ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Oklahoma Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association
November 5, 2017
August 21, 2012; last renewed August 26, 2016
August 26, 2016- October 31, 2017
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.
Implementation Team Members
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
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.
The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.
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
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
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
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
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
Presentation August 17, 2017; I Am IH to Oklahoma State University, given by Cheri Marcham, PhD, CIH, CSP, CHMM Outreach and communication
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
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
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
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.
- OKAIHA executive board elections, scheduled for November 12-18, 2017.
- 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). **
** 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