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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
he Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the
Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA)
February 25, 2008

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

February 9, 2004

Evaluation Period

February 9, 2007 February 8, 2008

Date Renewed

May 23, 2006

Overview

The OSHA and ILMA Alliance is providing ILMA members, small businesses, and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources to protect workers from exposure to metalworking fluids and industrial hazards in the manufacturing environment.

Implementation Team Members

 
OSHA:  
   
Mark Hatch
Lee Anne Jillings
Russell Jones
Jess McCluer*
Lisa Ramber***
Ira Wainless
Daniel Youhas**
Office of Health Enforcement
Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)
Office of Small Business Assistance
OOSA
OOSA
Office of Science and Technology Assessment
OOSA
   
ILMA:  
   
John Burke
Adam Cramer
John Howell
Rich Kraska
Jeffrey Leiter
Carol Poole
Celeste Powers
Gene White
Chair, Safety, Health, Environmental, and Regulatory Affairs (SHERA) Committee
Leiter & Cramer, PLLC (ILMA Counsel)
D.A. Stuart Corp.
ILMA Toxicology Consultant
Leiter & Cramer PLLC (ILMA Counsel)
Quaker Chemical
Executive Director
Milacron

* Jess McCluer served as the Alliance Coordinator until June 25, 2007.
** Daniel Youhas served as the Alliance Coordinator from June 25, 2007 to August 31, 2007.
*** Lisa Ramber served as the Alliance Coordinator from August 31, 2007 to February 8, 2008.

II. Implementation Team Meetings

 
February 28, 2007
July 31, 2007
December 4, 2007
Implementation Team Meeting, Teleconference
Implementation Team Meeting, Teleconference
Implementation Team Meeting, Teleconference

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

III. Results
  1. Events and Products

    Outreach and Communication


    • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and ILMA's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.

      Products

      OSHA and ILMA Alliance Web page


      OSHA is continuing to update the OSHA and ILMA Alliance Web page that is posted on the Agency's Web site. It includes the OSHA and ILMA Alliance agreement, news releases, activities and events and milestones and successes.

      ILMA Web site (www.ilma.org)

      ILMA is continuing to update the section on its Web site, which contains information on the OSHA and ILMA Alliance. The section includes links to the Alliance agreement, OSHA and ILMA press releases and OSHA's Safety and Health Topics pages.

      OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages

      Through the Alliance, ILMA representatives provided their expertise to review, maintain and update the following OSHA Safety and Health Topic pages:

      • Making the Business Case for Safety and Health
        • Carol Poole, Health and Safety Specialist, Quaker Chemical Corporation, Conshohocken, PA
      • Metal Working Fluids
        • Gene White, PhD, MS, Manager, Environmental Sciences, Milacron, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
      "Making the Business Case for Safety and Health" article by Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA

      The article "Making the Business Case for Safety and Health" by OSHA Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. was published in the March 2007 issue of Compoundings. The piece describes OSHA's compliance assistance resources and cooperative programs activities including the OSHA and ILMA Alliance.

      Publications and Newsletters

      Information on the activities of the OSHA and ILMA Alliance have appeared in a number of print and online publications, including: ILMA's FLASHPoint, and Compoundings. For more information on the articles, see the "Alliance Program Reach" table.

    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or ILMA's conferences, meetings or workshops including ILMA's Spring Management Forum; Fall Annual Meeting; and Safety, Health, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs (SHERA) Committee meetings.

      Events

      23rd Annual National Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association Conference, August 27-30, 2007, Washington, DC


      On August, 28 2007, Barnett Lawrence, Compliance Assistance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP), USDOL-OSHA; Cathy Cronin, Chief, Division of Training and Educational Development, Office of Training and Education, Directorate of Training and Education, USDOL-OSHA; and Carol L. Poole, Safety and Health Specialist, Quaker Chemical Corporation and ILMA member, presented "Getting the Most Out of OSHA's Web Site" to 100 attendees at the 23rd Annual National Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association Conference in Washington DC. Ms. Poole's presentation included information on ILMA's Metalworking Fluids in Small Business: A Health and Safety "QUICKSTART" Guide, which is a product of the OSHA and ILMA Alliance.

    • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding ILMA's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by ILMA and through OSHA- or ILMA-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

      Products

      Lubricant Fact Sheet


      Through the Alliance, ILMA is developing a Lubricant Fact Sheet. The association will share the draft with OSHA for review and feedback when completed.

      "Dermal Assessment Guide"

      During the reporting period, ILMA promoted the "Dermal Assessment Guide" to its members. The guide, which was produced as a product of the Alliance, has been recognized by the metalworking fluid industry as a valuable resource. Further, a link to the guide on the OSHA and ILMA Alliance Web page on ILMA's Web site was added to OSHA's Metalworking Fluids Safety and Health Topic Web page.

      Events

      62nd Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Society of Lubricant Tribology Engineers, May 6-10, 2007, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


      On May 7, 2007, Carol L. Poole, Safety and Health Specialist, Quaker Chemical Corporation presented, "Health, Safety, and Regulatory Affairs" during the 62nd Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Society of Lubricant Tribology Engineers. The presentation included information on the OSHA and ILMA Alliance.

      2008 On-site Consultation Training (OSHCON) Conference, April 29 May 1, Seattle, WA

      Representatives from the OSHA and ILMA Alliance are developing a presentation highlighting the Alliance's work to develop the Dermal Assessment and Metalworking Fluids in Small Business: A Health and Safety "QUICKSTART" Guides to be delivered during a workshop during the 2008 OSHCON Conference, April 29 May 1, in Seattle, Washington.

    • Promote to the ILMA members the benefits of OSHA's cooperative programs; such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, On-site Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

      The OSHA and ILMA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal in a structured manner, but informal efforts to educate ILMA members about these programs have been explored.

    • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on manufacturing industrial hazards that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

      Products

      "Safe Tank Entry: When Entering Above Ground Storage Tanks," Fact Sheet


      The OSHA and ILMA Alliance implementation team is working with the OSHA and Safe Tank Alliance through the Alliance Program to develop a compliance assistance resource: Safe Tank Entry: When Entering Above Ground Storage Tanks Fact Sheet. The document will provide assistance to small businesses for hazards such as falls and confined space entry in above ground storage tanks.

    • Encourage ILMA member companies to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including industrial hazards related to metal working.

      The OSHA and ILMA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health Goals

    • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions or stakeholder meetings on manufacturing industrial hazards and hazard communication to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.

      3rd Symposium on the Assessment and Control of Metal Removal Fluids, October 5-8, 2008, Dearborn, Michigan

      ILMA, along with other trade associations and professional societies, will be hosting the 3rd Symposium on the Assessment and Control of Metal Removal Fluids, October 5-8, 2008 in Dearborn, Michigan. The event will examine safety, health and sustainability issues in metalworking fluids. Conference participants will include end-users and suppliers of metalworking fluids as well as government and academic representatives from around the world.
  2. Executive Summary

    Through the Alliance Program, OSHA and ILMA are continuing to work together to develop resources for small businesses to use to protect workers from metalworking fluids and industrial hazards in the manufacturing environment. This positive relationship has led to the development of the many programs and projects that the team is currently working on or has produced. For example, through the OSHA and ILMA Alliance, ILMA is developing a draft Lubricant Fact Sheet. In addition, OSHA and ILMA are working with the OSHA and Safe Tank Alliance to develop a Safe Tank Entry: When Entering Above Ground Storage Tanks Fact Sheet, which will provide assistance to small businesses for hazards such as falls and confined space entry. Further, OSHA and ILMA representatives are sharing their expertise through participation on OSHA's electronic assistance tools' editorial boards and speaking, and exhibiting opportunities. For example:

    • Barnett Lawrence, Compliance Assistance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA; Cathy Cronin, Chief, Division of Training and Educational Development, Directorate of Training and Education, USDOL-OSHA; and Carol Poole, Safety and Health Specialist, Quaker Chemical Corporation and ILMA member presented "Getting the Most Out of OSHA's Web Site" to 100 attendees at the 23rd Annual National Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association Conference.

    • Carol L. Poole, Safety and Health Specialist, Quaker Chemical Corporation presented "Health, Safety, and Regulatory Affairs," at the 62nd Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Society of the Lubricant Tribology Engineers.

    • ILMA members continue to serve on the editorial board of OSHA's Making the Business Case for Safety and Health and Metalworking Fluids Safety and Health Topics pages.

    • ILMA promoted the activities of the OSHA and ILMA Alliance and compliance assistance programs through articles in their weekly e-Newsletter FLASHPoint, and their monthly magazine Compoundings.
  3. Alliance Program Reach
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
OSHA and ILMA Alliance Web page on the Agency's Web site 8,566
ILMA Web site Link to Alliance Agreement and additional OSHA Web page links Data not available
Metalworking Fluids in Small Business: A Health and Safety QUICKSTART Guide on ILMA's Web page Data not available
Metalworking Fluids in Small Business: A Health and Safety QUICKSTART Guide on ILMA's Web page Data not available
OSHA's Making the Business Case for Safety and Health, Safety and Health Topics page 20,199
OSHA's Metalworking Fluids Safety and Health Topics page 8,566
February 13, 2007- "OSHA Releases New Pandemic Flu Guidance," FlashPoint Data not available
February 20, 2007- "OSHA Publishes New It's the Law' Poster," FlashPoint Data not available
March, 2007- "From the Desk of The President," Compoundings Data not available
March, 2007- "Worker Health and Safety," Compoundings Data not available
March, 2007- "SHERA Moves Forward," Compoundings Data not available
March, 2007- "The Business Case for Safety and Health," Compoundings Data not available
May 7, 2007- 62nd Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Society of Lubricant Tribology Engineers, May 6-10, 2007, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Speaker: Carol L. Poole, Safety and Health Specialist, Quaker Chemical Corporation, presented "Health, Safety, and Regulatory Affairs."
Data not available
August 28, 2007- 23rd Annual National Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association Conference, August 27-30, 2007, Washington, DC

Speakers: Barnett Lawrence, Compliance Assistance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA; Cathy Cronin, Chief, Division of Training and Educational Development, Office of Training and Education, Directorate of Training and Education, USDOL-OSHA; and Carol L. Poole, Safety and Health Specialist, Quaker Chemical Corporation and ILMA member; presented "Getting the Most Out of OSHA's Web Site."
100
TOTAL 37,431

IV. Upcoming Milestones

As a result of the Alliance's successes in its first four years, OSHA and ILMA will be renewing the agreement for another two years. The Alliance renewal agreement will encourage employers including small businesses, to increase employee access to safety and health information and training resources, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to industrial hazards in the manufacturing environment. In addition, the Alliance will address safety and health issues to include, but not limited to the following:
  • Hazard Communication
  • Safety and health issues related to above ground storage tanks
The OSHA and ILMA Alliance implementation team has discussed a number of activities that will be undertaken in the upcoming year. For example, the Alliance implementation team will finalize a Lubricant Fact Sheet. In addition, ILMA has shown an interest in securing an OSHA speaker for the ILMA Annual Meeting to be held in October 2008. Further, ILMA representatives will continue to provide their expertise to review, maintain and update the following OSHA's Safety and Health Topic pages:
  • Making the Business Case for Safety and Health
  • Metal Working Fluids
ILMA plans to continue to promote OSHA compliance assistance materials, cooperative programs and the OSHA and ILMA Alliance through articles in their monthly publication, Compoundings and their weekly e-Newsletter FLASHPoint. Further, ILMA remains interested in publishing another Mr. Foulke article in the magazine similar to the article that was published in the March 2007 issue of Compoudings.

Finally, ILMA will continue to work with the Safe Tank Alliance and other Alliance participants through the Alliance Program to develop compliance assistance resources.


Report prepared by: Tony Mapes, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, February 26, 2008