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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
And the
NH Hampshire Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (NHCOSH)

  1. Alliance Background

    A. Date Signed

    September 24, 2015

    B. Evaluation Period

    10/1/15 through 9/30/16

    C. Overview

    The purpose and scope of the Alliance is to provide employers, employees, temporary staffing workers, youth workers, immigrant and refugees as well as other with information on workers’ rights, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to hazards in Construction, General Industry and Agriculture Industries while addressing common hazards within their industries.

    D. Implementation Team Members

    Brian Mitchell
    Jordan Barab
    Rose Cole
    Rick Rumba
    Workwise OSHA Consultation Program
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Regular telephone conference and formal meetings were held throughout the evaluation period in order to plan and coordinate outreach session. In addition to these formal meetings, phone conference and emails, 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.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: Deliver safety and health topics to participants
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Presentation 11/12/15: Presented on OSHA Update at the NHCOSH Annual Meeting. Employers, Unions, Temporary Agencies, Workers, Worker Rights, Workplace Violence 200
    Presentation 2/9/16 - Presentation on temporary and contractor workers. Also a second part presentation on snow removal on roofs during the winter months. Worker Rights, Temporary Workers, Falls, Slips/Trips and Housekeeping 500
    Presentation 4/27/16 -Presentation on OSHA Safety and Highlights at the NHCOSH Workers Memorial Day Event. Employers, Unions, Temporary Agencies, Workers 500
    Presentation 9/15/16- Presentation as well as support for all day Conference on Workplace Violence called “Shatter the Silence.” Employers, Unions, Temporary Agencies, Workers, Worker Rights, Workplace Violence 500

    Outreach and Communication: [Planning Meetings]
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Meeting 3/11/16 - Planning meeting for the NHCOSH April Workers Memorial Day Event Employers, Unions, Temporary Agencies, Workers, Worker Rights, Workplace Violence 5
    Meeting 5/31/16- Planning meeting with NHCOSH Director to plan outreach sessions for upcoming year. Employers, Unions, Temporary Agencies, Workers 3

    TOTAL 1,808
  4. Evaluations

    The Alliance between OSHA and the NH Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (NHCOSH) has been very successful with promoting safety and health within the New Hampshire Community. This alliance allows OSHA to provide outreach and education on workers’ rights for the hard to reach groups. Target groups reached consisted of; Refugees and Immigrant workers, temporary workers and youths.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Continue to work closely with the NHCOSH Director while educating NH workers on worker's rights as well as keeping businesses updated on OSHA emphasis areas and new and upcoming changes.

OSHA Areas of Emphasis:

  • Ergonomics
  • Workplace Violence
  • Hazard Communication/Chemicals
  • Health Care
  • Heat Illness Prevention
  • Small Business
  • Temporary Workers
  • Young Workers
  • Immigrant Workers

Report prepared by:
Andrew Palhof, Compliance Assistant Specialist, Concord Area Office

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