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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
And
The Department of the Navy, Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE)
And
The International Association of Machinist and Aerospace
Workers (IAMAW), American Federation of Government
Employees (AFGE), and National Association of Aeronautical
Examiners (NAAE) unions Alliance

December 21, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    A. Date Signed

    December 4, 2013

    Renewal Date

    November 30, 2016

    B. Evaluation Period

    December 9, 2016 through December 6, 2017

    C. Overview:

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Area Office in Raleigh, North Carolina (Raleigh Area Office), the Department of the Navy – Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE), the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), and the National Association of Aeronautical Examiners (NAAE) unions formed an Alliance to provide union members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to prevalent aircraft maintenance hazards and heat illnesses, as well as hazards unique to the Navy aircraft maintenance environment.

    D. Implementation Team Members:

    OSHA

    Kim Morton, OSHA Area Director, Raleigh NC

    Alliance participant

    Luc Desilets, Safety Director, FRCE
    Wilbert K. Woods, President, IAW&AW Local 2297
    Robert J. Fudala, President, IAW&AW Local 1859
    Terry W. Holton Jr., President, NAAE Local 2
    Dabney M. Linwood, President, AFGE Local 451
    Glenn A. Ashly Vice President, AFGE Local 2016

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • On December 12, 2016, a planning and implementation meeting was conducted to establish goals and expectations.
    • In addition to this formal meeting, the OSHA Area Office and the Alliance group maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period, to monitor their 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: The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goal related to raising awareness of OSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:

    • To encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by appointing both management and non-management representatives to the North Carolina Field Federal Safety and Health Council (FFSHC).
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Other On December 12, 2016, a planning and implementation meeting was conducted to establish goals and expectations. Fall Prevention Heat Illness Prevention and Construction

    12

    Speech/Presentation During this period, a representative from the Alliance group conducted a presentation highlighting its goals and expectations for the year at the following meetings:
    • Safety Management System Steering Committee Meeting
    • Command Briefing
    Construction; Fall Protection; Heat Illness Prevention; and Hazardous Communications/ Chemicals

    30

    Training and Education: The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goal:

    • To develop effective training and education programs for employers and employees regarding prevalent workplace hazards in the aircraft maintenance industry and communicating such information to employers and employees.
    • To develop effective training and education programs for employers and employees regarding the prevention of heat-related illnesses in the workplace and communicating such information to employers and employees.
    • To deliver or arrange for the delivery of safety and health training focused on prevalent workplace hazards in the aircraft maintenance industry.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Training During this period, FRCE personnel obtained the following safety and health related certifications and qualifications:
    • Certified as Qualified Persons (QP), per OSHA 29 CFR 1926.32(m)
    • Fall Protection, 40-hour Competent Level Training, OSHA 29 CFR 1926.32(f)
    Construction; Fall Protection; Heat Illness Prevention; and Hazardous Communications/ Chemicals

    12

    Training On March 1, 2017, the Alliance group conducted webinar training session focused on fall prevention, in support of the OSHA National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-down. Fall Prevention

    12

    Training On June 16, 2017, representatives from the Alliance group attended the North Carolina Field Federal Safety and Health (NC-FFSHC). Members of the local Safety and Health Council also attended the event. The group exchange ideas and information about occupational safety and health issues in the federal government. The following training sessions were conducted during this event:
    • National Weather Service
    • OSHA Public Sector Certificate Program and Manager of Environmental Safety and Health Certificate Program
    Small Business; Fall Protection; Heat Illness Prevention; and Hazardous Communications/ Chemicals; Ergonomics and Construction

    7

    Training On October 25, 2017, representatives from the Alliance group attended the North Carolina Field Federal Safety and Health (NC-FFSHC). Members of the local Safety and Health Council also attended the event. The group exchange ideas and information about occupational safety and health issues in the federal government. The following training sessions were conducted during this event:
    • The Special Government Employee (SGE) Program
    • Mold and Indoor Air Quality
    The Special Government Employee (SGE) Program and experiences, and Mold

    7

    Outreach and Communication: The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

    • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA’s and the FRCE’s Web sites) to employers and employees, as well as others in the industry.
    • To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding the FRCE’s good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the Participants.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Speech/Presentation During this period, FRCE personnel promoted the OSHA National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-down at the following events:
    • Safety Management System Steering Committee Meeting
    • Aircraft Fall Protection
    • Fall Prevention Working Group meeting
    Fall Protection

    110

    Speech/Presentation During this period, FRCE personnel promoted the OSHA National Heat Illness Prevention Campaign at the following events:
    • Heat Injury/Prevention Working Group Meeting
    • FRC East's Safety Stand-down conducted on May 1, 2017
    • FRC East's Safety Stand-down conducted on May 30, 2017
    Heat Injuries

    4,040

    Speech/Presentation 1 December 2017, FRCE personnel promoted workplace safety and health during the FRCE 2017 Safety Day. Small Business; Fall Protection; Heat Illness Prevention; and Hazardous Communications/ Chemicals; Ergonomics and Construction

    2,500

  4. Evaluation

    N/A

  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2018

    • During this period, the Alliance group will continue to promote OSHA's Fall Prevention and Heat Illness Prevention Campaigns.
    • During this period, the Alliance group will continue to disseminate safety and health material utilizing the following resources: Safety New Flash; Safety meetings, SMS Steering Committee meetings; Safety work groups; Daily Shop Safety Briefs; Safety Posters; Annual Safety Stand-downs; as well as Weekly Safety News and other tools
    • During this period, the Alliance group will continue to attend and support the following safety and health focused events: Construction Roundtable; North Carolina – FFSHC meetings; and North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week

Report Prepared by: Kimberly Morton, OSHA Area Director - Raleigh Area Office

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