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Alliance Program's Small Business Roundtable

Through the Alliance Program, a number of the Program's participants came together to participate in a Small Business Roundtable. During the Roundtable meetings, OSHA provided the Alliance Program participants an opportunity to work with the Agency to address safety, health and compliance assistance resources for the small business community. In addition, the Roundtable participants reviewed and provided OSHA with feedback on compliance assistance resources and OSHA's On-site consultation programs the Agency developed for small businesses. Following is information on the Roundtable meetings that were held on September 8, 2005 and February 1, 2007.

Alliance Program's Small Business Roundtable, September 8, 2005

The Alliance Program Small Business Roundtable was convened to gather input from Alliance Program participants on how OSHA could improve the Agency's compliance assistance resources and programs for the small business community. At the Roundtable meeting, OSHA and the Program participants discussed:
  • OSHA's Small Business Initiative (SBI)
  • Compliance assistance elements of the Agency's (SBI) including:

    • Training
    • On-site Consultation Program
    • Printed material
    • Web based tool
  • Development of resources to effectively reach the small business community and inform it of the compliances assistance materials and programs available from OSHA
Alliance Program Participants:
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
  • Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD)
  • Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI)
  • Chemical Reactivity Hazards Management (CRHM)
    • Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)
  • Graphic Arts Coalition
  • Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA)
  • National Air Transportation Association (NATA)
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
  • National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA)
  • National Safety Council (NSC)
  • National Wood Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA)
  • Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)
  • Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition
    • National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)
  • Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA)
  • Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA)
  • Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. (SPI)
  • Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA)
Alliance Program Small Business Roundtable, February 1, 2007

The Alliance Program Small Business Roundtable was convened to review promotional materials and tools that OSHA designed in response to the recommendations made during the Roundtable meeting on September 8, 2006. The resources and materials discussed included:
  • OSHA's Introduction to OSHA for Small Businesses Short Course
  • University of South Florida's SafetyFlorida On-site Consultation Program's Consultation Connect (ConNect)

    • ConNect is a kit designed to help small businesses learn about consultation and offers downloadable print and electronic resources for promoting consultation to small business. ConNect includes four marketing products.
  • OSHA's Web site navigation tool.
L-R: Natalie Schoonover, Staff Member, Coordinating Committee of Automotive Repair (CCAR); Terry Bradshaw-Morris, Program Analyst, Office of Small Business, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, OSHA-USDOL; and Stephanie Salmon, Member, 10-Q Committee, American Foundry Society (AFS); review OSHAs Introduction to OSHA for Small Businesses Short Course.
L-R: Natalie Schoonover, Staff Member, Coordinating Committee of Automotive Repair (CCAR); Terry Bradshaw-Morris, Program Analyst, Office of Small Business, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, OSHA-USDOL; and Stephanie Salmon, Member, 10-Q Committee, American Foundry Society (AFS); review OSHA's Introduction to OSHA for Small Businesses Short Course.


Alliance Program participant representatives and OSHA national office and On-site Consultation Program staff at the February 1, 2007, Alliance Program Small Business Roundtable.
Alliance Program participant representatives and OSHA national office and On-site Consultation Program staff at the February 1, 2007, Alliance Program Small Business Roundtable.

Alliance Program Participants:
  • American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL)
  • American Foundry Society (AFS)
  • Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)
  • Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR)
  • Graphic Arts Coalition (GAC)
    • Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA)
  • Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. (IEC)
  • Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA)