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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
And the
Oklahoma Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association
November 5, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      August 21, 2012; last renewed August 26, 2016

    2. Evaluation Period

      August 26, 2016- October 31, 2017

    3. Overview

      The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Oklahoma City, OK Area Office (hereafter referred to as OSHA) and The Oklahoma Local Section of The American Industrial Hygiene Association (hereafter referred to as OKAIHA) continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and OKAIHA hereby renew the Alliance signed August 21, 2012 and renewed August 21, 2014, and August 26, 2016, with a continued emphasis on safety and health training. Specifically, both organization(s) are committed to providing OKAIHA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Through the Alliance, the organizations will continue to address occupational safety and health issues. This renewal agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance's activities. Alliance participants will summarize specific activities and timeframes for completion in a written work plan.

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      David Bates, Area Director, Oklahoma City Area OSHA Office
      Jorge A. Delucca, MS, MA, CAIH, Compliance Assistance Specialist; President, OKAIHA

      Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL)

      Melissa Mc Lawhorn Houston, Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor

      American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) - Oklahoma Local Section

      Charles L. Marshall, PhD, CIH, CSP, FAIHA; Past President, OKAIHA
      Chris W. Bradshaw, EdD, MT (ASCP), CEA
      Margaret Levin Phillips, Ph.D., CIH; Treasurer, OKAIHA
      Rachel Butler, MS, CIH, Secretary, OKAIHA
      Joshua Simmons, CIH; Director, OKAIHA
      Gregory Day, PhD; Director, OKAIHA
      Bryan Stolte, PhD, CIH, Director, OKAIHA
      Cheri Marcham, PhD, CIH, CSP, CHMM, FAIHA; American Industrial Hygiene Association Local Sections Council Chair

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • Board meeting, January 18, 2017
    • Board meeting, June 30, 2017

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

    These tables are best viewed on tablets, notebooks, or desktop computer screens.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives:
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    10/07/2017 OKAIHA Fall Conference at Oklahoma City, OK-Regulatory Update: OSHA Update, OSHA Industrial Hygiene case study; presentation on AIHA government affairs by president, Deborah Nelson, PhD, CIH; legal aspects of industrial hygiene; radiation awareness; Oklahoma earthquakes Training and Education

    20

    10/21/2017 OKAIHA Fall Conference at Tulsa, OK-Regulatory Update: OSHA Update, OSHA Industrial Hygiene case study; presentation on AIHA government affairs by president, Deborah Nelson, PhD, CIH; legal aspects of industrial hygiene; radiation awareness; Oklahoma earthquakes Training and Education

    22

    Training and Education: Emerging safety and health issues
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    1/18/2017 Dinner meeting; presentation about IH employment opportunities in the Department of Defense and federal government by Scott Nelson, CIH, CHP, CSP, US Army Health center of Excellence and AIHA Local sections Regional representative. Outreach and communication

    14

    4/18/2017 Lunch meeting; Cheri Marcham, PhD, CIH, CSP, gave a presentation about what is an industrial hygienist (I Am IH) , and a presentation about the Certified Safety professional examination development process. Outreach and communication

    25

     
    Outreach and Communication: OKAIHA Speakers present benefits of Safety Programs to EH&S Organizations
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Presentation August 18, 2017: I Am IH to ASSE, Tulsa, Oklahoma Chapter, given by Joshua Simmons, OKAIHA Director Outreach and communication

    15

    Presentation August 17, 2017; I Am IH to Oklahoma State University, given by Cheri Marcham, PhD, CIH, CSP, CHMM Outreach and communication

    23

    Presentation 5/11/2017; Cheri Marcham, PhD, CIH, CSP, CHMM, about Hazard Communication, Globally Harmonized System to 10 members of the Oklahoma Field Federal safety and Health Council. The members worked for: FAA, USPS, Oklahoma National Guard, Department of Defense, and OSHA. Training and education

    10

     
    Outreach and Communication: Commenting on Proposed Rule Making
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Meeting 3/03/2017 and 4/10/2017; Planning meetings for Workers Memorial Day, 2017, Dr. Charles Marshall, CIH, CSP, CHMM represented OKAIHA; David Bate, Jorge Delucca, CAS, and Georgia Gibson (Admin. Assistant) represented OSHA. Outreach and communication

    22

    Meeting 6/15/2017; Planning for Workers Memorial Day, 2018. Dr. Charles Marshall, CIH, CSP, CHMM represented OKAIHA. David Bates, AD, and Jorge Delucca, CAS, represented OSHA. Workers Memorial Day

    12


    TOTAL

    163

  4. Evaluations

    This alliance has resulted in a very close relationship and cooperation between OSHA and members of OKAIHA which encompass representatives of academia, industry and other federal agencies.

    The Conferences on the "Regulatory Update" have provided valuable information to attendees regarding the various aspects of OSHA activities and emerging issues as well as Environmental Compliance and Workers Compensation.

    Dinner and lunch meetings with guest speakers provided education and outreach on the Industrial Hygiene career field, and the Certified Safety Professional credential.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    1. OKAIHA executive board elections, scheduled for November 12-18, 2017.
    2. Annually, provide free EH&S Webinar Training via AIHA eLearning Subscription to Local Section Members and other partners (offered on a monthly basis by AIHA through the OKAIHA Local Section). **
    3. ** Live Webinars are provided by AIHA. Archived Webinars are available on demand.

Report Prepared by:
Alliance Coordinator, Jorge A. Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist,
Oklahoma City Area Office
November 5, 2017

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