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

(signed March 30, 2004; addendum signed January 5, 2006; concluded March 30, 2007)


From left to right: Scott Berger, Director of CCPS , Winfred Marrero, Industrial Hygienist, Region IV, Tampa, Florida Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, Keith Piercy, Industrial Hygienist, Region IV, Tampa, Florida Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, and Karen Person, CCPS Project Engineer at the 21st Annual CCPS International Conference
From left to right: Scott Berger, Director of CCPS , Winfred Marrero, Industrial Hygienist, Region IV, Tampa, Florida Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, Keith Piercy, Industrial Hygienist, Region IV, Tampa, Florida Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, and Karen Person, CCPS Project Engineer at the 21st Annual CCPS International Conference.

OSHA's Assistant Secretary, John Henshaw, and members of the Reactives Alliance
Front row L-R: ACC's President & CEO, Gregori Lebedev, OSHA's then-Assistant Secretary, John Henshaw, US EPA's Asst. Administrator, OSWER, Marianne Horinko, Center for Chemical Process Safety's Exec. Director, John Sofranko.
Back row L-R: NACD's President and COO, James L. Kolstad, Chlorine Institute's President, Kathleen A. Shaver, Texas A&M's Professor, Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center, Dr. M. Sam Mannan, SOCMA's President, Joseph G. Acker.

Signatories are:

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Chemistry Council (ACC)
  • Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)
  • Chlorine Institute, Inc. (CI)
  • Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center
  • National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)
  • Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA)

Through the Alliance, OSHA and Chemical Reactivity Hazards Management Alliance will work together to provide their members, customers, contacts and others involved in the manufacture, distribution, use and storage of chemicals with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect communities and employees' health and safety through better identification and management of chemical reactivity hazards (CRH). The Alliance's goals include:

Training and education:

  • Jointly develop and deliver training addressing chemical reactivity hazards, to be delivered in conferences, meetings, OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers, or through distance learning.

Outreach and communication:

  • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's and the signatories' web sites.
  • Collaborate with other Alliances 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, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on chemical reactivity hazards to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

Related Documents

Alliance Agreements

Alliance Annual Reports Alliance News Releases
Activities and Events
  • April 22-26, 2007: 22nd Annual CCPS Conference, Houston Hilton, Houston, Texas.
    • Mark Briggs, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region VI, Houston South Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, and James Shelton, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region VI, Houston North Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • April 25, 2007: 41st Loss Prevention Symposium, Houston Hilton, Houston, Texas.
    • Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation "Industry-Government Alliances Share Information to Help Prevent Workplace Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities."
  • March 25-29, 2007: American Chemical Society 233rd National Meeting & Exposition, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois.
    • Bill Coulehan, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region V, Calumet City, Illinois Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; and John J. Greczek, Process Safety Management Coordinator, Region V, Calumet City, Illinois Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • March 26, 2007: American Chemical Society Business Meeting, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois.
    • John Newquist, Assistant Regional Administrator, Cooperative and State Programs, Region V, Chicago, Illinois Regional Office, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation about the Alliance Program during the meeting.
  • December 4-6, 2006: EPA Region III 2006 Chemical Accident Prevention/Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Hazmat Spills Conference, Valley Forge Convention Center, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
    • Nicholas DeJesse, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Region III, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Regional Office, USDOL-OSHA, staffed the OSHA and Chemical Reactivity Hazards Management Alliance exhibit booth.
  • April 27, 2006: CCPS Technical Steering Committee Meeting Orlando, Florida.
    • Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation on OSHA's Alliance Program and the OSHA and Chemical Reactivity Hazards Management Alliance. In addition, Michael L. Marshall, P.E., Program Coordinator, Process Safety Services, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA, provided an update on OSHA's enforcement program activities.
  • April 23-26, 2006: 21st Annual CCPS International Conference, Disney's Dolphin Hotel, Orlando, Florida.
    • Keith Piercy, Industrial Hygienist, Region IV, Tampa, Florida Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, and Winfred E. Marrero, Industrial Hygienist, Region IV, Tampa, Florida Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, staffed the OSHA/Chemical Reactivity Hazards Management Alliance exhibit booth.
  • January 13, 2006: Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) Technical Steering Committee Meeting, Hyatt Houston Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas.
    • "Managing Chemical Reactivity Hazards: A Workshop for Non-Chemists," This course was organized and sponsored by the OSHA and Chemical Reactivity Hazards Management Alliance. It was designed for small chemical manufacturers, warehouse facilities, distributors and batch processors. It provided information on chemical reactivity hazards and strategies and tools for identifying and preventing reactivity accidents at manufacturing facilities. In addition, representatives from The Dow Chemical Company, an Alliance Program participant, helped to develop the workshop. Additional sponsors of the workshop are the National Federation of Independent Business, also an OSHA Alliance Program participant, and the East Harris County Manufacturers Association.
  • October 25-26, 2005: Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center 2005 Symposium, Reed Arena, College Station, Texas.
    • Mark Briggs, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region VI, Houston South Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, and James Shelton, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region VI, Houston North Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, staffed the Alliance exhibit booth.
  • September 26, 2005: Chlorine Institute's 2005 Fall Meeting, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia.
    • "Managing Chemical Reactivity Hazards: A Workshop for Non-Chemists," This course was organized and sponsored by the OSHA and Chemical Reactivity Hazards Management Alliance. It was designed for small chemical manufacturers, warehouse facilities, distributors and batch processors. It provided information on chemical reactivity hazards and strategies and tools for identifying and preventing reactivity accidents at manufacturing facilities. Twenty attendees participated in the workshop. In addition, representatives from The Dow Chemical Company, an Alliance Program participant, helped to develop the workshop and provided a speaker. Additional sponsors of the workshop are the National Federation of Independent Business, also an OSHA Alliance Program participant, and the Louisiana Chemical Association.
  • April 7, 2005: Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) -- South Region Responsible Care® Regional Networking Meeting.
    • Marilyn Velez, Region IV, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Atlanta-West, Georgia Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation to the group about the Agency's priorities, initiatives and compliance assistance resources at MFG Chemical, Inc. in Dalton, Georgia.
  • April 5, 2005: Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) -- Atlantic Coast Region Responsible Care® Regional Networking Meeting.
    • David Copeland, Compliance Manager, South Carolina, OSHA Enforcement, gave a presentation to the group about South Carolina's priorities, initiatives and compliance assistance resources at OMNOVA Solutions Inc. in Chester, South Carolina.
  • March 24, 2005: Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) -- Southwest Region Responsible Care® Regional Networking Meeting.
    • Chuck Williams, Region VI, Area Director, Houston South, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation to the group about the Agency's priorities, initiatives and compliance assistance resources at Dixie Chemical Company in Pasadena, Texas.
  • March 22, 2005: Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) -- Midwest Region Responsible Care® Regional Networking Meeting.
    • Julie Weis, Compliance Assistance Specialist, USDOL-OSHA, Region V, Cleveland, Ohio Area Office, gave a presentation to the group about the Agency's priorities, initiatives and compliance assistance resources at Noveon, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • March 21-22, 2005: Chlorine Institute 2005 Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland.
    • OSHA, Maryland Occupational Safety and Health and EPA representatives staffed an OSHA/Chemical Reactivity Hazards Management Alliance exhibit booth.
  • January 13-14, 2005: 10th Annual Transportation & Distribution Conference, Fairmont Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • January 14, 2005: Bill Allmond, Director of Regulatory Public Affairs for the National Association of Chemical Distributors, a signatory of the Reactives Alliance, gave a presentation about reactive hazards management issues and the Reactives Alliance.
  • September 22-24, 2004: National Association of Chemical Distributors 16th Annual Operations Seminar & Trade Show, Renaissance Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida.
    • OSHA had a tabletop display at the exhibit hall.

Products and Resources

Alliance Program Participant Developed Products

Publications and Newsletters

  • Process Safety Beacons. The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) published the following articles on chemical reactivity hazards in its Process Safety Beacon newsletter.
    • January 2003: "Reactive Chemistry: Note Always When or Where You Want It"
    • August 2003: "Simply Mixing Chemicals Can Be Hazardous to Your Health"
    • December 2004: "Bhopal: A Tragic Event"
    • March 2005: "Tower Top Rockets Off"
    • August 2005: "Toxic Reaction in Sewer is Fatal"
    • January 2006: "Time Sensitive Chemicals--And Sharing Lessons"
    • July 2006: "Do You Have Storage Pallets That Look Like This?" Do You Have Storage Pallets That Look Like This?"

Additional Resources

  • CCPS Alliance page
  • Alliance to Identify and Manage Chemical Reactivity Hazards [PPT* - 186 KB]. Presentation given by Dorothy Kellogg, Senior Director, Security and Operations, American Chemistry Council, to the annual Texas Chemical Council and Association of Chemical Industry of Texas Environmental, Health and Safety Seminar on June 7, 2004 at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston, Texas.

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