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Alyeska Pipeline Service Company/SERVS and TCC/IIC

January 23, 2006

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    September 25, 2003 and renewed October 14, 2005


    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and APSC-SERVS and TCC/IIc recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and APSC-SERVS and TCC/IIc formed an alliance to provide APSC-SERVS and TCC/IIc members and others with information, guidance and access to training resources and preventing exposure to Marine Oil Spill Response hazards and/or addressing Hazwoper issues.

    Implementation Team Members

    Randall White, Area Director, OSHA, Anchorage Area Office
    Rod Hoffman, SERVS Compliance and Preparedness Manager, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
    Jerry McDonald, TCC/IIc Project Manager


    Lou Weaver, HSE QA Manager, TCC/IIc
    Matthew T. Pauli, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, OSHA Anchorage Area Office

    Evaluation Period

    This evaluation describes events, meetings, and correspondence dating back to the 2004 alliance update of December 28, 2004.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Updates were conducted via telephone and e-mail. Update discussions included training, training schedule, training topics, and the inclusion of the State of Alaska, Occupational Safety and Health (AKOSH) as an alliance member.

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education


    • Spring Fishing Vessel Training, April 25-28, 2005, Cordova Alaska; Fall Fishing Vessel Training, October 3-5, 2005, Cordova, Alaska.
    • Additional training held for Southcentral Alaska fishing fleets in March and April 2005 in Kodiak, Homer, Seward, Whittier, Chenega, and Valdez.
    • Develop training and education programs on Marine Oil Response issues or target to APSC-SERVS and TCC/IIc.
    • Deliver and arrange for the delivery of Marine Oil Spill Response courses.
    • Develop workplace safety and health curricula on Marine Oil Spill Hazwoper Response.


    • Participants attended training sessions to establish proficiency in the training matrix developed as a result of alliance objectives.

    Outreach and Communication


    • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic tools and links from OSHA’s and APSC-SERVS and TCC/IIc Web sites.
    • Speak, exhibit and appear at APSC-SERVS and TCC/IIc conferences, local meetings, or other safety/training events.
    • Cross-train OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals in APSC-SERVS and TCC/IIc best practices or effective approaches, as jointly determined by OSHA and APSC-SERCS and TCC/IIc.
    • Promote and encourage APSC-SERVS and TCC/IIc members’ or work sites’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation and SHARP.
    • Share information on best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA and APSC-SERVS and TCC/IIc, of APSC-SERVS and TCC/IIc work sites with others in the industry and publicize the results through outreach by APSC-SERVS and TCC/IIc and through OSHA or APSC-SERVS and TCC/IIc developed training programs and materials.
    • Work with other alliance participants on specific issues and projects on Oil Spill Response that are addressed and developed through the alliance program.
    • Encourage National Spill Response Co-Ops to build relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including national oil spill response offices.


    • No product was developed.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health


    • Alliance participants continue to evaluate, modify, and develop a training curriculum specific to marine oil spill response. The unique environments in which the activities take place require modifications to the curriculum to ensure responders recognize the hazards they may encounter.
    • Discussions of the curriculum have occurred via phone and e-mail. Observations of curriculum changes are made during the spring and fall training sessions. Methods of good practices and deficiencies are brought to the attention of the training providers.


    • Raise others’ awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever APSC-SERVS and TCC/IIc leaders address groups.
    • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize their results.
    • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on Oil Spill Response Hazwoper Training issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
  4. Results

    The alliance continues to train fishing vessel operators in marine oil spill response. Each year new operator and crew members participate.

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Training, Spring 2004, Cordova, AK320
    Training Fall 2004, Cordova, AK300
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    APSC-SERVS and TCC/IIc have provided the AAO student evaluations and summaries for the spring and fall of 2005 training sessions. The Anchorage Area Office intends on reviewing these documents to ensure student concerns are being addressed and the training program modified to reflect these concerns. This alliance will continue until October 2007.

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