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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

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

October 18, 2018


  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, 2017-September 30, 2018

    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

    • 2/21/2018

    In addition to the formal meeting, 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
    Webpage10/1/17-9/30/18Alliance Webpage-OSHA WebsiteHazard Communication/Chemicals Small Business1,011
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance webpage- SCHC websiteHazard Communication/Chemicals200
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage-Participant Additional Resources WebsiteHazard Communication/ Chemicals, Safe + Sound Week Outreach167
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - GHS Pictograms [Alliance Product] 3030
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Aspiration Hazard [Alliance Product] 30
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Carcinogenicity [Alliance Product] 44
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Corrosive to Metal [Alliance Product] 54
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Eye Damage/Eye Irritation [Alliance Product] 30
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Explosives [Alliance Product] 72
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Flammable and Combustible Liquids [Alliance Product] 29
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Flammable Aerosols [Alliance Product] 74
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Flammable Gases [Alliance Product] 81
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Flammable Solids [Alliance Product] 58
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Germ Cell Mutagenicity [Alliance Product] 56
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Gases Under Pressure [Alliance Product] 37
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Labeling - OSHA vs. GHS [Alliance Product] 108
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Organic Peroxides [Alliance Product] 27
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Oxidizing Gases [Alliance Product] 61
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Oxidizing Liquids [Alliance Product] 68
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Oxidizing Solids [Alliance Product] 74
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Pictograms Information Sheet [Alliance Product] 196
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Pyrophoric Materials [Alliance Product] 63
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Reproductive Toxicity [Alliance Product] 92
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Respiratory Sensitization [Alliance Product] 80
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Safety Data Sheets [Alliance Product] 218
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Self-Heating Chemicals [Alliance Product] 36
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Simple Asphyxiant [Alliance Product] 76
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Skin Sensitization [Alliance Product] 72
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Specific Target Organ Toxicity - Single Exposure [Alliance Product] 93
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - What is the GHS? [Alliance Product] 561
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage - Workplace Labels [Alliance Product] 514
    Print Publication10/01/17 - 9/30/18HazCom Training for Schools (Presentation Bundle: Script) [Web Page Hits]Small Business252
    Print Publication10/01/17 - 9/30/18HazCom Training for Schools (Presentation Bundle: Quiz) [Web Page Hits]Small Business294
    Print Publication10/01/17 - 9/30/18HazCom Training for Schools (Presentation Bundle: PowerPoint) [Web Page Hits]Small Business119
    Blog Post10/10/2017National Nanotechnology Day Conference Call follow up Not Available
    Blog Post10/20/2017Health Canada proposes use of concentration ranges to protect CBI Not Available
    Blog Post10/30/2017Proposed amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations Not Available
    Blog Post11/27/2017Electronic reporting date of Improved Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule delayedRecordkeeping/Reporting Not Available
    Blog Post1/5/2018OSHA Consultation Program Not Available
    Blog Post2/9/2018Safe+Sound webinar February 21Safe+Sound WeekNot Available
    Blog Post2/19/2018Video and poster clarifying OSHA and DOT labeling requirements Not Available
    Blog Post3/6/2018OSHA will enforce beryllium standardBerylliumNot Available
    Blog Post3/14/2018National Safety Stand-Down for Fall Prevention resourcesFall Stand-DownNot Available
    Blog Post3/28/2018WHMIS 2015 Transition Fact Sheets Not Available
    Blog Post4/6/2018WHMIS amendment published Not Available
    Blog Post6/22/2018SCHC.org Newsworthy post to promote OSHA extension of enforcement delay in certain requirements of beryllium standardBerylliumNot Available
    Blog Post8/8/2018SCHC.org Newsworthy post to promote Redesigned OSHA Webpages: Laws and Regulations, Enforcement Not Available
    Blog Post8/8/2018SCHC.org Newsworthy post to promote Limited Extension of Select Compliance Dates for Occupational Exposure to Beryllium in General Industry Final RuleBerylliumNot Available
    Facebook10/20/2017Health Canada proposes use of concentration ranges to protect CBI 235
    Facebook10/30/2017Proposed amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations 235
    Facebook11/27/2017Electronic reporting date of Improved Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule delayedRecordkeeping/Reporting 235
    Facebook1/5/2018OSHA Consultation ProgramOnSite Consultation235
    Facebook2/9/2018Safe+Sound webinar February 21Safe+Sound Week235
    Facebook2/19/2018Video and poster clarifying OSHA and DOT labeling requirements 235
    Facebook3/6/2018OSHA will enforce beryllium standardBeryllium235
    Facebook3/14/2019National Safety Stand-Down for Fall Prevention resourcesFall Stand-Down235
    Facebook3/28/2018WHMIS 2015 Transition Fact Sheets 235
    Facebook4/6/2018WHMIS amendment published 235
    Facebook5/7/2018@HazComSociety post to promote National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, May 7-11, 2018Fall Stand-Down291
    Facebook5/30/2018@HazComSociety post to promote SCHC-OSHA Alliance 291
    Facebook7/3/2018@HazComSociety post to promote OSHA revising the Beryllium Standard for General IndustryBeryllium291
    Facebook7/13/2018@HazComSociety post to promote Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018Safe + Sound Week291
    Facebook8/17/2018@HazComSociety post to promote OSHA redesign of the following webpages: Laws and Regulations, Enforcement, Trenching and ExcavationSmall Business, Trenching291
    Facebook8/17/2018@HazComSociety post to promote U.S. Department of Labor extension of some compliance dates for general industry beryllium standardBeryllium291
    Facebook8/29/2018@HazComSociety post to promote Fall Meeting schedule including - What's New with the Hazard Communication Standard (presenters Maureen Ruskin and Sven Rundman of OSHA) 291
    Facebook9/6/2018@HazComSociety post to promote OSHA Temporary Worker Initiative webinar regarding Noise Exposure and Hearing ConservationTemporary Workers291
    Facebook9/11/2018@HazComSociety post to promote OSHA's Hurricane Preparedness and Response WebpageEmergency Response/Recovery291
    Facebook9/25/2018@HazComSociety post FYI the OSHA presentation from this morning is available on the SCHC website 291
    Facebook9/25/2018@HazComSociety post to thank our morning speakers from OSHA and Health Canada 291
    LinkedIn10/20/2017Health Canada proposes use of concentration ranges to protect CBI 1982
    LinkedIn10/30/2017Proposed amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations 1982
    LinkedIn11/27/2017Electronic reporting date of Improved Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule delayedRecordkeeping/Reporting 1982
    LinkedIn1/5/2018OSHA Consultation ProgramOnSite Consultation1982
    LinkedIn2/9/2018UN GHS December Meeting Report 1982
    LinkedIn2/9/2018Safe+Sound webinar February 21Safe+Sound Week1982
    LinkedIn2/19/2018Video and poster clarifying OSHA and DOT labeling requirements 1982
    LinkedIn3/6/2018OSHA will enforce beryllium standardBeryllium1982
    LinkedIn3/14/2018National Safety Stand-Down for Fall Prevention resourcesFall Stand-Down1982
    LinkedIn3/28/2018WHMIS 2015 Transition Fact Sheets 1982
    LinkedIn4/6/2018WHMIS amendment published 1982
    LinkedIn5/7/2018Society for Chemical Hazard Communication group post to promote National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, May 7-11, 2018Construction, Fall Stand-Down, Fall Prevention2,011
    LinkedIn8/17/2018Society for Chemical Hazard Communication group post to promote OSHA redesign of the following webpages: Laws and Regulations, Enforcement, Trenching and ExcavationSmall Business, Trenching2,011
    LinkedIn8/29/2018Society for Chemical Hazard Communication group post to promote Fall Meeting schedule including - What's New with the Hazard Communication Standard (presenters Maureen Ruskin and Sven Rundman of OSHA) 2,011
    Newsletter10/25/2017Request for Assistance: Disseminating Updated OSHA Technical Resources for Hurricane Harvey/Irma/MariaEmergency Response/Recovery6240
    Newsletter10/25/2017Canadian WHMIS 2015 Proposed Amendments Published 6240
    Newsletter10/25/2017Request for Assistance: Disseminating Updated OSHA Technical Resources for Hurricane Harvey/Irma/MariaEmergency Response/Recovery6240
    Newsletter11/30/2017Delay to the Electronic Reporting Requirements of the Improve Tracking RuleRecordkeeping/Reporting 6248
    Newsletter4/16/2018OSHA 2018 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent FallsFall Stand-Down6292
    Newsletter4/16/2018OSHA On-site Consultation Program Helps Small Businesses Establish Safety and Health ProgramsOnSite Consultation6292
    Newsletter4/16/2018HazMat and HazCom YouTube video 6292
    Newsletter4/16/2018April newsletter article - OSHA's 2018 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction EventConstruction, Fall Stand-Down, Fall Prevention6,292
    Newsletter4/16/2018April newsletter article - OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program Helps Small Business Establish Safety and Health ProgramsSafety & Health Programs, Small Business6,292
    Newsletter4/16/2018April newsletter article - HazMat and HazCom YouTube video (OSHA/DOT) 6,292
    Newsletter9/12/2018September newsletter article - OSHA redesigns webpagesSmall Business6,284
    Newsletter9/12/2018September newsletter article - Beryllium exposure updateBeryllium6,284
    Newsletter9/12/2018September newsletter article - New Office of Compliance InitiativesSmall Business6,284
    Twitter10/20/2017Health Canada proposes use of concentration ranges to protect CBI 199
    Twitter10/30/2017Proposed amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations 199
    Twitter11/27/2017Electronic reporting date of Improved Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule delayedRecordkeeping/Reporting 199
    Twitter1/8/2018OSHA Consultation ProgramOnSite Consultation199
    Twitter2/12/2018Safe+Sound webinar February 21Safe+Sound Week199
    Twitter2/20/2018Video and poster clarifying OSHA and DOT labeling requirements 199
    Twitter3/6/2018OSHA will enforce beryllium standardBeryllium199
    Twitter3/14/2018National Safety Stand-Down for Fall Prevention resourcesFall Stand-Down199
    Twitter3/28/2018WHMIS 2015 Transition Fact Sheets 199
    Twitter4/6/2018WHMIS amendment published 199
    Twitter4/25/2018@HazComSociety tweeted to promote OSHA Alliance work products. 199
    Twitter9/25/2018@HazComSociety tweeted to promote OSHA speakers' presentations available on SCHC website. 199
    Twitter9/25/2018@HazComSociety tweeted to promote OSHA speakers at Fall Meeting. 199
    Twitter9/26/2018@HazComSociety tweeted to promote OSHA speaker Q&A session at Fall Meeting. 199
     
    TOTAL 125,721

    Outreach Events and Training for non-OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in an event such as a roundtable, conference, informational webinar, stand-down, meeting, or training in support of the Alliance or an OSHA initiative..

    Activity Type Date Event Name Participant Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title Of Presentation (if applicable) City State Emphasis Areas* Number Reached
    Speech/ Presentation4/24/2018SCHC Spring Meeting Plenary SessionJoan M. Spencer, Compliance Area Specialist, Tampa Area Office, OSHAHazard Communication Standard and Other OSHA HighlightsOrlandoFL 200
    Speech/ Presentation9/25/2018SCHC Fall Meeting Plenary SessionSven J. Rundman, III, Office of Health Enforcement, OSHA; and Maureen Ruskin, Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHAHazard Communication: An Enforcement Update

    Hazard Communication Standard and GHS Update
    ArlingtonVA 276
     
    TOTAL 476

    Training for OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant provided training or assistance in training OSHA and/or OSHA-affiliated staff (e.g., 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
    Seminar9/23/2018Robert Skoglund, Course Director/Instructor; Catherine Jacobson, Course InstructorHealth Hazard Determination and Risk Assessment OSHAArlingtonVA 1
    Seminar9/24/2018Robert Skoglund, Course Director/Instructor; Robert Roy, Course InstructorAdvanced Topics in EHS: Endocrine DisruptersOSHAArlingtonVA 2
    Seminar9/24/2018Denese Deeds, Course Director/Instructor; Chandra Deeds Gioiello, Course InstructorAdvanced Topics in EHS: Engineering Controls and Personal Protective Equipment SelectionOSHAArlingtonVA 1
    Panel Discussion9/25/2018SCHC Fall Meeting Plenary Session - GHS, OSHA, and WHMIS Updates OSHA Field HazCom Coordinators and National Office SMEs ArlingtonVA NA
     
    TOTAL 4
  4. Alliance Developed Products

Report prepared by: Morgan Seuberling, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, October 18, 2018

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