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ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP)

April 11, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      October 2, 2008

    2. Dates Renewed

      November 26, 2013

    3. Evaluation Period

      October 2, 2015 – October 1, 2016

    4. Overview

      The OSHA and NALP Alliance focuses on providing NALP members and others, including youth, low-literacy level, and non-English speaking workers, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to manual material handling and slip, trip and fall hazards; and addressing motor vehicle safety issues, and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

  2. Implementation/Workgroup Team Meetings

    • November 20, 2015
    • March 25, 2016
    • July 26, 2016

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the evaluation period to monitor the Alliance's

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreements for the evaluation period of this report.

    Outreach and Communication: Develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to communicate such information to employers and workers in the industry.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    Product Irrigation Crews and the Safe Transportation of Chemicals Card
    Through the Alliance, NALP developed a quick card that describes general safety tips to help landscaping irrigation crews safely transport chemicals.
    Landscaping/General Industry/Young Workers

    7,600

    Dissemination OSHA and NALP Alliance Webpage
    OSHA maintained and updated the OSHA and NALP Alliance Webpage that is posted on the agency's Website with information, including links to Alliance agreements, products developed through the program, and other resources, including a link to OSHA's Landscape and Horticultural Services Webpage, on the Agency's Website.

    8,030

    Dissemination NALP and OSHA Alliance Webpage
    NALP maintained and updated the NALP and OSHA Alliance Webpage that is posted on the organization's Website with information, including links to Alliance agreements and products, and to safety and health resources, such as OSHA's Webpage focusing on the prevention of falls in construction and

    5,475

    Outreach and Communication: Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or NALP's conferences, local meetings, or other events to achieve safety hazard awareness.

    Event/
    Dissemination

    Landscapes Annual Conference
    Landscapes 2017, October 21-23, 2015, Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, KY.
    • Representatives from KY OSHA staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth, disseminated information, and answered questions.
    • NALP members attending the conference completed the 4-hour training course focusing on safety and health issues in the landscaping industry.

    Falls/ Heat/ Hispanic/ Latino Workers

    800

    Outreach and Communication: Raise Awareness of relevant OSHA rulemakings, enforcement initiatives, and outreach campaigns as appropriate.

    Dissemination

    OSHA's Prevention of Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers
    NALP supported the Agency's 2016 national outreach initiative focusing on the prevention of heat illness in outdoor workers. NALP:
    • Promoted the campaign on its Website and in publications
    • Disseminated safety and health outreach materials to its members, workers and employers.
    Heat/ Construction/ Hispanic/ Latino Workers

    3,500

    Dissemination

    OSHA's Prevention of Falls in Construction Campaign
    NALP supported the Agency's 2016 national outreach campaign focusing on the prevention of falls campaign. NALP:
    • Promoted the campaign on its Website and in publications
    • Disseminated safety and health outreach materials to its members, workers and employers.
    • Conducted safety stand-down events focusing on the prevention of falls from ladders in the landscaping industry.
    Heat/ Construction/ Hispanic/ Latino Workers

    1,700

    TOTAL

    27,105

  4. Upcoming Milestones

    In the upcoming year, OSHA and NALP plan to undertake several projects through the Alliance to provide NALP members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to manual material handling and slip, trip and fall hazards; and addressing motor vehicle safety issues. For example, NALP will continue to support OSHA's national outreach campaigns focusing on the prevention of heat illness in outdoor workers; and the prevention of falls in construction, including support for National Safety Stand-Down-Week- May 8-12, 2017. Through the Alliance, NALP will develop Safety Tips Cards, including a card focusing on the safe fueling of vehicles, equipment, and containers with liquid fuels. NALP will also work with OSHA's Directorate of Training and Education to finalize the 10-hour training course for workers focusing on the safety and health issues in the landscaping industry. The course will be offered to attendees at the NALP annual conference. NALP will also continue to update and maintain the NALP and OSHA Alliance Webpage that is posted on the organization's Website with information, including links to Alliance agreements, Alliance-developed products, and to other safety and health resources, such as OSHA's Webpage focusing on the prevention of heat illness in outdoor workers. Lastly, NALP will provide OSHA staff with an Alliance exhibit at the Landscapes 2019 conference on October 19-21, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Report prepared by: Todd Briggs, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, April 11, 2017.

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