ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Oklahoma City Area Office
Oklahoma Department of Labor Consultation Services
Mid Continent Exploration and Production Safety Network (MCEPS)
Francis Tuttle Technology Center
July 17, 2017
July 17, 2015
July 17, 2016 to July 17, 2017
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Oklahoma City Area Office, The Mid Continent Exploration and Production Safety Network (MCEPS) and Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Rockwall, Oklahoma City Campus, (FTTC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA, MCEPs and FTTC hereby form an Alliance to provide MCEPS 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, MCEPS and FTTC recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
Implementation Team Members
David Bates, Area Director, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Jorge Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Oklahoma Department of Labor
Melissa McLawhorn Houston, Oklahoma Commissioner of labor
Jason Hudson, OSHA Consultation Division, Oklahoma Department of Labor
Alliance Participant: Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Fernanda Hagen, Industrial Coordinator, Business & Industry Services, Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Robert Aldridge, Safety Coordinator, Business and Industry Services, Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Implementation Team Meetings
A planning meeting was conducted on June 28, 2017 between OSHA, MCEPS Executive board and Fernanda Hagen of Francis Tuttle Technology Center.
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: Training and Education Of Federal Regulations Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Alliance Product No activity Dissemination No activity Event No activity Exhibit No activity OSHA Product Review No activity Speech/Presentation No activity Training August 18, 2016: Chemical Hazards and Hazard Communication with Global Harmonized System Hazard Communication
Training March 28, 2017: Free compliance assistance and training from five federal agencies that enforce labor laws Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs; Employee Benefits Security Administration; Wage and Hour Division; VETS; OSHA
This alliance is a good means of documenting activities that help promote compliance with federal labor laws. Francis Tuttle Technology Center hosts the monthly MCEPS meetings for the Oil & Gas industry alliance and facilitates the meetings. They also are a source for training for emerging safety & health issues being experienced in the industry. Due to the low number of fatalities in the industry and the industry downturn in activity this past year there were no emerging issues identified for training, but there have been some identified currently in the new year and this relationship is important to maintain.
This alliance played a key role in providing stakeholders very informative information from five Department of Labor agencies this year in one location. This DOL forum training was accomplished with the assistance of Francis Tuttle Technology Center venue and training aids.
- Upcoming Milestones
Alliance renewal, August, 17, 2017
Report prepared by:
Jorge A. Delucca, MS, MA, CAIH, Compliance Assistance Specialist