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Close-Out Report
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:

  • 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.
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.

Report prepared by: Alexander Novas, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Baton Rouge Area Office, USDOL, OSHA

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