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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Atlanta-East Area Office, 2296 Henderson Mill Road, NE, Suite 115
Atlanta, GA 30345

Atlanta East Area Office Annual/Close-out Status Report
And the
Robins Air Force Base Alliance
December 9, 2016


  1. Alliance Background

    A. Date Signed

    August 8, 2014

    B. Evaluation Period

    August 8, 2014, through August 8, 2016

    C. Overview

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Atlanta East Area Office in Tucker, Georgia; Robins Air Force Base; the American Federation of Government Employees – AFGE Local 987; and the International Association of Firefighters – IAFF F107 (hereafter collectively referred to as the Robins Air Force Base Alliance) is focused on reducing and preventing exposure to safety and health hazards, as well as hazards unique to Robins Air Force Base workplace environments.

    D. Implementation Team Members

    OSHA

    OSHA Atlanta East Area Office

    Robins Air Force Base

    The American Federation of Government Employees – AFGE Local 987;
    and the International Association of Firefighters – IAFF F107

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Quarterly implementation team meetings were conducted during the following periods:

    • October 8, 2014
    • January 14, 2015
    • April 8, 2015
    • October 27, 2015
    • January 20, 2016
    • June 22, 2016

    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.

    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 participating in the activities of the Atlanta Field Federal Safety and Health Council (FFSHC).
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached

    Other

    During this period, representatives from the Alliance group have participated regularly in Atlanta-Field Federal Safety and Health Council (FFSHC) meetings. : Describe how the FFSHC served as a clearinghouse for safety and health information, including data on occupational accidents, injuries and illnesses, and their prevention.
    • October 8, 2014
    • January 14, 2015
    • April 8, 2015
    • October 27, 2015
    • January 20, 2016
    • June 22, 2016
    Construction, Hazard Communication/Chemical, Fall Prevention, Heat Illness prevention Impact 10,000+

    Other

    On May 12, 2015, a news story aired on channel 13, WMAZ, which highlighted the installations participation in the Air Force’s nationwide Fall Prevention Week. Fall Prevention 10,000+

    Other

    During Summer 2015, Robins Air Force Base conducted a season-long campaign to raise employees’ awareness of heat related illnesses. This campaigned featured the following activities:
    • July 15, 2015 – Environmental Safety & Occupational Health (ESOH) Talk, Article issued, dissemination of OSHA QuickCards, as well as Web Posting
    • August 15, 2015 - Scrolling Marquee Messages
    Heat Prevention 10,000+

    Training and Education:

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

    • To develop training and education programs for employees regarding occupational hazards related to employee workplaces, communicating such information to employees and members of the Alliance.
    • To deliver or arrange for the delivery of occupational safety and health training focused on safety and health issues related to employee workplaces and workplace hazards.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Training In May 2015, the Robins Air Force Base participated in the Air Force’s nationwide Fall Prevention Week in support of the OSHA National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-down. Fall Prevention 10,000+
    Training During Summer 2015, Robins Air Force Base conducted a season-long campaign to raise employees’ awareness of heat related illnesses. This campaigned featured the following activities:
    • June 16, 2015 - Heat Stress Stand Down
    Heat Illness Prevention 10,000+

    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 the Alliance Participants’ Web sites) to employees.
    • To share information among Alliance Participants and industry workplace safety and health professionals regarding Alliance members’ good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the Alliance participants.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Other During Summer 2015, Robins Air Force Base conducted a season-long campaign to raise employees’ awareness of heat related illnesses. This campaigned featured the following activities:
    • August 15, 2015 - Scrolling Marquee Messages
    • September 15, 2015 - Spot Inspections
    Heat Illness Prevention 10,000+
  4. Evaluation

    Refer to the results list above.

  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2016-2017

    • This Alliance has accomplished many of the groups established goals; therefore, the decision has been made to conclude this agreement on December 9, 2016.

Report Prepared by: Tom Bosley, Regional Alliance Coordinator, Atlanta Regional Office

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