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I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

June 1, 2004


United States Army Garrison, Ft. Lewis - Provide military leaders and employees with information and guidance that will help them to protect employees and reduce exposure to hazards during emergency response operations. Increase awareness and access to safety and health information. Cross-train and share information between partners.

Implementation Team Members

Pete Strom, Safety Director, Ft. Lewis
Joy Flack, OSHA Area Director, Bellevue
Nicole Flessner, CSHO, Bellevue Area Office
Adam Gerson, Safety and Occupational Health Manager, Regional Office



Evaluation Period

FY 2005

II. Implementation Team Meetings

1/12/05 - Meeting held in the OSHA Bellevue Area Office. Discussed OSHA’s participation and recommendations after the one-day Cascade Emergency Response exercise with the Army.

9/23/05 - Meeting held at Ft. Lewis. Discussed implementation of the National Partnership Agreement, the impact of Ft. Lewis pending merge with McChord Air Force Base, possible joint conference on emergency response with FEMA and state personnel.

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

  • Events

    Cross-training on hazard recognition for the safety and health staff from the Ft. Lewis safety office occurred five times. The Ft. Lewis staff accompanied CSHOs on inspections of contractors working on the base.
    August 2005 - Ft. Lewis conducted an emergency response exercise; the OSHA Area Office was on alert, but was not activated.

    September 28, 2005 - Participated in 16-hour joint training with Ft. Lewis on Disaster Site Worker class.
  • Products

    Products were not developed and were not part of this alliance.

Outreach and Communication

  • Events

    Provided information regularly on OSHA related information relevant to the military and federal civilian employees at Ft. Lewis. Mr. Strom regularly provided information to the Area Office on upcoming training events, emergency response exercises and changes occurring at the base that may impact OSHA.

  • Products

    Products were not developed and were not part of this alliance.

Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

  • Events

    No activity.

  • Products

    Products were not developed and were not part of this alliance.

IV. Results

A cooperative relationship has been developed with the Ft. Lewis Garrison that has facilitated an exchange of information on a wide range of safety and health issues. The exchange of information has assisted in prompt resolution of issues. The cross-training has improved the hazard recognition skills of the Garrison safety staff.

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Meeting 5
Meeting 5
Joint Training Class 100
X - Training 5

V. Upcoming Milestones

Jointly sponsor conference for emergency response.