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Final Report – Illinois Safety Council
June 18, 2009

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed - May 11, 2006

    Most recent evaluation – September, 16, 2008

    Significant Events – The Illinois Safety Council ceased operations at the end of April, 2009. This report will summarize recent alliance activities and terminate the agreement.

    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 Chicago North
    Bill Coulehan – Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA Calumet City

  2. 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
    September 12, 2008 – Implementation Team meeting and planning session at ISC office

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    May 11, 2007 to April 30, 2009

    Alliance Activity.

    • Training and Education
      • May 2008 – ISC 3rd Annual Safety and Heath Conference. There were several OSHA speakers and an OSHA booth. Illinois Consultation Service also provided speakers.
      • July 12, 2007 OSHA (Nancy Hauter) spoke to breakfast meeting
      • October 2007, OSHA (Julie Evans) spoke to the American Association of Safety Councils to which ISC is a member.
      • November 7, 2007 – OSHA provided speakers for the Emergency Preparedness conference.
      • One forklift training session.
      • First aid and CPR Training sessions.
      • Three Safety Breakfast Series held.
      • A series of Combustible Dust seminars including a presentation by OSHA.
    • Outreach and Communication
      • OSHA staffed a booth at each ISC conference.
    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health

    Alliance Products.

    • Training and Education
      • The ISC has developed and implemented a National Safety Administrator designation. The training consists of 10 sessions on various safety and health topics. If the training is completed within 5 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.
      • Staffed safety booth at Construction Safety Council and National Safety Council.
    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health
      • On line training available
      • Video/DVD loan library

  4. Results

    1. With the closure of the Illinois Safety Council alliance activities have been terminated, however, 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.
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Illinois Safety Council Annual Conferences – May 2008 355
    Booth at the National Safety Conference 225
    Emergency Planning Conference 41
    Prairie State Safety Conference 84
    Safety Administrator Training 100
    CPR/First Aid 452
    Forklift Training 19
    Safety Committee Training 185
    General Industry 10 hour 65
    Construction 10 hour 8
    Public Service Announcement 10,000,000 (Ill.-Ind.-Wisc. market
    National Safety Administrator Training - 9/08 – 12/08 34 attendees with fifteen completing the NSA designation

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    With the closure of the Illinois Safety Council and the termination of this alliance, no additional activities, milestones, or future events are anticipated.

    Report Prepared by: Bill Coulehan and Nancy Hauter