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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Oklahoma City Area Office
And the
Oklahoma Department of Labor, OSHA Consultation Division
And the
Oklahoma Safety Council
July 5, 2016


  1. Alliance Background
    1. Date Signed
    2. June 26, 2015

    3. Evaluation Period
    4. June 26, 2015 to June 17, 2016

    5. Alliance Overview
    6. OSHA and Oklahoma Safety Council (OSC) formed an Alliance to provide OSC 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 and OSC recognize that OSHA’s State On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

    7. Implementation Team Members
    8. OSHA
      David Bates, Area Director, Oklahoma City Area Office
      Jorge Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Oklahoma City Area Office

      Oklahoma Safety Council
      David Koeneke, Executive Director, Oklahoma Safety Council

      Oklahoma Department of Labor
      Mark Costello, Commissioner, Oklahoma Department of Labor
      Diana Jones, Director, OSHA Consultation Division, Oklahoma Department of Labor

  2. Implementation Team Meetings
  3. Alliance coordination and planning was conducted through phone, email, and meetings with the Oklahoma Safety Council throughout the year.

    David Bates, OCAO Area Director, participated in planning meetings or teleconferences with the OSC for the following events:

    • March 2016: David Bates met with representatives of Oklahoma Safety Council, ASSE, Oklahoma Department of Labor and other organizations to plan the Workers Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil on April 28, 2016
    • National Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, training class at Oklahoma Safety Council May 3, 2016
    • 2016 Oklahoma Safety and Health Conference, June 16-17, 2016
  4. Activities and Products
  5. Alliance Activity

    • Training and Education: During the National Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, on May 3, 2016, David Bates, OCAO Area Director conducted presentations during an OSHA 7405 Falls Hazards Awareness for the Construction Industry class facilitated by the Oklahoma Safety Council.
    • Outreach and Communication: During the 2016 Oklahoma Safety & Health Conference, on June 16-17, 2016, David Bates, OCAO Area Director, Carmen Martinez, OCAO Assistant Area Director, and Jorge Delucca, OCAO Compliance Assistance Specialist staffed an OSHA booth.
    • David Bates, OCAO Area Director attended the OSC Luncheon that was held in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas on May 4 and May 6, 2016.
    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health: During Worker Memorial Day, on April 28, 2016, David Bates, OCAO Area Director, and Diana Jones, Oklahoma Department of Labor, read the names of Oklahoma workers that were fatally injured in 2015. Additionally, a display of wooden silhouettes that represented each worker fatally injured in the State of Oklahoma during 2015 was presented.
  6. Results
  7. Alliance activities during this period effectively communicated the need for safety and health training and safety and health management programs in the workplace to hundreds of employers, safety professionals, college students, and family members of workers. Alliance activities are captured in the table located below:

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Individuals Reached or Trained
    April 1, 2016: David Bates, (OCAO AD); Jorge Delucca (OCAO/OSHA); Diana Jones (ODOL); and Betsey Kulakowski (ODOL) participated in the preparation for Workers Memorial Day by participating in the crafting of wooden silhouettes that represented each worker fatally injured in the State of Oklahoma during 2015 at the Oklahoma Safety Council facility.
    30
    April 28, 2016: David Bates, (OCAO AD) and Diana Jones (OSHA Consultation) participated in the Workers Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil held at the Oklahoma State Capitol read the names of Oklahoma workers that were fatally injured in 2015. A display of 38 wooden silhouettes that represented each worker fatally injured in the State of Oklahoma during 2015 was presented. The 38 silhouettes were displayed around the activity, with the names and age of victims, fatality event, and the work specialty of the victims.
    125
    May 3, 2016: David Bates (OCAO AD) provided a presentation to participants of an OSHA 7405 Falls Hazards Awareness for the Construction Industry class at the Oklahoma Safety Council. The class was part of the National Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. David provided statistics regarding fatal occupational work related accidents that had occurred in the State of Oklahoma, and a contrast of fall from heights in comparison of other causes of fatal accidents occurring in the construction industry. Additionally, Betsey Kulakowski, Oklahoma Department of Labor provided an overview of the OSHA Consultation program.
    45
    May 4, 2016: David Bates (OCAO AD) provided an OSHA Update presentation to attendees of the OSC Lunch that was held in Oklahoma City, OK.
    41
    May 6, 2016: David Bates (OCAO AD) provided an OSHA update to approximately 15 attendees of OSC Lunch that was held in in Tulsa, OK.
    15
    June 16-17, 2016: Jorge Delucca (OCAO CAS) and Jason Hudson (ODOL) staffed two booths and provided OSHA publications during the 2016 Oklahoma Safety & Health Conference that was held in Tulsa, OK.
    200
    June 16, 2016: David Bates (OCAO AD) and Joyce Ryel (Superior Energy Services) provided a joint presentation that addressed “Situational Awareness: Personal and Safety Accountability” at the 2016 Oklahoma Safety & Health Conference that was held in Tulsa, OK.
    35
    June 16, 2016: Carmen Martinez (OCAO AAD) and Jason Nieuwenhuis (Devon Energy) provided a joint presentation that addressed “Accident Investigation: The Future Starts With the Past” at the 2016 Oklahoma Safety & Health Conference that was held in Tulsa, OK.
    90
    June 16, 2016: David Bates (OCAO AD) provided two OSHA Update presentations that addressed the Construction Industry and one that addressed General Industry at the 2016 Oklahoma Safety & Health Conference that was held in Tulsa, OK.
    70
    June 16, 2016: Betsey Kulakowski provided a presentation on OSHA Recordkeeping at the 2016 Oklahoma Safety & Health Conference that was held in Tulsa, OK.
    35
    TOTAL
    686
  8. Upcoming Milestones
  9. Worker’s Memorial Day, April 28, 2017

    National Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, May 2017

    Oklahoma Safety and Health Conference, June 2017

    Alliance Renewal, June 2017

    Report Prepared by: Jorge Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Oklahoma City Area Office

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