ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
NH Hampshire Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (NHCOSH)
A. Date Signed
September 24, 2015
B. Evaluation Period
10/1/15 through 9/30/16
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
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.
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
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.
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:
- 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