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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT &
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Kansas City, Area Office
Greater Ozarks Chapter of the Academy of Hazardous Materials Managers (GOCAHMM)
June 5, 2009
September 29, 2006
Time Period Covered by This Report
March 4, 2008 – October 1, 2008
Dan Snyder, President, Greater Ozarks Chapter of the Academy of Hazardous Materials Managers (GOCAHMM)
Mark Banden, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Kansas City, MO Area Office
OSHA and the GOCACHMM formed an Alliance to provide members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources. Through the Alliance, the organizations worked 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.
Providing training on safety and health management systems to employers and employees and sharing best practices to prevent employee exposure to workplace hazards was the focus of an alliance between the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Greater Ozarks Chapter of Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (GOCACHMM).
During the two-year alliance, OSHA and GOCACHMM worked together to provide members and other small businesses with information and guidance to help them protect workers’ safety and health and increase access to information and training resources. The alliance assisted in training and education programs on safety and health management systems, the prevention of accidents, accident investigation and analysis, job safety, first aid and other topics.
Several workshops were developed in order to fulfill the goals and objectives of the Alliance between March and October of 2008.
A two hour seminar was held at the Missouri Workforce Employer Committee’s Office in Joplin, Missouri on April 3, 2008. This workshop introduced the 76 attendees to the basics of safety and health management system development.
A three hour seminar on Respiratory Protection was developed and delivered at the Mid-Missouri Safety Conference in Osage Beach, Missouri on May 6, 2008. This training session introduced the 36 attendees to the proper selection use and maintenance of respiratory protective devices against airborne hazardous materials. This seminar was repeated on July 30, 2008 in Springfield, Missouri for 27 attendees.
Alliance Program Results
Plans for the coming year were to enter into a new Alliance, which was to follow the format of the Gateway Chapter’s alliance document. However, the association has not been active enough to warrant renewal at this time. The local chapter president was elected to the National Board of Directors and his time commitment to the local chapter has been severely limited and no one else has stepped forward to work on special projects such as the alliance.
The President of the local chapter indicated that the training sessions received under the alliance (including training on spray booth, spray-in bed liners and introduction to hazardous materials; safety and health management systems; and respiratory protection) were well received and provided a great service to the area. During the two years of existence, a total of 246 individuals were trained on the above listed subjects.