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OSHA and The Dow Chemical Company Alliance
Archive Activities and Events
(2003-2007)

  • May 3, 2007: OSHA Region I Compliance Assistance Specialist and On-site Consultation Project Managers Meeting, Mystic, Connecticut. Kevin Shaughnessy, Senior Process Safety Technology Leader, The Dow Chemical Company, presented "OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard: The Dow Approach" during the meeting.
  • October 18, 2006: Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Meeting, Southfield, Michigan.
    • Mark Spence, Manager, Health & Safety Regulatory Affairs, The Dow Chemical Company; gave an update on the OSHA and Dow Alliance to approximately 20 attendees.
  • August 10, 2006: ORC Worldwide's Occupational Safety and Health Workgroup Meeting, Washington, DC. Mark Spence, Manager, Health & Safety Regulatory Affairs, The Dow Chemical Company, gave an update on the OSHA and Dow Alliance to approximately 100 attendees.
  • January 13, 2006: Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) Technical Steering Committee Meeting, Hyatt Houston Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas.
    • "Managing Chemical Reactivity Hazards: a Workshop for Non-Chemists." This course was organized and sponsored by the OSHA and Chemical Reactivity Hazards Management Alliance. It was designed for small chemical manufacturers, warehouse facilities, distributors and batch processors. It provided information on chemical reactivity hazards and strategies and tools for identifying and preventing reactivity accidents at manufacturing facilities. In addition, representatives from The Dow Chemical Company, an Alliance Program participant, helped to develop the workshop. Additional sponsors of the workshop are the National Federation of Independent Business, also an OSHA Alliance Program participant, and the East Harris County Manufacturers Association.
  • November 16-17, 2005: OSHA and Dow Alliance Workshop, "OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard: The Dow Approach," The Dow Chemical Company's West Virginia Operations, South Charleston, West Virginia. A workshop was held for OSHA's Region III staff that covered how Dow addresses and implements the PSM standard in its workplaces and discussed various aspects of the standard, including process safety information, process hazard analysis procedures, and layers of protection analysis and safety instrumented systems.
  • September 26, 2005: Chlorine Institute's 2005 Fall Meeting, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia.
    • "Managing Chemical Reactivity Hazards: a Workshop for Non-Chemists." This course was organized and sponsored by the OSHA and Chemical Reactivity Hazards Management Alliance. It was designed for small chemical manufacturers, warehouse facilities, distributors and batch processors. It provided information on chemical reactivity hazards and strategies and tools for identifying and preventing reactivity accidents at manufacturing facilities. In addition, representatives from The Dow Chemical Company, an Alliance Program participant, helped to develop the workshop. Additional sponsors of the workshop are the National Federation of Independent Business, also an OSHA Alliance Program participant, and the East Harris County Manufacturers Association.
  • September 18-22, 2005: National Safety Council's Congress and Expo, Orlando, Florida.
    • September 22, 2005, Paula White, then-Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA; Mark Spence, Manager, Health and Safety Regulatory Affairs, and a representative from the OSHA and Graphic Arts Coalition Alliance participated on a panel entitled, "Successes of OSHA's Ergonomic Alliances."
  • October 13-14, 2004: OSHA/The Dow Chemical Company Workshop, "OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard: The Dow Approach," The Dow Chemical Company's Louisiana Operations, Plaquemine, Louisiana. A workshop was held for OSHA's Regions IV and VI staff that covered how Dow addresses and implements the PSM standard in its workplaces and discussed various aspects of the standard, including process safety information, process hazard analysis procedures, and layers of protection analysis and safety instrumented systems. [More]
  • May 14, 2004: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Ergonomics Roundtable, Washington, DC. At a meeting hosted by AAOS, Karen Kerns, Senior Industrial Hygienist, Global Industrial Hygiene Expertise Center, The Dow Chemical Company, made a presentation to Alliance Program participants, including AAOS, the Graphics Arts Coalition (GAC) and the American Society of Safety Engineers, on a new workplace quantitative ergonomics risk assessment tool. Representatives from GAC and AAOS also made presentations to the group.
  • September 16, 2003: OSHA/The Dow Chemical Company Workshop, "OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard: The Dow Approach." OSHA Training Institute, Arlington Heights, Illinois. A workshop was held for OSHA's Region V staff that covered how Dow addresses and implements the PSM standard in its workplaces and discussed various aspects of the standard, including process safety information, process hazard analysis procedures and management of change.
  • June, 12, 2003: 2nd Annual OSHA Compliance Assistance Conference, Tysons Corner Marriott, Vienna, Virginia. Samuel L. Smolik, Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety, The Dow Chemical Company, "A Vision and Culture of Zero," spoke to the Compliance Assistance Conference attendees about the Dow Chemical Company's tips and techniques that have helped the company reduce injuries and illnesses of Dow employees and contractors by 73 percent globally since 1994.