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


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    December 20, 2005

    Alliance Overview

    The Safety Council of Northwest Ohio Alliance utilizes collective expertise to help foster a culture of prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge. Goals of the Alliance include:

    Training and Education

    • Develop training and education programs on injury/accident prevention; implementation of safety and health management systems; incident/accident investigation & analysis; safety, health & environmental auditing/inspections/evaluations; job safety analysis; regulatory compliance management; process safety management; safety performance management; transportation safety management; safety and evacuation plans; hazard recognition, evaluation, analysis & control; ergonomics; emergency preparedness; first aid; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR); Automated External Defibrillator (AED); workplace violence; avoidance and reduction of traffic collisions; and safety/prevention issues targeted for employer and employee awareness.
    • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of safety awareness, prevention, management, and compliance courses.
    • Develop workplace safety and health curricula.
    • Increase awareness of available OSHA and SCNWO resources.
    Outreach and Communication

    • Develop and disseminate information at conferences, events, or through print and electronic media, including links from OSHA's and SCNWO's Web sites.
    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events.
    • Safety Council placed a direct link to OSHA's website on their web page, www.scnwo.com.
    Implementation Team Members

    Safety Council of Northwest Ohio

    Dennis McMickens, President & CEO
    Robert Monamy, Vice President of Programs & Services

    OSHA

    Dennis McMickens, President & CEO
    Robert Monamy, Vice President of Programs & Services

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    April 6, 2006
    July 18, 2006
    December 18, 2006
    Meeting, Safety Council Office, Northwood, OH
    Meeting, Safety Council Office, Northwood, OH
    Meeting, Safety Council Office, Northwood, OH

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    December 20, 2005 - December 20, 2006

    Alliance Activity.

    • Training and Education
      • Discrimination Investigator spoke about the Whistleblower laws to member of the Safety Council.
      • CAS spoke about OSHA at two OSHA 30 hour classes hosted by the Safety Council.
      • Area Director spoke at two COSS classes hosted by the Safety Council.
      • Columbus CAS spoke at two NFPA 70(e) seminars covering OSHA's recognition of the NFPA 70E standards and what citations may be issued.
      • CAS participated in a Hexavalent Chromium Seminar hosted by the Safety Council. CAS presented on OSHA's new regulation for Hexavalent Chromium.
    • Outreach and Communication
      • Area Director gave an Annual OSHA Update presentation to members of the Safety Council.
      • CAS briefed Safety Council members of OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs.
    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health
      • Safety Council representatives were invited to attend the Toledo OSHA Office's half day SST seminar.
    Alliance Products.

    None to Report

  4. Results

    1. The OSHA/Safety Council of Northwest Ohio Alliance provided an opportunity to increase the safety and health knowledge of safety council members in Northwest Ohio. OSHA personnel have made presentations to safety council members covering current OSHA issues, electrical and whistleblower laws, and VPP.

    2. Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals
      Reached or Trained
      Annual OSHA Update 60
      Whistleblower training 100
      OSHA 30 hour 20
      COSS class 35
      Electrical/NFPA 70(e) 112
      VPP talk 120
      Hexavalent Chromium Seminar 32
      TOTAL 479

    3. Open Communication continues between the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio and the Toledo OSHA office.
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Toledo OSHA Office will continue to support the Safety Council's COSS class, OSHA 30 hour classes, and annual golf outing which benefits the youth Safety Patrol. The Area Director will continue to provide an annual OSHA Update to members of the Safety Council, and will continue to sit the Safety Council's Board of Directors. The Safety Council will continue to include safety and health highlights and information in their monthly newsletter which goes out to 1,000+ members.

    Report Prepared by: Laura Ulczynski

    For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to www.osha.gov.