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November 21, 2008

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed. July 26, 2007

    Alliance Overview

    Delta Safety Society is a non-profit organization that was founded in October, 1942 and celebrates 65 years as one of the oldest organizations of its kind in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Since 1942, Delta has expanded to include members from throughout South Louisiana. The current membership represents employers from various industries such as construction, oil and gas, shipyard, transportation and process safety management.

    OSHA and Delta Safety Society hereby formed an Alliance to provide Delta Safety Society’s members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employee’s health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to physical hazards, such as falls, struck by, caught in between and electrical hazards and addressing health related issues, such as bloodborne pathogens.

  2. Implementation Team Members

    Edie Tranchina, President 2006 – 2008
    Alex Novas, Compliance Assistance Specialist


    Safety Society Executive Committee

    Evaluation Period

    July 26, 2007 – July 25, 2008

  3. Implementation Team Meetings

    Monthly Executive Committee Meetings were held at various restaurants in the New Orleans Area. Potential Speakers, topics and the upcoming agenda are discussed concerning the next monthly General Meetings.

  4. Events and Products

    Training and Education
    1. Events

      Training Schedules from Member facilities were forwarded to the General Membership as requested.

      Various Free Courses were offered by the National Safety Council

      Nov 2007 – (Reduced Rate) OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Course

      Dec 2007 – (Free) Stress Management and Slips, Trips & Falls Prevention offered by American Red Cross
    Outreach and Communication
    1. Events

      Monthly General Meetings include a Guest Speaker who introduces members and guest attendees to topics concerning Health, Safety or Environmental issues and/or current events.

      During the meetings a Round Table Form is circulated to allow attendees to inquire about other topics, concerns or problems they may have affecting their workplace or employees.

      The Executive Committee researches these topics and the requested information is forwarded. When possible the topics are introduced at later meetings by experts in that particular field or profession.

      These topics included but are not limited to: Welding, Hex Chromium, Shipyard Safety, Hearing Conservation, Post Traumatic Stress, Recycling, NFPA 70E, Drug Testing, TWIC and issues concerning a Spanish Work Force.
      Delta website was developed as an outreach to the Community and Safety Professionals. Upcoming events and meetings, past newsletters and general announcements are always accessible.

      Informative Emails and Safety Alerts are distributed to Delta Membership, Guests and Professional Colleagues.

      Employment Opportunities and Job Postings are also forwarded.

      July 2007 – Held Open Forum for the U.S. Coast Guard to cover the new Homeland Security requirements involving the TWIC Cards.

      August 2007 – Collected used Cell Phones for a recycling program known as Secure the Call Foundation

      September 2007 – Blood Drive for the Ochsner Blood Bank
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
    1. Events

      Delta’s current President serves in an Advisory Position on the Board of the National Safety Council’s Southeast Chapter

      Members of the Executive Committee and General Membership participate in the National Safety Council

      Southeast Chapter’s Annual Meeting.

      Joint Meetings were held with the American Society of Safety Engineers – ASSE New Orleans Chapter, including:

      Dec 2007 – Former Delta Member and national recognized, Motivational Speaker Bruce Wilkerson.

  5. Results

    Delta Members now have access to a greater of amount of educational information and have been exposed the continued efforts of OSHA to reach at-risk industries by sharing current events, safety alerts and best practices.

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

    2007 General Meetings Topics
    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

    Member & Guest Attendants Vary
    New Hexavalent Chromium Standard 20 – 30 present at each monthly meeting…
    Fall Protection Demonstration  
    Worker’s Compensation Q & A Session  
    Sleep Disorders  
    ID Theft  
    Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome  
    2008 General Meetings Topics  
    History of Chiropractic Back Care  
    Revised PPE Standard  
    Worker’s Comp Case Mgmt & Back Safety  
    Wellness and Sports Nutrient  
    Fall Suspension Trauma  
    Hearing Conservation  

    Because of Delta’s involvement with this Alliance, President, Edie Tranchina who is also a member of the Norco Contractor’s Health, Safety, Security & Environmental (HSSE) Council and Treasurer, Beth Inbau, CEO of the National Safety Council are both presently pursuing an OSHA Alliance though their involvement with other organizations.

    The OSHA-BRAO Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) has provided OSHA Update presentations and has given presentations at various member workplaces. At each month’s meeting, the CAS provides literature including educational brochures, pamphlets and training materials. Topics included but were not limited to: VPP, Emergency Preparedness, Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), Pandemic Flu Preparedness and Construction Safety.

  6. Upcoming Milestones

    OSHA-10 Hour Construction Safety Course

    Delta President to present an award at the Annual National Safety Council Meeting to the participant with The Most Improved Safety Record.

    Joint Alliance meeting with Northrop Grumman, along with the ASSE-New Orleans Chapter, to present crane operation safety training and hands-on crane simulator demonstration.