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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Atlanta Regional
61 Forsyth Road, SW, Room 6T50
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(678) 237-0400; Fax (678) 237-0447

The Concerned Beauty Professionals (The CBBP) Alliance

Alliance Annual Report
April 30, 2018


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed:

      March 31, 2014

      Renewal Date:

      December 2, 2016

    2. Evaluation Period

      April 4, 2017, through April 30, 2018

    3. Overview:

      The U.S. Department of Labor's (US DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), represented by the Atlanta Regional, Atlanta-East, Atlanta-West and Savannah, GA, Area Offices, the Georgia Tech Research Institute's Occupational Safety and Health Division (GTRI), Southeast Center for Young Worker Safety and Health, and The Concerned Beauty & Barber Professionals (The CBBP), and (hereafter all parties shall be referred to as The CBP Alliance) formed an Alliance to provide The CBBP 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 products that contain hazardous chemicals. Emphasis will also be placed on effectively communicating these issues to hard-to-reach groups, such as youth and Vietnamese workers.

    4. Implementation Team Memberships and Contributors

      Alliances participants included the following:

      Members

      • Representatives from the US DOL - OSHA Regional Office
      • Representatives from the Georgia Tech Onsite Consultation Program
      • Representatives from The Concerned Beauty & Barber Professionals (The CBBP)

      Contributors

      • A representative from the US DOL – Wage & Hour Division (WDH) Regional Office
      • Various members from the OSHA Sustainable Workforce Alliance (formerly the Georgia Youth Alliance)
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Implementation team meeting were conducted during this period on the following dates:

    8/8/2017; 10/24/2017; 1/31/2018 and 4/24/2018

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

    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 The CBBP members and others regarding reducing and preventing worker exposure to hazardous products. Emphasis will be placed on effectively communicating these issues to hard-to-reach groups, such as youth and Vietnamese workers.
    • To support The CBBP in the delivery of health and safety training focused on the prevention of worker exposure to hazardous products.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Training On August 28, 2017, the CBBP conducted a Monday School training session for its members. This training session was led by Hilarie Warren and it focused on several health concerns in the industry. Hazard Communication/>Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers5 impacted
    Training On October 9, 2017, the CBBP conducted a Monday School training session for its members. This training session was led by Jenny Houlroyd and it focused on several health concerns in the industry.Hazard Communication/Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers6 impacted
    Training On October 23, 2017, the CBBP conducted a Monday School training session for its members. This training session was led by Susan Arnold and it focused on several industrial hygiene topics. Hazard Communication/Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers4 impacted
    Training On November 13, 2017, the CBBP conducted a Monday School training session for its members. This training session was led by Tom Bosley and it focused on workplace safety and health. Hazard Communication/Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers5 impacted
    Training On November 27, 2017, the CBBP conducted a Monday School training session for its members. This training session was led by a representative from the Boston Public Health Commission and it focused on several industrial hygiene topics. Hazard Communication/Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers5 impacted
    Training On January 22, 2018, the CBBP conducted a Monday School training session for its members. Hazard Communication/Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers5 impacted
    Training On March 12, 2018, the CBBP conducted a Monday School training session for its members. This training session was led by Hilarie Warren and it focused on several health concerns in the industry.Hazard Communication/Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers5 impacted
     On March 26, 2018, the CBBP conducted a Monday School training session for its members. This training session was led by Susan Arnold and it focused on several industrial hygiene topics. Hazard Communication/Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers5 impacted
    Training On April 9, 2018, the CBBP conducted a Monday School training session for its members. This training session was led by Tom Bosley and it focused on workplace safety and health.Hazard Communication/Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers5 impacted
    Training On April 27, 2017, the CBBP conducted a Monday School training session for its members. This training session was led by a representative from the Boston Public Health Commission and it focused on several industrial hygiene topics. Hazard Communication/Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers5 impacted
    Note: *This training course is offered on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. Monday School Schedule for 2017 – 2018 is listed above (this activity is conducted at 11am EST)

    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 CBP Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
    • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or The CBBP conferences, local meetings, or other events.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    OtherAugust 5 to 7, 2017, the Alliance was promoted by Tamara Johnson-Shealey, The CBBP, during the National Interstate Council of Cosmetology and Barber Boards (NIC) Conference in West Virginia. Hazard Communication/Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers80
    OtherDuring this period, the Alliance was promoted during the 5th Annual Beauty and Barber Conference, which was conducted on February 5 thru 6, 2018. Hazard Communication/Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers10
    Alliance ProductDuring this period, the Alliance group worked to develop a complaint/question screening tool, in supports of the group's hotline number. Hazard Communication/Chemical; Small Business; and Young WorkersN/A
    Note: Activity Types (Alliance Product, Dissemination, Evaluation, Event, Exhibit, OSHA Product Review, Speech/Presentation, Training and Other)
    Note: OSHA Areas of Emphasis (Agriculture, Asian American/Pacific Islander Workers, Construction, Ergonomics, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication/Chemicals, Health Care, Heat Illness Prevention, Hispanic/Latino Workers, Maritime, Oil and Gas, Small Business, Temporary Workers, Transportation, Young Workers)
  4. Evaluation

    N/A

  5. Upcoming Milestones for 2018 - 2019

    • The Alliance group will continue to conduct outreach to CBBP members and others regarding their potential exposure to hazardous products. Emphasis will be placed on effectively communicating these issues to hard-to-reach groups, such as youth and Vietnamese workers.
    • The Alliance group will continue to promote its OSHA Alliance to CBBP members and others in the beauty industry.
    • During this period, the Alliance group will attempt to develop and implement an updated environmental, health and safety curriculum for beauty professionals.

Report Prepared by Tom Bosley, Regional Alliance Coordinator

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