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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Oklahoma City Area Office
And the
Oklahoma Department of Labor, OSHA Consultation Division
And the
Oklahoma City and Tulsa Chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers

June 13, 2016


  1. Alliance Background
    1. Date Signed
    2. June 5, 2014

    3. Evaluation Period
    4. This report covers approximately one year from the date of signing, from May 29, 2015 to June 5, 2016.

    5. Alliance Overview
    6. The scope of the alliance is to raise awareness of OSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement activities, develop effective training for ASSE members of OSHA regulations, conduct outreach on occupational safety and health with the general public.

    7. Implementation Team Members
    8. OSHA

      David Bates, Area Director, Oklahoma City Area Office
      Jorge Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Oklahoma City Area Office

      Oklahoma Department of Labor, OSHA Consultation Division

      Diana Jones, Director, OSHA Consultation Division, Oklahoma Department of Labor

      Oklahoma City and Tulsa Chapters of the ASSE

      T.J. Bennett, President, ASSE, Tulsa, OK Chapter
      Ed Bugby, President, ASSE, Oklahoma City Chapter

  2. Implementation Team Meetings
  3. During March-April 2016, David Bates, OSHA Oklahoma City Area Director and Alliance partners that included: ASSE Oklahoma Chapters; Oklahoma Safety Council; Oklahoma Department of Labor; Oklahoma AFL-CIO; Oklahoma Firefighter Unions and other interested individuals, coordinated the organization efforts of the Worker Memorial Day observance at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Ed Bugby, President of the Oklahoma City of the ASSE was instrumental in the crafting of wooden silhouettes, designed to represent each of the 38 Oklahoma workers killed on the job during 2015.

  4. Activities and Products
  5. Alliance Activity

    • Training and Education: The Oklahoma City Area Office, Area Director and Compliance Assistance Specialist conducted presentations at several ASSE activities, both in Oklahoma and at the National Conference.
    • Outreach and Communication: ASSE members participated in a Workers Memorial Day event at the State Capitol.

    Alliance Products

    • Outreach and Communication: Several OSHA presentations were provided to various ASSE Chapters and their members.
  6. Results
  7. A. OSHA has educated members of the Oklahoma City and Tulsa ASSE Chapters about the enforcement programs that are effective in the State of Oklahoma, as well as the causes of workplace fatalities that have occurred in the State of Oklahoma.

    Members of the ASSE Student Chapter, Northeastern State University at Broken Arrow, Oklahoma were provided information on the new OSHA Silica Rule, an invitation to Oklahoma Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Fall Conference, and career information for safety program graduates. Also, information was provided on how to apply for OSHA internships which resulted in one student applying for an internship.

    The cooperation between OSHA and ASSE, including the AFL-CIO, Oklahoma Department of Labor, the Oklahoma Safety Council and other organizations, resulted in a successful Worker Memorial Day ceremony. The event occurred on April 28, 2016, and reached approximately 125 attendees and others through media coverage.

    Type of Activity Individuals Reached or Trained
    Carmen Martinez, AAD, provided an OSHA Update Brief during a meeting of the ASSE Tulsa, Oklahoma Chapter on 01/20/2016

    35

    David Bates, AD, provided an OSHA Update Brief to the ASSE Oklahoma City Chapter, during their Professional Development Conference 04/7/2016

    80

    Jorge Delucca, CAS, shared professional information with members of the ASSE Student Chapter of Northeastern State University at Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The information provided included the following: How to apply for OSHA internships; DOL poster recognizing Miner’s Day; New OSHA Silica Rule; Invitation to Oklahoma Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Fall Conference; and career information for safety graduates. The information exchange occurred between September 2015 and June 2016.

    25

    Ed Bugby, President of the Oklahoma City ASSE Chapter was instrumental in the crafting of 38 silhouettes that served as a representation of the Oklahoma workers killed during 2015. This highlighted Workers Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil at State Capitol, on 04/28/2016. David Bates, AD and Jorge Delucca, CAS, had assisted in the creation of the 38 silhouettes, and the transportation to the State Capitol to attend the ceremony. David Bates read the names of the Oklahoma workers that had been killed during 2015.

    125

    TOTAL

    265

  8. Upcoming Milestones
  9. ASSE and OSHA will participate in the 2016 Oklahoma Safety and Health Conference, scheduled for June 16-17, 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    Alliance renewal, June 17, 2016

    Report Prepared by: Jorge A. Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Oklahoma City Area Office

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