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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA)

November 14, 2018


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

    2. September 13, 2017

    3. Dates Renewed

    4. Not Applicable

    5. Evaluation Period

    6. October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018

    7. Alliance Overview and Goals

    8. The OSHA and NGFA Alliance focuses on providing NGFA members and others with information, guidance, and access to resources that help to protect the safety of workers, specifically by further reducing and preventing exposure to safety and health hazards associated with grain bin entry, machine guarding, respiratory protection, falls, heat, combustible dust, struck-by, and lockout/tagout in the grain handling industry.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • 10/12/17
    • 2/8/18
    • 7/20/18

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from each group maintained regular contact throughout the evaluation period 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, including campaigns focusing on falls, heat, and was a partner for the Agency's Safe +Sound Week.

    Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance webpage- OSHA websiteAgriculture, Small Business4,900
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance webpage- NGFA websiteAgriculture, Small Business2,538
    Other Webpage8/14/18NGFA Newsletter - Article on Safe and Sound Week Agriculture, Small Business 5,744
    Other Email 9/14/17NGFA Newsletter - Article on Signing of AllianceAgriculture, Small Business5,744
    Other Email 12/13/17NGFA - How Grain Quality and Safety IntersectAgriculture, Small Business5,744
    Other Email 12/18/17GEAPS - How Grain Quality and Safety Intersect webinarAgriculture, Small Business2,173
    Other Email 1/11/18NGFA - How Grain Quality and Safety IntersectAgriculture, Small Business5,744
    Other Email 1/15/18GEAPS - How Grain Quality and Safety Intersect webinarAgriculture, Small Business2,241
    Other Email 3/6/18NGFA - Stand Up for Engulfment Prevention Awareness WeekAgriculture, Small Business5,744
    Other Email 3/13/18GEAPS - Stand up for Engulfment PreventionAgriculture, Small Business2,351
    Other Email 3/26/18NGFA - Stand Up for Engulfment Prevention Awareness WeekAgriculture, Small Business5,744
    Other Email 4/5/18NGFA - Stand Up for Engulfment Prevention Awareness WeekAgriculture, Small Business5,744
    Other Email 4/6/18AFIA - Stand Up for Engulfment Prevention Awareness WeekAgriculture, Small Business4,882
    Other Email 4/6/18NGFA - Stand Up Engulfment Prevention Awareness Week Agriculture, Small Business 5,744
    Other Email 4/9/18NGFA- Stand up for Engulfment Prevention Awareness Week Agriculture, Small Business5,744
    Other Email 4/9/18-4/13/18NGFA - Stand Up Engulfment Prevention Week Agriculture, Small Business2,422
    Other Email 4/9/18-4/13/18NGFA - Stand Up Engulfment Prevention Week Agriculture, Small Business779
    Other Email 4/9/18-4/13/18NGFA - Stand Up Engulfment Prevention Week Agriculture, Small Business313
    Other Email 4/10/18NGFA - Stand Up For Engulfment Prevention Awareness WeekAgriculture, Small Business5,744
    Other Email 4/11/18NGFA - Stand Up for Engulfment Prevention Awareness Week Agriculture, Small Business5,744
    Other Email 4/12/18NGFA - Stand Up for Engulfment Prevention Awareness Week Agriculture, Small Business5,744
    Other Email 4/13/18NGFA - Stand up for Engulfment Prevention Awareness Week Agriculture, Small Business5,744
    Other Email 9/15/18E-alert on NGFA Grain Bin Safety training material Agriculture, Small Business 5,744
    Newsletter 1/17/18NGFA Newsletter - Article on How Grain Quality and Safety Intersect WebinarAgriculture, Small Business5,744
    Newsletter3/9/18NGFA Newsletter - Article on Stand Up Engulfment Prevention Awareness Week Agriculture, Small Business5,744
    Newsletter4/6/18NGFA Newsletter - Article on Stand Up Engulfment Prevention Week Agriculture, Small Business5,744
    Newsletter6/1/18NGFA Newsletter - Unveils Grain Bin Safety VideoAgriculture, Small Business 5,744
    Newsletter6/26/18NGFA Newsletter - Update to NGFA members on deadline for submitting recordkeeping requirements Agriculture, Small Business 5,744
    Newsletter7/20/18NGFA Newsletter - Article on Safe and Sound WeekAgriculture, Small Business5,744
    Print Publication 1/4/18Grain Journal - How Grain Quality and Safety IntersectAgriculture, Small Business14,879
    Print Publication 1/4/18Grain Journal - How Grain Quality and Safety IntersectAgriculture, Small Business14,879
    Print Publication 1/16/18Grain Journal - How Grain Quality and Safety IntersectAgriculture, Small Business14,909
    Print Publication 3/22/18Grain Journal - Stand Up for Grain Engulfment Prevention Agriculture, Small Business15,198
    Print Publication 4/4/18Grain Journal - Stand Up for Grain Engulfment PreventionAgriculture, Small Business11,372
    TOTAL 170,943

    Outreach Events and Training for non-OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in an event such as a roundtable, conference, informational webinar, stand-down, meeting, or training in support of the Alliance or an OSHA initiative.

    Activity Type Date Event Name Participant Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title Of Presentation (if applicable) City State Emphasis Areas* Number Reached
    Seminar1/9/18Regulatory Compliance Seminar Jess McCluer, NGFA; Jim Seibert, NGFA and Jeff Funke, OSHA, Region 7Alliance UpdateKearneyNEAgriculture, Recordkeeping/Reporting, Walking - Working Surfaces and Small Businesses35
    Seminar1/24/18Regulatory Compliance SeminarJess McCluer, NGFA Alliance UpdateGreat Falls MTAgriculture, Recordkeeping/Reporting, Walking -Working Surfaces and Small Businesses45
    Seminar3/8/18Regulatory Compliance SeminarJess McCluer, NGFA; Jim Seibert, NGFA and Herb Gibson, OSHA Region 8Alliance UpdateDenverCOAgriculture, Recordkeeping/Reporting, Walking -Working Surfaces and Small Businesses25
    Seminar3/13/18Regulatory Compliance SeminarJess McCluer, NGFA; Jim Seibert, NGFA and Jack Rector, OSHA Region 6 Alliance UpdateFt. WorthTXAgriculture, Recordkeeping/Reporting, Walking -Working Surfaces and Small Businesses30
    Webinar1/17/18Grain Journal Magazine Webinar Series Jess McCluer, NGFA; Nick Friant, NGFA; Greg Rowe, NGFA and Kim Stille, OSHA Region 7 How Grain Quality and Safety Intersect   312
    Webinar4/10/18Grain Journal Magazine Webinar SeriesJess McCluer, NGFA; Greg Rowe, NGFA and Bonita Winingham, OSHA Region 7Stand-Up For Engulfment Prevention   253
    Speech/Presentation2/15/18GEAPS Mid South Chapter Meeting Jess McCluer, NGFA  DestrehanLA 75
    Speech/Presentation3/25/18GEAPS Exchange Jess McCluer, NGFA DenverCO 75
    Speech/Presentation7/11/18Grain Handling Safety Coalition Jess McCluer, NGFA NGFA-OSHA Alliance Bloomington ILAgriculture, Small Business15
    Speech/Presentation7/19/18Wisconsin Agribusiness Association Safety Day Jess McCluer, NGFA and Ann Grevenkamp, OSHANGFA-OSHA Alliance Wisconsin Dells WIAgriculture, Small Business80
    Speech/Presentation7/26/18NGFA/Grain Journal Convey '18Kim Stille - OSHA"OSHA on the Horizon"OmahaNEAgriculture, Small Business250
    Speech/Presentation7/26/18NGFA Safety, Health and Environmental Quality Committee Jeff Funke; David McDonnell and Kim Stille, OSHA Region 7OSHA Region VII UpdateOmahaNEAgriculture, Small Business35
    Exhibit7/25/18-7/26/18NGFA/Grain Journal Convey '18Jeff Funke and David McDonnell, OSHA Region 7 OmahaNEAgriculture, Small Business250
    TOTAL 1,480
  5. Alliance Developed Products

    • As a Partner for Safe + Sound Week 2018, NGFA collaborated with OSHA's Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG) in developing a Fact Sheet focusing on Grain and Feed Hazard Information.
  6. OSHA Product Reviews

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

    Report prepared by: Todd Briggs, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, November 14, 2018.

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