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  1. Alliance Background
  2. Date Signed

    January 7, 2009

    Alliance Overview

    OSHA and National Safety Council, South Louisiana Chapter Alliance provides members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing exposure to traffic collisions and related worker deaths and injuries, providing first aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training awareness, and deliver and implement safety and health management system programs.

  3. Implementation Team Members

  4. Beth Inbau, National Safety Council, South Louisiana Chapter, President and CEO

    Dewey Veale, Training Director, National Safety Council, South Louisiana Chapter

    Alex Novas, OSHA, Baton Rouge Area Office, Compliance Assistance Specialist

    Evaluation Period

    March 11, 2011 – March 11, 2012

  5. Implementation Team Meetings
  6. Team meetings made up of representatives of both organizations were held periodically throughout the year to discuss ideas and strategies on disseminating information concerning training and education, outreach and communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health.

  7. Events and Products
  8. Training and Education

    Events

    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    OSHA’s Baton Rouge Area Office, Compliance Assistance staff conducted training presentations for National Safety Council classes. Compliance Assistance provided a first-hand perspective for “Introduction to OSHA” course segments, along with updates on current OSHA emphasis activities. Compliance Assistance also provided information and guidance on the development and implementation of effective safety and health management systems.

    OSHA publications were displayed at the National Safety Council’s office for distribution to the general public.

    OSHA publications were distributed as applicable as part of the National Safety Council’s compliance courses.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    Events

    Throughout the year, the National Safety Council, South Louisiana Chapter participated in joint meetings with local safety organizations such as the Delta Safety Society and the New Orleans Chapter of the American Society of Engineers to promote the national safety dialogue.

    National Safety Council, South Louisiana Chapter attended local and state traffic safety committees promoting driver safety and the reduction of traffic accidents.

    National Safety Council, South Louisiana Chapter serves on the Southeastern Louisiana University OSH&E Advisory Committee.

    National Safety Council South Louisiana Chapter, along with the city of Hammond attained the World Health Organization’s (WHO) designation of “Safe Community America.” The title communicates that the designated area is comprised of communities that have demonstrated leadership in safety promotion and injury prevention and have made an investment efforts to ensure that their community is a safe place to live, work and visit. Hammond was the 18th city in the United States and the first in Louisiana to be designated a Safe Community.

  9. Results
  10. National Safety Council, South Louisiana Chapter has approximately 600 corporate members and customers who have access to a greater amount of educational information and resources as a result of its alliance with OSHA’s cooperative program.

    The OSHA area office’s Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) continues to provide OSHA update presentations and serves an additional resource to National Safety Council, South Louisiana Chapter through participation in the general monthly meetings, training sessions and special events, as scheduling allows.

    The CAS provided literature that included brochures, pamphlets and training materials which the National Safety Council, South Louisiana Chapter distributed at many of its safety training courses. Topics included but were not limited to: VPP, emergency preparedness, work zone safety, construction safety, pandemic flu, heat stress and emergency preparedness.

    National Safety Council, South Louisiana Chapter currently offering OSHA 10 & 30 hr class in both General Industry and Construction throughout the year.

    National Safety Council, South Louisiana Chapter in conjunction with the University of Texas-Arlington, is now an OSHA Outreach Training Institute, offering OTI classes at its Metairie office.

    Type of Activity
    (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
    2011-12 Topics of Training Courses

    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

    March 2011: Coaching the Lift Truck Operator Train-the-Trainer, Ergonomics, Intro to OSHA, Safety Management Techniques

    16

     

     

    April: Incident Investigation, Principles of Occupational Safety & Health, Personal Protection Equipment, Electrical Safety.

    Chapter Conference

    5

     

    100

    May: Team Safety

    2

    June: Safety Training Methods, Machine Guarding, Incident Investigation, Intro to OSHA, Recordkeeping, Hazard Communication.

    Traffic Safety Conference 

    24

     

     

    75

    July: Confined Spaces, PPE, Electrical Safety, LOTO, POSH, Intro to OSHA, JSA, Safety Management Techniques

    27

    August: Intro to OSHA, Recordkeeping, Powered Industrial Trucks, Crane & Hoist, HazCom, Safety Inspections, Electrical Safety, LOTO, Team Safety

    19

    September: Fall Protection, Industrial Hygiene, Machine Guarding, Welding-Cutting-Brazing, Fire Protection

    39

    October: Electrical Safety, Incident Investigation, Intro to OSHA, Recordkeeping, POSH, JSA

    12

    November: Confined Spaces, Safety Management Techniques, Coaching the Lift Truck Operator Train-the-Trainer, Safety Inspections, Intro to OSHA, Recordkeeping, Crane & Hoist, Powered Industrial Trucks, Exit Routes

    20

    December:  Machine Guarding, Welding-Cutting-Brazing, LOTO, Walking Working Surfaces

    7

    March 2012: Recordkeeping, Confined Spaces, Safety Management Techniques

    9

    TOTAL

    355


  11. Upcoming Milestones
  12. National Safety Council, South Louisiana Chapter held their 61th annual safety award banquet on April 4, 2012 and have scheduled its 62nd for April 3, 2013.