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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the Laser Institute of America (LIA)

November 6, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      August 9, 2005

    2. Dates Renewed

      August 22, 2007
      May 8, 2012
      December 18, 2014

    3. Evaluation Period

      August 8, 2016-September 30, 2017

    4. Alliance Overview and Goals

      The OSHA and LIA Alliance focuses on providing the organization's members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to laser beam and non-beam hazards in industrial, medical, and research workplaces. In addition, the participants share information on laser regulations and standards, bioeffects of lasers on the eyes and skin, laser control measures, and laser safety program administration.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • 2/8/2017
    • 7/19/2017

    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
    Web Page10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage-OSHA Website 1,530
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage-Participant Website 48,703
    NewsletterOctober 2016LIA published an article in its LIA Connection E-Newsletter entitled "OSHA Issues Final Rule Establishing Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints Under the Affordable Care Act."Whistleblower Protection10,000
    NewsletterDecember 2016LIA published an article in its LIA Connection E-Newsletter entitled "OSHA Issues Final Rule Establishing Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints from Workers in the Automotive Industry."Whistleblower Protection10,000
    NewsletterJanuary 2017LIA published an article in its LIA Connection E-Newsletter entitled "OSHA: Worker Health and Safety Should be an Integral Part of Sustainability Efforts."Health and Safety Programs10,000
    NewsletterFebruary 2017LIA published an article in its LIA Connection E-Newsletter entitled "OSHA: US Department of Labor renews the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health." 10,000
    NewsletterMarch 2017LIA published an article in its LIA Connection E-Newsletter entitled "OSHA: US Labor Department Proposes Delay To Beryllium Rule Effective Date."Beryllium Outreach10,000
    NewsletterApril 2017LIA published an article in its LIA Connection E-Newsletter entitled "OSHA: OSHA to delay enforcing crystalline silica standard in the construction industry."Silica Outreach10,000
    NewsletterJune 2017LIA published an article in its LIA Connection E-Newsletter entitled "OSHA announces inaugural 'Safe + Sound Week."Safe & Sound Week Outreach10,000
    NewsletterJuly 2017LIA published an article in its LIA Connection E-Newsletter entitled "OSHA announces policy change on monorail hoists in construction." 17,000
    NewsletterAugust 2017LIA published an article in its LIA Connection E-Newsletter entitled "OSHA revises its online whistleblower complaint form."Whistleblower17,000
    NewsletterSeptember2017LIA published an article in its LIA Connection E-Newsletter entitled "OSHA, National Grain and Feed Association Form Alliance to Protect Workers in Grain Handling Industry." 17,000
    NewsletterJuly/ August 2017LIA published an article in its LIA Today Newsletter entitled "Announcing the OSHA- NIOSH Heat Safety Tool & OSHA Heat Safety Campaign."Heat Illness Prevention10,000
    NewsletterJuly/ August 2017LIA published an article in its LIA Today Newsletter entitled "Proposed Rule May Modify SOHA Beryllium Standard."Beryllium Outreach10,000
    NewsletterSeptember/October 2017LIA published an article in its LIA Today Newsletter entitled "OSHA to Hold Second Public Meeting to Solicit Suggestions for Growing, Strengthening Voluntary Protection Programs." 10,000
    Blog10/1/16-9/30/17LIA has RSS feed that posts all newly released OSHA Trade releases on the LIA Blog. 9,771
     
    TOTAL 187,742

    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
    Exhibit3/20-23/20172017 International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC)Bill Fulcher and Robin Bennett, Region IV, OSHANot ApplicableAtlantaGANot Applicable75
    Exhibit4/2-5/20172017 AORN Global Surgical Conference & ExpoGus Anibarro, Education Director, LIANot ApplicableBostonMAHealth Care5000
            5075
     
    TOTAL 5,075

    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).

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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
    Seminar4/6/2017Gus Anibarro, Director of TrainingLaser Safety SeminarRegion 2MahwahNJ 31
     
    TOTAL 31
  4. Alliance Developed Product

    No products were completed during the timeframe of the report.

    Report prepared by Morgan Seuberling, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, November 6, 2017.

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