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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the
National Safety Management Society (NSMS)
January 15, 2005

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

October 1, 2003

Evaluation Period

October 1, 2003 – September 30, 2004

Overview

Through the Alliance, OSHA and NSMS are working together to address the effective development and implementation of integrated safety management systems. OSHA and NSMS are providing educational information and training materials on issues that are specific to safety management systems and developing effective safety management systems' related training.

Implementation Team Members

 
OSHA:  
Cathy Cronin
Sherri Dilworth
Russell Jones
Jess McCluer
Lisa Ramber
Office of Training and Education
Program Support Division, Salt Lake Technical Center
Office of Small Business Assistance
Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)
OOSA
   
NSMS  
John Bridges
Jeffrey Chung
Roosevelt Smith
1st Vice President
Secretary
President, Gulf Coast Chapter

II. Implementation Team Meetings

October 1, 2003   Kick-off Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
January 15, 2004  Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC

III. Results
  1. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    • Provide the OSHA Training Institute, upon request, with educational and training materials and resources on issues specific to safety management systems.

      • No products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.
    • Develop and provide effective safety management systems related training to be delivered in conferences, meetings and through NSMS' learning network, when OSHA and NSMS jointly identify the need.

      • No products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.
    Outreach and Communication

    • Disseminate and raise awareness of the use of OSHA and/or NSMS developed information and guidance on safety management systems through NSMS’ newsletters, Web site, workshops, meetings, and other resources.

      Speakers

      The OSHA and NSMS Alliance was promoted at the following event:

      • National Safety Management Society Gulf Coast Chapter and the Contractor Development Team (CDT) Meeting, October 22, 2003, New Iberia, LA

        Greg Honaker, Region VI - Baton Rouge Area Director, USDOL-OSHA, made a presentation to 40 contractors in the oil and gas industry on OSHA's Strategic Management Plan and Goals for 2004. NSMS members are also members of the CDT.
      Forklift Safety Information Packet

      NSMS distributed 25 copies of the Forklift Safety Information Packet to its members. The information packet, prepared by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, is designed to increase awareness of the hazards of powered industrial forklift use by young workers.

      The packet includes: OSHA’s Safety and Health Information Bulletin on "Protecting Young Workers: Prohibition Against Young Workers Operating Forklifts"; NIOSH’s "Forklift Alert"; the Wage and Hour Division’s "Forklift Stop Sticker" (to be affixed to forklifts as a warning to young workers); and a DOL Compliance Assistance Fact Sheet.

      OSHA and NSMS Webpage

      The OSHA and NSMS Webpage contains links to the Oil and Gas Well Drilling Safety and Health Topics page and the Oil and Gas Well Drilling eTool. For more information on the number of hits to the OSHA Webpage, please see the Alliance Program Reach table on page 5.

      Print and Electronic Media

      Articles on the OSHA and NSMS Alliance have appeared in a number of printed and online publications, including: Industrial Safety and Hygiene News. For more information on the articles, please see the Alliance Program Reach table on page 5.

    • Promote NSMS members’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, Consultation, and SHARP.

      Speakers

      • Contractor Development Team (CDT) meeting, May 26, 2004, Houston, Texas

        Bill Klingbeil, Region VI VPP Safety & Health Manager, USDOL-OSHA, discussed OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs at the CDT meeting on May 26, 2004 in Houston, TX. The CDT is an independent Gulf Coast organization for land-based and offshore oil and drilling contractors. NSMS members are also members of the CDT.
    • Establish avenues and processes that NSMS members can use to mentor and assist OSHA personnel as OSHA personnel proceed with professional certification.

      • No products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.
    National Dialogue on Safety and Health

    • Raise awareness through speeches and appearances by NSMS leaders of the benefits of incorporating integrated safety management systems into workplace safety and health programs.

      • No products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.
    • Share information on the best safety management systems of NSMS members, as jointly determined by OSHA and NSMS, with NSMS members and others in the occupational health and safety profession through OSHA and/or NSMS developed programs and materials.

      • No products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.
    • Convene and/or participate in stakeholder groups, roundtable discussions or other forums to discuss specific safety management systems issues, as jointly identified by NSMS and OSHA as top priorities, in order to develop innovative solutions.

      • No products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.
  2. Executive Summary

    The OSHA and NSMS Alliance has helped to increase NSMS members’ understanding of OSHA’s 2003-2008 Strategic Management Plan and cooperative programs, including the VPP. This has been done by working with OSHA’s Region VI’s Baton Rouge Area Director, Greg Honaker and VPP Safety & Health Manager, Bill Klingbeil. During the Alliance’s first year, Mr. Honaker made a presentation on OSHA’s 2003-2008 Strategic Management Plan at the NSMS Gulf Coast Chapter meeting and Mr. Klingbeil made a presentation on the VPP at a CDT meeting. The CDT is an independent Gulf Coast organization for land-based and offshore oil and drilling contractors.

    NSMS members were very pleased with Mr. Honaker and Mr. Klingbeil's presentations and now have a better understanding of the goals and activities of the OSHA along with the resources that are available through OSHA’s cooperative programs such as the Alliance Program and the VPP.

    However, staff changes at NSMS limited the Alliance’s activities in 2004. Due to the transition, the Implementation Team has had to re-identify the areas of focus. As a result, this has limited the development of materials and products and the overall activities of the Alliance.

  3. Alliance Program Reach
     
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    OSHA and NSMS Alliance Web page on OSHA’s Webpage Data Not Available
    Oil and Gas Well Drilling Safety and Health Topics page Data Not Available
    Oil and Gas Well Drilling eTool 18,862
    Bill Klingbeil, Region VI VPP Safety & Health Manager, USDOL-OSHA, discussed OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs at the Contractor Development Team meeting, May 26, 2004, Houston, Texas 40
    Greg Honaker, Region VI - Baton Rouge Area Director, USDOL-OSHA, made a presentation at National Safety Management Society Gulf Coast Chapter and the Contractor Development Team Meeting, October 22, 2003 in New Iberia, LA 40
    October 10, 2003 – "Alliance Focuses on Management System," Iowa-Illinois Safety Council Data Not Available
    October 9, 2003 – "OSHA, Safety Management Alliance," BNA Occupational Health and Safety Reporter Data Not Available
    October 6, 2003 – "OSHA Alliance Focuses on Management Systems," Industrial Safety and Hygiene News (www.ishn.com) Data Not Available
    October 1, 2003 – OSHA distributed a news release announcing the Alliance signing 25 News Services
    October 1, 2003 – OSHA includes information on the OSHA/ISEA Alliance in its bi-weekly e-newsletter; QuickTakes 35,000
    TOTAL 39,330

IV. Upcoming Milestones

The OSHA and NSMS Alliance Implementation Team has had limited discussions on developing activities and products related to the training and education, outreach and communications and national dialogue on safety and health goals of the Alliance. After the Alliance was signed, it was determined that a majority of NSMS members are located in OSHA’s Region VI (e.g. Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana) and work in the oil and gas industry. In addition, NSMS is a small organization that does not have full-time staff and volunteer members manage the association’s day-to-day activities.

As a result, the majority of the OSHA and NSMS Alliance activities have taken place in Region VI and have involved NSMS members, along with other organizations, in the oil and gas industry. Due to NSMS’ limited resources and regionally based membership, the Agency will discuss the future direction of the Alliance in the coming year, in order to effectively achieve the goals outlined in the signed Alliance.

Report prepared by: Jess McCluer, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, January 15, 2005