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DELTA SAFETY SOCIETY
as of July 26, 2009
On July 26, 2007, an Alliance between OSHA and Delta
Safety Society was formed to provide Delta Safety Society's employer 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 while also addressing health related issues, such
as bloodborne pathogens and pandemic flu education. The Alliance also served to
assist area employers with their continued rebound efforts from Hurricane
Katrina and facilitate preparations for future such events.
Through working together to meet the agreement's goals, a number of successes
resulted from the Alliance, which includes:
The OSHA BRAO looks forward to a continued relationship with Delta Safety
Society, providing information and training materials that will serve area
interests and employer safety and health management systems.
- Delta's employer members now have access to a greater amount of educational
information and resources as a result of its Alliance with the OSHA Baton Rouge
Area Office (BRAO).
- OSHA update presentations provided by the OSHA BRAO Compliance Assistance
Specialist (CAS) served as an additional resource to Delta Members through
participation in the general monthly meetings and special events.
- At each monthly meeting, the CAS provided literature that included brochures,
pamphlets and training materials. Topics included but were not limited to: the
Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), emergency and hurricane preparedness,
hydrogen sulfide (H2S), pandemic flu preparedness and construction safety.
- A joint training session was conducted with Northrop Grumman, another OSHA
Alliance participant, and with the ASSE-New Orleans Chapter, for members of all
three organizations and their guests. The topics included Crane Operation Safety
Training and a hands-on crane simulator demonstration.
- As a direct result of the Alliance, the National Safety Council, South
Louisiana Chapter also entered into an Alliance with the OSHA BRAO in 2009.
Report prepared by: Alexander Novas, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Baton
Rouge Area Office, USDOL, OSHA
Page last updated: 03/04/2010