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Annual Alliance Report
July 11, 2007
OSHA Region X and United States Army Garrison, Fort Lewis

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

June 1, 2004


Establish a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful responses to emergencies.

Implementation Team Members

Joy Flack – Area Director
Pete Strohm – Senior Safety Director


Mike Bonkowski
Adam Gerson
Kalah Goodman
Nicole Flessner
Kathie Marker

Evaluation Period

June 1, 2006 through July 11, 2007

II. Implementation Team Meetings

June 26, 2006
February 23, 2007
May 24, 2007
July 2, 2007
Fort Lewis
Bellevue Area Office
Fort Lewis
Bellevue Area Office

III. Events and Products

Training and Education
  • Events - None

  • Products - None
Outreach and Communication
  • Events

    June 21,2006 participated in a joint partnership kickoff meeting to encourage further participation in OSHA’s VPP cooperative program.

    May 24, 2007 Fort Lewis Safety Stand Down Day – joint OSHA and Fort Lewis booth promoting our alliance and providing emergency response information. Booth included variety of testing equipment, outfitted mannequins in Level A and C, and personal protective equipment that would be used in emergencies. Emergency response material was distributed including a couple hundred quick cards on the pandemic flu, spiders, heat stress, etc.

    OSHA provided cross training to Fort Lewis safety staff. Staff has participated in all construction inspections occurring on the base, road construction on an inspection in Rainier National Park and are scheduled to participate in a logging inspection in the future.

    Fort Lewis provided information and discussion on the consolidation of the Fort Lewis Garrison and McChord Air Force Base to Bellevue Area Office staff.

  • Products

    An Incident Command System structure laminated card has been drafted. The intent is for the cards to be used in our joint emergency response exercises to prompt participants in the incident command system structure and functions.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
  • Events - None

  • Products - None
IV. Results

The alliance has facilitated regular communication via phone and email between our offices that has resulted in the quick resolution of safety and health issues.

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Partnership kickoff meeting – involved top level military and OSHA management in discussions about VPP Approximately 30 Fort Lewis management and union representatives.
Safety Day – Distributed safety and health information and answered questions from the participants that stopped at our booth Approximately 200 military, youths and civilians employees.
Cross training of OSHA and base safety officers. Approximately 10.

V. Upcoming Milestones

Completion of the ICS laminated card

Joint emergency response exercise with McChord emergency response team

Coordination of efforts if response is required on the Washington side of the Columbia River during TopOff exercise.

Participation in Cascade Castle Emergency Response exercise at Fort Lewis.