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The U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Oklahoma City Area Office
The Oklahoma Department of Labor Consultation Services
The Oklahoma City and Tulsa Chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

July 5, 2017

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      June 5, 2014 and renewed on June 17, 2016

    2. Evaluation Period

      June 18, 2016 to June 30, 2017

    3. Overview

      OSHA and the Oklahoma City and the Tulsa chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) formed an Alliance to provide ASSE members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to occupational hazards, and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). In developing this Alliance, OSHA and ASSE recognize that OSHA's State On-site Consultation is an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

    4. Implementation Team Members


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

      Oklahoma Department of Labor

      Melissa McLawhorn Houston, Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor
      Jason Hudson, Oklahoma Department of Labor, Assistant Director for OSHA Consultation

      Alliance participants

      T.J. Bennett, President, ASSE Tulsa Chapter, 2016
      Tim Martin, President, ASSE Tulsa Chapter 2017
      Denis Baker, President, ASSE Oklahoma City Chapter, 2016
      Paul Turner, President, ASSE Oklahoma City Chapter, 2017

  2. Implementation Team 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.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: Outreach and communication
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Alliance ProductNo activity  
    DisseminationJorge Delucca, CAS, emailed the Oklahoma ASSE chapters information on the increased OSHA penalties for use in justifying the cost of safety and health programs.OSHA compliance


    DisseminationJorge Delucca, CAS, emailed the Oklahoma ASSE chapters information about JOB SKILLS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP at the OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference, Houston, TX, November 28, 2016 This workshop has been developed specifically to meet the job seeking needs of displaced oil & gas workersOil and Gas


    EventJorge Delucca, CAS, provided T.J. Bennett an OSHA Update power point for Pipeline Construction Safety Roundtable meeting Oct 4 in Houston (The Pipeline Construction Safety Roundtable is an industry group representing owners, contractors and service providers in the pipeline construction/operation industry, primarily in the US and also in Canada. T.J. was part of the ten people on the guiding committee setting up activities, which are attended by representatives from the industryHeat, Falls, Temporary Workers, Inspection penalties, Oil and Gas, Recordkeeping reporting, Workers Memorial Day, etc.


    DisseminationJorge Delucca, CAS, emailed flyer on Heat Illness Prevention training presented by OSHA Area Director David Bates and Assistant Area Director Meghan Christie at Oklahoma City on June 7, 2017Heat illness prevention


    OSHA Product ReviewNo activity  
    Speech / PresentationDavid Bates, AD, gave OSHA Update to ASSE Tulsa Chapter on 2/16/2017Heat, Falls, Temporary Workers, Inspection penalties, Oil and Gas, Recordkeeping reporting, Workers Memorial Day, fatalities in Oklahoma


    Speech / PresentationDavid Bates, AD, gave a speech on changes to OSHA regulations I the last 45 years to the Region III Leadership Conference of the American Society of safety Engineers student sections in Edmond, OKFalls, LOTO, industrial hygiene, machine guarding,


    ExhibitJason Hudson, ODOL Consultation Services, attended the ASSE conference in OKC on 5/22/17 and provided information on OSHA Consultation services.OSHA consultation services


    DisseminationJorge Delucca, CAS, emailed information on HAZWOPER training to Oklahoma ASSE chapters. This course is designed to fulfill training requirements for hazardous waste cleanup workers listed within Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.120(e).Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response


    DisseminationJorge Delucca, CAS, emailed information on NFPA 1081 Advanced Industrial Exterior Fire Brigade Member training at Oklahoma State University.Fire protection


    OtherNo activity  
    TOTAL  3,920
  4. Evaluations

    Alliance activities during this period effectively communicated the need for safety and health training and safety and health management programs in the workplace to hundreds of employers, safety professionals, and college students. ASSE and OSHA will explore additional ways to increase cooperation between the two ASSE Oklahoma chapters, federal OSHA and state OSHA Consultation.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Jason Hudson, Assistant Director of Safety for Oklahoma Department of Labor, will give a speech to the ASSE Tulsa chapter on December 2017.

    The alliance will be renewed on June 2019.

  6. Report prepared by: Jorge Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist.

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