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I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

May 16, 2006

Alliance Overview

The purpose of this alliance is to provide information; guidance and access to training resources that will help protect employee’s safety and health in all workplaces across the State of Illinois.

Implementation Team Members

Rick Vulpitta – President, Illinois Safety Council
David McIntosh – Director of Membership, Illinois Safety Council
Nancy Hauter – Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA

II. Implementation Team Meetings

April – May 2006 – phone conversations for Alliance draft and 2006 conference
June 6, 2006 – Alliance meeting
Feb. 21, 2007 – Alliance Meeting
April –May 2007 – Conference planning and discussion
June 7, 2007 – Alliance Meeting

III. Activities and Products

Evaluation Period.

May 11, 2006 to May 11, 2007

Alliance Activity.
  • Training and Education
    • May 2006 – ISC Inaugural Safety and Heath Conference. Ed Foulke – Keynote speaker. OSHA provided several session speakers. Illinois Consultation Service also provided speakers.
    • October 2006, OSHA/ISC (Rick Vulpitta and Bill Coulehan) took part in a Department of Transportation Safety Day Booth at Midway Airport.
    • March 2007, OSHA/ISC (Rick Vulpitta and Bill Coulehan) hosted with the ASSE Calumet Chapter of Indiana held an “Emergency Planning Conference”.
    • May 2007 – ISC 2nd annual conference. John Newquist – Key note speaker. OSHA provided 4 other speakers. Thirty seven sessions were presented over 2 days.
    • One forklift training session.
    • First aid and CPR Training sessions.
    • Three Safety Breakfast Series held.
  • Outreach and Communication
    • OSHA staffed a booth at each ISC conference.
  • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health
    • OSHA and ISC shared a safety and health booth at the National Electric Power Conference. John Newquist presented a highly attended OSHA update.
Alliance Products.
  • Training and Education
    • The ISC has developed and implemented a National Safety Administrator designation. The training consists of 24 sessions on various safety and health topics. If the training is completed within 6 months, the attendee can receive the OSHA 10 hour card.
  • Outreach and Communication
    • ISC Public Service Announcements-Made Possible By Comcast Cable! The Illinois Safety Council and Comcast Cable both feel their mission is to provide safety outreach to the public because that is the right thing to do. Marc Boardnax, ISC Board Member and Midwest Safety & Compliance Director at Comcast Cable, with other men and women at Comcast Cable made a series of safety PSA's happen for the Illinois Safety Council directed at both on and off the job safety. These inventive PSA's are being played in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.
    • ISC Electronic Newsletter
  • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health
    • On line training available
    • Video/DVD loan library
IV. Results

The overall impact of this Alliance has been positive for all involved. The OSHA/ISC Alliance has opened doors to safety and health with many companies not only in Illinois, but Indiana and Wisconsin as well. The Public Service Announcements (PSAs) are being shown 1,440 time per day on 60 regular stations in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The positive awareness reminds people to work, live and drive safely. The ISC receives positive feedback on the commercial. For a sample visit

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals
Reached or Trained
Illinois Safety Council Annual Conferences – May 2006 and 2007 301 – 285 Respectively.
Dept Of Transportation – Midway 520
ICS and OSHA Shard a booth at Electric Power Conference 500
Monthly breakfast meetings 38
Safety Administrator Training 166
CPR/First Aid 35
Forklift Training 22
Electronic Newsletter 1400/bi-monthly
Public Service Announcement 10,000,000 (Ill.-Ind.-Wisc. market)
TOTAL 10,007,767

V. Upcoming Milestones

Exhibit at the Chicago O’Hare Airport Safety Day – October 2007

On-site Emergency Planning and Facility Security Conference – Fall 2007

3rd Annual ISC Safety and Health Conference – May 2008

OSHA and ISC will continue to work on the safety breakfast series, National Safety Administrator Designation, outreach training and Comcast Public Service announcements.

Report Prepared by: Rick Vulpitta and Nancy Hauter

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