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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Oklahoma City Area Office And
The Oklahoma Department of Labor Consultation Services
And The Oklahoma City and Tulsa Chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
June 1, 2018

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      June 5, 2014 and renewed on June 17, 2016

    2. Evaluation Period

      July 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018

    3. Overview

      OSHA, Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL), 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, ODOL and ASSE recognize that OSHA’s State On-site Consultation is an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA
      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, Director for OSHA Consultation

      Alliance participants
      Tim Martin, President, ASSE Tulsa Chapter 2017
      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 Product

    No activity

     

     

    Dissemination

    Jorge Delucca, CAS, emailed the Oklahoma ASSE Chapters information on free OTI courses:

     

    - OSHA 7500 Introduction to Safety & Health Management Systems

    - And OSHA’s Fall Safety Stand-Down on May 10th

    Safety & Health Management Systems

     

    National Falls Stand Down

    700

    Dissemination

    Jorge Delucca, CAS, emailed the Oklahoma ASSE Chapters flyer on OKAIHA Spring Conference on April 26, 2018

    - The New Age of Industrial Hygiene

    - The conference will provide 6 hours of educational presentations.

     

    Speakers include the lead author on the landmark NIOSH study of silica exposures during fracking operations, as well as in-state experts on nanotechnology and grain storage hazards, plus the AIHA national president.

    Training and Education

    700

    Speech / Presentation

    Jason Hudson provided an OSHA Consultation update during a luncheon that was held by the Tulsa ASSE Chapter.

    Safety & Health Management System

    30

    Dissemination

    Jason Hudson disseminated information regarding free courses from the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) that were offered at the Oklahoma Safety Council in Oklahoma City.

    Training and Education

    700

    Dissemination

    Jorge Delucca, CAS, OSHA/NIOSH/National STEPS Network Alliance, disseminated the Limitations of Multi-Gas Monitors Hazard Alert Letter.

     

    700

    OSHA Product Review

    No activity

     

     

    Speech /

    Presentation

    David Bates, AD, presented an OSHA Update during a luncheon which was held by the Oklahoma City ASSE Chapter.

    Heat, Falls, Temporary Workers, Inspection penalties, Oil and Gas, Recordkeeping reporting, Workers Memorial Day, fatalities in Oklahoma

    25

    Speech / Presentation

    David Bates, AD, presented an OSHA Update to 40 members of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Tulsa Chapter.

    Heat, Falls, Temporary Workers, Inspection penalties, Oil and Gas, Recordkeeping reporting, fatalities in Oklahoma

    40

    Speech / Presentation

    Carmen Martinez, AAD, gave a speech on Challenges of Women in Positions of Authority in the World of Safety to 10 attendees of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) meeting.

    Challenges of Women in Positions of Authority in the World of Safety

    10

    Speech / Presentation

    Jason Hudson, provide OSHA update on Silica and Walking Working Surfaces.

    Safety & Health Management System

    25

    Speech / Presentation

    David Bates, AD, and Jason Boyett with ODOL gave a presentation that addressed fatalities resulting from falls in Oklahoma, to both the OKC and Tulsa ASSE Chapters.

     

    Jason Hudson, Oklahoma Department of Labor, gave a presentation that addressed the OSHA Consultation program.

    Falls Prevention Stand Down

    60

    Exhibit

    No activity

     

     

    Dissemination

    Jorge Delucca, CAS, forwarded Safety Notice from Genie on affected aerial work platforms.

     

    700

    Dissemination

    Jorge Delucca, CAS, forwarded information on Free OSHA Short Courses.

    Training and Education

    700

    Dissemination

    Jorge Delucca, CAS, forwarded August Monthly update on CPSC Recall Items.

     

    700

    Dissemination

    Jorge Delucca, CAS, forwarded announcement on pipeline safety compliance training.

    Training and Education

    700

    Dissemination

    Jason Hudson disseminated silica updates from the OSHA newsletter.

    Training and Education

    700

    TOTAL

     

     

    6490

  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, ODOL and OSHA will explore additional ways to increase cooperation between the two ASSE Oklahoma Chapters, federal OSHA and state OSHA Consultation.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The alliance will be renewed on June 2019.

    Report prepared by: Jorge Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist.

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