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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    June 23, 2006

    Date Renewed

    September 4, 2010

    Evaluation Period

    June 22, 2009 – June 23, 2010

    Overview

    Through the Alliance Program, OSHA and NMSA will 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:
     
    Todd Briggs
    Steve Butler
    Paul Comolli
    Joe Dadurra
    Eric Lahaie
    Paul Rossi
    Amy Wangdahl
    Danielle Watson
    Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
    Office of Maritime Enforcement (OME), Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP)
    OME, DEP
    Office of Maritime (OM), Directorate of Standards and  Guidance (DSG)
    OOSA, DCSP
    OME, DEP
    OM, DSG
    OM, 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

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • July 29, 2009
    • December 17, 2009
    • April 8, 2010
    Implementation Team Meeting
    Implementation Team Meeting
    Implementation Team Meeting

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from OSHA and NMSA maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance’s progress and results.

  3. Results

    1. Events and Products

      Outreach and Communication

      • 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

      Container Lashing Safety Tip Sheet

      Through the OSHA and NMSA Alliance, NMSA developed the “Container Lashing Safety Tip Sheet,” which provides a quick refresher for Lashers and Lashing Supervisors prior to start of any lashing job. The document was posted on the NMSA Web site in October 2009 and linked to from the OSHA and NMSA Web page on the OSHA Web site.

      OSHA Marine Cargo Handling Terminal QuickCards

      Through the OSHA and NMSA Alliance, NMSA reviewed and provided feedback on the OSHA marine cargo handling QuickCards focusing on first aid, gangway safety, and lifesaving facilities. The documents were posted to the OSHA Web site in January 2010 and linked to from the OSHA and NMSA Alliance Web page on the Agency’s Web site.

      OSHA and NMSA Alliance Web page

      OSHA is continuing to update the OSHA and NMSA Alliance Web page that is posted on the Agency’s Web site. The page includes OSHA and NMSA Alliance-related information, including links to the Alliance agreement, news releases, products and resources, activities and events and milestones and successes.

      NMSA and OSHA Alliance Web page

      NMSA is continuing to update the sections on its Web site, which contains information on the NMSA and OSHA Alliance. The page include links to the OSHA and NMSA Alliance Web page, Alliance-developed products, and available compliance assistance and outreach resources on the OSHA Web site.

      Publications and Newsletters

      Articles on the OSHA and NMSA Alliance activities have appeared in print and online publications, including the OSHA Alliance Program’s Alliance Quarterly Review (AQR). For more information, see the “Alliance Program Reach” table.

      • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s and NMSA’s conferences and events such as NMSA’s Annual and Technical Committee Meetings.

      NMSA Technical Committee Meeting, September 16, 2009, San Francisco, California

      Jack Reich, Compliance Safety and Health Officer, Region IX, Oakland, California Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, delivered a maritime safety and health-related presentation and provided an update on the Agency’s maritime-related activities to 35 people during the NMSA Technical Committee meeting on September 16, 2009, in San Francisco, California.

      NMSA Technical Committee Meeting, December 2, 2009, New Orleans, Louisiana

      John Vos, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Region IV, Savannah, Georgia Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, delivered a maritime safety and health-related presentation and provided an update on the Agency’s maritime-related activities to 35 people during the NMSA Technical Committee meeting on December 2, 2009, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

      NMSA Technical Committee Meeting, June 17, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana

      John Vos, Maritime Specialist, Region IV, Savannah, Georgia Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, delivered a maritime safety and health-related presentation and provided an update on the Agency’s maritime-related activities to 35 people during the NMSA Technical Committee meeting on June 17, 2010, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

      • 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).

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

      • Promote and encourage NMSA’s participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the On-site 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.

      • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

      Events

      2010 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 2-8, 2010, Washington, DC

      On May 2-8, 2010, NMSA and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2010 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) Week. Sponsored annually by the American Association of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2010 was "Mission NAOSH 2010: Safe Workplaces."

      2009 Drug-Free Work Week, October 19-25, 2009

      On October 19-25, 2009, the NMSA Alliance and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2009 Drug-Free Work Week. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Program, the Week focused on educating employers, employees, and the public about the importance of being drug-free as an essential component of a safe and healthful workplace.

    2. Executive Summary

      To build on the success of the Alliance’s first four years, the OSHA and NMSA Alliance will continue to work together to provide the marine cargo handling industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety. For example, through the Alliance Program, NMSA developed the “Container Lashing Safety Tip Sheet,” which provides a quick refresher for Lashers and Lashing Supervisors prior to start of any lashing job.

      NMSA representatives reviewed and provided feedback on the OSHA-developed marine cargo-handling QuickCards focusing on first aid, gangway safety, and lifesaving facilities.

      Representatives from OSHA’s Area Offices participated in NMSA’s Technical Committee meetings throughout the country and delivered maritime safety and health-related presentations and provided an update on the Agency’s maritime-related activities to more 100 people.

      Lastly, as part of the Alliance’s outreach efforts, NMSA joined with 35 other Alliance Program participants to support 2010 NAOSH Week, May 2-8, 2010. NMSA also joined with other Alliance Program participants to support 2009 Drug-Free Work Week, October 19-25, 2009.

    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 the OSHA Web site

      2,156

      NMSA and OSHA Alliance Web Page on the NMSA Web Site

      3,087

      September 16, 2009, NMSA Technical Committee Meeting, San Francisco, California

      Speaker:

      Jack Reich, Compliance Safety and Health Officer, Region IX, Oakland, California Area Office, USDOL-OSHA

      35

      September 30, 2009, "NMSA Alliance Develops Videos"

      Alliance Quarterly Review

      300

      December 2, 2009, NMSA Technical Committee Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana

      Speaker:

      John Vos, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Region IV, Savannah, Georgia Area Office, USDOL-OSHA
      35

      February 23, 2010 - "American Society of Safety Engineers, OSHA, to Look at Work Safety Systems During Annual NAOSH Week"

      Fleet Daily

      Data not available

      June 17, 2010, NMSA Technical Committee Meeting,  New Orleans, Louisiana

      Speaker:

      John Vos, Maritime Specialist, Region IV, Savannah, Georgia Area Office, USDOL-OSHA
      35

      Total

      5,648


  4. Upcoming Milestones

    Based on discussions regarding the future of the Alliance, OSHA and NMSA agreed to conclude the Alliance as of June 23, 2010. OSHA will continue to work together with NMSA to address workplace safety and health issues through other collaborative efforts, including OSHA presentations at the NMSA Technical Committee Meetings.

    Report prepared by: Todd Briggs, Alliance Coordinator, OOSA, July 21, 2010.