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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the
National Safety Council (NSC)
September 9, 2005

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

September 9, 2003

Evaluation Period

September 9, 2004 September 8, 2005

Overview

Through the Alliance, OSHA and NSC are working together to improve health and safety in the workplace for employers and employees, including Hispanic and youth workers, by helping to reduce traffic collisions; providing first aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) training; and delivering and implementing safety and health management system programs.

Implementation Team Members

 
OSHA  
Todd Briggs
Cathy Cronin
Bob Curtis*
Elise Handelman
Earl Hicks
Lee Anne Jillings
Jess McCluer
Bob Nester
John Piacento
Don Wright
OOSA
Office of Training and Education
Salt Lake Technical Center
Office of Occupational Health Nursing (OHN)
OOSA
OOSA
OOSA
OHN
Office of Occupational Medicine (OOM)
OOM
   
NSC  
Leo Carey
Donna Fredenhagen
Marvin Greene
Chuck Hurley
Bobby Jackson
John Kennedy
Mei-Li Lin
Ron Miller
Donna Siegfried
Elizabeth Wilson
Executive Director Government Services
Manager, National Programs and Initiatives, NSC Home and Community Group
Associate Editor, Publications
Vice President, Transportation Safety Group
Senior VP, National Programs
Director, Defensive Driving Program
Executive Director Research and Statistics
Director, Occupational Safety and Health Training
Executive Director, Emergency Care
Executive Director, Communications and Public Relations
 
*Bob Curtis was a member of the Implementation Team until August 2005

II. Implementation Team Meetings

 
November 16, 2004
March 1, 2005
June 29, 2005
September 8, 2005
Meeting, NSC, Washington, DC
Meeting, NSC, Washington, DC
Meeting, NSC, Washington, DC
OSHA Small Business Roundtable, Washington, DC

III. Results
  1. Events and Products

    Outreach and Communication

    • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's and NSC's Websites.
    Products

    OSHA and NSC Alliance Web site


    OSHA is continuing to update the OSHA and NSC Alliance Web site that is posted on the Agency's Web page. It includes the OSHA and NSC agreement, renewal agreement, news releases, events and milestones and successes.

    NSC Web site (www.nsc.org)

    NSC is continuing to update its Web page. For example, in June 2005, NSC added links to the OSHA Compliance Assistance page's: Hispanic Employers and Workers Safety and Health Topics page in the "Members Only" section.

    Motor Vehicle Safety Online Training Tool

    In order to educate the public about safe driving practices, NSC is working with OSHA's Office of Training and Education to jointly develop an online training tool (e.g. Webinar) on motor vehicle safety.

    Hurricane Katrina

    Through the Alliance Program, NSC has agreed to work with OSHA on Hurricane Katrina relief efforts; if needed. NSC may help to provide training, assist with the development of new safety and health information and publications; sharing existing safety and health information and assist with dissemination and distribution of safety and health information. supplies and services.

    OSHA Editorial Boards

    NSC members are continuing to participate, review and provide comments on OSHA's 7 eTool and 18 Safety and Health Topics pages' Editorial Boards, including:

    Safety and Health Topics pages
    • Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
    • Hazardous Communication
    • Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing
    • Motor Vehicle Safety.
    eTools
    • Evacuation Plans and Procedures
    • Machine Guarding
    • Respiratory Protection
    For a complete listing of the OSHA eTools and Safety and Health Topics pages Editorial Boards on which NSC members serve, please see Appendix A.

    Print and Electronic Media

    News releases and articles on the OSHA and NSC Alliance have appeared in a number of printed and online publications, including NSC's monthly newsletters: OSHA Up to Date and Business and Industry Safety News and monthly magazine Safety + Health. For more information on the articles, please see the Alliance Program Reach table on pages 7-8.

    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences or other events such as the NSC's Annual Congress & Expo and generate other opportunities for OSHA and NSC leadership to speak to safety and health professionals.
    Events

    2004 National Safety Congress and Expo, September 10-17, 2004, New Orleans, Louisiana


    Through the Alliance Program, NSC supported the Alliance Program by offering several general session workshops that focused on products produced through several Alliances. In addition, a fact sheet on the OSHA and NSC Alliance was distributed at the OSHA booth during the Expo.

    Speaking

    "OSHA Senior Program Updates" Workshop Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, participated on a panel with OSHA Directorate heads and updated 75 attendees on OSHA's cooperative programs, including Alliances on September 13, 2005.

    "NSC, OSHA Ergonomics Alliance" Workshop Lee Anne Jillings and airline representatives from the OSHA-Airline Industry Alliance, presented a review of the Alliance to 50 attendees on September 13, 2005.

    "Shipyard Alliance with OSHA" Workshop Tom Pope, OSHA Region III Norfolk, Virginia Area Director, and shipyard representatives from the Maritime Alliances, presented a review of the Alliance to 50 attendees on September 13, 2005.

    North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, May 1-7, 2005, Washington, DC

    Exhibit
    During the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, the OSHA Alliance Program set-up a booth and distributed 300 copies of NSC's "Family Guide to Teen Driver Safety" at the Department of Labor, Francis Perkins Building in Washington, DC.

    Speaker
    As part of the NAOSH week activities, John Ulzewski, NSC Vice President Transportation Safety Group, made a presentation in the DOL Auditorium titled, "A Family Guide to Teen Driver Safety" to over 50 attendees.

    • Cross-train OSHA personnel and industry safety and health practitioners in NSC's best practices or effective approaches, as jointly determined by OSHA and NSC.

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

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

    OSHA Alliance Program Small Business Roundtable, Department of Labor, Washington, DC, September 8, 2004


    An NSC representative participated in the OSHA Alliance Program's Small Business Roundtable on September 8, 2005. The roundtable participants discussed the development of OSHA projects to help promote the Agency's Consultation Program, and identified potential activities to enhance compliance assistance efforts to the small business community. In addition, the group's discussions focused on OSHA's Web site information, publications and training.

    • Work with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to facilitate joint outreach activities with NSC Chapters in order to address safety and health issues, including vehicle safety, first aid, CPR and AED training, and safety and health management system programs.

      NSC and OSHA have developed several Regional and Area Office Alliances in OSHA Regions II, III and IV.
    National Dialogue on Safety and Health

    • Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever the NSC leaders address groups.

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

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

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

    • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, volunteer relationships, or stakeholder meetings related to vehicle safety, first aid, CPR and AED training and safety and health management system programs to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.

      The OSHA and NSC Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.
B. Executive Summary

Through the Alliance Program, OSHA and NSC are continuing to work together to improve health and safety in the workplace for employers and employees. The organizations have developed a productive working relationship through the Alliance implementation team. This positive relationship has led to the development of several programs and projects that the team is currently working on or has produced. Some examples include:
  • NSC has helped to promote the activities of the OSHA and NSC Alliance and the Alliance Program through articles in its monthly publications including, NSC's Safety Focus and OSHA Up to Date. The articles focused on a number of topics such as OSHA's new Alliances and renewals that were signed.

  • NSC members serve on 7 of OSHA's eTools and 18 of OSHA's Safety and Health Topics pages' Editorial Boards, including: Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) and Hazardous Communication Safety and Health Topics pages and Evacuation Plans and Procedures and Machine Guarding eTools.

  • NSC participated on the Alliance Program's Small Business Roundtable. The group discussed OSHA's cooperative programs and identified potential activities to enhance the Agency's compliance assistance efforts, in the small business community, through Web site information, publications, training and OSHA's Consultation Program.

  • John Ulzewski, NSC Vice President Transportation Safety Group, made a presentation on the importance of teen driver safety to 50 attendees during the NAOSH week on May 3, 2005, in Washington, DC.

  • On September 13, 2004 during the 2004 National Safety Congress and Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana; Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances participated on the OSHA Senior Programs Update workshop and on the NSC, OSHA Ergonomics Alliance workshop and Tom Pope, OSHA Region III Norfolk, Virginia Area Director participated on the Shipyard Alliance workshop.

  • Finally, OSHA's Office of Training and Education and NSC are working jointly to develop an online training tool (e.g. Webinar) on motor vehicle safety, in order to educate the public about safe driving practices.
C. Alliance Program Reach
 
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
OSHA and NSC Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site 4,200
May 2005 "Shipyard Safety Video to Debut at World Safety Congress," NSC's Business and Industry Safety News 1,000
March 2005 "Alliance Seeks Solution," NSC's Safety + Health 70,500
March 2005 NSC's Business and Industry Safety News

"New OSHA Alliances Focus on Hazards"

"Web Resource Addresses Occupational Noise"
1,000
February 2005 "Former Administrator Henshaw Convinced of OSHA's Approach," NSC's OSHA Up To Date 20,000
January 2005 - NSC's Safety + Health

"Henshaw Resigns as OSHA Administrator"

"Henshaw Praised for Efforts during OSHA Tenure"

"Bush Win Ensures Stable Course on Government Safety Policy"
70,500
December 2004 September 2005 "New OSHA Alliances and Alliance Renewals," NSC's OSHA Up To Date 20,000
May 3, 2005, NAOSH Week, Washington, DC

Speaker: John Ulzewski, NSC Vice President Transportation Safety Group
50
September 13, 2004, 2004 National Safety Congress and Expo, New Orleans, Louisiana

Speaker: Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances
75
September 13, 2004, 2004 National Safety Congress and Expo, New Orleans, Louisiana

Speaker: Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances
50
September 13, 2004, 2004 National Safety Congress and Expo, New Orleans, Louisiana

Speaker: Tom Pope, OSHA Region III Norfolk, Virginia Area Director
50
TOTAL 187,425

IV. Upcoming Milestones

In the upcoming year, OSHA's and NSC's relationship will continue to grow and the implementation team will undertake a number of activities and develop a number of products. OSHA and NSC will renew the Alliance agreement for another year. Through the renewal agreement, OSHA and the NSC will continue to work together to provide the nation's employers and employees in the general and construction industries, including small businesses and Hispanic and youth workers, with information, guidance, and access to training resources. Through the renewal agreement, Alliance, OSHA and NSC will continue to focus on reducing traffic collisions and providing first aid, CPR and AED training.

NSC members will continue to be members of OSHA's eTools and Safety and Health Topics pages' Editorial Boards, including: Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) and Hazardous Communication Safety and Health Topics pages and Evacuation Plans and Procedures and Machine Guarding eTools. The NSC representatives will review and provide comments on the tools.

In addition, NSC will post links to the OSHA Teen Worker Web page and the OSHA Compliance Assistance page's: Hispanic Employers and Workers Safety and Health Topics page on the public section of the NSC Web page.
NSC will also continue to work with OSHA's Office of Training and Education to jointly develop a Webinar on motor vehicle safety. In addition, OSHA and plan to draft a letter to send to Fortune 500 companies CEOs asking them to adapt the AED in the Workplace program. This issue will be addressed in OSHA's updated First Aid Directive when it is finalized.

NSC is also participating on the OSHA Alliance Program's Small Business Roundtable. The Roundtable met on September 8, 2005 and the participants discussed the development of OSHA projects to help promote the Agency's Consultation Program, and identified potential activities to enhance compliance assistance efforts to the small business community.

Through the Alliance, NSC is considering working with OSHA to develop a best practices guide for small businesses focusing on the importance of creating and maintaining a safety culture in the workplace. NSC is also considering the development of a safety culture best practices fact sheet.

In addition, through the Alliance Program, NSC has agreed to work with OSHA on Hurricane Katrina relief efforts; if needed. NSC may help to provide training, assist with the development of new safety and health information and publications; sharing existing safety and health information and assist with dissemination and distribution of safety and health information, supplies and services.

At NSC's 2005 National Safety Congress and Expo on September 18-22, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, OSHA's Deputy Assistant Secretary Jonathan L. Snare will speak and sign the Alliance renewal agreement. In addition, other Alliance Program participants will present workshops at the Congress and Expo regarding products and programs that they have produced through the OSHA Alliance program. The participating Alliances include: the Airline Industry, Graphic Arts Coalition, The Dow Chemical Company, the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition, Independent Electrical Contractors, National Association of Home Builders and the Modular Building Institute.

NSC will continue to participate in the Airlines Industry Alliance with thirteen airlines and the National Safety Council's International Air Transport Section. This Alliance addresses ergonomic issues associated with the handling of passenger checked baggage and reducing ergonomic-related injuries. Also, NSC will continue to work with OSHA Regions II, III and IV in implementing several Regional and Area Office Alliances.

Finally, NSC plans to continue to promote OSHA compliance assistance materials and cooperative programs and the OSHA-NSC Alliance through the NSC Web page and articles in NSC's OSHA Up to Date, Business and Industry Safety News and Safety + Health.

 
Report prepared by: Jess McCluer, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, September 9, 2005


 
Appendix A

Electronic Assistance Tool Editorial Boards with NSC Members

Safety and Health Topics pages
Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
Hazardous Waste
Hazardous Communication
Respiratory Protection
Machine Guarding
Noise and Hearing Conservation
Accident Investigation
Poultry Processing
Safety and Health Management System
Confined Spaces
Fire Safety
Construction
Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing
Motor Vehicle Safety
Trucking Industry
Eye and Face Protection
Laser Hazards
Video Display Terminals, Computers

eTools
Safety and Health Management
Lockout/Tagout
Respiratory Protection
Evacuation Plans and Procedures
Machine Guarding
Poultry Processing
Wood Products: Woodworking