campaign. Heat Illness Prevention 1828
    Dissemination On July 11, November 28, and December 19, 2016, CCAR published tweets promoting OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program. Small Businesses 1371
    Dissemination On August 2, 2016, CCAR published a blog post promoting OSHA's Heat Safety app. Heat Illness Prevention 671
    Dissemination On August 2, 2016, CCAR published a tweet announcing that two tire companies achieved recognition by OSHA's Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). Small Businesses 457
    Dissemination On September 6, 2016, CCAR published a blog post regarding OSHA and NIOSH's "Hear and Now" noise safety challenge. 671
    Dissemination On September 13, 2016, CCAR published a blog post regarding new OSHA resources for safer (non-toxic) alternatives to remove paint, coatings, and finishes. CCAR also published a tweet on this subject. Hazard Communication/Chemicals 1128
    Dissemination On September 29, 2016, CCAR reweeted an OSHA tweet with a link to OSHA Publication 2254: Training Requirements in OSHA Standards. CCAR also tweeted separately that in most cases, OSHA requires employers to pay for employee personal protective equipment (PPE). 914
    Dissemination On October 6, 2016, CCAR reweeted an OSHA tweet promoting OSHA's Alliance Program. 457
    Dissemination On October 7, 2016, CCAR posted to its blog a copy of citations OSHA issued to the Mavis Tire Supply Corporation on September 29, 2016. CCAR also tweeted about this. 1128
    Dissemination On October 10, 2016, CCAR published a tweet promoting OSHA's webinar on protecting outdoor workers from Zika virus. 457
    Dissemination On October 14, 2016, CCAR became a co-sponsor of OSHA's "Safe and Sound" campaign for Safety and Health Programs. Safety & Health Programs N/A
    Dissemination On October 18, 2016, CCAR retweeted an OSHA tweet announcing the agency's release of new Safety and Health Programs Recommended Practices. Safety & Health Programs 457
    Dissemination On November 20, 2016, CCAR retweeted an OSHA tweet with a link to OSHA Publication 2254: Training Requirements in OSHA Standards. 457
    Dissemination On December 20, 2016, CCAR retweeted an OSHA tweet regarding OSHA resources on silica. Silica 457
    Dissemination OSHA and CCAR Alliance Web Page: OSHA maintains and updates a page specific to the alliance on the Agency Web site. 416 unique views
    Dissemination CCAR and OSHA Alliance Webpage: CCAR maintains and updates a page specific to the alliance on its website. Not available
     

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives and Outreach and Communication:

    • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on automotive industry safety issues, transportation safety issues, or general industry safety issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA or CCAR conferences and local meetings, or other industry events

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    Exhibit On March 11, 2016, Kate Henmueller, CCAR, exhibited at the Illinois College Automotive Instructors Association (ICAIA) Conference in Chicago, IL. Safety & Health Programs 500
    Exhibit On July 21, 2016, Charlie Ayers, CCAR, exhibited at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) Conference in Houston, TX. Safety & Health Programs 250
    Exhibit On November 19, 2016 Charlie attended, exhibited and presented at Automotive Body Repair Network (ABRN) conference in Joliet, IL. Safety & Health Programs 150
    Exhibit On February 17, 2017, Charlie Ayers, CCAR, exhibited at the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MCAS) conference in Anaheim, CA. Safety & Health Programs 1500
     

    Training and Education: Develop effective training and education programs through online modules for workers in the automotive industry regarding lift safety, Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries, and contaminated refrigerant, and to communicate such information to employers and workers.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    During the reporting period, OSHA and CCAR continued to collaborate in the development of an online training course on Absorbed Glass mat (AGM) batteries. N/A
     

    TOTAL

    15,311
  4. Upcoming Milestones

    In the coming year, OSHA and CCAR will finalize 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 (including the Safe & Sound Campaign) as appropriate.

    Report prepared by: Christina Morgan, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, May 2017

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