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ANNUAL TOLEDO OFFICE ALLIANCE REPORT
December 2009

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    Renewed January 25, 2008; two year term

    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 OSHAs and SCNWOs Web sites.
    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events.
    • Safety Council placed a direct link to OSHAs website on their web page, www.scnwo.com.

    Implementation Team Members.


    Safety Council of Northwest Ohio
    Dennis McMickens, President & CEO
    Robert Momany, Vice President of Programs & Services

    OSHA
    Jule Hovi, Area Director
    Charles Shelton, Compliance Assistance Specialist

     
  2. Implementation Team Meetings
    • April 9, 2009 Meeting, Safety Council Office
    • October 6, 2009 Meeting, Safety Council Office
       
  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    December 29, 2008 December 30, 2009

    Alliance Activity.
    • Training and Education
      • March 2009, AD spoke to the Safety Councils Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Class
      • June 2009, AD spoke to the COSS Class
      • September 2009, office spoke at the Construction Breakfast to the Safety Councils construction members regarding the Focus Four hazards
      • October 2009, office assisted with the NFPA 70E presentation at the Councils Construction Breakfast
      • November 2009, AD spoke to the COSS Class
    • Outreach and Communication
      • February 2009, AD gave the Annual OSHA Update presentation to members of the Safety Council.
    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health
      • February 2009, AD and Lathrop/Turner Superintendent spoke at the Construction Breakfast to the Safety Councils construction members regarding the benefits of partnering with OSHA, and about the success of the Lucas County OH Multi Purpose Arena OSHA/Lathrop Partnership
      • October 2009, office spoke to the Safety Council membership regarding H1N1 concerns, precautions and guidelines
    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 provide current occupational safety and health information to the Council who in turn distribute to their membership either via email or newsletter venues.
       
    2.  
      Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
      Annual OSHA Update 165
      H1N1 40
      COSS class 50
      Construction Breakfast 50
      TOTAL 305

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

    In January 2010, it will be time to renew the Alliance. We are in the process of arranging convenient times to meet and discuss possible modifications to the alliance so we can continue to support each others occupational safety and health goals and objectives. We hope to continue supporting the Councils COSS class and their OSHA 30 hour classes, when requested. The Area Director will continue to provide an annual OSHA Update to members of the Safety Council, and will continue to sit on the Safety Councils 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 and will continue to distribute OSHA information via their membership email distribution list.


    Report Prepared by: Jule Hovi


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