Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region V


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    August 16, 2005

    Alliance Overview

    • RCC will provide OSHA/Onsite Consultation staff with First Aid/CPR/AED training.
    • OSHA will deliver or arrange for the delivery of portions of the OTI National Safety Education Courses.
    • OSHA/RCC will promote and encourage RCC Students’ or their worksites’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs, including the Peoria Area Office Customer Service Program, the Z Project for sharing best practices in hazard control.
    • RCC will create a Z Project Website where employers can interact on development and sharing of hazard controls or elimination issues.

    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.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Andy Perry and Peggy Zweber met on October 17 and December 17, 2007. They also spoke by phone and or communicated by email. On February 8, 2008, Peggy Zweber and Brian Bothast met with Andy Perry to organize the remainder of the year activities.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period

    August 16, 2007 to August 16, 2008

    Alliance Activity

    At the beginning of last fiscal year, Peggy Zweber and Andy Perry agreed that an OSHA representative would participate in the National Education Center OSHA classes as resources were available.

    October 17, 2008, Peggy Zweber submitted the alliance for a Regional success story.

    On December 17, 2008, Peggy Zweber met with members of the Z Project committee (RCC and others) to improve outreach and attendance at the conference.

    On February 8, 2008, Peggy Zweber and Brian Bothast met with representatives from Richland Community College, Clinton Power Station and Illinois State University to address the current Z Project, the website housed at RCC as part of the alliance, and the future of the Z Project.

    On February 20, 2008, Peggy Zweber (CAS) presented a training session on OSHA’s national and local emphasis programs, the four areas of focus for OSHA, the last two years of construction related fatalities, the top ten construction violations in 2007, a construction standards update, and a number of photos of construction related hazards in the OSHA 502 course.

    On May 8, 2008, Brian Bothast (CAS) presented a training session on OSHA’s local and national emphasis programs, common OSHA violations, the hexavalent chrome standard, the new guidelines on Portland cement, electrical hazards, OSHA’s record keeping requirements, the pandemic flu guidelines, the new paying for personal protective equipment standard, and answered a wide variety of technical questions for the participants in the OSHA 501 course.

    On June 18, 2008, Brian Bothast (CAS) presented a training session on OSHA’s local and national emphasis programs, common OSHA violations, the hexavalent chrome standard, the new guidelines on Portland cement, electrical hazards, OSHA’s record keeping requirements, the pandemic flu guidelines, the new paying for personal protective equipment standard, and answered a wide variety of technical questions for the participants in the OSHA 511 course.

    Alliance Products

    OSHA representatives provided participants with a variety of useful resources including: cheat sheets for items that are not recordable and handouts related to OSHA standards.

    RCC has developed a Z Project website where the hazard controls and best practices from the last five years are accessible.

  4. Results

    1. Impact of the Alliance activities and products

      The Peoria Area OSHA Office was able to support an OTI outreach center in Decatur, Illinois. The office was able to address the latest information with personnel with safety and health responsibility and decision makers at companies. The OSHA office was also able to ensure employees received timely and free first aid, CPR and AED training. This training helped the office reach the goal of entering the VPP at the Star level.

      The RCC provided the publicity and facilities for all of the outreach sessions. OSHA’s participation allowed the Agency to provide an understanding of the requirements and the methods to control related hazards.

      The presentations focused on ensuring participants gained an understanding of the requirements and hazards covered by local and national emphasis programs, improving safety and health programs and controlling hazards that have caused work related fatalities. At the sessions, OSHA representatives also answered questions on a variety of safety and health topics. The implementation team indicated the alliance has benefited both parties.

    2. Activity and the number of individuals reached or trained

      OSHA Training Sessions

      Date

      Topic

      Participants

      12/5/2007

      OSHA 502 course – national and local emphasis programs, four focus areas, construction fatalities, top ten construction violations, & construction standards update

      15

      5/8/2008

      OSHA 501 course - local and national emphasis programs, common violations, hexavalent chrome standard, guidelines on Portland cement, electrical hazards, record keeping, pandemic flu guidelines, paying for personal protective equipment

      12

      6/18/2008

      OSHA 511 course - local and national emphasis programs, common violations, hexavalent chrome standard, guidelines on Portland cement, electrical hazards, record keeping, pandemic flu guidelines, paying for personal protective equipment

      15

      8/1/2008

      First Aid, CPR and AED training

      12

      8/25/2008

      First Aid, CPR and AED training

      6


      Total participation: 60
  5. Upcoming Milestones

  6. The alliance term is complete and closed.
    Report prepared by: Brian Bothast