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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Kansas City and St. Louis Area Offices (KCAO & SLAO) and
Safety Council of the Ozarks (SCO)

December 4, 2008

  1. Alliance Background

    Date signed: December 9, 2003,

    Dates amended/renewed: amended to add St. Louis Area Office October 22, 2004, and renewed October 13, 2006

    Overview

    The purpose of the Alliance is to provide members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources. Through the alliance, the organizations will work to improve the health and safety in the workplace by helping businesses, small businesses in particular, in their efforts to implement effective safety and health management systems.

    Implementation Team

    Mark Banden, Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS), Kansas City Area Office
    Debora Biggs, Executive Director, Safety Council of the Ozarks

    Evaluation Period

    October 12, 2007 – December 4, 2008
     
  2. Implementation Team Meetings
     
    • On 1/11/2008 the KCAO CAS attended the Annual Conference planning meeting.
    • On 5/13/2008 the KCAO CAS attended the Annual Conference planning meeting.
    • On 7/11/2008 the KCAO CAS attended the Annual Conference planning meeting.
  3. Events and Products

    Outreach and Communication

    Events
     
    • On 2/19/2008 the Kansas City CAS conducted a 1 1/2-hour NFPA 70 E training session in Monett, MO, for their OSH Associate Committee. About 40 people attended.
       
    • On 2/20/2008 the Kansas City CAS conducted a 1 1/2-hour NFPA 70 E training session in Springfield, MO, for their OSH Associate Committee. About 42 people attended.
       
    • On 3/11/2008 the Kansas City CAS conducted a 1 1/2-hour “How to Motivate a Safety Committee” training session in Joplin, MO, for their OSH Associate Committee. About 29 people attended.
       
    • On 5/14/2008 the Kansas City CAS conducted a 1 hour “OSHA Update” training session in West Plains, MO, for their OSH Associate Committee. About 36 people attended.
       
    • On 6/10/2008 the Kansas City CAS conducted a 1 1/2-hour NFPA 70 E training session in Joplin, MO, for their OSH Associate Committee. About 28 people attended.
       
    • On 7/15/2008 the Kansas City CAS conducted a 1 hour “OSHA Update” training session in Monett, MO, for their OSH Associate Committee. About 36 people attended.
       
    • On 10/29/2008 the KCAO CAS presented a 1 ½ hour training session on “OSHA Violations-PPE” at the Annual Safety Conference in Branson, Missouri. About 64 people were in attendance.
       
    • On 10/30/2008 the KCAO CAS assisted in teaching the OSHA 10-hour course for General Industry at the Annual Safety Conference in Branson, Missouri. About 12 people were in attendance.
  4. Results
     
    Type of Activity Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    KC CAS – 1 1/2-hr. sessions on NFPA 70E on 2/19, 2/20, and 6/10/2008 110
    KC CAS – 1-hr. sessions on OSHA Update 5/14 and 7/15/2008 72
    KC CAS – 1 ½ hr. session on Motivate a Safety Committee 3/11/08 25
    KC CAS – 1 1/2-hr. session on OSHA’s Violations-PPE 10/29/08 (SCO Annual Safety Conference) 64
    KC CAS –OSHA 10 Hour Course for GI 10/30/08 (SCO Annual Safety Conference) 12
    TOTAL 287

    In addition, the KCAO CAS was very active in the Planning Committees for the above events.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    In our previous reports from October, 2005 and October 2007, we mentioned that the Council lost a key personnel’s involvement. Since that time, two people were hired to re-staff the Occupational Safety and Health Department of the SCO. We are continuing to work closely with these individuals in a variety of capacities. Initial plans are to do a series of seminars related to “Combustible Dust”. The OSHA CAS is also continuing as a member of the planning committee for the Annual Safety Conference held in Branson, Missouri. In addition, the CAS continues to give numerous training sessions before the various safety councils. At the present time, it is expected that the alliance will be renewed.