Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program << Back to OSHA Concluded Alliances

(signed January 22, 2008; concluded January 22, 2010)


(L to R, sitting) John A. Sofranko, Executive Director, AIChE; Arthur E. Dungan, President, CI; Susan Parker Bodine, Assistant Administrator, Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, EPA; Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA; Scott Berger, Director, CCPS; Susan Yashinskie, Vice President, Member Relations and Development, NPRA; (L to R, standing) Joseph Acker, President, SOCMA; Madeleine Jacobs, Executive Director, ACS; Tom Gibson, Senior Vice President, ACC; Red Cavaney, President and CEO, API; sign a national Alliance.
(L to R, sitting) John A. Sofranko, Executive Director, AIChE; Arthur E. Dungan, President, CI; Susan Parker Bodine, Assistant Administrator, Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, EPA; Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA; Scott Berger, Director, CCPS; Susan Yashinskie, Vice President, Member Relations and Development, NPRA; (L to R, standing) Joseph Acker, President, SOCMA; Madeleine Jacobs, Executive Director, ACS; Tom Gibson, Senior Vice President, ACC; Red Cavaney, President and CEO, API; sign a national Alliance.


Signatories are:

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Chemistry Council (ACC)
  • API
  • Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS, a Technical Alliance of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers)
  • The Chlorine Institute (CI)
  • National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA)
  • Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA)
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Through the OSHA and Process Safety Alliance, the signatories will focus on providing the Alliance Partners' members and the general public, including small businesses, with information, guidance, and access to training resources in the field of process safety including the management of chemical reactivity hazards. The Alliance's organizations will work together to help prevent catastrophic explosions, fires, and toxic releases to protect employees, manufacturing facilities, the environment and the public. The goals of the Alliance include:

Training and education:

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of process safety courses.

Outreach and communication:

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or the Alliance Partners' conferences and regional or local meetings, such as those attended by small businesses.
  • Share information among OSHA and EPA personnel and industry process safety professionals regarding the best practices or effective approaches developed by the Alliance Partners, and publicize results through outreach by Alliance Partners and through OSHA- or Alliance Partners-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and Web sites.
  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on the identification and management of chemical reactivity hazards that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on issues including process safety to help forge innovative solutions in communities and the workplace or to provide input on process safety issues.

Related Documents


Alliance Agreements

Alliance Annual Reports

Alliance News Releases

Activities and Events (Archive)


  • May 19-20, 2010: NPRA 2010 National Safety Conference & Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas.
    • May 19-20, 2010: Alejandro Porter, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, San Antonio District Office, USDOL-OSHA, staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth during the conference.
  • May 6, 2010: SOCMA Spring Regional Ohio Valley Roundtable, Cincinnati, Ohio.
    • May 6, 2010: Richard Gilgrist, Area Director, Region V, Cincinnati, Ohio Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, presented "Global Harmonization" to 40 attendees.
  • On May 2-8, 2010, members of the Process Safety Alliance and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2010 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. Sponsored annually by the American Association of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2010 was "Mission NAOSH 2010: Safe Workplaces." Karen Haase, Policy Advisor, American Petroleum Institute, and Michael Kennedy, Senior Manager, Safety & Security Policy and Advocacy, Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, attended the event.
  • April 22, 2010: SOCMA Spring Regional Southern Roundtable, Crosby, Texas.
    • April 22, 2010: Mhekeba Hager, Lead Industrial Hygienist, Region VI, Houston South, Texas Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, made a presentation to meeting attendees.
  • April 13, 2010: SOCMA Spring Regional Northeast Roundtable, Warrington, Pennsylvania.
    • April 13, 2010: Scott Shimandle, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region III, Allentown, Pennsylvania Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA National/Regional/Local Update" to 20 attendees.
  • October 19-25, 2009: 2009 Drug-Free Work Week. The Chlorine Institute, a signatory of the OSHA and Process Safety Alliance, and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2009 Drug-Free Work Week. Sponsored annually by the U.S. Department of Labor's Working Partners for an Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace Program, the Week focuses on educating employers, employees and the public about the importance of being drug-free as an essential component of a safe and healthful workplace.
  • June 4, 2009: SOCMA Spring Regional Northeast Roundtable, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • June 4, 2009: James Johnston, Acting Assistant Regulatory Administrator, Region III, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Hazard Communication Update," and Matt Bole, Assistant Area Director, Region III, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Combustible Dust NEP and Possible Regulation" to 31 roundtable attendees.
  • May 28, 2009: SOCMA Spring Regional North Carolina Roundtable, Greensboro, North Carolina.
    • May 28, 2009: Suzanne Sheet, Area Director, Region IV, Columbia, South Carolina Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Updates for the Chemical Industry" to 28 roundtable attendees.
  • May 21, 2009: SOCMA Spring Regional Ohio Roundtable, Cincinnati, Ohio.
    • May 21, 2009: Dick Gilgrist, Area Director, Region V, Cincinnati, Ohio Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Update on Combustible Dust," and Bill Wilkerson, Lead Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Region V, Cincinnati, Ohio Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Chemical Safety Initiatives, Refinery and Chemical" to 52 roundtable attendees.
  • May 12-13, 2009: NPRA National Safety Conference, Fort Worth, Texas.
    • May 12-13, 2009: Representatives from OSHA staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth during the conference.
  • May 3-9, 2009: 2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The American Chemistry Council, Chlorine Institute, National Petrochemical and Refiners Association, Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association and more than 55 other Alliance Program participants supported 2009 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home."
  • April 6-8, 2009: ACC/SOCMA GlobalChem Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.
    • April 7, 2009: Maureen O'Donnell, Industrial Hygienist, Office of Chemical Hazards - Metals, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA, made a presentation entitled "OSHA Update: Global Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals," and Elizabeth (Bea) Way, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, provided an update on the activities of the OSHA and Process Safety Alliance during the conference.
    • April 6-8, 2009: Representatives from OSHA and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Services staffed an Alliance Program exhibition booth during the conference.
  • February 26, 2009: Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association "Electrical Safety" Webinar.
    • Robert Isiminger, Electrical Engineer, Office of Engineering Safety, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation on OSHA's Subpart S and discussed common electrically-related injuries, frequently cited OSHA electrical standards for general industry and OSHA compliance assistance products; and Brian Downie, Project Manager, Town and Country Electric, gave a presentation on electrical safety best practices from an industry perspective.

Products and Resources


Alliance Program Participant Developed Products

  • Preventing Process Incidents Caused by Vehicular Impact. Through the OSHA and Process Safety Alliance, the group revised "Preventing Process incidents Caused by Vehicular Impact." The document discusses means to achieve impact protection within chemical processes in order to prevent chemical releases and/or explosions. (2010, June)
  • Remote Isolation of Process Equipment. Through the OSHA and Process Safety Alliance, the group revised "Remote Isolation of Process Equipment." The document discusses best practices associated with isolating hazardous material in the event of an emergency. (2010, June)

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Additional Resources

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