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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
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THE AUTOMOTIVE LIFT INSTITUTE
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THE AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION OF NORTH DAKOTA
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THE SOUTH DAKOTA AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION
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THE SOUTH DAKOTA INDEPENDENT AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION

October, 2007

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

October 2, 2006

Overview

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) and The Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota (ADAND) and The South Dakota Automobile Dealers Association (SDADA) and The South Dakota Independent Automobile Dealers Association (SDIADA) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, ALI, ADAND, SDADA, and SDIADA hereby form an Alliance to provide the organization’s members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect students and employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to potential hazards associated with operating automotive lifts. In developing this Alliance, OSHA, ALI, ADAND, SDADA, and SDIADA recognize that the Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

Implementation Team Members

 
Bruce Beelman
Scott Overson
Tom Deutscher
R.W. (Bob) O’Gorman
Myron Rau
Bob Lamp
Jerry Vogeler
Area Director - OSHA
Compliance Officer - OSHA
Compliance Assistance Specialist - OSHA
President/CEO - ALI
President - SDADA
Executive Vice President/CEO - ADAND
Executive Director - SDIADA

Evaluation Period

October 2006 – October 2007

II. Implementation Team Meetings

 
Kick off Meeting
Meeting - ALI
Meeting - ADAND
Meeting – SDADA
Conference Call
Conference Call
Conference Call
October 2006
November 2006
April 2007
April 2007
October 2006
November 2006
December 2006

III. Results
  1. Events and Products

    Training and Education Goal


    • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of automotive lift industry training and education program materials that introduce safety and health education into the core curriculum of trade schools and career education centers.

      The Department of Career and Technical Education is currently adding a component to their safety and health curriculum regarding automotive lift training.

    • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of automotive lift industry training and education program materials to all alliance participants.

      ALI has provided enough “safety tip” cards and vehicle lifting point guides (CD) to each alliance participants to distribute to all their constituents.

      SDADA purchased 10 copies of the Safety Video Kit hosted by racing legends Richard & Kyle Petty, this 24-minute DVD is based on the ALI Safety Manual; includes manual, safety tips card, written test, and answer key.

      Lift safety related materials have been requested and provided by ALI to not only North and South Dakota companies, but throughout Region 8.

       
      STATE # MATERIAL REQUESTS
      North Dakota 14
      South Dakota 5
      Colorado 19
      Utah 5
      Montana 0
      Wyoming 1
    Outreach and Communication Goals

    • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. newsletters, print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA’s and the ALI, ADAND, SDADA, and SDIADA Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.

      OSHA and ALI are currently co-authoring an article, which will be published in 20 trade magazines throughout North America, regarding the findings of the automotive lift LEP.

      ALI has established a link to the alliance agreement on their website, and recognized each alliance participant as a strategic partner.

      The Automobile Dealer Associations (ADAs) are publishing articles and letters provided by the ALI and OSHA promoting automotive lift safety to their membership.


    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or ALI, ADAND, SDADA, and SDIADA conferences, local meetings, or other events.

      OSHA met with and presented information to the members of ADAND and SDADA regarding the alliance and requirements under the LEP.

      OSHA was scheduled to participate and provide information regarding the success and findings of the alliance and LEP at two national conferences (the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) and Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)) in Las Vegas in November of 2006 and 2007. Unfortunately due to budgetary constraints OSHA’s participation was cancelled.


    • Promote and encourage ALI, ADAND, SDADA, and SDIADA members’ or worksites’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

      OSHA provided training to the South Dakota Consultation Program regarding automotive lift inspections and ANSI standard requirements.

      OSHA, in cooperation with Benco Equipment (qualified lift inspectors), provided training to the North Dakota Consultation Program (stakeholders) regarding automotive lift inspections and ANSI standard requirements.
    Promoting the National Dialogue Goals

    • Raise others’ awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever ALI, ADAND, SDADA, and SDIADA leaders address groups.

      OSHA agreed to provide staff (Scott Overson) as a member of the review committee and participate in the review of the revisions made to the ANSI/ALI Automotive Lift Operation Inspection and Maintenance (ALOIM) Standard.

    • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on automotive lift safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

      OSHA was scheduled to participate and provide information regarding the success and findings of the alliance and LEP at two national conferences (the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) and Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)) in Las Vegas in November of 2006 and 2007. Unfortunately due to budgetary constraints OSHA’s participation was cancelled.
  2. Executive Summary

    In the first year, OSHA and alliance participants established an excellent working relationship. Through the Alliance, participants are working to reduce injuries and exposure to automotive lift hazards in the workplace.

    As a result of the successes realized through the first year, ALI is currently in discussion with other offices to put in place similar alliances which promote automotive lift safety.

    ALI is also considering discussions with national OSHA to address the potential of promulgating a standard.
IV. Upcoming Milestones

In addition, the Automobile Dealer Associations (ADAs) will promote OSHA’s cooperative programs to its membership by providing an OSHA developed article on the LEP and Consultation Program in the association’s newsletter.

OSHA has been requested to participate and speak at the South Dakota Automobile Dealers Association annual meeting in Pierre, SD, in November, 2007.

Report prepared by: Tom Deutscher (Compliance Assistance Specialist)
Scott Overson (CSHO)
Bismarck Area Office, October, 2007


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