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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and National Maritime Safety Association (NMSA)
ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

June 23, 2006

Evaluation Period

June 23, 2007- June 22, 2008

Overview

Through the OSHA and NMSA Alliance, the organizations are working together to provide NMSA members and others in the marine cargo handling industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources to protect employees' health and safety, particularly in addressing intermodal container lashing issues and marine terminal traffic safety.

Implementation Team Members

 
OSHA:  
   
Steve Butler
Paul Comolli
Joe Daddura
* Jess McCluer
** Lisa Ramber
Paul Rossi
Amy Wangdaul
Danielle Watson
Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP)
DEP
Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG)
Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
DCSP
DEP
DSG
DSG
   
NMSA:  
   
Steve Crouch
Daniel Harrison
Ken Killough
Marc McDonald
Mark Montgomery
Ron Signorino
Technical Committee
Technical Committee
Chairman, Technical Committee
Technical Committee
Technical Committee
Technical Committee

 *Alliance Program Coordinator until June 2007.
** Serves as Alliance Program Coordinator since June 2007.


II. Implementation Team Meetings
 
September 13, 2007
March 13, 2008
May 7, 2008
Implementation Team Meeting
Implementation Team Meeting
Implementation Team Meeting

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

    Training and Education Goals


    • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula on hazards in the marine cargo handling industry.
    Events

    OTI 2060 Longshoring and Marine Terminals Course, October 29- November 2, 2007


    OTI 2060 Longshoring and Marine Terminals Course was presented by OSHA staff from DEP's Office of Maritime Services October 29-November 2, 2007 in Norfolk, VA to OSHA staff and marine cargo industry safety and health professionals. In addition, Dan Harrison arranged for a tour of the APMT Virginia facility, a NMSA member, for the students through the OSHA and NMSA Alliance.

    Outreach and Communication Goals

    • 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 NMSA's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
    Products

    The OSHA and NMSA Alliance Web page


    OSHA continues to update the OSHA and NMSA Alliance Program Web page on the Agency's Web site. The page contains information on the Alliance's products and resources, news releases, and activities and events.

    Marine Terminal Traffic Safety Tip Sheet

    Through the OSHA and NMSA Alliance, NMSA continues to work with the OSHA DEP's Office of Maritime Enforcement and DSG's Office of Maritime Standards to develop NMSA's Marine Terminal Traffic Safety Tip Sheet.

    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's and NMSA's conferences and events such as NMSA Annual Meeting, safety summits and training sessions.
    Events

    NMSA Annual Meeting, March 26-28, 2008, San Diego, California


    On March 28, 2008, Alan Traenkner, Director, Analysis and Evaluation, Region IX, San Francisco, California Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Update and Alliances" to 175 marine cargo handling industry executives at the NMSA Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. The presentation covered numerous topics including combustible dust and OSHA's regulatory activities.

    NMSA Annual Meeting, June 27-28, 2007, Seattle, Washington

    On June 28, 2007, Richard Terrill, Regional Administrator, Region X, Seattle, Washington Regional Office, USDOL-OSHA, made a presentation and provided the meeting attendees with an OSHA update during the NMSA Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. In addition, Amanda Edens, Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA; Charles Lemon, Safety and Health Professional, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries; James Thornton, Chairperson, Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) and John Cushing, Commander, United States Coast Guard; participated in a "Safety Leadership from the Government Perspective" panel discussion.

    • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding NMSA best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by NMSA and through OSHA-or NMSA developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
    Longshoring and Marine Terminals Hazard and Abatement Summaries

    NMSA representatives continue to work with the OSHA DEP's Office of Maritime Enforcement and DSG's Office of Maritime Standards to provide input to the agency during its development of OSHA's Longshoring and Marine Terminals Hazard and Abatement Summaries.

    NMSA's Fatal Facts Videos

    Through the OSHA and NMSA Alliance, NMSA is using the OSHA Hazard and Abatement Summaries to develop Fatal Facts Videos.

    • Promote and encourage NMSA's participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

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

    • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health, and publicize the results.

      The OSHA and NMSA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

    • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings to address safety and health issues in the marine cargo handling industry, including intermodal container lashing and marine terminal traffic.
    Events

    Drug-Free Work Week 2008, October 20-26, 2008


    The National Maritime Safety Association and a number of other Alliance Program participants are supporting the Department of Labor's (DOL) Drug-Free Work Week 2008. The Week, held annually in October, is a public awareness campaign that highlights the fact that being drug free is key to protecting workplace safety and health and encourages workers with alcohol and drug problems to seek help.

  2. Executive Summary

    The second year of the OSHA and NMSA Alliance has led to a greater awareness by both organizations of the safety and health issues and hazards that impact the marine cargo terminal industry. To meet the Alliance's goals, OSHA and NMSA have made progress on developing the following products that were started in the Alliance's first year:

    • NMSA's Marine Terminal Traffic Safety Tip Sheet

    • OSHA's Longshoring and Marine Terminals Hazard and Abatement Summaries
    In addition, OSHA and NMSA representatives have shared information and training about safety and health issues in the industry during the following events:

    • On March 28, 2008, Alan Traenkner, Director, Analysis and Evaluation, Region IX, San Francisco, California Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Update and Alliances" to marine cargo handling industry executives at the NMSA Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.

    • On October 29-November 2, 2007, the OTI 2060 Longshoring and Marine Terminals Course was presented in Norfolk, Virginia to OSHA staff and industry safety and health professionals.

    • On June 28, 2007, Richard Terrill, Regional Administrator, Region X, Seattle Washington, USDOL-OSHA, provided an OSHA update. In addition, Amanda Edens, Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA; Charles Lemon, Safety and Health Professional, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries; James Thornton, Chairperson, Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) and John Cushing, Commander, United States Coast Guard participated in a "Safety Leadership from the Government Perspective" panel discussion.
  3. Alliance Program Reach
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
OSHA and NMSA Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site 1,412
(since October 1, 2007)
March 28, 2008, NMSA Annual Meeting, San Diego, California

Speaker:

Alan Traenkner, Director, Analysis and Evaluation, Region IX, San Francisco, California Area Office, USDOL-OSHA
175
October 29 - November 2, 2007, OTI 2060 Longshoring and Marine Terminals Course and Tour of AMPT, Norfolk, Virginia 40
June 28, 2007, NMSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington

Speakers:

Richard Terrill, Regional Administrator, Region X, Seattle Washington, USDOL-OSHA

Amanda Edens, Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA

Charles Lemon, Safety and Health Professional, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

James Thornton, Chairperson, Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
150
TOTAL 1,777

IV. Upcoming Milestones

In the upcoming year, OSHA and NMSA are planning to undertake several activities and projects to promote safety and health awareness in the marine cargo terminal industry. For example, the OSHA and NMSA Alliance will further develop the Longshoring and Marine Terminals Hazard and Abatement Summaries and videos. The OSHA and NMSA Alliance will also schedule a tour of the AMPT Virginia Marine Cargo Handling Facility in Portsmouth, Virginia for OSHA National Office staff from DEP, DSG and DCSP. Through the Alliance, NMSA will support the DOL's Drug-Free Work Week, October 20-26, 2008.

In addition, the Alliance will finalize the Marine Terminal Traffic Safety Tip Sheet and NMSA will post the document on its Web site. OSHA will link to the tip sheet from the OSHA and NMSA Alliance Web page on the Agency's Web site. The OSHA and NMSA Alliance have formed a working group to review available materials addressing the container lashing safety issues and plan to develop a series of tip sheets on this topic.

Based on the successes realized through the OSHA and NMSA Alliance since it was signed in June 2006, OSHA and NMSA will renew the Alliance in the second half of 2008.


Report prepared by: Adam Brumbergs, Research Assistant, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, June 30, 2008.