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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and
Fertilizer Safety and Health Partners (FSHP) Alliance

March 28, 2018


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      February 2, 2018

    2. Dates Renewed

      Not applicable.

    3. Evaluation Period

      October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017

    4. Alliance Overview and Goals

      The OSHA and FSHP Alliance focuses on providing members, and others, including non-English and limited English-speaking workers, with information and access to training resources to protect the health, safety and security of workers, emergency responders, and the communities surrounding establishments in the agricultural retail and supply industry. The Alliance specifically addresses the safe storage and handling of fertilizers (ammonium nitrate and anhydrous ammonia), as well as the sharing of emergency response information between the agribusiness communities and first responders.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • November 29, 2016

    In addition to this formal meeting, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.

  3. Results of Alliance Activities in Support of Agreement Goals

    Dissemination: Alliance Program participant shared information on agency-developed or OSHA Alliance Program-developed tools and resources, OSHA standards/rulemakings, enforcement, and outreach campaigns, including OSHA's Safe + Sound Week.

    Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - OSHA WebsiteChemical Safety; PSM; Hazard Communication783
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Participant WebsiteChemical Safety; PSM; Hazard Communication180
    Twitter9/30/17"Representatives from CSB, DOT, DHS, EPA, OSHA and Congressmen Guthrie & Comer's offices review the ResponsibleAg program at the West Training Center" (ResponsibleAg)Chemical Safety; PSM; Hazard Communication500
    Newsletter3/1/17"Nationwide Safe + Sound Week event being held June 12-18 to promote safety and health programs" (Agricultural Retailers Association) Safety and Health Programs3,000
    Newsletter3/2/17"Announcing Safe + Sound Week - June 12-18" (Agricultural Retailers Association) Safety and Health Programs3,000
    Newsletter4/19/17"New resources available for Safe + Sound Week" (Agricultural Retailers Association) Safety and Health Programs3,000
    Newsletter5/19/17 "Safe + Sound Week Webinar and New Partner Resources" (Agricultural Retailers Association) Safety and Health Programs3,000
    Newsletter6/1/17"Show your commitment to safety and health June 12-18 during Safe + Sound Week" (Agricultural Retailers Association) Safety and Health Programs3,000
    Newsletter7/26/17"New NIOSH/OSHA Heat safety App Available" (ResponsibleAg)Heat3,000
    Newsletter8/28/17"ResponsibleAg is Recognized by OSHA for Supporting Safe + Sound Week" (ResponsibleAg)Safety and Health Programs3,000
    Newsletter8/28/17"New Heat Hazard Help Available - OSHA Working in Hot Weather Webpage" (ResponsibleAg)Heat3,000
    Newsletter9/30/17"OSHA, EPA, and DHS Regulators Visit ResponsibleAg Training Center" (ResponsibleAg)Chemical Safety; PSM; Hazard Communication3,000
     
    TOTAL 28,463

    Training for OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant provided training or assistance in training OSHA and OSHA-affiliated staff (including state plan and/or On-site Consultation Program representatives).

    Training Type Date Name/Title of Trainer Training Title Audience: OSHA, State Plan, Onsite Consultation City State Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Training9/29/17-9/30/17Bill QuallsResponsibleAg Facility TourOSHA, EPA, DHSOwensboroKYPSM; Chemical Safety12
    Training11/15/16Gary Smith, ASTIAmmonia Safety DayOSHA, State Plan, and On-Site Consultation DenverCOHazard Communication/ Chemicals125
    Training11/29/16Gary Smith, ASTIAmmonia Safety DayOSHA, On-Site Consultation HoustonTXHazard Communication/ Chemicals75
    Training1/10/17Gary Smith, ASTIAmmonia Safety DayOSHA, State Plan, and On-Site ConsultationBostonMAHazard Communication/ Chemicals100
    Training2/10/17Gary Smith, ASTIAmmonia Safety DayOSHA, State Plan, and On-Site ConsultationSalt Lake CityUTHazard Communication/ Chemicals200
    Training2/14/17Gary Smith, ASTIAmmonia Safety DayOSHA, State Plan, and On-Site ConsultationPhoenixAZHazard Communication/ Chemicals75
    Training2/16/17Gary Smith, ASTIAmmonia Safety DayOSHA, State Plan, and On-Site ConsultationYumaAZHazard Communication/ Chemicals55
    Training4/25/17Gary Smith, ASTIAmmonia Safety DayOSHA, State Plan, and On-Site ConsultationSacramentoCAHazard Communication/ Chemicals45
    Training10/18/17Gary Smith, ASTIAmmonia Safety DayOSHA, On-Site Consultation ChicagoILHazard Communication/ Chemicals50
     
    TOTAL 737
  4. Alliance Developed Products

    Ammonia Safety References Fact Sheet (May 2017 – completed in support of Safe + Sound Week)

  5. OSHA Product Reviews

    None completed during the evaluation period of the report.

    Report prepared by: Todd Briggs, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, March 28, 2018.

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