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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the
Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
January 12, 2005

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

April 14, 2002

Date Renewed

July 8, 2003

Evaluation Period

July 8, 2003 July 7, 2004

Overview

OSHA's Alliance with RIMS focuses on promoting the value that successful safety and health management systems add to a worksite, and the impact of using a cooperative approach between OSHA, management, and labor. In addition, the organizations are using their collective expertise to help foster a culture of prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge.

Implementation Team Members

 
OSHA:  
Cathy Cronin
Sandi Khan
Lisa Ramber
Nilgun Tolek*
Bill Wilson
Office of Training and Education (OTE)
Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)
OOSA
OOSA
OOSA
   
RIMS  
Janice Ochenkowski*
Wayne Salen*
Joanne Waldman*
 

*Nilgun Tolek was the Alliance coordinator through December 2003. Joanne Waldman left the organization in March 2003, Janice Ochenkowski and Wayne Salen changed positions within the organization.

II. Implementation Team Meetings

January 12, 2004      Implementation Team Meeting
September 24, 2003  Implementation Team Meeting

III. Results
  1. Events and Products

    Training and Education Goals

    • Collect and analyze cost benefit information in order to develop a tool for safety and health professionals to use in demonstrating the cost savings and benefits associated with effective safety and health management systems.

      No products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.

    • Encourage employers to incorporate safety and health into their overall business management systems.

      No products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.
    Outreach and Communication

    • Provide access to OSHA's Compliance Assistance Specialists and Consultation Projects and establish links between OSHA Area Offices and local and state RIMS Chapters.

      No products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.

    • Exchange technical information and best practices.

      No products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.

    • Inform RIMS membership of OSHA issues and concerns.

      No products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.

    • Provide workshop instruction at RIM's annual and regional conferences.

      No products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.

    • Use existing communication tools more effectively, including web sites, newsletters, magazines, and conference exhibits.

      Events

      April 18-22, 2004: RIMS 2004 Annual Conference and Exhibition

      OSHA had an exhibit booth during the conference.

      April 6-10, 2003: 41st RIMS Annual Conference and Exhibition
      OSHA gave a panel presentation on OSHA's Voluntary Guidelines for Ergonomic Injuries.

      OSHA and RIMS Alliance Webpages

      The RIMS Website features an OSHA-RIMS Alliance Webpage, which includes information about the goals of the Alliance and links to OSHA's Alliance Program and OSHA's Mold Guidelines.

      The OSHARIMS Alliance Webpage on OSHA's Website features information on related documents, activities and events and milestones and successes. For information on the number of visits to the OSHA-RIMS Alliance Webpage see page 3.
  2. Executive Summary

    Through the Alliance Program, OSHA and RIMS have reached out to RIMS members and others with information on the value of implementing a successful safety and health management system.

    RIMS had leadership changes and staff reductions over the last year. This left several RIMS positions, including the RIMS Alliance coordinator's position, vacant for several months causing the OSHA-RIMS Alliance to be inactive. OSHA and RIMS will discuss the future of the Alliance and possible strategies to achieve the achieve the Alliance goals that have not been addressed to date.

  3. Alliance Program Reach
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
April 18-22, 2004, RIMS 2004 Annual Conference and Exhibition, San Diego, California
  • OSHA exhibit.
Data Not Available
April 6-10, 2003, 41st RIMS Annual Conference and Exhibition, Lakeside Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • OSHA panel presentation "OSHA's Voluntary Guidelines for Ergonomic Injuries."
Data Not Available
OSHA-RIMS Alliance Webpage on OSHA's Website 4,000
RIMS Alliance Webpage on the RIMS Website Data Not Available
August 15, 2003, "RIMS Alliance Renewed," OSHA's QuickTakes 38,000
TOTAL 42,000

IV. Upcoming Milestones

The OSHA and RIMS Implementation team have not yet identified programs or projects to address the Alliance goals during the upcoming year. In addition, due to the inactivity of the Alliance during the past year, the implementation team will discuss the future of the Alliance at the next meeting.


Report prepared by: Sandi Khan, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, January 12, 2005.