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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA)

February 6, 2018


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

    2. July 30, 2010

    3. Dates Renewed

    4. July 28, 2014

    5. Evaluation Period

    6. August 1, 2016-September 30, 2017

    7. Alliance Overview and Goals

    8. The OSHA and GCCA Alliance focuses on providing GCCA members and others with information and access to training resources on hazards related to chemical releases from ammonia refrigeration systems and improving the Process Safety Management programs for these systems.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • September 27, 2016
    • March 23, 2017
    • August 12, 2017

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period and held workgroup meetings (as needed) to monitor the Alliance’s progress and results.

  3. Results of Alliance Activities in Support of Agreement Goals

  4. Dissemination: Alliance Program participant shared information on agency-developed or OSHA Alliance Program-developed tools and resources, OSHA standards/rulemakings, enforcement, and outreach campaigns.
    Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Areas* Number Reached
    Webpage 8/1/16-9/30/17 Alliance Webpage – OSHA Website   2,123
    Webpage 8/1/16-9/30/17 Alliance Webpage – Participant Website   4,875
    Publication 2/22/17 GCCA disseminated Alliance-developed ammonia safety posters at WFLO East Coast Institute educational training session for OSHA staff. Hazard Communication/ Chemicals 300
    Publication 3/22/17 GCCA disseminated Alliance-developed ammonia safety posters at WFLO East Coast Institute educational training session for OSHA staff. Hazard Communication/ Chemicals 150
    Webpage/ Newsletter 5/18/17 GCCA issued a news alert entitled “OSHA Delays Recordkeeping Enforcement Date.” Recordkeeping 11,023
    TOTAL   18,471
    Speeches, Presentations, Exhibits, and Other Events: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in events which includes speeches/presentations, exhibits, roundtables, conferences, informational webinars or other meetings.
    Activity Type Date Event Name Participant Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title Of Presentation (if applicable) City State Emphasis Areas* Number Reached
    Event 8/3/2016 GCCA Assembly of Committees Meeting Jeff Wanko, OSHA, OSHA Update Washington DC Ammonia Refrigeration 30
    Exhibit 4/23/17-4/26/17 IARW Convention Lowell Randel Not Applicable Dana Point CA PSM, Safety and Health Programs; Hazard Communication, Chemicals 400
    Speech/ Presentation 4/23/17 IARW Convention Lowell Randel Government Affairs Update – GCCA Alliance Update Dana Point CA PSM, Safety and Health Programs; Hazard Communication, Chemicals 150
    Exhibit 6/13/17-6/15/17 Global Cold Chain Expo Lowell Randel Not Applicable Chicago IL PSM, Safety and Health Programs; Hazard Communication, Chemicals 3,000
    Speech/ Presentation 6/22/17 IIAR Board of Directors Lowell Randel Board of Directors – GCCA Alliance Update     PSM, Safety and Health Programs; Hazard Communication, Chemicals 40
    Event 8/2/2017 GCCA Assembly of Committees Meeting GCCA Members OSHA Update Washington DC Ammonia Refrigeration 25
    Speech/ Presentation 10/18/17 ASTI Ammonia Safety Day Gary Santucci, Chicago North Area Office, OSHA PSM Update Chicago IL PSM 75
    TOTAL   3,720
    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 City State Emphasis Areas* Number Reached
    Webinar 1/11/17 Dave Rule, IIAR Ammonia Refrigeration Training OSHA Arlington Heights IL Hazard Communication/ Chemicals 100
    Seminar 2/22/17 Michael Chapman, ASTI

    Lowell Randel, GCCA
    Ammonia Refrigeration Training OSHA, State Plan, and On-Site Consultation representatives Atlanta GA Hazard Communication/ Chemicals 15
    Seminar 3/22/17 Michael Chapman, ASTI

    Lowell Randel, GCCA
    Ammonia Refrigeration Training OSHA, CalOSHA Los Angeles CA Hazard Communication/ Chemicals 10
    Training 11/15/16 Gary Smith, ASTI Ammonia Safety Day OSHA, State Plan, and On-Site Consultation Denver CO Hazard Communication/ Chemicals 10
    Training 11/29/16 Gary Smith, ASTI Ammonia Safety Day OSHA, On-Site Consultation Houston TX Hazard Communication/ Chemicals 16
    Training 1/10/17 Gary Smith, ASTI Ammonia Safety Day OSHA, State Plan, and On-Site Consultation Boston MA Hazard Communication/ Chemicals 6
    Training 2/10/17 Gary Smith, ASTI Ammonia Safety Day OSHA, State Plan, and On-Site Consultation Salt Lake City UT Hazard Communication/ Chemicals 5
    Training 2/14/17 Gary Smith, ASTI Ammonia Safety Day OSHA, State Plan, and On-Site Consultation Phoenix AZ Hazard Communication/ Chemicals 7
    Training 2/16/17 Gary Smith, ASTI Ammonia Safety Day OSHA, State Plan, and On-Site Consultation Yuma AZ Hazard Communication/ Chemicals 3
    Training 4/25/17 Gary Smith, ASTI Ammonia Safety Day OSHA, State Plan, and On-Site Consultation Sacramento CA Hazard Communication/ Chemicals 11
    Training 10/18/17 Gary Smith, ASTI Ammonia Safety Day OSHA, On-Site Consultation Chicago IL Hazard Communication/ Chemicals 14
    TOTAL   197
  5. Alliance Developed Products

  6. None completed during the evaluation period of the report.

  7. OSHA Product Reviews

  8. None completed during the evaluation period of the report.

    Report prepared by: Todd Briggs, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, February 7, 2018.

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