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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the
International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA)
October 25, 2004

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

September 9, 2003

Evaluation Period

September 9, 2003 through September 8, 2004

Overview

The OSHA and ISEA Alliance focuses on outreach and communication about the importance of the proper selection, use, and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE). In addition, the Alliance seeks to further the national dialogue on safety and health, in particular seeking, sharing, and publicizing best practices and developing and promoting the business case for safety especially as it relates to PPE.

Implementation Team Members

 
OSHA  
Gus Georgiades
Dale Krupinski
Jess McCluer
Roberto Sanchez
Nilgun Tolek*
Office of Science and Technology Assessment
Office of Construction Services
Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)
Region IV Birmingham Area Office
OOSA
   
ISEA  
Janice Comer-Bradley
Dan Glucksman
Dan Shipp
Joe Walker
Technical Director
Public Affairs Director
President
Marketing Communications Advisor

* Nilgun Tolek was Alliance Coordinator until November 2003


II. Implementation Team Meetings
 
November 7, 2003
January 14, 2004
April 5, 2004
July 8, 2004
Kick-off Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
Construction Roundtable, OSHA, Washington, DC

III. Results
  1. Events and Products

    Outreach and Communication

    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, meetings or other events to promote the effectiveness of safety and health programs.

      Speakers

      The OSHA and ISEA Alliance was promoted at the following event:

      • 2004 ISEA Annual Meeting, April 25-27, 2004, San Diego, CA

        April 27, 2004 - Paula White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs provided an update on OSHAs cooperative programs, including the OSHA and ISEA Alliance, to 80 attendees.
      Events

      Exhibiting


      The OSHA and ISEA Alliance was promoted at the following events:

      • OSHA Compliance Assistance Training Sessions: Janice Comer-Bradley and Joe Walker staffed an ISEA exhibit at OSHA Compliance Assistance Training Sessions, June 14-18, 2004, in Falls Church, Virginia.

      • World of Concrete 2004: OSHA and ISEA shared a Concrete Safety Station in the outdoor demonstration area at the World of Concrete 2004, February 16-20, 2004 in Orlando, FL. ISEA staff included Janice Comer-Bradley, Dan Glucksman, Dan Shipp and Joe Walker. OSHA staff included Roberto Sanchez, Region IV, Birmingham, Alabama Area Director. The ISEA and OSHA staff who distributed written materials to the attendees, including a Fact Sheet on the Alliance Program and the OSHA-ISEA Alliance.

      • 2003 Fall Meeting: Janice Comer-Bradley, Dan Glucksman, Dan Shipp and Joe Walker distributed written materials to the attendees, including a Fact Sheet on the Alliance Program and OSHAs cooperative programs at the ISEA Fall meeting, November 18, 2003 in Washington, DC.
    • Promote communication between ISEA and its members and OSHA personnel, including Compliance Assistance Specialists, in order to stay current with developments in the field.

      • No products or resources have been developed to meet this particular Alliance goal.
    • Work with other Alliance participants on construction industry projects that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

      • Construction Roundtable: ISEA participated in the Alliance Construction Roundtable for construction-related national Alliances on July 8, 2004. The Roundtable participants discussed how the construction-related national Alliances could work together to address issues such as ergonomics, silica and motor vehicle safety. ISEA has representatives on the Fall Protection and Design for Safety workgroup that were created at the meeting.
    National Dialogue on Safety and Health

    • Collect and share with construction employers, labor, insurance providers, other state and federal government officials, and safety and health professionals information on the latest equipment technologies and best practices in the selection and use of personal protective equipment, as determined by OSHA and ISEA, and publicize the results through outreach by ISEA and through OSHA- or ISEA-developed training programs and materials.

      Products

      Safety & Health Informational Bulletin (SHIB)


      ISEA reviewed and provided feedback on a draft OSHA "Suspension Trauma," developed by OSHA's Directorate Science, Technology and Medicine. The final version of the SHIB was posted on the OSHA Webpage on March 24, 2004.

      OSHA Cold Stress Card

      Publication of cut-out version of OSHA Cold Stress card in Fall 2003/Winter 2004 edition of ISEA Protection Update.

      OSHA and ISEA Webpage

      The ISEA Webpage has a link to the OSHA and ISEA Alliance on the OSHA Webpage. For more information on the number of hits to the ISEA and OSHA Web pages, please see the Alliance Program Reach table on pages 5-6.

      Print and Electronic Media

      Articles on the OSHA and ISEA Alliance have appeared in a number of printed and online publications, including: ISEA Protection Update, Occupational Hazards Magazine Online and Industrial Safety and Hygiene News. Over 5,000 individuals were reached through the publications. For more information on the articles, please see the Alliance Program Reach table on pages 5-6.

    • Continue to develop and promote the business case for safety and health, especially as it relates to the cost benefits of PPE.

      • No products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.
    • Participate in stakeholder and other forums for providing input on safety and health issues.

      • No products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.
  2. Executive Summary

    Through the Alliance Program, OSHA and ISEA are working together to help increase the publics understanding of the importance of the proper selection, use, and maintenance of PPE. This relationship has led to ISEAs involvement in several projects. Some examples include ISEAs review and comment on OSHAs Safety & Health Informational Bulletin (SHIB) "Suspension Trauma and ISEAs participation at the Alliance Construction Roundtable.

    During 2004, ISEA promoted the activities of the OSHA and ISEA Alliance through articles in its monthly publication, Protection Update. The articles focused on a number of topics such as the joint ISEA and OSHA Concrete Safety Station in the outdoor demonstration area at the World of Concrete 2004, February 16-20, 2004 in Orlando, FL. In addition, ISEA published a cut-out version of the OSHA Cold Stress card in the Fall 2003/Winter 2004 edition of ISEA Production Update.
    During 2003 and 2004, the Alliance was promoted at the ISEA 2003 Fall Meeting, November 18, 2003 in Washington, DC; World of Concrete 2004, February 16-20, 2004 in Orlando, FL; 2004 ISEA Annual Meeting, April 25-27, 2004 in San Diego, CA; OSHAs Compliance Assistance Training Sessions and the Alliance Construction Roundtable.

    At the World of Concrete, ISEA staff and OSHA staff including, Roberto Sanchez, Region IV, Birmingham, Alabama Area Director, distributed written materials to the attendees, including a Fact Sheet on the Alliance Program and the OSHA-ISEA Alliance. On April 27, 2004, at the 2004 ISEA Annual Meeting, Paula White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, provided an update on OSHAs cooperative programs, including the OSHA and ISEA Alliance, to 80 attendees.

    Finally, ISEA participated in the Alliance Construction Roundtable for construction-related National Alliances on July 8, 2004. The roundtable was designed for the construction-related National Alliances to discuss how they can work together to address issues such as ergonomics, silica and motor vehicle safety, which many of them are addressing individually through their Alliances. A number of work groups were developed during the roundtable. ISEA is participating in the Fall Protection and Design-for-Safety workgroups.

  3. Alliance Program Reach
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
ISEA Web site Link to OSHA and ISEA Alliance on OSHA Webpage Data Not Available
OSHA and ISEA Alliance Web page on OSHAs Webpage 1421 Web visits
June 14-18, 2004 - ISEA exhibited at the OSHA Compliance Assistance Training Session, in Falls Church, VA 230
April 25-27, 2004 ISEA Annual Meeting, Paula White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA speaks at ISEA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA 80
April 2004 "Making Construction Safer Around the Nation," ISEA Protection Update (http://www.safetyequipment.org) 5,000
March 2004 "OSHA Partners with ISEA at World Concrete 'Safety Station'," ISEA Protection Update (http://www.safetyequipment.org) 5,000
February 16-20, 2004 OSHA and ISEA shared a Concrete Safety Station in the outdoor demonstration area at the World of Concrete 2004, in Orlando, FL 10,000
February 16, 2004 OSHA distributed a press release announcing OSHA and ISEA working together at Concrete Safety Station during 25 News Services
February 16, 2004 ISEA distributed a press release announcing OSHA and ISEA working together at Concrete Safety Station during World of Concrete 2004 Data Not Available
Fall 2003/Winter 2004 ISEA includes cut-off copies of OSHA Cold Stress card in publication, ISEA Protection Update 5,000
December 16, 2003 ISEA Allies with OSHA "What Does it Mean?" Occupational Hazards Magazine Online (www.occupationalhazards.com) Data Not Available
November 18, 2003 - ISEA exhibit at 2003 ISEA Fall Meeting, in Washington, DC 90
September 15, 2003 OSHA includes information on the OSHA/ISEA Alliance in its bi-weekly e-newsletter; QuickTakes 35,000
September 12, 2003 "International Safety Association Aligns with OSHA," Occupational Hazards Magazine Online (www.occupationalhazards.com) Data Not Available
September 11, 2003 "NSC: OSHA Announces New Alliances," Industrial Safety and Hygiene News (www.ishn.com) Data Not Available
September 9, 2003 OSHA distributed a news release announcing the Alliance signing 25 News Services
September 9, 2003 ISEA distributed a news release announcing the Alliance signing Data Not Available
TOTAL 61,821

IV. Upcoming Milestones

The OSHA and ISEA Alliance implementation team has discussed a number of activities that may be undertaken in the upcoming year.

ISEA is participating in the Fall Protection and Design-for-Safety workgroups that were created at the Alliance Construction Roundtable for National Alliances on July 8, 2004.

ISEA expressed an interest in working with OSHA and other Alliance participants in developing products to address a number of issues. This includes working with the American Safety and Health Institute Alliance on emergency preparedness; the Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute Alliance on silica; the Roadway Workzone Safety and Health Coalition Alliance on noise protection and the Society of Chemical Hazard Communication Alliance on hazard communication. In addition, ISEA would like to work with the Risk and Insurance Management Society Alliance to review and update OSHAs electronic assistance tool, $afety Pays Expert Advisor.

Finally, ISEA is in the process of determining the possibility of having OSHA exhibit at the March 15-19, 2005 CONEXPO in Las Vegas, Nevada. CONEXPO is the worlds largest international gathering for the construction and construction materials industries. The event is held every three years and the exposition showcases the latest equipment, products, services and technologies. Over 110, 000 people are expected to attend. ISEA is discussing with its membership in creating a "Safety Midway" at the event. If approved by ISEA, ISEA members would set-up exhibits around the Safety Midway area, and OSHA and ISEA would have a joint exhibit.


Report prepared by: Jess McCluer, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, October 25, 2004