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Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region VII

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    Originally signed on May 9, 2008 for a period of two years


    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Gateway Society of Hazardous Materials Managers (GSHMM) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful workplaces. OSHA and the GSHMM formed this Alliance to provide members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources. Through the Alliance, the organizations will work to improve health and safety in the workplace by helping businesses, small businesses in particular, in their efforts to implement effective safety and health management systems.

    OSHA and the GSHMM will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
    • Develop and deliver training and education programs regarding comprehensive safety and health management systems along with a fundamental understanding of to how to implement such a management system. These programs will be developed primarily to assist small businesses.
    • Develop training and education programs for both members and non-members of GSHMM, to assist employers, especially small business owners, in their efforts to comply with occupational health and safety standards.

    Implementation Team Members

    Leo M. Oberle, CHMM, President, Gateway Society of Hazardous Materials Managers
    Mike Minicky, CSP, OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist, St. Louis Area Office

    Evaluation Period

    May 9, 2008 - May 9, 2009

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    During the course of this evaluation period, Mike Minicky discussed informally (through e-mail, telephone, and in-person) opportunities to assist with the training needs of members of the GSHMM.

  3. Activities and Products

    Training and Education

    • No training and education performed during this time period
  4. Results

    Since this was the first year of the alliance, it was considered as a start-up period and the first training session involving OSHA is scheduled for May 14, 2009.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    An OSHA presentation at the GSHMM Spring Seminar on May 14, 2009 was scheduled during this time period. During the next year, the area office will continue to pursue additional training and outreach opportunities.