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Alliance Regional Annual Report
Illinois Safety Council
September 16, 2008
I. Alliance Background
Date Signed. May 11, 2006
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
Andy Perry, Training Coordinator, RCC, NSECTS
Peggy Zweber, CAS, OSHA Peoria Area Office
Brian Bothast, CAS, replacement for Peggy upon retirement in May, 2008.
II. Implementation Team Meetings
June 7, 2007 - Alliance meeting
August 30, 2007 – Meeting regarding Prairie State Safety Conference planning
February 2008 – May 2008 – phone conversations and emails for Alliance updates and conference planning
Feb. 12, 2008 – Conference Planning meeting and discussion
April –May 2008 – Conference planning and discussions
III. Activities and Products
May 11, 2007 to May 11, 2008
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 http://youtube.com/watch?v=buAkGTYToPo.
V. Upcoming Milestones
4th Annual ISC Safety and Health Conference – May 2009
OSHA and ISC will continue to work on the National Safety Administrator Designation, outreach training and Comcast Public Service announcements.
Expanding National Safety Administrator Designation training locations throughout Illinois.
Combustible Dust Explosion Inspection Seminar, Ergonomics and On-Site Emergency Response Planning Session Seminars are planned for the fall 2008.
OSHA/ISC/IDOL Compliance Conference is planned for winter 2009.
Report Prepared by: Rick Vulpitta, Bill Coulehan and Nancy Hauter