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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC)

November 6, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      October 22, 2003

    2. Dates Renewed

      December 5, 2005
      March 24, 2008
      March 1, 2012
      April 13, 2015

    3. Evaluation Period

      October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017

    4. Alliance Overview and Goals

      The OSHA and SCHC Alliance focuses on providing SCHC's members and others, including small businesses, information, guidance, and access to training resources to protect employees' health and safety. In particular, the Alliance will continue to address hazard communication hazards matters and issues related to increasing awareness of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • 2/15/2017
    • 7/24/2017

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.

  3. Results of Alliance Activities in Support of Agreement Goals

    Dissemination: Alliance Program participant shared information on agency-developed or OSHA Alliance Program-developed tools and resources, OSHA standards/rulemakings, enforcement, and outreach campaigns.

    Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Areas* Number Reached
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage-OSHA Website 1,572
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage-Participant Website Hazard Communication/Chemicals213
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage-Participant Additional Resources WebsiteHazard Communication/ Chemicals Safe and Sound Week Outreach96
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - GHS Pictograms Information SheetHazard Communication/Chemicals4,494
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - CarcinogenicityHazard Communication/Chemicals2
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Corrosive to MetalHazard Communication/Chemicals3
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Eye Damage/Eye IrritationHazard Communication/Chemicals3
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - ExplosivesHazard Communication/Chemicals7
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Flammable and Combustible LiquidsHazard Communication/Chemicals6
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Flammable AerosolsHazard Communication/Chemicals5
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Flammable GasesHazard Communication/Chemicals14
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Flammable SolidsHazard Communication/Chemicals5
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Germ Cell MutagenicityHazard Communication/Chemicals10
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Gases Under PressureHazard Communication/Chemicals2
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Labeling - OSHA vs. GHSHazard Communication/Chemicals47
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Organic PeroxidesHazard Communication/Chemicals7
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Oxidizing GasesHazard Communication/Chemicals5
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Oxidizing LiquidsHazard Communication/Chemicals4
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Oxidizing SolidsHazard Communication/Chemicals5
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - PictogramsHazard Communication/Chemicals61
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Pyrophoric MaterialsHazard Communication/Chemicals12
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Reproductive ToxicityHazard Communication/Chemicals12
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Respiratory SensitizationHazard Communication/Chemicals9
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Safety Data SheetsHazard Communication/Chemicals46
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Self-Heating ChemicalsHazard Communication/Chemicals17
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Simple AsphyxiantHazard Communication/Chemicals8
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Skin SensitizationHazard Communication/Chemicals2
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Specific Target Organ Toxicity - Single ExposureHazard Communication/Chemicals13
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - What is the GHS?Hazard Communication/Chemicals46
    Webpage10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage - Workplace LabelsHazard Communication/Chemicals116
    Print Publication2/24/17-9/30/17HazCom Training for Schools (Presentation Bundle: Script)Hazard Communication/Chemicals40
    Print Publication2/24/17-9/30/17HazCom Training for Schools (Presentation Bundle: Quiz)Hazard Communication/Chemicals39
    Print Publication2/24/17-9/30/17HazCom Training for Schools (Presentation Bundle: PowerPoint)Hazard Communication/Chemicals16
    Newsletter10/31/2016OSHA's Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs (SAFE+SOUND CAMPAIGN) Safe and Sound Week Outreach6,113
    Newsletter1/26/2017New Compliance Assistance Resources (OSHA) 6,113
    Newsletter1/26/2017OSHA's New Final Rule for Occupational Exposure to Beryllium Available Beryllium Outreach6,113
    Newsletter1/26/2017DOL Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act - Annual Adjustments for 2017 6,115
    Newsletter2/28/2017Published information on the ASA and OSHA webinars on the Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletin.Temporary Workers6,115
    Newsletter10/19/2016OSHA's Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs (SAFE+SOUND WEEK) Safe and Sound Week Outreach6,115
    Newsletter1/4/12017New Compliance Assistance Resources (OSHA) 6,119
    Newsletter4/28/2017New Compliance Assistance Resources (OSHA) 6,121
    Newsletter4/28/2017OSHA to Delay Enforcing Crystalline Silica Standard in the Construction Industry Silica Outreach6,121
    Newsletter9/18/2017Technical Resources for Hurricane HarveyHurricane Outreach6,284
    Newsletter9/18/2017UN Report from the July 2017 Meeting of the Subcommittee of Experts on the GHS 6,284
    Newsletter7/31/2017OSHA Issues Proposed Rule on Beryllium StandardBeryllium Outreach6,307
    Blog Post4/7/2017OSHA to Delay Enforcing Crystalline Silica Standard in the Construction IndustrySilica OutreachNot Available
    Blog Post6/7/2017National Safety Council's June as National Safety Month Not Available
    Blog Post6/27/2017Proposed rule on occupational exposure to berylliumBeryllium OutreachNot Available
    Blog Post9/6/2017Request for Assistance: Disseminating Updated OSHA Technical Resources for Hurricane Harvey/Irma/MariaHurricane OutreachNot Available
    Blog Post9/29/2017Request for Assistance: Disseminating Updated OSHA Technical Resources for Hurricane Harvey/Irma/MariaHurricane OutreachNot Available
    LinkedIn6/13/2017National Safety Council's annual June as National Safety Month 1,975
    LinkedIn6/20/2017OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety ToolHeat Illness Prevention1,975
    LinkedIn6/26/2017OSHA invited you to a public meeting to solicit suggestions for growing and strengthening VPPs 1,975
    LinkedIn6/27/2017Proposed rule on occupational exposure to berylliumBeryllium Outreach1,975
    LinkedIn7/28/2017OSHA Quarterly Update 1,979
    Twitter1/18/2017DOL Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act - Annual Adjustments for 2017 141
    Twitter3/28 - 29/17SCHC Live-tweeted highlights from the SCHC Spring Conference 2017 381
    Twitter6/9/2017National Safety Council Keep Each Other Safe Campaign Safe and Sound Week Outreach144
    Twitter6/9/2017June is National Safety Month 144
    Twitter6/14/2017OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety ToolHeat Illness Prevention144
    Twitter6/27/2017Proposed rule on occupational exposure to berylliumBeryllium Outreach144
    Twitter7/28/2017OSHA Quarterly Update on Compliance Assistance Resources 164
    Twitter9/6/2017OSHA's Resources on Hurricane Preparedness and ResponseHurricane Outreach164
    Twitter9/26/2017Live-tweeted highlights of SCHC Fall Meeting 164
    Facebook12/22/2016OSHA DCSP Directorate on a strategy to integrate safety and health into an organizational sustainability strategySustainability Safety and Health Programs184
    Facebook1/12/2017OSHA Final Rule to Protect Workers from Beryllium ExposureBeryllium Outreach184
    Facebook1/14/2017DOL Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act - Annual Adjustments for 2017 184
    Facebook4/7/2017OSHA Announces delay of Enforcement of the Silica Standard for ConstructionSilica Outreach188
    Facebook6/8/2017NSC's National Safety Month 188
    Facebook6/15/2017OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety ToolHeat Illness Prevention188
    Facebook6/27/2017Proposed rule on occupational exposure to berylliumBeryllium Outreach188
    Facebook7/28/2017OSHA Quarterly Update on Compliance Assistance Resources 188
    Facebook8/8/2017OSHA Injury Tracking Application (ITA)Recordkeeping/Reporting188
    Facebook9/6/2017A Message from OSHA about Hurricane HarveyHurricane Outreach188
    Facebook9/26/2017Highlights from SCHC Fall Meeting: OSHA HNOC PictogramHazard Communication/Chemicals188
    Facebook9/26/2017Highlights from SCHC Fall Meeting: Precautionary phrases: Urgency and SeriousnessHazard Communication/Chemicals188
    Facebook9/26/2017Highlights from SCHC Fall Meeting: Pictogram for "keep out of reach of children"Hazard Communication/Chemicals188
     
    TOTAL 94,758

    Speeches, Presentations, Exhibits and Other Events: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in events which includes speeches/presentations, exhibits, roundtables, conferences, informational webinars or other meetings.

    Activity Type Date Event Name Participant Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title Of Presentation (if applicable) City State Emphasis Areas* Number Reached
    Speech/ Presentation3/28/2017SCHC Spring Conference 2017Maureen Ruskin, Deputy Director, Standards and Guidance, OSHAHazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012) - Updating the StandardNew OrleansLAHazard Communication/Chemicals275
    Speech/ Presentation3/28/2017SCHC Spring Conference 2017Edmund Baird, Counsel for Safety Standards, Office of the Solicitor, US Dept. of LaborObservations: UN Global List Pilot Project Versus Published GHS ClassificationsNew OrleansLAHazard Communication/Chemicals275
    Speech/ Presentation3/28/2017SCHC Spring Conference 2017Dorinda Folse, Area Director, OSHA - Baton Rouge OfficeDoing an HCS 2012 Inspection: OSHA's PerspectiveNew OrleansLAHazard Communication/Chemicals250
    Speech/ Presentation3/29/2017SCHC Spring Conference 2017Paul Brigandi, Consultant to OSHAPanel Presentation: Harmonization Between GHS Aquatic Toxicity Classifications and IMDG, IATA and National Transport ClassificationsNew OrleansLAHazard Communication/Chemicals250
    Speech/ Presentation3/29/2017SCHC Spring Conference 2017Jennifer Mahoney, SCHC Vice President, Chair of SCHC-OSHA Alliance CommitteeThe SCHC-OSHA Alliance: Next StepsNew OrleansLAHazard Communication/Chemicals250
    Presentation9/26/2017SCHC Fall MeetingMaureen Ruskin - Director, Office of Chemical Hazards-Metals, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHAHazard Communication Standard and GHS UpdateArlingtonVAHazard Communication/Chemicals230
    Presentation9/26/2017SCHC Fall MeetingSven J. Rundman III - Supervisory Industrial Hygienist Directorate of Enforcement Programs /Office of Health Enforcement, OSHAHazard Communication Standard and GHS UpdateArlingtonVAHazard Communication/Chemicals230
    Exhibit9/26/2017SCHC Fall MeetingMorgan Seuberling, OOSA, DCSP, OSHANot ApplicableArlingtonVA 230
     
    TOTAL 1,990

    Training for OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant provided training or assistance in training OSHA and OSHA-affiliated staff (including state plan and/or On-site Consultation Program representatives)..

    Training Type Date Name/Title of Trainer Training Title Audience: OSHA, State Plan, Onsite Consultation City State Emphasis Areas* Number Reached
    Other3/28/2017Ari Lewis, Chair Principle, Gradient - Cambridge, MA Crossroads between HazCom and Consumer Product LabelingOSHA New OrleansLAHazard Communication/ Chemicals1
    Webinar5/25/2017Paul Brigandi and Jennifer MahoneyGHS Safety Data Sheets - Roadmap to managing variances in key geographiesOSHA Online Hazard Communication/ Chemicals1
    Other9/26/17 - 9/27/17MultipleSCHC Fall Meeting-PresentationsOSHA-National Office and RegionalStreaming Hazard Communication/ Chemicals13
     
    TOTAL 15
  4. Alliance Developed Products

Report prepared by: Morgan Seuberling, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, November 6, 2017

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