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

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    Renewed January 28, 2010; 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;
    • The Safety Council placed a direct link to OSHAs website on their web page,

    Implementation Team Members.

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

    Jule Hovi, Area Director
    Chad Positano, Compliance Assistance Specialist
    Jim McManus, Safety Specialist

  2. Implementation Team Meetings
    • January 15, 2010 Meeting, Safety Council Office
    • January 28, 2010 Alliance Re-signing, Safety Council Office
  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    January 1, 2010 January 31, 2011

    Alliance Activity.
    • Training and Education
      • January 20, 2010 CSHO conducted NFPA 70E presentation
      • June 25, 2010 AD spoke to the Safety Councils Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Class
      • July 13, 2010 CSHO attended a training class for the Globally Harmonized System
      • July 15, 2010 CSHO assisted with SCNWO Forklift Training Program
      • July 27, 2010 CAS and CSHO spoke at the Construction Breakfast to the Safety Councils construction members regarding an OSHA Update and Combustible Dust Hazards
      • October 15, 2010 AD spoke to the Safety Councils Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Class
      • September 22, 2010 Two CSHOs attended a fall protection equipment inspection training class sponsored by the SCNWO
      • November 16, 2010 CSHO presented on fall protection for SCNWO/AGC/MCA joint meeting
      • January 27, 2011 CSHO assisted in presentation during annual recordkeeping workshop
    • Outreach and Communication
      • February 17, 2010 AD gave the Annual OSHA Update presentation to members of the Safety Council
      • April 15, 2010 CSHO represented OSHA at annual Heros Banquet Dinner
      • September 24, 2010 CSHO assisted in planning phase of SCNWO Annual Golf Outing event
    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health
      • January 28, 2010 Re-signing of Alliance
      • May 19, 2010 Collaboration between SCNWO, OSHA and many other stakeholders for NW Ohio Safety Day held at Owens Community College
    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.

      Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

      Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

      Annual OSHA Update


      NW Ohio Safety Day - collaboration


      Forklift Training Program


      Fall Protection Training


      RK Workshop


      COSS classes


      Construction Breakfast


      NFPA 70E Training Class




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

    OSHA hopes 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, Area Director

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