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ANNUAL ACTIVITY REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA)

October 11, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      June 10, 2010

    2. Dates Renewed

      October 31, 2012

    3. Evaluation Period

      June 10, 2016-September 30, 2017

    4. Alliance Overview and Goals

      The OSHA and IWCA Alliance provides IWCA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and address slips, trips, falls from heights, and issues related to the safe use of high-reach access equipment, including ladders and scaffolding, in the window cleaning industry. The Alliance will also address the safety and health challenges of small business owners and low literacy and limited English speaking workers in the window cleaning industry.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • 2/1/2017
    • 7/12/2017

    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.

  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.

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    Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Areas* Number Reached
    Webpage6/10/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage-OSHA Website 4,629
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage-Participant WebsiteRecordkeeping/Reporting
    Safety & Health Programs
    Walking-Working Surfaces
    Heat Illness Prevention
    15,545
    Webpage02/24/17 - 9/30/17IWCA's position on the new OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces regulations.Walking-Working Surfaces4,088
    Webpage02/24/17 - 6/30/17IWCA cover letter that IWCA members can save and send to their customers highlighting the new OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces standard and IWCA's position.Walking-Working Surfaces620
    Webpage6/30/2017IWCA Alliance Window Cleaning Field Safety Guide WebsiteSafety & Health Programs435
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter10/4/2016IWCA published an article about DUIs and the Workplace, referencing OSHA's regulations in the weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Safety Talks newsletter.Transportation5,000
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter10/11/2016IWCA published an article titled "Basic Equipment Training and Safety Guidelines" in the weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Safety Talks newsletter. 5,000
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter10/25/2016IWCA published an article titled "A List of Nevers" in the weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Safety Talks newsletter. 5,000
    Monthly Publication - Email blast10/31/2016IWCA published an article entitled "The New OSHA Rules Have Two Parts" in the monthly IWCA newsletter A Drop in the Bucket. 5,500
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter11/1/2016IWCA published an article entitled "Personal Safety Tips" in the weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. 5,000
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter11/8/2016IWCA published an article entitled "Extension Pole Safety" in the weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. 5,000
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter11/15/2016IWCA published an article entitled "Gutter Cleaning" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter, focusing on ladder safety and fall prevention while cleaning gutters.Fall Prevention5,000
    News Release11/18/2016IWCA published an article entitled "Final Ruling Update From OSHA by IWCA" in email blast to the entire IWCA database. This included fact sheet published by OSHA.Walking-Working Surfaces
    Fall Prevention
    5,000
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter11/22/2016IWCA published a news release entitled "Cold Weather Cleaning Safety Tips" in the weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. 5,000
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter11/28/2016IWCA published a news release entitled "Looking Out for the Other Guy" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter.  5,000
    Monthly Publication - Email blast11/30/2016IWCA published an article entitled "It's Planning Time" in the monthly IWCA newsletter A Drop in the Bucket regarding hiring new and young workers and how to keep records in the workplace.Young Workers; Record Keeping/ Reporting5,500
    Email blast12/2/2016IWCA published an article entitled "Special Breakfast Session Highlighting the New OSHA Ruling" in the weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. This article was promoting the Convention session taught by Safety Director Stefan Bright. Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection5,000
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter12/6/2016IWCA published an article entitled "Basic First Aid Principals" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. 5,000
    News Release12/8/2016IWCA published an article entitled "The State of the I-14 Standard" in an email blast to IWCA members and associates. Record Keeping500
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter12/13/2016IWCA published an article titled "We Know Better" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter regarding basic safety procedures OSHA recognizes. 5,000
    News Release12/14/2016IWCA published an article entitled "IWCA Unveils "Campus IWCA" - Its New E-Learning Safety Program" in an email blast regarding their new online training system. 5,500
    Email blast12/20/2016IWCA published an article entitled "IWCA to Offer OSHA 10 Course at the Annual Convention Scottsdale, AZ" in an email blast regarding the IWCA Annual Convention. 5,000
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter12/22/2016IWCA published an article entitled "IWCA on Rope Descent Systems Safety" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter.Fall Prevention5,000
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter12/27/2016IWCA published an article entitled "Importance of Hard Hats" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter.PPE5,000
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter1/10/2017IWCA publishes an article entitled "IWCA's Toolbox Talks Focuses on the Beginning and Ending of Safety" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. 5,000
    Email blast1/12/2017IWCA published an article entitled "Register for the OSHA 10 Course at the IWCA Convention" in an email blast regarding the IWCA Annual Convention. 5,000
    Email blast1/13/2017IWCA published an article entitled "Remember to Sign Up for the OSHA 10 Course with Larry Green" in an email blast regarding the IWCA Annual Convention. 5,000
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter1/24/2017IWCA published an article entitled "Top 10 Violations Reported Through OSHA" in the weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter.Record Keeping/ Reporting5,000
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter1/31/2017IWCA published an article entitled "Way to Deal with Common Cold Season" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. 5,000
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter2/14/2017IWCA published an article entitled "Trailer Towing Safety" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. 5,000
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter2/21/2017IWCA published an article entitled "Toolbox Talks Takes on First Aid for Eye Injuries" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. 5,000
    News Release2/24/2017IWCA published an article entitled "Position Statement on OSHA Walking Working Surfaces Subpart D" explaining IWCA's position on the new OSHA regulations.Walking-Working Surfaces5,500
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter3/7/2017IWCA published an article entitled "Toolbox Talks Takes on Driving Defensively" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter.Transportation5,000
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter3/21/2017IWCA published an article entitled "Toolbox Talks Hazard Communication in Safety" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter.Hazard Communication/ Chemicals5,000
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter3/28/2017IWCA published an article entitled "Tool Belt Safety Available in Both English & Spanish In This Week's Toolbox Talk" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. 5,000
    Monthly Publication with Email blast3/31/2017IWCA published an article written by IWCA Safety Director Stefan Bright entitled "Important Industry Update: OSHA Regulations" in the monthly IWCA newsletter A Drop in the Bucket regarding the new OSHA regulations that effect the window cleaning industry, such as fall prevention and Walking-Working Surfaces.Fall Prevention; Walking-Working Surfaces5,500
    Email blast with weekly e-newsletter6/13/2017IWCA Forwarded information on the NIOSH/OSHA Heat Safety App with links to the application.Heat Illness Prevention372
    Email blast with Weekly e-newsletter6/28/2017IWCA forwarded information on the OSHA news release, "Summer's here - and the time is right for: 'Water, Rest, and Shade' with all links and contact emailsHeat Illness Prevention5,105
    Email blast with Weekly e-newsletter6/30/2017IWCA forwarded information on the OSHA IWCA Alliance Window Cleaning Field Safety Guide with links to the mobile friendly site. Safety & Health Programs5,106
    Email blast with Weekly e-newsletter7/7/2017IWCA published an article entitled "Teamwork Safety Available in Both English & Spanish In This Week's Toolbox Talk" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. 4424
    Email blast with Weekly e-newsletter7/12/2017IWCA published an article entitled "Lacerations Safety Available in Both English & Spanish In This Week's Toolbox Talk" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. 4406
    Email blast with Weekly e-newsletter7/26/2017IWCA published an article entitled "Bleeding Safety Available in Both English & Spanish In This Week's Toolbox Talk" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. Field Safety GuideBloodborne Pathogens4401
    Email blast with Weekly e-newsletter8/1/2017IWCA published an article entitled "Dollies and Carts Safety Available in Both English & Spanish In This Week's Toolbox Talk" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. OSHA Alliance Field Safety Guide Links. Ergonomics4403
    Email blast with Weekly e-newsletter8/8/2017IWCA published an article entitled "Energy Drinks Safety Available in Both English & Spanish In This Week's Toolbox Talk" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. OSHA Alliance Field Safety Guide Links. 4407
    Email blast with Weekly e-newsletter8/15/2017IWCA published an article entitled "CPR Safety Available in Both English & Spanish In This Week's Toolbox Talk" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. OSHA Alliance Field Safety Guide Links. 4409
    Email blast with Weekly e-newsletter8/22/2017IWCA published an article entitled "AED Safety Available in Both English & Spanish In This Week's Toolbox Talk" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. OSHA Alliance Field Safety Guide Links. 4411
    Email blast with Weekly e-newsletter8/29/2017IWCA published an article entitled "PPE Safety Available in Both English & Spanish In This Week's Toolbox Talk" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. OSHA Alliance Field Safety Guide Links. 4407
    Email blast with Weekly e-newsletter9/1/2017OSHA Technical Resources for Disaster - Hurricane HarveyHurricane Outreach321
    Email blast with Weekly e-newsletter9/5/2017IWCA published an article entitled "Alcohol Abuse Safety Available in Both English & Spanish In This Week's Toolbox Talk" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. OSHA Alliance Field Safety Guide Links were included in the email blast. 4413
    Email blast with Weekly e-newsletter9/19/2017IWCA published an article entitled "First Aid Safety Available in Both English & Spanish In This Week's Toolbox Talk" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. OSHA Alliance Field Safety Guide Links. 4420
    Email blast with Weekly e-newsletter9/26/2017IWCA published an article entitled "Electrical Cord Safety Available in Both English & Spanish In This Week's Toolbox Talk" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. OSHA Alliance Field Safety Guide Links. Electrical4422
    Email blast with Weekly e-newsletter10/3/2017IWCA published an article entitled "Lockout, Blockout, Tagout Safety Available in Both English & Spanish In This Week's Toolbox Talk" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. OSHA Alliance Field Safety Guide Links. Electrical4417
    Email blast with Weekly e-newsletter10/10/2017IWCA published an article entitled "Workplace Safety Available in Both English & Spanish In This Week's Toolbox Talk" in weekly IWCA/OSHA Toolbox Talks newsletter. OSHA Alliance Field Safety Guide Links. Safety and Health Programs4415
     
    TOTAL 246,576

    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.

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    Activity Type Date Event Name Participant Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title Of Presentation (if applicable) City State Emphasis Areas* Number Reached
    Speech/ Presentation2/8/2017IWCA Annual ConventionStefan Bright, BASP, IWCA Safety Director"The Importance of a Documented Safety Program"ScottsdaleAZRecordkeeping/ Reporting50
    Speech/ Presentation2/9/2017IWCA Annual ConventionStefan Bright, BASP, IWCA Safety DirectorBreakfast with Stefan Bright, BASP, IWCA Safety Director: The New OSHA Ruling on Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection, Ladders & Safety TrainingScottsdaleAZWalking-Working Surfaces150
    Speech/ Presentation/ Workshop2/9-10/2017IWCA Annual ConventionLawrence D. Green, BASP, Clean and Polish Building SolutionsOSHA 10 CourseScottsdaleAZ 28
    Event3/16/2017Alliance Construction roundtableStefan Bright, BASP, IWCA Safety DirectorN/AWashingtonDCFall Prevention1
    Speech/ Presentation/ Workshop4/28/2017IWCA Safety Training ProgramStefan Bright, BASP, IWCA Safety DirectorIWCA Safety TrainingPhiladelphia, PAFall Prevention96
    Live Webinar/ Speech/ Presentation/ Workshop5/4/2017IWCA Safety Training on CFR 1910.28Stefan Bright, BASP, IWCA Safety DirectorIWCA PresentationInternetUSA1.5 hour live webinar PPT program on OSHA CFR 1910.30190
    Speech/ Presentation7/20/2017Fish Window Cleaning Convention Stefan Bright, BASP, IWCA Safety DirectorSafety Super SessionSt. LouisMO 350
    Speech/ Presentation7/21/2017Fish Window Cleaning Convention Stefan Bright, BASP, IWCA Safety DirectorWWS PresentationSt. LouisMOWalking-Working Surfaces75
    Speech/ Presentation/ Workshop9/14/2017IWCA Safety Training ProgramStefan Bright, BASP, IWCA Safety DirectorIWCA Safety TrainingLas VegasNVWalking-Working Surfaces Fall Prevention46
    Event9/21/2017Alliance Construction roundtableJack EvansN/AWashingtonDCFall Prevention1
     
    TOTAL 987

    Other Training: Alliance Program participant provided free training for workers/employers/others through the Alliance Program..

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    Training Type Date Name/Title of Trainer Training Title Audience: OSHA, State Plan, Onsite Consultation City State Emphasis Areas* Number Reached
    Other: Hands-on Safety Training2/11/2017Stefan Bright, BASP, IWCA Safety DirectorHands-on Safety TrainingIWCA MembersScottsdaleAZFall Prevention; Hazard Communication; Walking-Working Surfaces; Health & Safety Programs60
     
    TOTAL 60
  4. Alliance Developed Products

    Report prepared by Morgan Seuberling, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, October 11, 2017.

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