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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the
National Safety Council (NSC)
September 18, 2006

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

September 9, 2003

Date Renewed

September 21, 2005

Evaluation Period

September 9, 2005 September 8, 2006

Overview

Through the Alliance, OSHA and NSC are working together to improve health and safety in the general and construction industries and provide the nation's employers and employees, including small businesses and Hispanic and youth employees, with information, guidance, and access to training resources. In particular, the Alliance focuses on helping to reduce traffic collisions and related worker deaths and injuries and provide first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) training in the workplace.

Implementation Team Members

 
OSHA  
Todd Briggs

Earl Hicks
Lee Anne Jillings
Terry Mesinger
Bob Nester
Carolyne St. Louis
Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA) Cathy Cronin Office of Training and Education
OOSA
OOSA
Office of Small Business Assistance (OSBA)
Office of Occupational Health Nursing
OSBA
   
NSC  
Leo Carey
Marvin Greene
Julie Hopkins
Bobby Jackson
John Kennedy
Susan Lewis
Ron Miller
Donna Siegfried
John Ulczycki
Elizabeth Wilson
Executive Director, Government Services
Associate Editor, Publications
Director, Occupational Safety and Health Division
Senior VP, National Programs
Director, Defensive Driving Program
Division Manager
Director, Occupational Safety and Health Training
Executive Director, Emergency Care
Executive Director, Transportation Safety Group
Executive Director, Communications and Public Relations

II. Implementation Team Meetings

 
December 7, 2005
March 10, 2006
June 27, 2006
Implementation Team Meeting, Washington, DC
Implementation Team Meeting, Washington, DC
Implementation Team Meeting, Washington, DC

III. 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 NSC's Web sites) to employers and employees in the general and construction industries.
    Products

    OSHA and NSC Alliance Web Page


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

    OSHA Editorial Boards

    NSC members are continuing to participate, review and provide comments on a number of OSHA's 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.
    For a complete listing of the OSHA 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 and its renewal and signing of other Alliances have appeared in a number of printed and online publications, including NSC's monthly newsletters, OSHA Up to Date, Business and Industry Safety News, and monthly magazine; Safety + Health. For more information on the articles, please see the Alliance Program Reach table.

    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or NSC's conferences, local meetings, or other events such as the NSC's Annual Congress & Expo.
    Events

    2005 National Safety Congress and Expo, September 17- 23, 2005, Orlando, Florida.


    During NSC's 2005 National Safety Congress and Expo in Orlando, Florida, a number of OSHA staff members spoke to the attendees during the following plenary and workshop sessions:

    • Jonathan L. Snare, then Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, presented during the Occupation Keynote Plenary Session.

    • Cathy Oliver, Office of Partnerships and Recognition, presented "OSHA's New VPP and Challenge for Construction."

    • Lee Anne Jillings, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, presented "NSC/OSHA/Airlines Ergonomics Alliance, "Construction Related Safety and Health Training, " and "An Overview of OSHA's Hispanic Outreach Initiative."

    • Dr. Don Wright, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, presented "Specific Psychosocial Issues at Work."

    • Stew Burkhammer, P.E., CSP, OHST, Office of Construction Services, presented "Fatal and Non-fatal Injuries in Construction," and "Confined Spaces in Construction."

    • Robert Nester, Office of Occupational Health Nursing, presented "Reaching Teens at Work."

    • Bruce Swanson, Directorate of Construction, presented "Cranes and Derricks."

    • Dr. John Piacentino, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, presented "Clinical Case Studies in OSHA Health."

    • Fern Stone, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, presented "Material Failure Analysis."

    • Ken Gerecke, Region III and Rob Medlock, Region V, presented "Communications Tower Erection Safety."
    In addition, OSHA maintained an exhibit booth during the conference and distributed the Agency's compliance assistance and cooperative program information, such as the OSHA and NSC Alliance Activities Summary, and answered the attendees' questions.

    National Safety Council's "June 2006 as National Safety Month"

    OSHA's Assistant Secretary, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. delivered a presentation promoting NSC's June 2006 as National Safety Month at the Department of Labor's (DOL) Safety Day June 6, 2006. Mr. Foulke also sent a "June 2006 as National Safety Month Message" to OSHA employees and the public emphasizing the importance of safe and healthy behaviors in day-to-day American life.

    • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding NSC's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by NSC and through OSHA's- or NSC's developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, lectures (or any other applicable forum).
    Best Practices Guide: Hispanic Employees in the Construction Industry

      NSC's Workplace Venue and Construction Divisions is developing a best practices guide focusing on safety and health issues related to Hispanic employees in the construction industry. Through the Alliance Program, NSC will share the draft guide with OSHA for review and comment.

    • 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.

      During this evaluation period, representatives from OSHA's Office of Small Business Assistance have been added to the OSHA and NSC Alliance implementation team to promote the Agency's Consultation Program.

    • Encourage NSC chapters to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address general and construction industry health and safety issues, including motor vehicle safety and first aid, CPR and AED training.

      During the evaluation period, no products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.

    • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, volunteer relationships, or stakeholder meetings related to general and construction industry health and safety issues, including motor vehicle safety and first aid, CPR and AED training, to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
    North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, April 30- May 6, 2006, Washington, DC

    The National Safety Council was a sponsor of North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week and representative Bobby Jackson attended the NAOSH Week Kick-off May 2 at the Department of Labor in Washington, DC. NAOSH Week focused on increasing the understanding of the positive benefits of investing in occupational safety, health and environmental programs among employers, employees and the public; raising awareness of the role and contribution of safety, health and environmental professionals; and reducing workplace injuries and illness by encouraging new safety and health activities at all companies and organizations.

  2. Executive Summary

    During the OSHA and NSC Alliance's third year the organizations continued to work together to improve health and safety in the workplace for employers and employees. As a result of this positive relationship, OSHA and NSC are sharing their expertise through providing information for OSHA's training programs, participating on electronic assistance tools' editorial boards and speaking and exhibiting opportunities. For example:

    • On September 21, 2005, Jonathan L. Snare, OSHA's then Acting Assistant Secretary, delivered an occupational keynote address at NSC's Congress and Expo conference attendees. OSHA also staffed an exhibit booth September 19-21 and distributed the OSHA and NSC Alliance Activity Summary. In addition, on September 22, Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances participated in the "Overview of OSHA's Hispanic Outreach Initiatives" workshop. On June 6, Edwin G. Foulke, Assistant Secretary of Labor, delivered a presentation promoting NSC's June 2006 as National Safety Month at DOL's Safety Day.

    • NSC members are serving on OSHA's Safety and Health Topics pages' Editorial Boards, including: Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) and Hazardous Communication Safety and Health Topics pages.

    • NSC was a sponsor of NAOSH Week and Bobby Jackson attended the NAOSH Week Kick-off May 2 at the Department of Labor in Washington, DC.

    • NSC promoted the activities of the OSHA and NSC Alliance and the Alliance Program through articles in its monthly publications including, NSC's Safety Focus, OSHA Up to Date, Business and Industry Safety News and Safety + Health.

    • The OSHA and NSC Alliance implementation team is working with NSC's Workplace Venue and Construction Divisions to develop a best practices guide focusing on safety and health issues related to Hispanic employees in the construction industry.

    • OSHA is continuing to update the OSHA and NSC Alliance Web page that is posted on the Agency's Web page with information about the Alliance including the OSHA and NSC Alliance agreement, renewal agreement, news releases, events and milestones and successes.
    Finally, OSHA and NSC renewed the Alliance agreement September 21, 2005 at NSC's Congress and Expo in Orlando, Florida.

  3. 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 7,383
September 19-21, 2005 - 2005 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, Orlando, Florida

OSHA Exhibit Booth
1,500
September 21, 2005 - National Safety Council Renews Alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

NSC Press Release
Data not available
September 21, 2005 - 2005 National Safety Council Congress and Expo's Occupational Keynote Address, Orlando, Florida

Speaker: Jonathan L. Snare, Former Acting Assistant Secretary, OSHA
6,000
September 21, 2005 - "OSHA, National Safety Council Renew Alliance"

OSHA News Release
69 News Services
September 21, 2005 - National Safety Council
Congress and Expo, Orlando, Florida, "OSHA's New VPP and Challenge for Construction."

Speaker: Cathy Oliver, Office of Partnerships and Recognition
35
September 22, 2005 - 2005 National Safety Congress and Expo, Orlando, Florida, "An Overview of OSHA's Hispanic Outreach Initiative"

Speaker: Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances
20
September 22, 2005 - National Safety Council Congress and Expo, Orlando, Florida, "NSC/OSHA/Airlines Ergonomics Alliance"

Speaker: Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances
35
September 22, 2005 - National Safety Council
Congress and Expo, Orlando, Florida, "Confined Spaces in Construction."

Speaker: Stew Burkhammer, P.E., CSP, OHST, Office of Construction Services
21
September 22, 2005 - National Safety Council
Congress and Expo, Orlando, Florida, "Fatal and Non-fatal Injuries in Construction."

Speaker: Stew Burkhammer, P.E., CSP, OHST, Office of Construction Services
30
September 22, 2005 - National Safety Council
Congress and Expo, Orlando, Florida, "Material Failure Analysis."

Speaker: Fern Stone, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine
32
September 23, 2005 - National Safety Council Congress and Expo, Orlando, Florida, "Construction Related Safety and Health Training "

Speaker: Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances
25
September 23, 2005 - National Safety Council
Congress and Expo, Orlando, Florida, "Reaching Teens at Work."

Speaker: Robert Nester, Office of Occupational Health Nursing
125
September 23, 2005 - National Safety Council
Congress and Expo, Orlando, Florida, "Cranes and Derricks."

Speaker: Bruce Swanson, Directorate of Construction
45
September 23, 2005 - National Safety Council
Congress and Expo, Orlando, Florida, "Clinical Case Studies in OSHA Health."

Speaker: Dr. John Piacentino, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine
30
September 23, 2005 - National Safety Council
Congress and Expo, Orlando, Florida, "Communications Tower Erection Safety."

Speakers: Ken Gerecke, Region III and Rob Medlock, Region V
52
September 2005 - "NSC renews Alliance with OSHA"

OSHA Up to Date
20,000
October 2005 - "Editorial board members wanted to help develop, maintain Web based Topics pages"

OSHA Up to Date
20,000
June 6, 2006 - National Safety Council's June 2006 as National Safety Month, DOL Great Hall, Washington, DC

Speaker: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor, OSHA
Data not available
TOTAL 55,333

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. For example, during the 2006 National Safety Congress and Expo, November 5-9, 2006 in San Diego, California, OSHA will have an exhibit booth and a number of OSHA staff members from the Agency's National and Regional Offices are scheduled to speak and hold general workshop sessions, including:
  • Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary, will be presenting during the Occupational Keynote Address plenary session.

  • Paul Wigger, Region II, Kurt Petermeyer, Region IV, Mary Bauer, Region and Sandra Taylor, Region V, and Jo Gaither, Region VII, will be presenting "Most Interesting OSHA Cases."

  • Dorothy Dougherty, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Richard Fairfax, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Ruth McCully, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, Paula White, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs and Keith Motley, Salt Lake Technical Center, will be presenting "OSHA Program Update."

  • Paula White, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, will also be presenting " Designing for Construction Worker Safety."

  • Robert Nester, Office of Occupational Health Nursing, will be presenting "Analysis of Incidents Involving Young Workers."

  • Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, and Diana Cortez, Director, Tarrytown, New York Area Office, and Danezza Quniterro, Office of Construction Services, will be presenting "Overview of OSHA's Hispanic Outreach Initiative."

  • Barnett Lawrence, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances and Cathleen Cronin, Office Training and Education, will present "Getting the Most Out of OSHA's Web Site."

  • Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, will also be presenting "Baggage Handling in Today's World."

  • Stew Burkhammer, P.E., CSP, OHST, Office of Construction Services, will be presenting "Training for Residential Construction: OSHA & National Association of Home Builders."
In addition, other Alliance Program participants will take part in workshops at the Congress and Expo to discuss products and programs that have been produced through the OSHA Alliance Program. The participating Alliances include: National Association of Home Builders, American Society of Safety Engineers, American Petroleum Institute, Association for High Technology Distribution, and Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

NSC members will also continue to be members 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. NSC will also post links to OSHA's Teen Worker's Web page and the Compliance Assistance: Hispanic Employers and Workers Web page to the public section of the NSC Web page.

NSC plans to insert the Department of Labor's developed articles focusing on different topics such as the Agency's electronic assistance tools, workplace violence, Hispanic resources, small business and youth employment into its publications such as Safety + Health. OSHA and NSC also plan to draft a letter to send to Fortune 500 companies CEOs asking them to adapt an AED in the Workplace program. NSC also plans to promote OSHA compliance assistance materials and cooperative programs and the OSHA and NSC Alliance through various sources such as the NSC Web page and its publications.

In addition, NSC will continue to work with OSHA's Office of Training and Education to jointly develop a number of programs and projects including:
  • A Webinar on motor vehicle safety in order to educate the public about safe driving practices

  • NSC will review OSHA's short course Introduction to OSHA for Small Businesses Course with the possibility of NSC presenting the course as a workshop session at NSC's 2007 Congress and Expo, October 15-17, in Chicago, Illinois.

  • The implementation team will review and provide comment on NSC's Workplace Venue and Construction Divisions' best practices guide focusing on safety and health issues of Hispanic employees in the construction industry.
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.

NSC will continue to support and promote the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) 2007 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. NSC representatives will also attend the NAOSH Week Kick-off May 7 at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, DC.

 
Report prepared by: Todd Briggs, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, September 18, 2006.

 
Appendix A

OSHA's Safety and Health Topics Pages Editorial
Boards with NSC Members

Accident Investigation
  • Dennis Cloutier, NSC, Cloutier Consulting Services; Cincinnati, OH
Confined Spaces
  • Warren K. Brown, NSC, Dmax, Ltd.; Moraine, OH
  • Gary Hutter, NSC, Meridian Engineering & Technology, Inc.; Glenview, IL
  • William Young, NSC, General Motors Corp.; Oklahoma City, OK
Construction Confined Spaces
  • William Young, NSC, General Motors Corp.; Oklahoma City, OK
Construction Fire Safety
  • Warren K. Brown, NSC, Dmax, Ltd.; Moraine, OH
Construction Laser Hazards
  • Dennis Cloutier, NSC, Cloutier Consulting Services; Cincinnati, OH
Construction Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Carlisle Beasley, NSC, Beasley and Associates; Nashville, TN
  • Barbara Caracci, NSC; Itasca, IL
  • Richard Fischer, Trans-Consult; Colorado Springs, CO
  • John Kennedy, NSC; Itasca, IL
  • Jim Solomon, NSC; Itasca, IL
  • Cameron Speck, Safety Resources of Ohio, Inc.; North Canton, OH
Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
  • Warren K. Brown, NSC, Dmax, Ltd.; Moraine, OH
  • Dennis Cloutier, NSC, Cloutier Consulting Services; Cincinnati, OH
  • Gary Hutter, NSC, Meridian Engineering & Technology, Inc.; Glenview, IL
  • Barry R. Weissman, NSC, PLIVA, Inc.; East Hanover, NJ
Fire Safety
  • Warren K. Brown, NSC, Dmax, Ltd.; Moraine, OH
Hazardous Waste
  • NJ Marinaro, NSC, The Pyxis Group; Key Largo, FL
Hazard Communication
  • NJ Marinaro, NSC, The Pyxis Group; Key Largo, FL
Laser Hazards
  • Dennis Cloutier, NSC, Cloutier Consulting Services; Cincinnati, OH
Machine Guarding
  • Warren K. Brown, NSC, Dmax, Ltd.; Moraine, OH
  • Dennis Cloutier, NSC, Cloutier Consulting Services; Cincinnati, OH
  • Gary Hutter, NSC, Meridian Engineering & Technology, Inc.; Glenview, IL
Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Carlisle Beasley, NSC, Beasley and Associates; Nashville, TN
  • Barbara Caracci, NSC; Itasca, IL
  • Richard Fischer, President, National Safety Council (NSC), Trans-Consult; Colorado Springs, CO
  • John Kennedy, NSC; Itasca, IL
  • Jim Solomon, NSC; Itasca, IL
  • Cameron Speck, Safety Resources of Ohio, Inc.; North Canton, OH
Noise and Hearing Conservation
  • Dennis Cloutier, NSC, Cloutier Consulting Services; Cincinnati, OH
Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing
  • Jay Drummond, National Safety Council (NSC), Aon Risk Services; Houston, TX
Poultry Processing
  • Gary Hutter, NSC, Meridian Engineering & Technology, Inc.; Glenview, IL
Respiratory Protection
  • Jimmie Tullis, NSC, Atmos Energy; Franklin, TN
  • Barry R. Weissman, NSC, PLIVA, Inc.; East Hanover, NJ
Safety and Health Programs
  • Warren K. Brown, NSC, Dmax, Ltd.; Moraine, OH
  • Scott Claffey, NSC, Great West Casualty Co.; Bloomington, IN
  • Gary Hutter, NSC, Meridian Engineering & Technology, Inc.; Glenview, IL
Trucking Industry
  • Scott Claffey, NSC, Great West Casualty Co.; Bloomington, IN