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Alliance Annual Report
June 6, 2008

  1. Alliance Background:

    Date Signed:

    May 27, 2004, Renewed August 17, 2006, and ATN Addendum signed January 17, 2007


    OSHA, GCMSA, and ALAPTA Alliance to provide GCMSA and ALAPTA members and others in the maritime industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing ergonomic, as well as slip, trip and fall hazards.

    On January 17, 2007, an Alliance addendum agreement was signed by the Alabama Technology Network (ATN).

    Implementation Team Membership:

    Members consist of OSHA, Alabama Chapter of the Physical Therapy Association, Gulf Coast Maritime

    Safety Association and Alabama Technology Network (ATN).

    Evaluation Period:

    July 25, 2007 through Jun 5, 2008.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings:

    Nov 2, 2007, Nov 14, 2007, Jan 11, 2008, Feb 15, 2008, and May 2, 2008.

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education


    • During this period, the Maritime Safety Alliance participated in the piloting of a new train-the-trainer course for the maritime industry. The Maritime Safety Alliance includes OSHA, the Gulf Coast Maritime Safety Association, the Alabama chapter of the Physical Therapy Association and the Alabama Technology Network. The group worked cooperatively with the OSHA Training Institute's Education Center at the University of South Florida, OSHA's Directorate of Training and Education, and OSHA's National Alliances with the American Shipbuilding Assn, the National Shipbuilding Research Program, and the Shipbuilders Council of America in the development of the maritime safety and health outreach course. This course (OSHA 5400, Train-the-Trainer) authorizes instructors to teach 10- or 30-hour courses for maritime safety and health hazard recognition in the targeted areas (shipyards, marine terminals and longshoring). As of March 2008, nationwide there are 60 qualified instructors trained to conduct the maritime course and 20 OSHA Training Institute (OTI) 5400 courses have been scheduled.
    • Alliance members supported the "Rebuilding the Coast Safely" Gulf Coast Construction Safety Conference. The conference was conducted on April 18, 2008.


    • None

    Outreach and Communication


    • Refer to the development of the new train-the-trainer course for the maritime industry above.


    • None

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health


    • Refer to the development of the new train-the-trainer course for the maritime industry above.


    • None
  4. Results

    Refer to events listed above

  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2008-2009
    • Provide at no cost OSHA Maritime 10 hour training for small shipyards in the Bayou La Batre area for maritime workers.
    • Develop a flyer for aerial lifts over waterways and work with other alliances to provide training on use of lifts over water for targeted industries.
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