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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the
National Safety Council (NSC)
October 3, 2007

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

September 9, 2003

Date Renewed

September 21, 2005

Evaluation Period

September 9, 2006 September 8, 2007

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
Cathy Cronin
Bob Nester
Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)
Training and Education
Office of Occupational Health Nursing
   
NSC  
Marvin Greene
Julie Hopkins
Bobby Jackson
John Kennedy
Ron Miller
Donna Siegfried
Elizabeth Wilson
Publications
Occupational Safety and Health Division
National Programs
Defensive Driving Program
Occupational Safety and Health Training
Emergency Care
Communications and Public Relations

II. Implementation Team Meetings

 
October 11, 2006
February 7, 2007
May 10, 2007
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

    Department of Labor (DOL)-Developed Articles


    NSC inserted the DOL-developed article, "Send Your Employees a Safe and Sober Message This Holiday Season" in the December 2006 edition of Focus on Business and Industry: Industry Safety News.

    OSHA and NSC Alliance Web Page

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

    NSC Web Site

    NSC's Web site links to compliance assistance resources on OSHA's Web site, including the Teen Worker's, Compliance Assistance, Compliance Assistance: Hispanic Employers and Workers Web pages and the Medical and First Aid Safety and Health Topics page.

    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:

    • Accident Investigation
    • Confined Spaces
    • Construction
    • Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
    • Hazardous Communication
    • Machine Guarding
    • Motor Vehicle Safety
    • Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Safety and Health Programs
    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 the Agency's 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

    2006 National Safety Congress and Expo, November 5-9, 2006, San Diego, California
    . During NSC's 2006 National Safety Congress and Expo in San Diego, California, a number of OSHA staff members from the Agency's National and Regional/Area Offices spoke to the attendees during the following plenary and workshop sessions:

      • Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary, presented information about OSHA's initiatives and its balanced approach to achieving the Agency's goals during the Occupational Keynote Plenary Session.

      • Dorothy Dougherty, Directorate of Standards and Guidance DSG); Richard Fairfax, Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP); Ruth McCully, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine (DSTM); Paula O. White, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP); and Keith Motley, Salt Lake Technical Center, Utah, presented "OSHA Program Update."

      • Lee Anne Jillings, Outreach Services and Alliances, DCSP; Diana Cortez, Region II, Tarrytown, New York Area Office; and Danezza Quniterro, Directorate of Construction, presented "Success of the Alliance Program: Hispanic Outreach" and "Overview of OSHA's Hispanic Outreach Initiative."

      • Robert Nester, Office of Occupational Health Nursing, DSTM, presented "Analysis of Incidents Involving Young Workers."

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

      • Lee Anne Jillings, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, DCSP, presented "Success of the Alliance Program: Best Practices" and "Baggage Handling in Today's World" and "Designing for Construction Worker Safety."

      • Paul Wigger, Safety Specialist, Region II, Albany, New York Area Office; Kurt Petermeyer, Assistant Area Director, Region IV, Savannah, Georgia Area Office; Mary Bauer, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region V, Eau Claire, Wisconsin Area Office; Sandra Taylor, Deputy Regional Administrator, Region V; and Jo Gaither, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Region VII, Wichita, Kansas Area Office, presented "Most Interesting OSHA Cases."

      • Stew Burkhammer, P.E., CSP, OHST, Office of Construction Services, presented "Training for Residential Construction: OSHA and National Association of Home Builders" and "OSHA Construction Update and Outreach."

      • Dr. Don Wright, Director, Office of Occupational Medicine, DSTM, presented "Safe is Drug-Free: A Collaborative Approach."
      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 2007 as National Safety Month." OSHA's Assistant Secretary, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. delivered a presentation promoting NSC's June 2007 as National Safety Month at the Department of Labor's (DOL) Safety Day June 6, 2007. Mr. Foulke also sent a "June 2007 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. National Safety Month focuses on preparing for emergencies and preventing injuries and fatalities. Each week of the month had a special focus - workplace safety, driving safety, emergency preparedness and home and community.

    Department of Labor (DOL) Safety Day, June 6, 2007, Washington, D.C. NSC representatives staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth and distributed safety and health information during DOL's Safety Day on June 6, 2007 in Washington, DC.

    2007 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 6-12, 2007, Washington, DC. The National Safety Council joined with more than 15 other Alliance Program participants to support 2007 NAOSH Week and NSC representatives Bobby Jackson and William O'Connell attended the 2007 NAOSH Week Kick-off event on May 7, 2007 at DOL in Washington, DC. NAOSH Week, sponsored by ASSE, an Alliance Program participant, focuses 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.

    • 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, OSHA has not signed any Alliances with NSC affiliated Chapters.

    • 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.

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

    During the OSHA and NSC Alliance's fourth 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, participating on the Agency's electronic assistance tools' editorial boards and are pursuing speaking and exhibiting opportunities. For example:

    • On November 6, 2006, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary, delivered an occupational keynote address at NSC's Congress and Expo conference attendees. OSHA also staffed an exhibit booth November 6-8. 2006 and distributed copies of compliance assistance resources such as the OSHA and NSC Alliance Activities Summary. In addition, Paul O. White and other senior national office staff presented "OSHA Program Update." On June 6, 2007, Mr. Foulke, delivered a presentation promoting NSC's June 2007 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 2007 NAOSH Week and Bobby Jackson, Senior Vice President, and William O'Connell, Director, Government Affairs, attended the 2007 NAOSH Week Kick-off event on May 7 at DOL in Washington, DC.

    • NSC promoted the activities of the OSHA and NSC Alliance and the Alliance Program through articles in its monthly publications including, 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 on the Agency's Web site with information about the Alliance including the OSHA and NSC Alliance agreement, renewal agreement, news releases, events and milestones and successes.
    As a result of the ongoing successes realized through the Alliance, OSHA and NSC plan to sign a renewal agreement in October 2007.

  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 10,452
November 5-9, 2006
2006 National Safety Council Congress and Expo
San Diego, California

OSHA Exhibit Booth
700
November 6, 2006
2006 National Safety Council Congress and Expo's Occupational Keynote Address
San Diego, California

Speaker: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary, OSHA
1,000
November 6, 2006
2006 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, Orlando, Florida, "Most Interesting OSHA Cases"

Speakers: Paul Wigger, Safety Specialist, Region II, Albany, New York Area Office; Kurt Petermeyer, Assistant Area Director, Region IV, Savannah, Georgia Area Office; Mary Bauer, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region V, Eau Claire, Wisconsin Area Office; Sandra Taylor, Deputy Regional Administrator, Region V; and Jo Gaither, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Region VII, Wichita, Kansas Area Office
125
November 6, 2006
2006 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, San Diego, California, "OSHA Program Update"

Speakers: Dorothy Dougherty, Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG); Richard Fairfax, Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP); Ruth McCully, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine (DSTM); Paula O. White, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP); and Keith Motley, Salt Lake Technical Center
75
November 6, 2006
2006 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, San Diego, California, "Success of the Alliance Program: Hispanic Outreach" and "Overview of OSHA's Hispanic Outreach Initiative

Speakers: Lee Anne Jillings, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, DCSP; Diana Cortez, Region II, Tarrytown, New York Area Office; and Danezza Quniterro, DOC
40
November 6, 2006
2006 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, San Diego, California, Florida, "Analysis of Incidents Involving Young Workers"

Speakers: Robert Nester, Office of Occupational Health Nursing, DSTM
25
November 6, 2006
2006 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, San Diego, California, "Getting the Most Out of OSHA's Web Site"

Speakers: Barnett Lawrence, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, DCSP and Cathleen Cronin, Office of Training and Education
70
November 7, 2006
2006 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, San Diego, California, "Success of the Alliance Program: Best Practices," "Baggage Handling in Today's World" and "Designing for Construction Worker Safety"

Speaker: Lee Anne Jillings, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, DCSP
50
November 7, 2006
2006 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, San Diego, California, "OSHA Construction Update and Outreach"

Speaker: Stew Burkhammer, P.E., CSP, OHST, Office of Construction Services, DOC
165
November 8, 2006
2006 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, San Diego, California, "Training for Residential Construction: OSHA and National Association of Home Builders"

Speaker: Stew Burkhammer, P.E., CSP, OHST, Office of Construction Services, DOC
35
November 8, 2006
2006 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, San Diego, California, "Safe is Drug-Free: A Collaborative Approach"

Speaker: Dr. Don Wright, Director, Office of Occupational Medicine, DSTM
12
November 2006 "NSC: OSHA Then and Now"

Occupational Health & Safety Magazine
(http://www.ohsonline.com)
Data not available
November 2006 " OSHA Chief Addresses Congress Attendees"

Business and Legal Reports
(http://safety.blr.com)
Data not available
December 2006 "Send Your Employees a Safe and Sober Message This Holiday Season" (DOL-developed article)

NSC's Focus on Business and Industry: Industry Safety News
Data not available
January/February 2007 "OSHA Publishes Information on Workplace Violence"

Focus on Labor
(http://www.list.nsc.org)
Data not available
April 24, 2007 "OSHA, ASSE Note Major Growth in May's North American Occupational Safety and Health Week"

Yahoo! News
(http://www.news.yahoo.com)
Data not available
May 4, 2007 "OSHA, ASSE, CSSE and industry groups team up to increase job safety for North American Occupational Safety and Health Week."

OSHA News Release
69 News services
May 4, 2007- OSHA, ASSE, CSSE and Industry Groups Team Up to Increase Job Safety for North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

PR Newswire
(http://www.prnewswire.com)

EARTHtimes
(http://www.earthtimes.org)

CNBC News
(http://www.msnbc.msn.com)

Yahoo! News
(http://news.yahoo.com)

AOL News
(http://news.aol.com)
Data not available
June 6, 2007 - 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
300
Accident Investigation Safety and Health Topics page 42,732
Confined Spaces Safety and Health Topics page 76,212
Construction Confined Spaces Safety and Health Topics page 6,732
Construction Fire Safety, Safety and Health Topics page 6,732
Construction Laser Hazards Safety and Health Topics page 6,732
Construction Motor Vehicle Safety, Safety and Health Topics page 6,732
Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout Safety and Health Topics page 71,184
Fire Safety, Safety and Health Topics page 81,432
Hazardous Waste Safety and Health Topics page 30,648
Hazard Communication Safety and Health Topics page 14,520
Laser Hazards Safety and Health Topics page 24,528
Machine Guarding Safety and Health Topics page 37,944
Noise and Hearing Conservation Safety and Health Topics page 53,124
Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing Safety and Health Topics page 30,252
Poultry Processing Safety and Health Topics page 6,734
Respiratory Protection Safety and Health Topics page 54,708
Safety and Health Programs Safety and Health Topics page 6,732
Trucking Industry Safety and Health Topics page 6,732
TOTAL 577,457

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 2007 National Safety Congress and Expo, October 15-17, 2007 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, OSHA will staff an exhibit booth and a number of OSHA staff members from the Agency's National and Regional/Area Offices will speak to the attendees during the following plenary and workshop sessions:
  • Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary, OSHA, will present information about OSHA's initiatives and its balanced approach to achieving the Agency's goals during the Occupational Keynote Address.
     
  • Stephen Butler, Office of Maritime Enforcement, DEP, will present "OSHA and the Maritime Industry - Jurisdiction and Assistance."
     
  • Dorothy Dougherty, DSG, Richard Fairfax, DEP, Ruth McCully, DSTM, Paula O. White, DCSP and Keith Motley, Salt Lake Technical Center, will present "OSHA Program Update."
     
  • Mike Connors, Regional Administrator, Region V; Paula O. White, DCSP; and Barnett Lawrence, OOSA, DCSP, will present "Making the Business Case for Safety and Health."
     
  • Albert Stutz, Region II, Buffalo, New York Area Office; Anita Fountain, Region IV, Atlanta-West, Georgia Area Office; Cynthia Casalina, Region V, Appleton, Wisconsin Area Office; and Steven Jordan, Region VII, Omaha, Nebraska Area Office, will present "Most Interesting OSHA Cases."
NSC members will continue to serve on the Editorial Board of OSHA's Safety and Health Topics page's, including Accident Investigation, Confined Spaces, Construction, Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout), Hazardous Communication, Machine Guarding, Motor Vehicle Safety, Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing, Respiratory Protection, and Safety and Health Programs.

NSC 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.

NSC will include the DOL-developed articles focusing on different topics such as the Agency's electronic assistance tools, workplace violence, Hispanic resources, small business, youth employment and the Agency's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) into its publications such as Safety + Health.

OSHA and NSC also plan to send a letter to Fortune 500 companies CEOs asking them to adapt an AED in the Workplace program.

In addition, NSC will support and promote the 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. NSC representatives will also attend the 2008 NAOSH Week Kick-off event May 5, 2008, at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, DC.

NSC will work with DOL's Working Partners program to promote drug free workplace programs through numerous activities, including speaking and exhibiting at conferences.

Finally, the OSHA and NSC Alliance renewal signing ceremony will be held after Mr. Foulke's Occupational Keynote presentation at NSC's 2007 Congress and Expo in Chicago, Illinois.

Report prepared by: Todd Briggs, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, October 3, 2007.


 
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