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  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      September 9, 2003

    2. Dates Renewed

      September 21, 2005
      October 15, 2007
      August 29, 2012


    3. Evaluation Period

      September 9, 2011 - September 8, 2012

    4. Overview

      The OSHA and NSC Alliance focuses on the organizations 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 young employees, with information, guidance, and access to training resources. In particular, the Alliance focuses on promoting motor vehicle safety and drug-free workplaces and encouraging first aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training in the workplace.

    5. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA
      Todd Briggs Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
      Danezza Quintero Office of Construction Services (OCS), Directorate of Construction (DOC)
      Robert Sanders Office of Small Business Assistance, Office of Small Business Assistance (NSC) 
      Doug Simon Directorate of Training and Education  NSC


      NSC
      Luke George  Government Affairs
      Karen Howe  Meetings and Conventions
      Jim Johnson Occupational Safety and Health
      Mark Johnson  NSC Labor Division (Chair)
      Meredith Morris Office of Communications
      Donna Siegfried   Home and Community Division
      John Ulczycki    Office of Advocacy
      Chloe White  Government Affairs


  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • November 17, 2011
    • March 29, 2012
    • July 17, 2012

    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.

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

    Outreach and Communication Goal 1: 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.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Initiative Supported Number Reached
    Other OSHA Alliance Program Hazard Communication/Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) Roundtable, July 18, 2012, DOL, Washington, DC NSC representatives attended the OSHA Alliance Program Hazard Communication/GHS Roundtable at the Department of Labor (DOL) on July 18, 2012. During the meeting, the particpants received an OSHA update, discussed the promotion and dissemination of OSHA- and Alliance Program-developed compliance assistance outreach materials and resources, and asked questions. Hazard Communication/GHS

    35

    Web Page NSC and OSHA Alliance Web Page The NSC and OSHA Alliance Web page on the Council's Web site links to compliance assistance resources on the OSHA Web site, including the Teen Worker's, Compliance Assistance, Compliance Assistance: Hispanic Employers and Workers, and Distracted Driving Web pages, as well as numerous OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages such as Medical and First Aid.  

    Data Not Available

    Web Page 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 provides information on the Alliance, including links to the OSHA and NSC Alliance agreement, renewal agreement, news releases, activities and events, milestones and successes, and various OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages.  

    Data Not Available

    Outreach and Communication Goal 2: Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or NSC's conferences, local meetings, or other events such as the NSC Annual Congress & Exposition.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Initiative Supported Number Reached
    Exhibit DOL Safety Day, June 13, 2012, Washington, DC An NSC representative staffed an NSC exhibit booth, distributed safety and health outreach information, and answered questions at DOL Safety Day, at the Frances Perkins Building, on June 13, 2012, in Washington, DC.  

    30

    Other National Safety Council's "June 2012 Is National Safety Month" Through the Alliance Program,OSHA and NSC promoted the availability of the Council's "First Aid and CPR with AED" online training course at no cost during NSC's June 2012 is National Safety Month. NSC also offered its "Alive at 25" online training course during June 2012 and developed a June is National Safety Month Web page on the association's Web site, which was linked to from the OSHA and NSC Alliance Web page on the Agency's Web site.  

    Data Not Available

    Speaking 2011 NSC Congress and Expo, October 31-November 2, 2011, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    On October 31, 2011, OSHA National Office staff delivered the safety and presentation "ET&D OSHA Partnership – Changing S & H Culture" at the 2011 NSC Congress and Expo.  
     

    30

    Speaking 2011 NSC Congress and Expo, October 31-November 2, 2011, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    On October 31, 2011, OSHA National Office staff delivered the safety and health presentation "Combustible Dust, the NSC Focus Team Perspective" at the 2011 NSC Congress and Expo.  
     

    40

    Speaking 2011 NSC Congress and Expo, October 31-November 2, 2011, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania On November 1, 2011, OSHA National and Regional/Area Office staff delivered the safety and health presentation "OSHA Small Business Resources."  

    35

    Speaking 2011 NSC Congress and Expo, October 31-November 2, 2011, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    On November 1, 2011, OSHA Regional/Area Office staff delivered the safety and health presentation "Most Interesting OSHA Cases" at the 2011 NSC Congress and Expo.  
     

    125

    Exhibiting 2011 NSC Congress and Expo, October 31-November 2, 2011, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    On November 2, 2011, OSHA National Office staff delivered the safety and health presentation "Maritime Industry Safety and Health Products & Information" at the 2011 NSC Congress and Expo.  
     

    15

    Exhibiting 2011 NSC Congress and Expo, October 31-November 2, 2011, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania OSHA staff maintained an exhibit booth at the 2011 NSC Congress and Expo in Philadelphia, PA. OSHA distributed copies of the Agency's safety and health outreach materials and answered questions.  

    500

    Outreach and Communication Goal 3: 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).
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Initiative Supported Number Reached
      During this evaluation period, no products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.    
    Outreach and Communication Goal 4: Promote and encourage NSC's members' 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.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Initiative Supported Number Reached
    Other OSHA's Office of Small Business Assistance Representatives from OSHA's Office of Small Business Assistance are members of the OSHA and NSC Alliance implementation team and promote the Agency's On-site Consultation Program and SHARP.   

     

    Outreach and Communication Goal 5: Encourage NSC chapters to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address general and construction industry health and safety issues.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Initiative Supported Number Reached
      During this evaluation period, no products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.    
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health Goal 1: Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings, including OSHA's Small Business Forums to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Initiative Supported Number Reached
      OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, September 20, 2011, DOL, Washington, DC. On September 20, 2011, Luke George, Manager, Government Affairs, NSC, and Nigel Elis, Volunteer, NSC Construction Division, participated in the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants received OSHA updates, discussed products developed through the Roundtable, and identified potential projects and compliance assistance resources to help address safety and health hazards in the construction industry.   Falls

    35

      OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, March 8, 2012, DOL, Washington, DC.
    On March 8, 2012, Luke George, Manager, Government Affairs, NSC, and Nigel Elis, Volunteer, NSC Construction Division, participated in the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants received OSHA updates, discussed products developed through the Roundtable, and identified potential projects and compliance assistance resources to help address safety and health hazards in the construction industry.  
    Falls

    35

    Other North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 6-12, 2012  NSC and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2012 NAOSH Week, May 6-12, 2012. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for the Week was "Safety, What Every Business Needs." To help support the event, NSC disseminated information about the Week to NSC members, and established a link to the 2012 NAOSH Week Web page from the NSC and OSHA Alliance Web page on the association's Web site. An NSC representative also attended the NAOSH Week Kick-off event at DOL on May 7, 2012.   Data Not Available
      OSHA Distracted Driving Initiative During the reporting period, NSC supported OSHA's initiative focusing on distracted driving, including adding a link to the Agency's Distracted Driving Web page to the NSC and OSHA Alliance Web page on the organization's Web site. Distracted Driving  
    TOTAL    

    880



  4. Upcoming Milestones

    In the upcoming year, the OSHA and NSC relationship will continue to grow, and the Alliance Implementation Team will undertake a number of activities/projects and develop a number of products.  For example, during the 2012 NSC Congress and Expo, October 22-24, 2012, at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, OSHA personnel from the Agency's National and Regional/Area Offices will deliver safety and health workshop presentations and staff an exhibit booth.

    NSC will support OSHA's prevention of falls in construction outreach campaign. NSC will develop a case study focusing on the prevention of falls in construction. NSC will also develop an outreach product focusing on injury and illness prevention programs in the workplace, and also develop additional documents for workers focusing on motor vehicle safety.

    NSC representatives, including a representative from the Council's Construction Division, will participate in the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable to help address safety and health hazards in the construction industry.

    NSC will support 2013 NAOSH Week, May 5-11. The theme for the Week is "Safe Workplaces for all." An NSC representative will attend the 2013 NAOSH Week Kick-off event at DOL in Washington, DC.

    NSC will sponsor June 2013 as National Safety Month and staff an exhibit booth at DOL Safety Day in June 2013 at DOL in Washington, DC.

    NSC will continue to promote the activities and products of the Alliance through the NSC and OSHA Alliance Web page on the association's Web site, which is linked to from the OSHA and NSC Alliance Web page on the Agency's Web site.

    NSC will promote OSHA compliance assistance safety and health materials and cooperative programs and the OSHA and NSC Alliance through various sources such as the NSC Web site, publications, and a potential Webinar.

    Finally, another potential projects includes NSC sponsoring a Webinar for OSHA staff and Alliance Program Participants focusing on motor vehicle safety.

    Report prepared by: Todd Briggs, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, January 29, 2013.