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January 7, 2009
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.
- Implementation Team Members.
Beth Inbau, National Safety Council, South Louisiana Chapter, President & CEO
Rene’ Nieto, National Safety Council, South Louisiana Chapter
Alex Novas, OSHA, Baton Rouge Area Office, Compliance Assistance Specialist
January 2009 – January 2010
- Implementation Team Metings:
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.
- Events and Products
Training and Education
Training schedules for member and non-members facilities and organizations were forwarded to the General Membership, and local safety organizations.
June 2009 – OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Course was presented at a reduced rate to members
December 2009 – Members of the safety council became authorized to conduct OSHA 10 & 30 hr General industry and Construction classes
Outreach and Communication
- Members of OSHA’s Baton Rouge Area Office participated in the National Safety Council’s annual awards ceremony.
National Safety Council’s South Louisiana Chapter conducted a free “Construction Focus Four” class where OSHA publications were distributed the class attendees. The course fees and materials were paid through a Susan Hardwood Grant
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’s Baton Rouge Area Office, FY 2009, Compliance Assistance newsletter, summarizing national and area incident data, was forwarded to National Safety Council members for information and further distribution.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
During the summer months, National Safety Council’s South Louisiana Chapter hosted luncheons with local safety organization “Delta Safety Society” to promote 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.
Joint meetings conducted with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) New Orleans Chapter and Delta Safety Society.
National Safety Council South Louisiana Chapter sits as on the Southeastern OSH&E Advisory Committee.
National Safety Council South Louisiana Chapter hosted a monthly meeting of the New Orleans River Region Chapter of the Louisiana Association of Nationally registered Emergency Medical Technicians. Topics for discussion included first aid, CPR and AED training awareness.
National Safety Council South Louisiana Chapter, along with the city of Hammond and Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, worked towards attaining 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.
National Safety Council South Louisiana Chapter attended and provided an information booth at the 2009, Louisiana Governor’s Safety and Health Conference in Baton Rouge.
National Safety Council South Louisiana Chapter members now 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.
At each meeting, the CAS provided literature that included brochures, pamphlets and training materials. Topics included but were not limited to: VPP, emergency preparedness, work zone safety, construction safety, pandemic flu and emergency preparedness.
National Safety Council South Louisiana is negotiating to establish a partnership with the University of Texas-Arlington, an OSHA Outreach Training Institute, to begin conducting classes at the National Safety Council in 2010.
- Upcoming Milestones
National Safety Council South Louisiana Chapter to hold their 59th annual safety award banquet on April 7, 2010.
National Safety Council South Louisiana Chapter will be conducting OSHA 10 & 30 hr class in 2010.
Forming a partnership with the University of Texas-Arlington OTI, to offer OSHA authorized classes at the National Safety Council.