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Altec Industries, Inc.

The OSHA and Altec Industries, Inc. Alliance focuses on providing information, guidance and access to training resources to help protect employees' health and safety, including non-English or limited-English speakers. In particular, the Alliance addresses the safe operation of cranes, digger derricks and insulated and non-insulated aerial devices including tree care devices as well as industry hazards such as falls and electrocutions.

To meet the outreach and communication goals of the Alliance:

  • Through the Alliance, Altec conducted "Safe Operation of Insulated Aerial Devices Training" for OSHA Regional and Area Office staff and other safety and health professionals. Over 100 attendees have participated in the seminar, which was held on:
    • October 12, 2006 in Boise, Idaho.
    • October 18, 2006 in Portland, Oregon.
    • October 19, 2006 in Portland, Oregon.
    • November 14, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia.
    • November 15, 2006 in Jacksonville, Florida.
    • November 16, 2006 in Birmingham, Alabama.
    • November 29, 2006 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
    • May 3, 2007 in Toledo, Ohio.
  • Altec representatives serve on the editorial boards for the Aerial Devices; Crane, Derrick and Hoist Safety; Electrical Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Industry; and Tree Care Industry Safety and Health Topics pages on the OSHA Web site.

--As of July 2007.

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American Foundry Society (AFS)

Through the Alliance, OSHA and the American Foundry Society (AFS) encourage AFS members and others, including small businesses in the metal casting industry, to increase worker access to safety and health information and training resources on workplace issues, including personal protective equipment (PPE), heat stress and reducing and preventing exposure to silica.

To meet the training and education goals of the Alliance:

  • On November 12-16, 2007, John Grzywacz, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Safety and Health Training, Directorate of Training and Education (DTE), USDOL-OSHA, and Terry Krug, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Safety and Health Training, DTE, USDOL-OSHA,  presented an "OSHA and AFS Compliance Training Course," at AFS Headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.

To meet the outreach and communication goals of the Alliance:

  • On October 19-25, 2009, AFS and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2009 Drug-Free Work Week. Sponsored annually by the U.S. Department of Labor's Working Partners for an Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace Program, the Week focused on educating employers, employees and the public about the importance of being drug-free as an essential component of a safe and healthful workplace.
  • On August 17, 2009, Ken Gilbert, Area Director, Indianapolis, Indiana Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, staffed an OSHA Alliance Program exhibit booth at the 21st AFS Environmental Health and Safety Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • On May 3-9, 2009, AFS and more than 57 other Alliance Program participants supported 2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home."
  • On April 21-22, 2009, representatives AFS member Navistar International held an AFS Foundry Best Practices Seminar for OSHA Region V staff in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
  • On April 7-10, 2009, representatives from OSHA Region IX and Nevada OSHA staffed an OSHA Alliance Program exhibit booth during 113th Metalcasting Congress in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Through the OSHA and AFS Alliance, in December 2008, AFS developed, "White Paper: Establishing a Foundry Heat Stress Management Program," which is linked to from the OSHA and AFS Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site.
  • On August 24-27, 2008, Joe Czaicki, Industrial Hygienist, Region VII, St. Louis, Missouri Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, staffed an OSHA Alliance Program exhibit booth at the 20th AFS Environmental Health and Safety Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • On July 15-17, 2008 Luis Garcia, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Region V, Chicago North, Illinois Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, attended the AFS "Introduction to Metalcasting Course" in Schaumburg, Illinois.
  • On May 17-20, 2008, Marilyn Velez and Anita Fountain, Compliance Assistance Specialists, and Patricia Morris, Compliance Safety and Health Officer, Region IV, Atlanta-West, Georgia Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, staffed an OSHA Alliance Program exhibit booth at the Cast Expo 2008 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • On May 4-10, 2008, AFS and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2008 NAOSH Week, "Safety is Good Business." Sponsored annually by ASSE and CSSE, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
  • On April 11, 2008, then-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., USDOL-OSHA,  presented “OSHA Enforcement and New PPE Rule” at the AFS Government Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C.  Following the presentation, Mr. Foulke signed the OSHA and AFS Alliance renewal agreement.  In addition, Richard Fairfax, then-Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA; and Jim Maddux, then-Acting Director, Office of Biological Hazards, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA, made presentations during a panel discussion.
  • Through the Alliance, in April 2008, AFS developed the manual, "Control of Silica Exposure in Foundries," and distributed printed copies to their members and to OSHA Region II, III, V, and VII Offices.  The manual is linked to from the OSHA and AFS Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site.
  • Through the Alliance, in September 2007, AFS provided a copy of the video, "The Process of Metalcasting" to OSHA's DTE. The video was incorporated into the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) 1250 course "Introduction to Health Standards for Industrial Hygienists."  
  • On March 18, 2008, Sandy Bennett, Manager of Training, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, staffed an OSHA Alliance Program exhibit booth at the Safety in the Foundry XX Safety Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • On March 11, 2008, John McFee, Regional Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Region III, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Update…New PPE Payment Rule, Silica, Citations Found in Foundries" and staffed an OSHA and AFS Alliance Program exhibit booth at the AFS Keystone Chapter Meeting in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
  • On October 8, 2007, Jan Cothron, Industrial Hygiene, Manager, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development participated on a workshop panel "AFS/OSHA Alliance Update…Top Compliance Issues Found in Foundries" and staffed an OSHA Alliance Program exhibit booth at the 19th Environmental, Health and Safety Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • On October 8, 2007, Scott Frosch, Senior Industrial Hygienist, Indiana Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration discussed issues that impact the foundry industry and staffed an OSHA Alliance Program exhibit booth at the AFS Central Indiana Chapter Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • On May 15-18, 2007, Jeffrey C. Rucker, Safety and Health Manager, Region VI, Dallas, Texas Regional Office, USDOL-OSHA, and James J. Shelton, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region VI, Houston North, Texas Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, staffed an OSHA Alliance Program exhibit booth during the 111th Metalcasting Congress in Houston, Texas.
  • On February 1, 2007, AFS representatives participated in the Alliance Program Small Business Roundtable in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants reviewed promotional materials and tools that OSHA designed in response to the recommendations made during the Roundtable meeting on September 8, 2006.
  • On January 16, 2007, Nancy Newman, then-Assistant Area Director, Region V, Cleveland, Ohio Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, and Fred Kohloff, Director, Environment, Safety and Health, AFS; Jack Schuldt, 10-Q Committee, AFS, discussed OSHA's Local Emphasis Program on Primary Metals and other issues impacting the foundry industry in Ohio at the Ohio Cast Metal Association Meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
  • On October 26, 2006, AFS representatives participated in the OSHA Alliance Program Hazard Communication Roundtable's Promoting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) Workgroup in Washington, D.C. Workgroup participants identified compliance assistance tools and products to educate the public, particularly small businesses, about the GHS. They also provided recommendations on the target audiences, subjects and formats of and methods for distributing the information.
  • On September 17-20, 2006, representatives from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development staffed an OSHA Alliance Program exhibit booth at the 18th AFS Environmental Health and Safety Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • On April 28, 2006, then-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., USDOL-OSHA,  signed the OSHA and AFS Alliance renewal agreement and updated attendees on the Alliance Program and activities of the OSHA and AFS Alliance at the AFS 2006 Government Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • On April 18-21, 2006, OSHA representatives staffed an OSHA Alliance Program exhibit booth during the 110th Metalcasting Congress in Columbus, Ohio.
  • On February 16, 2006, Jan Cothron, Industrial Hygiene Manager, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and Sandy Bennett, Manager of Training, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, presented "OSHA's Silica Standard and Reducing/Preventing Exposure to Silica" at the AFS Southeast Regional Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • On November 14-18, 2005, John Grzywacz and Terry Krug, Instructors,OTI, USDOL-OSHA, presented the OSHA and AFS Compliance Training Course at the AFS Headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.
  • Through the Alliance, in November 2005, AFS developed the "Guide for Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment and Special Clothing for Foundry Operations" module of its Safety and Health manual, which is linked to from the OSHA and AFS Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site.
  • On September 23, 2005, Kim Brightwell, Health Compliance Officer, Occupational Safety and Health Division, North Carolina Department of Labor, presented "OSHA's Silica Standard and Reducing/Preventing Exposure to Silica" at the AFS Piedmont Chapter Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • On August 22, 2005, Lee Anne Jillings, then-Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP), USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation on the Alliance Program and the activities of the OSHA and AFS Alliance at the 17th AFS Environmental Health and Safety Conference in Dearborn, Michigan.
  • On August 1, 2005, AFS representatives participated in the OSHA Alliance Program Hazard Communication Roundtable's Promoting the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals Workgroup meeting in Washington, D.C. The workgroup identified a number of compliance assistance tools that it could develop to support OSHA's plans to adopt the GHS as part of its Hazard Communication Standard.
  • On April 16-19, 2005, representatives from OSHA staffed an OSHA Alliance Program exhibit booth at the CastExpo '05 in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • On March 29-April 1, 2005, Frank Perrino and Anthony Towey, Instructors, OTI, USDOL-OSHA, and Jack Schuldt, 10-Q Safety and Health Committee, AFS, provided the OTI Foundry Training Course to OSHA staff members at the Ford Motor Company's Casting Plant in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • On March 16, 2005, Jess McCluer, then-Program Analyst, OOSA, DCSP, USDOL-OSHA, gave an update on the Alliance Program and the activities of the AFS and OSHA Alliance at Safety in the Foundry XVII in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition, John Grzywacz, Instructor, OTI, USDOL-OSHA, presented "Fundamental Hazards of Electricity."
  • On March 11, 2005, then-Acting Assistant Secretary Jonathan L. Snare, USDOL-OSHA,  gave an update on the Alliance Program and the activities of the AFS Alliance at the AFS 2005 Government Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • On February 17, 2005, Ron Smay, Industrial Hygienist, Region III, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA's Silica Standard and Reducing/Preventing Exposure to Silica" at the AFS Chesapeake, Keystone, and Metropolitan Chapters and the Conestoga Foundry Association and Pennsylvania Foundry Association meeting in York, Pennsylvania.
  • On August 16, 2004, Ken Gilbert, Area Director, Region V, Indianapolis, Indiana Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation on the Alliance Program and OSHA's enforcement activities and staffed an OSHA Alliance Program exhibit booth at the 16th AFS Environmental Health and Safety Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • AFS members serve on the editorial boards for the following Safety and Health Topics Pages on the OSHA Web site: Powered Industrial Trucks, Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout), Heat Stress, Lead, Silica, Crystalline, and Ventilation.

To meet the goal of national dialogue of the Alliance:

  • Through the Alliance, in September 2008, Implementation Team members developed the case study, "Ventilation Upgrade Reduces Silica Exposure” at Grede Foundries, Inc. Facility in Reedsburg, Wisconsin." As a result of the control measures developed, silica exposures were reduced by more than 50 percent to levels well below the OSHA permissible exposure limit for silica.  The case study is posted on the OSHA and AFS Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site.
  • Through the Alliance, in June 2009, Implementation Team members developed the case study, "Silica Dust Control Improvement: Grinding of Iron Castings with Portable Tools at Kennedy Valve Foundry in Elmira, New York." Kennedy Valve Foundry implemented measures to reduce workers' exposure to silica at its plant in Elmira, New York.  The case study is posted on the OSHA and AFS Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site.

-- As of July 2010.

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American Heart Association (AHA)

Through the Alliance, OSHA and the American Heart Association (AHA) work together to share best practices and technical knowledge for reducing death and disability from heart disease and stroke in the workplace.

To meet the outreach and communication goals of the Alliance:

  • On September 27, 2007, Alex Barbieri, Senior Case Manager, AHA gave a presentation on AHA's Start Program, a wellness program for the workplace, at the Association of Occupational Health Professionals, another Alliance Program participant, Congress of Presidents in Savannah, Georgia.
  • On June 6, 2007, AHA participated in the Department of Labor Safety Day in Washington D.C. AHA representatives staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth and provided safety and health information.
  • On May 7, 2007, former-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., USDOL-OSHA, spoke to the OSHA and Alliance Program participants and other safety and health professionals during the 2007 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week kick-off event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. AHA, along with a number of other Alliance Program participants, supported the Week.
  • On October 4-7, 2006, AHA and California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (better known as CAL OSHA) representatives shared an Alliance Program exhibit booth at the Association of Occupational Health Professionals, another Alliance Program participant, Congress of Presidents in Sacramento, California.
  • On June 22-25, 2006, Earl Hicks, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA; Tony Gilson, Industrial Hygienist, Region V, Fairview Heights, Illinois District Office, USDOL-OSHA; Pat Stark, Safety and Health Compliance Specialist, Florida On-site Consultation Program; William Tomlin, Safety and Health Compliance Specialist, Florida On-site Consultation Program and AHA representatives, John Hayes and Toni Reel staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth at the CCPRF/ECCU 2006 International Educational Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
  • On May 6, 2006, Don Wright, M.D., then Director, Office of Occupational Medicine, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA and AHA representatives, William W. Hammill, M.D. and Michael R. Sayre, M.D. presented "New Guidelines for First Aid, CPR and AEDs and OSHA Regulations" at the American Occupational Health Conference in Los Angeles, California.
  • On May 10, 2006, Elise Handelman, Director, Office of Occupational Health Nursing, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA and AHA representative, Diane Fendya, R.N. presented "CPR/AED and OSHA Compliance: What the New Guidelines Mean to You" at the AAOHN 2006 Symposium and Expo in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • On January 26, 2006, AHA representatives Michael R. Sayre, M.D. and Tom Zoch, M.D. presented "American Heart Association New CPR and ECC Updated Guidelines" at the OSHA Journal Club in Washington, D.C.
  • On August 8-9, 2005, AHA representatives provided the AHA CPR/AED Heart Saver Train-the-Trainer course for OSHA staff members at the Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.
  • On September 30-October 3, 2004, the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update (ECCU) was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. On September 29, 2004, Paula O. White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA presented "Joining Forces to Expand our Reach: An OSHA Update" during the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Pre-Session of the ECCU. Dorinda Folse, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region VI, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Area Office, USDOL-OSHA and Sandra Khan, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • On July 13-15, 2004, AHA representatives provided the AHA CPR/AED Heartsaver Train-the-Trainer Course to OSHA staff members at the OSHA Training Institute in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
  • On June 14-18, 2004, the AHA had an exhibit at the 2004 OSHA Compliance Assistance Training Sessions in Falls Church, Virginia.
  • AHA shared two slide presentations, "Commit to Saving Lives, AED Programs--A Case for Support" and "Commit to Saving Lives, Implementing AED Programs" with OSHA.
  • AHA representatives serve on the editorial boards for the Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs); AEDs in the Workplace and Medical and First Aid Safety and Health Topics pages on the OSHA Web site.

-- As of January 2008.

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American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

The OSHA and American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Alliance focuses on reducing and preventing employee exposure to ergonomic hazards in the workplace by providing AIHA members and others with information and guidance for developing, implementing, and/or improving ergonomic programs.

To meet the outreach and communication goals of the Alliance:

  • On August 1, 2006, AIHA published a new safety alert: Deadly Hydrogen Sulfide and Shipyard Sewage that is posted on the AIHA Web site and linked to from the OSHA and AIHA Web page on the OSHA Web site. It was developed through the OSHA and AIHA Alliance and in conjunction with OSHA's maritime-industry related Alliances with the American Shipbuilding Association, the Shipbuilders Council of America, and the National Shipbuilding Research Program.
  • On May 13-18, 2006, AIHA's AIHce 2006 was held in Chicago, Illinois. On May 17, 2006, former-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke Jr., USDOL-OSHA presented "Reaching New Heights: Where OSHA is Heading in 2006 and Beyond." In addition, 19 speeches and workshops were presented by OSHA speakers and Alliance Program participants. OSHA representatives also staffed an OSHA exhibit booth.
  • On May 21-26, 2005, AIHA's AIHce 2005 was held in Anaheim, California. OSHA representatives made over eight different presentations and staffed the Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • On May 8-13, 2004 AIHA's AIHce 2004 was held in Atlanta, Georgia. On May 12, 2004 former-Assistant Secretary John Henshaw, USDOL-OSHA participated in "Question and Answer Session: Ask John Henshaw." In addition, OSHA representatives gave presentations and served on several panels that provided updates on OSHA. OSHA representatives staffed an OSHA exhibit booth.
  • On June 9-13, 2003, at the 2nd Annual OSHA Compliance Assistance Conference in Vienna, Virginia, AIHA representatives staffed an AIHA exhibit booth.
  • On May 12-14, 2003, AIHA's AIHce 2003 was held in Dallas, Texas. Former-Assistant Secretary John Henshaw, USDOL-OSHA presented "Navigating Unchartered Territory" outlining OSHA's 2003-2008 Strategic Management Plan goals. On May 14, 2003, five OSHA staff members and AIHA representatives participated in the Roundtable Discussion, "Expanding OSHA's Impact: Outreach and Assistance."
  • On February 1, 2003, Paula White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA presented "The OSHA-AIHA Alliance: Meeting the Goals Together" reviewing the Alliance's goals and early successes to AIHA's Technical Committee.
  • Through the Alliance, AIHA is sharing its Chapter Listings with OSHA.
  • Three OSHA staffers are participating as ad hoc members on AIHA's Ergonomics Committee to facilitate communication between the two organizations and to address and jointly resolve any issues that arise.
  • AIHA representatives helped develop and serve on the editorial board of the "Making the Business Case for Safety and Health" Safety and Health Topics page on the OSHA Web site.
  • AIHA representatives serve on the editorial boards for the following OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages: Brownfields, Construction - Fire Safety, Construction - Laser Hazards, Construction - Motor Vehicle Safety, Construction - Noise and Hearing Conservation, Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout), Emergency Preparedness and Response, Extremely Low Frequency Radiation, Fire Safety, Hazardous Waste, Indoor Air Quality, Ionizing Radiation, Laboratories, Laser Hazards, Laser Electrosurgery Plume, Making the Business Case for Safety and Health, Machine Guarding, Motor Vehicle Safety, Noise and Hearing Conservation, Non-Ionizing Radiation, Occupational Epidemiology, Personal Protective Equipment, Radiation, Radiation: Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDD) Dirty Bombs, Radiofrequency and Microwave Radiation, Safety and Health Programs and Sampling and Analysis.
  • AIHA representatives serve on the editorial board of OSHA's Noise and Conservation Hearing eTool on the OSHA Web site.

To meet the goals of promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • On May 1, 2006, former-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., USDOL-OSHA spoke to OSHA and Alliance Program participants and other safety and health professionals during the 2006 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week Kick-Off event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Mary Ann Latko, Director, Science and Technical Initiatives, represented AIHA at the event. NAOSH Week, sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. AIHA along with a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the Week.
  • On October 22-25, 2005, AIHA held its Professional Conference in Industrial Hygiene in Denver, Colorado. Several OSHA speakers participated.
  • On February 15, 2005, AIHA participated in the Alliance Program's Hazard Communication Roundtable in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants discussed hazard communication compliance assistance projects and activities they could work on together. AIHA representatives also participate in the Roundtable's Promoting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals Workgroup.

-- As of February 2007.

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American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA)

Through the OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance, the organizations work together to provide the association's members and others in the pipeline construction industry, including small businesses and non-English and limited English speaking employees, with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety. The Alliance particularly addresses reducing and preventing exposure to equipment operation (e.g., bulldozer, excavator and sideboom), trenching and excavation, and hydrostatic testing hazards.

To meet the outreach and communication goals of the Alliance:

  • On March 9, 2007, C. Bryan Little, former-Deputy Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA gave an update on the OSHA Alliance Program and the goals of the OSHA and APCA Alliance at the APCA Annual Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Through the Alliance, APCA developed a series of fact sheets for the pipeline construction industry. The following fact sheets were posted in March 2008 on the APCA Web site and linked to from the OSHA and APCA Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site:
    • Backhoe Operation Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel and Operators
    • Dozer Operation Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel and Operators
    • Excavation and Trenching Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel
    • Excavator Operation Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel, Operators, and Workers
    • Horizontal Directional Drilling Best Practices for Operators
    • Horizontal Directional Drilling Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel
    • Pressure Testing Best Practices for Personnel Conducting the Test Fact
    • Pressure Testing Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel
    • Sideboom Operation Best Practices for Supervisory Personnel, Operators, and Workers

-- As of April 2008.

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American Red Cross

The OSHA and American Red Cross Alliance helps to prepare employers and employees, including the American Red Cross employees, to respond to disasters, life-threatening injuries and emergencies. In addition, the organizations provide information, guidance, and access to training resources on safety and health topics, including emergency preparedness, disease prevention and first aid in the workplace. In particular, these efforts focus on individuals with limited-English proficiency and young employees.

To meet the outreach and communication goals of the Alliance:

  • Through the Alliance, OSHA and the American Red Cross developed a presentation on OSHA regulations including, first aid, bloodborne pathogens and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which has been presented by OSHA State Plan State staff at number of events:
    • On November 15, 2007, by Clayton Handt, Enforcement Health Supervisor, Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health at the Twin Cities Workplace Seminar in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    • On November 14, 2007, by Kristen Osterkamp, Industrial Hygienist, Michigan Occupational Safety and Health at the Southeastern Michigan Workplace Seminar in Detroit, Michigan.
    • On October 25, 2007, by Robin Pasko, Industrial Hygienist, Virginia Occupational Safety and Health at the Hampton Roads Workplace Seminar in Newport News, Virginia.
    • On October 11, 2007, by William Grabau, Certified Industrial Hygienist, Maryland Occupational Safety and Health at the Central Maryland Workplace Safety Seminar in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • On November 8, 2007, Sheila Arbury, Health Scientist, Office of Occupational Health Nursing, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA and Dionne Williams, Team Leader, Office of Health Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA presented information on the OSHA bloodborne pathogen standard during the "Bloodborne Pathogens - What You Need to Know to Prevent Disease Transmission in the Workplace" Occupational Hazards Web cast.
  • On June 6, 2007, the American Red Cross participated in the Department of Labor Safety Day in Washington, D.C. American Red Cross representatives staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth and provided safety and health information.
  • On May 23, 2007, Tina Jones, Industrial Hygienist, Office of Science & Technology Assessment, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA presented "OSHA Emergency Standards" during the "Is Your Worksite Prepared for Emergencies?" Occupational Hazards Web cast.
  • On May 7, 2007, former-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., USDOL-OSHA spoke to the OSHA and Alliance Program participants and other safety and health professionals during the 2007 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week kick-off event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for the 2007 NAOSH Week was "All Modes of Transportation." The American Red Cross, along with a number of other Alliance Program participants, supported the Week.
  • On April 17, 2007, former-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., USDOL-OSHA and key construction industry stakeholders launched the national kick-off event for the OSHA 2007 Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign: Build a Safe Work Foundation at the Thomas Edison High School of Technology in Silver Spring, Maryland. The focus of the 2007 campaign was avoiding construction hazards. The American Red Cross, along with a number of other Alliance Program participants, supported the campaign.
  • On February 6, 2007, Amanda Edens, then Director, Office of Chemical Hazards, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA and Jean Erdtmann, Director, Program Management and Field Support, Preparedness and Health and Safety Services, American Red Cross presented "OSHA Guidelines" during the "Are You Prepared for Pandemic Flu?" Occupational Hazards Web cast.
  • On October 19, 2006, the 2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference: Disaster Readiness on the Home Front was held in Washington, D.C. former-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., USDOL-OSHA provided opening remarks and an OSHA update. Don Wright, M.D., then Director, Office of Occupational Medicine, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA was the conference moderator; Thomas Galassi, Deputy Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA presented "OSHA/JCAHO Emergency Management Standards"; John Piacentino, then Medical Officer, Office of Occupational Medicine, Biological Specialized Response Team, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA presented "Pandemic Flu: Pandemic Preparedness and Response-Guidance for Healthcare Workers and Healthcare Employees." OSHA representatives staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • On October 13, 2006, former-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., USDOL-OSHA gave a presentation on the OSHA and American Red Cross Alliance and major OSHA initiatives at the American Red Cross Corporate Safety Education Conference in Orlando, Florida.
  • On August 24, 2006, Don Wright, M.D., then Director, Office of Occupational Medicine, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA; Dionne Williams, Team Leader, Office of Health Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA; and Jean Erdtmann, Director, Program Management and Field Support, Preparedness and Health and Safety Services, American Red Cross presented "Best Practices Guide: Fundamentals of a Workplace First Aid Program" during the "Is Your Worksite an OSHA Best Practice for First Aid Programs?" Occupational Hazards Web cast.
  • On May 12-14, 2006, OSHA and American Red Cross representatives staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth at the American Red Cross 2006 National Convention in Washington, D.C.
  • On May 27, 2005, Alan Traenkner, Director of Voluntary Programs and Outreach, Region IX San Francisco, California Area Office, USDOL-OSHA presented "OSHA's Alliance Program and the OSHA and American Red Cross Alliance" at the American Red Cross 2005 National Convention in San Francisco, California.
  • Through the Alliance, the American Red Cross shared its Spanish language tip sheets, including tornado, flood and flash flood, wildfire preparedness, and power outages with OSHA. They were posted on the American Red Cross Web site and in August 2007 linked to from the OSHA Compliance Assistance: Hispanic Employers and Workers Web page on the OSHA Web site.
  • Through the Alliance with the National Office, local American Red Cross chapters have signed Alliances with OSHA Area Offices including Region V, Peoria, Illinois Area Office and Region III, Allentown and Philadelphia Area Offices.

-- As of April 2008.

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American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

The OSHA and American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Alliance uses its collective expertise to help advance a culture of prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge, especially in the areas of ergonomics and reducing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and motor vehicle safety. In addition, the OSHA and ASSE Alliance addresses issues that impact non-English speakers and youth employees in the workplace and promotes the annual North American Occupational Safety and Health Week.

To meet the outreach and communications goals of the Alliance:

  • On June 24-27, 2007, ASSE's Professional Development Conference, Safety 2007, was held in Orlando, Florida. On June 25, 2007, former-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., USDOL-OSHA made a keynote presentation about OSHA's initiatives and its balanced approach to achieving the Agency's goals. Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA addressed issues focusing on the Agency's Hispanic outreach initiatives at ASSE's Safety and Professionals and the Latino Workforce (SPALW) Workgroup meeting. In addition, OSHA speakers presented six workshops, and Mr. Foulke participated in a roundtable discussion focusing on how to reach out to small businesses and other hard-to-reach employers and identify potential outreach materials. OSHA representatives also staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • On June 11-14, 2006, ASSE's Professional Development Conference, Safety 2006, was held in Seattle, Washington. On June 12, 2006, former-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., USDOL-OSHA addressed the plenary session. OSHA staff attended a reception on achieving professional safety and health certification. In addition, OSHA speakers and Alliance Program participants presented eight workshops. OSHA representatives also staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth. OSHA staff attended a Reception on achieving professional safety and health certification.
  • On February 16, 2006, former-Acting Assistant Secretary Jonathan L. Snare, USDOL-OSHA updated ASSE's National Capital Chapter on the Agency's compliance assistance and cooperative programs and the activities of the OSHA and ASSE Alliance at the ASSE National Capital Chapter Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • On June 12-15, 2005, ASSE's Professional Development Conference, Safety 2005, was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. On June 13, 2005, former-Acting Assistant Secretary Jonathan L. Snare, USDOL-OSHA addressed the plenary session. OSHA staff attended a workshop "Supporting SH&E Careers in Government" on achieving professional safety and health certification. In addition, OSHA speakers and Alliance Program participants presented seven workshops. OSHA representatives also staffed an OSHA exhibit booth. OSHA staff attended a workshop "Supporting SH&E Careers in Government" on achieving professional safety and health certification.
  • On June 7-10, 2004, ASSE's Professional Development Conference, Safety 2004, was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. On June 9, 2004, former-Assistant Secretary John Henshaw, USDOL-OSHA addressed the plenary session. OSHA staff spoke during seven workshops including Paula White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, who presented "VPP: Leaders in Safety & Health Excellence" and Stewart Burkhammer, Director of the Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA, who presented; "OSHA Construction Update." In addition, OSHA staff attended a mentoring reception on achieving professional safety and health certification and staffed an OSHA exhibit booth. OSHA staff attended a Mentoring Reception on achieving professional safety and health certification.
  • On April 6, 2004, former-Assistant Secretary John Henshaw, USDOL-OSHA updated the ASSE National Capital Chapter on the DOL Employment Standards Administration's Safety, Health and Return-to-Employment (SHARE) initiative and the importance of safety and health professional certifications at the ASSE National Capital Chapter Meeting in Arlington, Virginia.
  • In 2004, a representative from ASSE's Houston, Texas Chapter updated OSHA's Federal Network for Young Worker Safety and Health (FedNet) about the chapter's young worker outreach efforts.
  • On June 22-26, 2003, ASSE's Professional Development Conference, Safety 2003, was held in Denver, Colorado. On June 23, 2003, former-Deputy Assistant Secretary Gary Visscher, USDOL-OSHA addressed the plenary session. In addition, OSHA staff attended a Mentoring Session on achieving professional safety and health certification. OSHA representatives also staffed an OSHA exhibit booth.
  • On June 9-13, 2003, ASSE was an exhibitor at the 2nd Annual OSHA Compliance Assistance Conference in Vienna, Virginia.
  • Through the Alliance, ASSE developed a brochure; "Workplace Safety Guide for New Workers."
  • ASSE members serve on the editorial boards for the Motor Vehicle Safety and Construction-Motor Vehicle Safety and helped develop and serve on the editorial board for the Making the Business Case for Safety and Health, Safety and Health Topics pages on the OSHA Web site.

To meet the goals of promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • On May 7, 2007, former-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., USDOL-OSHA and President Donald S. Jones, Sr., ASSE made keynote addresses at the 2007 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week Kick-off event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Mr. Foulke presented "The Road to Safety" to OSHA and Alliance Program participants and other safety and health representatives. NAOSH Week, sponsored annually by the ASSE and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. A number of Alliance participants also supported the Week.
  • On October 26, 2006, ASSE representatives participated in the OSHA Alliance Program Hazard Communication Roundtable's Promoting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) Workgroup in Washington, D.C. Workgroup participants identified compliance assistance tools and products to educate the public, particularly small businesses, about the GHS. They also provided recommendations on the target audiences, subjects and formats of and methods for distributing the information.
  • On May 1, 2006, former-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., USDOL-OSHA and President Jack H. Dobson, Jr., ASSE made keynote addresses during the 2006 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week Kick-off event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, DC. NAOSH Week, sponsored annually by the ASSE and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. A number of Alliance participants also supported the Week.
  • On September 8, 2005, ASSE representatives participated in the Alliance Program's Small Business Roundtable, in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants provided a number of recommendations for OSHA on how to enhance its small business compliance assistance activities and resources.
  • On August 1, 2005, ASSE representatives participated in the OSHA Alliance Program Hazard Communication Roundtable's Promoting the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals Workgroup meeting in Washington, D.C. The Workgroup identified a number of compliance assistance tools that it could develop to support OSHA's plans to adopt the GHS as part of its Hazard Communication Standard.
  • On May 2, 2005, former-Acting Assistant Secretary Jonathan L. Snare, USDOL-OSHA made a keynote address during the 2005 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week Kick-Off event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington D.C. NAOSH Week, sponsored annually by the ASSE and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. A number of Alliance participants also supported the Week.
  • On July 8, 2004, ASSE participated in the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable, in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants discussed working together on cooperative projects for the construction industry. ASSE representatives are participating in the Roundtable's Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroups.

-- As of October 2007.

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Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA)

Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, the organizations are working together to provide the association's members and other sawing and drilling operators with information, guidance and access to training resources to help them protect employees' health and safety. OSHA and CSDA focus on addressing highway work zone hazards, motor vehicle safety and respiratory protection for hazards associated with silica.

To meet the outreach and communication goals of the Alliance:

  • On January 22-26, 2007, the World of Concrete 2007 was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. On January 24, 2007, Stew Burkhammer, Director, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA presented a seminar, "Outreach Programs for Construction." Representatives from OSHA Region IX, Nevada OSHA and Nevada On-site Consultation Program also staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • Through the Alliance, CSDA developed "CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Highway Workzone Safety Best Practices Fact Sheet," which is posted on the CSDA Web site and linked to from the OSHA and CSDA Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site.
  • Through the Alliance, CSDA members published articles about the OSHA and CSDA Alliance and the Agency's compliance assistance products and activities in its monthly publications, Concrete Openings and CSDA News, and bi-monthly magazine, PDi.
  • CSDA representatives serve on the editorial board of the Concrete and Concrete Products - Manufacturing and Construction Safety and Health Topics page on the OSHA Web site.

--As of July 2007.

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Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR)

Through the Alliance, OSHA and the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) provide CCAR affiliates and others in the automotive industry, including but not limited to youth and Spanish-speaking workers, with information, guidance and access to training resources that help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly by focusing on workplace vehicle safety, abrasive wheel machinery (including associated silica hazards) and ergonomics.

To meet the outreach and communication goals of the Alliance:

  • On February 3-6, 2007, Robert G. Stewart, President, CCAR, staffed a CCAR exhibit booth and distributed Alliance Program information, including the OSHA and CCAR Alliance Activities Summary, at the 2007 National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Through the Alliance, CCAR developed the "Operating Motor Vehicles: A Guide for Employees in the Motor Vehicle Industry." In December 2006, it was posted on the CCAR Web site and linked to from the OSHA Web site.
  • On June 19-23, 2006, CCAR representatives staffed a CCAR booth and distributed Alliance Program information at the 2006 SkillsUSA, an Alliance Program participant, national conference in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • On April 18-19, 2006, CCAR representatives staffed a CCAR booth and distributed Alliance Program information at the 2006 National Automobile Technology Competition (NATC) in New York City, New York.
  • On February 11-14, 2006, Robert Stewart, President, CCAR staffed a CCAR booth and distributed Alliance Program information at the 2006 National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Exposition in Orlando, Florida.
  • On October 12, 2004, the 3rd Annual Collision Industry Trade Show was held in Northlake, Illinois. Jess McCluer, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA and Seah Ochester, Safety & Pollution Prevention Officer, CCAR updated attendees on OSHA's Alliance Program, particularly the activities of the OSHA-CCAR Alliance. Representatives from both organizations staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • CCAR representatives serve on the editorial boards of Motor Vehicle Safety and Autobody Repair and Refinishing Safety and Health Topics pages on the OSHA Web site.

To meet the goals of promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • On February 15, 2005, CCAR participated in the Alliance Program's Hazard Communication Roundtable in Washington, DC. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants discussed hazard communication compliance assistance projects and activities they could work on together. CCAR representatives also participate in the Roundtable's Promoting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals Workgroup.

-- As of February 2007.

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Crane, Hoist and Monorail

The OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, is comprised of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) and the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA). Together, they work to provide crane, hoist and monorail systems owners and operators in general industry and construction with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety. These employees include Spanish-speaking and other high-risk or vulnerable "hard-to-reach" employees. Specifically, the Alliance works to reduce and prevent exposure to safety and health issues such as electrical hazards, falls from elevations or being struck by moving equipment.

To meet the outreach and communication goals of the Alliance:

  • On May 5, 2008, Deputy Assistant Secretary Donald Shalhoub, USDOL-OSHA spoke to OSHA staff, Alliance Program participants and other safety and health professionals during the 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week kick-off event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for the 2008 NAOSH Week was "Safety is Good Business." The Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, along with a number of other Alliance Program participants, supported the Week.
  • On January 8-11, 2007, Lee Anne Jillings, then Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP), USDOL-OSHA and Jess McCluer, then Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, DCSP, USDOL-OSHA and OSHA representatives from the Region V, Calumet City, Illinois Area Office staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth at ProMat 2007 in Chicago, Illinois.
  • On September 18-19, 2006, Paula White, then Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA gave three speeches about the Alliance and the Agency's cooperative programs and compliance assistance resources at the Material Handling Institute of America (MHIA) 2006 Annual Membership and Product Sections & Councils Meetings in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, Crane, Hoist and Monorail participants developed the following fact sheets and safety tips sheets, in English and in Spanish, which were posted on the Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Web site and linked to from the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site:
    •  "Fact Sheet No. 1: Proper Inspection and Maintenance of Overhead Cranes and Hoists" (July 2006)
    • "Fact Sheet No. 2: Hoists, Cranes, Pullers - Safety & Warning Labels and Test Certification" (July 2006)
    • "Safety Tips Sheet No. 1: Proper Use of Hand Signals for Cab-Controlled Cranes" (July 2006)
    • "Safety Tips Sheet No. 2: Pre-Operational Equipment Check of Cranes and Hoists" (July 2006)
    •  "Safety Tips Sheet No. 3: Safe Lifting Practices" (July 2006)
    • "Safety Tips Sheet No. 4: Hoist Operation" (July 2006)
    • "Safety Tips Sheet No. 5: Employee Guidelines for Safe Carrying and Transporting" (May 2008)
    • "Safety Tips Sheet No. 6: Management Guidelines for Safe Carrying and Transporting of Loads" (May 2008
    •  "Safety Tips Sheet No. 7: Hazard Evaluation Checklist for Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, or Pulling" (May 2008)
    • "Safety Tips Sheet No. 8: Alternatives to Manual Handling of Individual Containers" (May 2008)
  • Through the Alliance, the CMAA, HMI and MMA participants distributed their publications, including industry-related specifications, standards, operator manuals, checklists and recommended practices, to OSHA's Regional and Area Offices.
  • Through the Alliance, the Crane, Hoist and Monorail participants published articles about the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance in MHIA's quarterly publication, on the Mhove.
  • Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance representatives helped develop and serve on the editorial board of the Basic Steel Products Safety and Health Topics page on the OSHA Web site.
  • Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance representatives helped develop the Thermoforming module and serve on the editorial board of the Machine Guarding eTool on the OSHA Web site.

-- As of August 2008.

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Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. (IEC)

The OSHA and Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Alliance addresses reducing and preventing electrical contractors employees' exposure to falls, rear-end auto collisions and material-handling hazards by providing the IEC members and others with information and guidance and increasing their access to training resources.

To meet the outreach and communication goals of the Alliance:

  • On October 24-27, 2007, the 50th Annual IEC National Convention and Electric Expo was held in Houston, Texas. On October 25, 2007, James Shelton, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region VI, Houston North Area Office, USDOL-OSHA staffed the IEC Safety Zone Exhibit. On October 26, 2007, Danezza Quintero, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA presented "OSHA for Construction." In addition, eight representatives from OSHA Region VI North Houston, Texas Area Office participated in the IEC Basic Safety Training Class.
  • On May 7, 2007, former-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., USDOL-OSHA spoke to the OSHA and Alliance Program participants and other safety and health professionals during the 2007 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week kick-off event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. IEC along with a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the Week.
  • On April 24, 2007, Bob Isiminger, Office of Engineering Safety, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA provided an OSHA Electrical Standards Update at the IEC Safety Committee meeting during the IEC National Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • On February 1, 2007, IEC representatives participated in the Alliance Program's Small Business Roundtable in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants reviewed promotional materials and tools that OSHA designed in response to the recommendations made during the Roundtable meeting on September 8, 2006.
  • On September 27-30, 2006, the 49th Annual IEC National Convention and Electric Expo was held in Denver, Colorado. On September 28, 2006, representatives from OSHA Region VIII Denver, Colorado Area Office participated in the IEC Basic Safety Training Class. Erv Krueger, OSHA, Labor Liaison, Regional Office, Region VIII, USDOL-OSHA staffed the IEC and OSHA Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • On September 8, 2006, IEC representatives participated in the Alliance Program's Small Business Roundtable in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants provided a number of recommendations for OSHA on how to enhance its small business compliance assistance activities and resources.
  • On October 5-6, 2005, the 48thAnnual IEC National Convention and Electric Expo was held in Baltimore, Maryland. On October 5, 2006, Danezza Quintero, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA gave a presentation on fall protection with an emphasis on scaffolding, ladders and trips. On October 6, 2005, Ms. Quintero provided the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Training Program to small business employers. Earl Hicks, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA; Virginia Anklin, Maryland OSHA and John McFee, Construction Coordinator, Region III, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Area Office, USDOL-OSHA staffed an OSHA and IEC Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • On September 22, 2005, Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA and John Masarick, IEC spoke during a workshop "Construction-Related Safety and Health Training" along with representatives of other construction-related Alliances at the 2005 National Safety Council's Congress and Expo in Orlando, Florida.
  • On October 2, 2004, the 47th Annual IEC National Convention and Electric Expo 2004 was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Danezza Quintero, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA gave a presentation on fall protection with an emphasis on scaffolding, ladders and trips. Jess McCluer, then Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA staffed the OSHA and IEC Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • On July 8, 2004, IEC participated in the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable, in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, construction-related Alliance Program participants discussed working together on Alliance-related projects for the construction industry. IEC representatives are participating in the Roundtable's Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroups.
  • On June 14-18, 2004, IEC exhibited at the 2004 OSHA Compliance Assistance Training Sessions in Falls Church, Virginia.
  • On September 11, 2003, the 46th Annual IEC National Convention and Electric Expo 2003 was held in Anaheim, California. Berrien Zettler, then Deputy Director, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA gave the keynote address. OSHA representatives staffed the OSHA and IEC Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • On June 9-13, 2003, IEC exhibited during the 2nd Annual OSHA Compliance Assistance Conference in Vienna, Virginia.
  • On October 14, 2002, Paula White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA presented "Extending OSHA's Impact" to the Integrated Electrical Services, a member company of IEC.
  • Through the Alliance, IEC published articles on the OSHA and IEC Alliance in its publications--Codes & Safety, Connection and Insight.
  • Through the Alliance, OSHA and IEC developed the Subpart S-Electrical Standard Training Program, which was provided to more than 643 people throughout the country during several training sessions at IEC member and non-member companies.
  • Through the Alliance, IEC developed the fact sheet, "Electrical Standard Subpart S," which contains updates to 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S-Electrical Standard. It was posted on the IEC Web site and linked to from the IEC and OSHA Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site.
  • Through the Alliance, IEC modified for the electrical contractor industry the Ladder Safety Toolbox Talks developed through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Fall Protection Workgroup. The Toolbox Talks were posted on the IEC Web site and linked to from the OSHA and IEC Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site.
  • IEC representatives serve on the editorial boards of the Electrical Contractors Safety and Health Topics pages on the OSHA web site.
  • IEC representatives helped develop and serve on the editorial board for the Ergonomics eTool: Solutions for Electrical Contractors on the OSHA Web site.

-- As of January 2008.

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Industrial Truck Association (ITA)

Through the Alliance, OSHA and the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) encourage employers to increase employer and employee access to safety and health information and training resources on the operation and use of powered industrial trucks and to assist employers and employees in reducing and preventing exposure to potential hazards associated with the use of powered industrial trucks in general and in warehouses in particular.

To meet the outreach and communication goals of the Alliance:

  • Through the Alliance, OSHA and ITA developed an "Industrial Truck Best Practices Seminar" that discusses applying industrial truck material handling techniques, recognizing safe load capacity and other workplace safety and health topics. More than 90 attendees participated in the following seminars:
    • October 25, 2007 in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts,
    • October 23, 2007 in Lawrence, Massachusetts,
    • October 11, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio,
    • March 29, 2007 in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania,
    • March 27, 2007 St. Louis, Missouri,
    • November 2, 2006 Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania,
    • February 9, 2006 in Tampa, Florida.
  • On September 27, 2006, then-Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Steven Witt, USDOL-OSHA gave a keynote address at the ITA Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • On March 16, 2005, Paula White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA gave a presentation on OSHA's cooperative and compliance assistance programs at ITA's Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • On October 25, 2004, former-Assistant Secretary John Henshaw, USDOL-OSHA gave a keynote address on OSHA's cooperative programs at ITA's 2004 Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida.
  • Through the Alliance, ITA provided input into the development of OSHA's "Sample Daily Checklists for Powered Industrial Trucks," which was posted on the Powered Industrial Trucks Safety and Health Topics page on the OSHA Web site in September 2004.
  • ITA members serve on the editorial board for the Powered Industrial Trucks Safety and Health Topics page on the OSHA Web site.

-- As of October 2007.

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The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources (JCR)

OSHA's Alliance with The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources (The Joint Commission/JCR) provides health care workers and others in the health care industry with information, guidance and access to training resources to help them protect employees' health and safety. The organizations work together to specifically address reducing and preventing exposure to biological and airborne hazards in health care, and addressing emergency preparedness, ergonomics and workplace violence issues.

To meet the outreach and communication goals of the Alliance:

  • On October 11, 2007, the Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference: Preparing for the Unknown: "Are You Ready?" was held in Alexandria, Virginia. Edwin G. Foulke Jr., former-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA presented an update on the OSHA and Joint Commission/JCR Alliance and OSHA representatives staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • On September 6, 2007, Kay Dellinger, Medical Officer, Office of Occupational Health Medicine, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA presented "Increasing Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Rates in Healthcare Workers" and discussed the OSHA and The Joint Commission /JCR Alliance during the Health Care Worker Influenza Vaccination Protocols Audio Conference.
  • On August 20, 2007, Don Wright, M.D., then Director, Office of Occupational Medicine, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA gave a presentation on pandemic flu at the Annual Infection Prevention and Control Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
  • On October 19, 2006, the 2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference: Disaster Readiness on the Home Front was held in Washington, D.C. Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA provided opening remarks and an OSHA update. Don Wright, M.D., then Director, Office of Occupational Medicine, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA was the conference moderator; Thomas Galassi, Deputy Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA presented "OSHA/JCAHO Emergency Management Standards"; John Piacentino, then Medical Officer, Office of Occupational Medicine, Biological Specialized Response Team, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA presented "Pandemic Flu: Pandemic Preparedness and Response-Guidance for Healthcare Workers and Healthcare employees." OSHA representatives staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • On January 25, 2006, The Joint Commission/JCR and the American Heart Association, another Alliance Program participant, sponsored the American Heart Association's New Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Audio/Web Conference.
  • On October 6-7, 2005, The Joint Commission/JCR held the National Conference for Hospital-Based First Receivers in Washington, D.C. On October 6, 2005, David Ippolito, Director, Office of Science and Technological Assessment, Directorate of Science , Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA participated in a "Question and Answer Session on OSHA's Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers"; Sven J. Rundman III, Senior Industrial Hygienist, Office of Health Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement, USDOL-OSHA presented "Hazwoper and Other OSHA Standards Applicable to Hospitals"; Patricia Bray, M.D., Medical Officer, Office of Occupational Medicine, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA and John Piacentino, M.D., then Medical Officer, Office of Occupational Medicine, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA participated on a panel "Medical Monitoring of First Receivers"; and Don Wright, M.D., then Director, Office of Occupational Medicine, Directorate of Science , Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA presented, "Making OSHA and Joint Commission Work for You-Together!"
  • Through the Alliance, The Joint Commission/JCR representatives provided input during the development of the Agency's "OSHA Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers of Victims," which was posted on the OSHA Web site in 2005.
  • Through the Alliance, OSHA provided input to the "OSHA & Worker Safety" column that is published in the JCR monthly newsletter, Environment of Care News for health care worker safety and health.
  • Through the Alliance, OSHA provided input during the development of the JCR and the American Hospital Association book, Total Health and Safety for Healthcare Facilities: Catalyzing Improvements in Employee Safety, Patient Care, and the Bottom Line, which was published August 2006.

--As of January 2008.

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Laser Institute of America (LIA)

The OSHA and Laser Institute of America (LIA) Alliance provides the organization's members and others, including small businesses, with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to laser beam and non-beam hazards in industrial and medical workplaces.

To meet the training and education goals of the Alliance:

  • Through the Alliance, OSHA and LIA developed a 4-hour training course, "Laser Safety Officer Training," which discusses the safe use of lasers in the workplace. Rich Greene, Education Director, LIA presented the course on:
    • October 11, 2006 in Millbury, Massachusetts
    • September 14, 2006 in Kansas City, Missouri
    • September 13, 2006 in Higgins Lake, Michigan

To meet the outreach and communication goals of the Alliance:

  • On May 5, 2008, Deputy Assistant Secretary Donald Shalhoub, USDOL-OSHA, spoke to OSHA staff, Alliance Program participants and other safety and health professionals during the 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week kick-off event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for the 2008 NAOSH Week was "Safety is Good Business." The LIA Alliance, along with a number of other Alliance Program participants, supported the Week.
  • On May 7, 2007, former-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., USDOL-OSHA spoke to OSHA staff, Alliance Program participants and other safety and health professionals during the 2007 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week kick-off event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. LIA along with a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the Week.
  • On March 19-22, 2007, LIA members distributed OSHA Alliance Program information from the LIA exhibit booth at the 2007 International Laser Safety Conference in San Francisco, California.
  • Through the Alliance, OSHA reviewed and provided comments on the LIA developed, "Laser Hazards" Podcast, which was posted on the LIA Web site in August 2006 and linked to from the OSHA and LIA Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site.
  • Through the Alliance, LIA developed the Laser Safety Information Bulletin, which was posted on the LIA Web site in September 2006 and linked to from the OSHA and LIA Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site.
  • LIA representatives serve on the editorial boards for the following Safety and Health Topics pages on the OSHA Web site: Construction - Laser Hazards, Laser/Electrosurgery Plume, Laser Hazards, and Non-ionizing Radiation.

-- As of June 2008.

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National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

The OSHA and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Alliance provides members and others in the residential construction industry, including non-English and limited- English-speaking employees and trade contractors, with information, guidance and access to training resources to help them protect employees' health and safety. In particular, the Alliance focuses on addressing fall, electrical, struck-by, and caught in/between safety hazards.

To meet the outreach and communication goals of the Alliance:

  • On April 10, 2008, Rob Matuga, NAHB, joined with other Alliance Program participants and attended the Office of Partnership and Recognition's OSHA Challenge Webinar.
  • On April 21, 2008, former-Secretary Elaine L. Chao, U.S. Department of Labor and former-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., USDOL-OSHA spoke at the kick-off event for the OSHA 2008 Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign, "Build a Safe Work Foundation," at Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, New York. In addition, Alliance Program participants Fred Humphries, President and Chief Executive Officer, Home Builders Institute, National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) and Tim Lawrence, Executive Director, SkillsUSA addressed the attendees. Former-Secretary Chao launched the Campaign during an appearance on NBC's TODAY show. Teen workers from Alliance Program participant SkillsUSA demonstrated safe work practices for typical summer jobs for teens. NAHB and Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc., another Alliance Program participant, helped staff an OSHA exhibit booth. The Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign is a multi-year project dedicated to increasing awareness about workplace hazards and providing information about the hazards to young workers and their parents.
  • On May 5, 2008, Deputy Assistant Secretary Donald Shalhoub, USDOL-OSHA spoke to OSHA staff, Alliance Program participants and other safety and health professionals during the 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week kick-off event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for the 2008 NAOSH Week was "Safety is Good Business." Kevin Cannon, Safety Specialist, NAHB, attended and represented NAHB, which, along with a number of other Alliance Program participants, supported the Week.
  • On February 13-16, 2008, Veneta Chatmon, Exhibits and Meeting Specialist, Office of Communications, USDOL-OSHA staffed an OSHA exhibit booth at the 2008 International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida.
  • Through the Alliance, OSHA and NAHB developed the "How to Build a House" Seminar. More than 100 OSHA federal and state representatives have attended the seminar, which was given on:
    • November 1, 2007 in Laurel, Maryland.
    • October 5, 2006 in Elyria, Ohio.
    • May 26, 2006 in Indianapolis , Indiana.
    • November 15, 2005 in Red Bank, New Jersey.
  • On May 7, 2007, former-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., USDOL-OSHA spoke to OSHA staff, Alliance Program participants and other safety and health professionals during the 2007 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week kick-off event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. NAHB along with a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the Week.
  • On April 17, 2007, former-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., USDOL-OSHA and key construction industry stakeholders launched the OSHA 2007 Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign, "Build a Safe Work Foundation" at the Thomas Edison High School of Technology in Silver Spring, Maryland. The focus of the 2007 campaign was avoiding construction hazards. Rob Matuga Director, Labor, Safety and Health Regulatory Affairs, NAHB and Kevin Cannon Safety Specialist, NAHB attended and represented NAHB, which, along with a number of other Alliance Program participants, supported the campaign. Kevin Cannon, along with a number of other Alliance Program participants, supported the Week.
  • On February 7-10, 2007, the International Builders' Show was held in Orlando, Florida. On February 8, 2007, Steven F. Witt, then Director, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA participated in the NAHB Safety and Health Committee meeting. Veneta Chatmon, Exhibits and Meeting Specialist, Office of Communications, USDOL-OSHA staffed an OSHA exhibit booth.
  • On February 4, 2007, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA updated attendees about the OSHA Alliance Program and the activities of the OSHA and NAHB Alliance at the NAHB Executive Board Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
  • On November 8, 2006, Stew Burkhammer, then Director, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA and Rob Matuga, Director, Labor, Safety and Health Regulatory Affairs, NAHB spoke about training products developed through the OSHA and NAHB Alliance in the workshop, "Training for Residential Construction: OSHA & NAHB," at the 2006 National Safety Congress & Expo in San Diego, California.
  • On January 9, 2006, Bruce Swanson, then Director, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA updated attendees about OSHA's cooperative programs and compliance assistance resources during the NAHB's Construction Safety & Health Committee meeting at the 2006 International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida.
  • On September 22, 2005, Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA and Rob Matuga, Director, Labor, Safety and Health Regulatory Affairs, NAHB presented a workshop, "Construction Related Safety and Health Training" at the National Safety Council's 2005 National Safety Congress & Expo in Orlando, Florida.
  • On November 5, 2004, Clyde Payne, Area Director, Region IV, Jackson, Mississippi Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; Rob Matuga, Director, Labor, Safety & Health Regulatory Affairs, NAHB; Benny J. Pritchett, Home Builders Association of Alabama; and Leon Greaser, Wichita Area Builders Association participated in a Construction Safety Breakout Session, "Construction Safety Resources You and Your Members Can Really Use" and updated attendees on the OSHA Alliance Program, in particular the OSHA and NAHB Alliance, at the NAHB State and Local Government Affairs Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi.
  • On August 24, 2004, George Middleton, then-Program Manager, Labor, Safety & Health Regulatory Affairs, NAHB, gave a presentation on the association's Hispanic outreach programs at a meeting of OSHA's Hispanic Subgroup in Denver, Colorado.
  • Through the Alliance, NAHB provided OSHA National, Regional and Area offices, State Plan States and On-site Consultation Program staff with copies of its handbooks on scaffolding, safety tool kits and jobsite safety.
  • Through the Alliance, NAHB publishes articles about the OSHA and NAHB Alliance and the Agency's compliance assistance products and activities in its weekly e-Newsletter, Nations Building News.
  • NAHB representatives helped develop and serve on the editorial board of the OSHA Assistance for the Residential Construction Industry Safety and Health Topics page on the OSHA Web site.

To meet the goals of promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • On January 30, 2008, NAHB representatives participated in the second Alliance Program Construction Roundtable in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants discussed products developed through the Roundtable and identified potential projects and compliance assistance resources to help address safety and health hazards in the construction industry. NAHB representatives are participating in the Roundtable's Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroups.
  • On October 26, 2006, NAHB representatives participated in the OSHA Alliance Program Hazard Communication Roundtable's Promoting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) Workgroup in Washington, D.C. Workgroup participants identified compliance assistance tools and products to educate the public, particularly small businesses, about the GHS. They also provided recommendations on the target audiences, subjects and formats of and methods for distributing the information.
  • On July 8, 2004, NAHB representatives participated in the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, construction-related Alliance Program participants discussed working together to identify potential Alliance-related projects for the construction industry. NAHB representatives are participating in the Roundtable's Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroups.

-- As of June 2008.

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National Safety Council (NSC)

OSHA and the National Safety Council (NSC) work together to improve health and safety in the general and construction industries and to provide the nation's employers and workers, including small businesses and Hispanic and youth workers, with information, guidance and access to training resources. In particular, the Alliance focuses on helping to reduce traffic collisions and related worker deaths and injuries and provide first aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training in the workplace.

To meet the outreach and communication goals of the Alliance:

  • On October 27, 2009, Jordan Barab, then-Acting Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, presented "Occupational Safety and Health Under the Obama Administration" at the 2009 NSC Congress and Expo held in Orlando, Florida. Stephen Butler, Director, Office of Maritime Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA, and Ian Bennitt, Manager, Government Affairs, Shipbuilders Council of America, an Alliance Program participant, presented "Maritime Industry Safety and Health Products and Information." In addition, OSHA representatives staffed an OSHA exhibit booth.
  • On October 19-25, 2009, the NSC Alliance and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2009 Drug-Free Work Week. Sponsored annually by the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Program, the Week focused on educating employers, workers, and the public about the importance of being drug-free as an essential component of a safe and healthful workplace.
  • On June 10, 2009, the NSC Alliance participated in the DOL Safety Day in Washington, D.C. Janet Froetscher, NSC President and CEO, gave the keynote address. Through the OSHA and NSC Alliance, NSC staffed an exhibit booth and provided safety and health information.
  • On October 20-26, 2008, the NSC and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2008 Drug-Free Work Week. Sponsored annually by the U.S. DOL Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Program, the Week focused on educating employers, workers and the public about the importance of being drug-free as an essential component of a safe and healthful workplace.
  • On June 11, 2008, the NSC Alliance participated in the DOL Safety Day in Washington, D.C. Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, delivered a presentation promoting June 2008 as NSC National Safety Month. Through the OSHA and NSC Alliance, NSC staffed an exhibit booth and provided safety and health information.
  • On October 15, 2007, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, presented a keynote address at the 2007 National Safety Congress and Expo held in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, Paula O. White, then-Director Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL0OSHA, presented "OSHA Program Updates," and OSHA representatives staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • On June 6, 2007, NSC participated in DOL Safety Day in Washington, D.C. Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation promoting June 2007 as NSC National Safety Month. Through the OSHA and NSC Alliance, NSC staffed an exhibit booth and provided safety and health information.
  • On November 6, 2006, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, presented a keynote address at the 2006 NSC Congress and Expo held in San Diego, California. OSHA representatives and Alliance Program participants presented 12 workshops and staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • On June 7, 2006, NSC participated in DOL Safety Day in Washington, D.C. Through the OSHA and NSC Alliance, NSC staffed an exhibit booth and provided safety and health information.
  • On September 21, 2005, Jonathan L. Snare, former Acting Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, presented a keynote address at the NSC XVII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work held in Orlando, Florida. Following his speech, Mr. Snare signed the OSHA and NSC Alliance renewal agreement. Robert Nester, Occupational Health Nurse, Office of Occupational Health Nursing, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, USDOL-OSHA, helped present a workshop, "Young Workers in the U.S.: The Injury Problem and Promising Prevention Strategies." OSHA representatives staffed an OSHA exhibit booth.
  • On September 13, 2004, John Henshaw, former Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, presented a keynote address at the NSC Congress and Expo held in New Orleans, Louisiana. OSHA speakers and Alliance Program participants presented more than five workshops and staffed an OSHA exhibit booth.
  • On September 9, 2003, John Henshaw, former Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, presented a keynote address at the NSC Congress and Expo held in Chicago, Illinois. Following his speech, Mr. Henshaw signed the OSHA and NSC Alliance agreement. OSHA speakers and Alliance Program participants presented more than 10 workshops and staffed an OSHA exhibit booth.
  • In 2003, NSC distributed to its members a packet of information on forklift safety prepared by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division. The information packet included the OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin, "Protecting Young Workers: Prohibition Against Young Workers Operating Forklifts"; the NIOSH "Forklift Alert"; the Wage and Hour Division "Forklift Stop Sticker"; and a DOL Compliance Assistance Fact Sheet.
  • NSC representatives serve on the editorial boards for the following Safety and Health Topics pages, which are posted on the OSHA Web site: Accident Investigation; Confined Spaces; Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout); Fire Safety; Hazardous Communication; Hazardous Waste; Laser Hazards; Laser Hazards - Construction; Machine Guarding; Motor Vehicle Safety; Noise and Hearing Conservation; Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing; Poultry Processing; Respiratory Protection; Safety and Health Programs; and Trucking Industry.

To meet the goals of promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • On September 30, 2009, Luke George, Manager, Government Affairs, NSC, represented NSC at an OSHA Small Business Forum entitled "Workplace Preparedness: How Small Businesses Can Prepare for H1N1 Influenza" hosted by Office of Small Business Assistance, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, and held at DOL in Washington, D.C.
  • On July 2, 2009, Luke George, Manager, Government Affairs, NSC, represented NSC at an OSHA Small Business Forum entitled "Safety and Health Issues in an Aging Workforce" hosted by the Office of Small Business Assistance, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, and held at DOL in Washington, D.C. Dr. John Howard, then-Director of NIOSH, and Phyllis Cohn, AARP, delivered presentations.
  • On May 3-9, 2009, NSC and 57 other Alliance Program participants supported 2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home." Luke George, Manager, Government Affairs, NSC, represented NSC and participated in a panel discussion.
  • On May 5, 2008, Donald Shalhoub, then-Deputy Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, spoke to OSHA staff, Alliance Program participants and other safety and health professionals during the 2008 NAOSH Week Kick-Off Event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Sponsored annually by ASSE, an Alliance Program participant, and CSSE, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for the 2008 NAOSH Week was "Safety is Good Business." William O'Connell, Director, Government Affairs, NSC, attended the event and represented NSC, which along with a number of other Alliance Program participants, supported the Week.
  • On January 30, 2008, NSC representatives participated in the second Alliance Program Construction Roundtable in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants discussed products developed through the Roundtable and identified potential projects and compliance assistance resources to help address safety and health hazards in the construction industry. The NSC representatives are participating in the Roundtable's ongoing efforts.
  • On May 7, 2007, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, spoke to the OSHA and Alliance Program participants and other safety and health professionals during the 2007 NAOSH Week Kick-Off Event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Bobby Jackson, then Senior Vice President, National Programs, NSC, and William O'Connell Executive Director, Government Affairs, NSC, attended the event and represented NSC. Sponsored annually by the ASSE, an Alliance Program participant, and CSSE, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. NSC, along with a number of other Alliance Program participants, supported the Week.
  • On May 1, 2006, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, spoke to OSHA and Alliance Program participants and other safety and health professionals during the 2006 NAOSH Week Kick-Off Event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Bobby Jackson, then Senior Vice President, National Programs, NSC attended the event and represented NSC. NAOSH Week, sponsored annually by the ASSE, an Alliance Program participant, and CSSE focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. NSC, along with a number of other Alliance Program participants, supported the Week.
  • On September 8, 2005, NSC representatives participated in the Alliance Program's Small Business Roundtable in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants provided a number of recommendations to OSHA on how to enhance its small business compliance assistance activities and resources.
  • On May 3, 2005, John Ulczycki, then Director, Transportation Safety Group, NSC, spoke to OSHA and Alliance Program participants and other safety and health professionals about teen driver safety during the 2005 NAOSH Week Kick-Off event at the DOL in Washington, D.C. NAOSH Week, sponsored annually by ASSE, an Alliance Program participant, and CSSE focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. NSC, along with a number of other Alliance Program participants, supported the Week.

-- As of February 2010.

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The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners

OSHA signed The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance with the following organizations:

  • American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
  • Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
  • Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA)
  • LIUNA Education and Training Fund (Added as a signatory on September 11, 2009)
  • National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Through the Alliance, the organizations work together to provide the Alliance Program participants and other government and non-government entities with information, guidance, and access to training resources to help protect employees, including Spanish-speaking and other high-risk or vulnerable "hard-to-reach" workers, from general health and safety hazards and to reduce and prevent exposures to roadway work zone safety and health hazards. The Alliance focuses on flagger safety, safer deployment of traffic control devices, positive protection, night work, work-zone speeding, and runovers/backovers.

To meet the outreach and communication goals of the Alliance:

  • On October 19-25, 2009, The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2009 Drug-Free Work Week. Sponsored annually by the U.S. Department of Labor's Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Program, the Week focuses on educating employers, employees, and the public about the importance of being drug-free as an essential component of a safe and healthful workplace.
  • On June 24, 2009, Jordan Barab, Acting Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA; Lee Anne Jillings, Deputy Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA; and Jim Maddux, Acting Director, Office of Physical Hazards, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA presented an OSHA Update to at the AGC Safety and Health Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • On May 3-9, 2009, The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance and 57 other Alliance Program participants supported 2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home." Howard Marks, Director, Regulatory Affairs, NAPA, attended the event and represented The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners, which, along with a number of other Alliance Program participants, supported the Week.
  • On January 18, 2009, Howard Marks, NAPA, provided an update on the activities of the OSHA and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance at the Safety and Health Committee Meeting during the Association's Midyear Meeting in San Diego, California.
  • On December 4, 2008, Howard Marks, NAPA, provided an update on the activities of the OSHA and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance to attendees at the Kansas Asphalt Pavement Conference in Lawrence, Kansas.
  • On October 20-26, 2008, The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2008 Drug-Free Work Week. Sponsored annually by the U.S. Department of Labor's Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Program, the Week focuses on educating employers, employees, and the public about the importance of being drug-free as an essential component of a safe and healthful workplace.
  • On October 10, 2008, The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners participated in "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day," which was co-sponsored by the Department of Transportation's (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The goal of the day is to achieve one full day of zero traffic deaths on the Nation's roadways.
  • On July 29, 2008, Don Elisburg, NAPA, provided an update on the activities of the OSHA and The Roadway work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance at the Environment Safety and Plant Operations Committee Meeting held during the NAPA Midyear Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • On May 5, 2008, Donald G. Shalhoub, Deputy Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA and ASSE then-President, Michael Thompson were the keynote speakers at the 2008 NAOSH Week Kick-Off Event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Sponsored annually by the ASSE, an Alliance Program participant, and CSSE, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for the 2008 NAOSH Week was "Safety is Good Business." The OSHA and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance, along with a number of other Alliance Program participants, supported the Week.
  • On April 28, 2008, members of the Alliance observed 2008 Workers Memorial Day, which is sponsored by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and other trade unions and recognizes workers who have been killed or injured on the job. The OSHA and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site links to the Workers Memorial Day Web page on the AFL-CIO Web site.
  • On April 7-11, 2008, members of the Alliance observed 2008 National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW)-"Slow for the Cone Zone"-which was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and the American Traffic Safety Services Association and brings national attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues in work zones. The OSHA and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Web page on the OSHA Web site links to the FHWA NWZAW Web page on the DOT Web site.
  • On March 11-15, 2008, representatives from OSHA's Office of Communications and Region IX staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth at the CONEXPO-CON/AGC 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • On January 28, 2008, Don Elisburg, NAPA, provided an update on the activities of the OSHA and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance at the Safety and Health Committee Meeting held during the NAPA Midyear meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • On October 10-12, 2007, representatives from the OSHA Region IV Fort Lauderdale, Florida Area Office staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth at the InterTraffic North America Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • On October 10, 2007, members of the Alliance supported and promoted "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day," which was sponsored by DOT's NHTSA. The goal of the day is to achieve one full day of zero traffic deaths on the Nation's roadways. The OSHA and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site links to the NHTSA Web page on the DOT Web site.
  • On August 21, 2007, Don Elisburg, NAPA, provided an update on the activities of the OSHA and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance at the NAPA Environment Safety and Plant Operations Committee Meeting held during the NAPA Midyear Meeting in Amelia Island, Florida.
  • On July 9-11, 2007, members of the Alliance participated in NIOSH Prevention through Design Conference, Construction Sector, in Washington, D.C.
  • On May 7, 2007, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA spoke to the OSHA and Alliance Program participants and other safety and health professionals during the 2007 NAOSH Week Kick-Off Event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Sponsored annually by ASSE, an Alliance Program participant, and CSSE, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for the 2007 NAOSH Week was "All Modes of Transportation." The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance, along with a number of other Alliance Program participants, supported the Week.
  • On April 28, 2007, members of the Alliance observed 2007 Workers Memorial Day, which is sponsored by the AFL-CIO and other trade unions and recognizes workers who have been killed or injured on the job. The OSHA and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site links to the Workers Memorial Day Web page on the AFL-CIO Web site.
  • On April 2-6, 2007, members of the Alliance observed 2007 NWZAW-"Signs of Change"-which was sponsored by the FHWA, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the American Traffic Safety Services Association and brings national attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues in work zones. The OSHA and Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Web page on the OSHA Web site links to the FHWA NWZAW Web page on the DOT Web site.
  • Through the Alliance, The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners provided copies of the updated Roadway Safety Awareness Training Program in January 2009 to the OSHA Directorate of Construction for distribution to OSHA staff to promote the program to employers and workers in the construction industry.
  • Through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Fall Protection Workgroup, members of worked with other construction industry-related Alliances to develop the "Prevention of Fall Fatalities and Injuries in Construction" slide presentation, which was posted in October 2008 in English and February 2009 in Spanish on the Design for Safety Web site and linked to from the OSHA and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partner Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site.
  • Through the Alliance, the "Internal Traffic Control Plans" brochure developed by The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition Alliance was posted on the National Work Zone Information Clearinghouse Web site in February 2007 and linked from the OSHA and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site.
  • Through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Fall Protection Workgroup, members of The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners worked with other construction industry-related Alliances to develop the following Toolbox Talks which were posted in October 2007 on The National Work Zone Information Clearinghouse Web site and linked to from the OSHA and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance Web page on the Agency Web site:
    • Choosing the Right Ladder
    • Inspect Ladders Carefully!
    • Do's and Don'ts of Using a Ladder
    • Set Up and Use of a Ladder
    • Extension Ladder Safety
    • Using a Stepladder Safely
  • Representatives of The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners serve on the editorial board for the Highway Work Zones and Signs, Signals, and Barricades Safety and Health Topics Page on the OSHA Web site.

To meet the goals of promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • On January 30, 2008, The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners representatives participated in the second Alliance Program Construction Roundtable in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants discussed products developed through the Roundtable and identified potential projects and compliance assistance resources to help address safety and health hazards in the construction industry. The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners representatives are participating in the Roundtable's Fall Protection and Design for Safety workgroups.

-- As of November 2009.

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Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA)

Through the Alliance, OSHA and the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) (formerly Scaffold Industry Association, Inc.) work together to provide SAIA's members, and others in the construction industry, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that focus on reducing safety and health hazards associated with the use of mast climbing scaffolding and aerial lift equipment. In particular, the Alliance addresses reducing and preventing exposure to fall and caught-in-between hazards.

To meet the training and education goals of the Alliance:

  • On April 27, 2010, Darin Hinnergardt, Master Training Instructor, Altec Industries, Inc. an Alliance Program participant; Daniel J. Moss, Technical Consultant, Standards and Safety Services, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, another Alliance Program participant; and Stephen Smith, then President Elect, Scaffold Industry Association, presented a panel discussion on "Aerial Work Platforms: Safety Issues and Emerging Technologies" at the 2010 Annual On-site Consultation Training Conference in San Diego, California.
  • Through the OSHA and SIA Alliance, SIA developed the following safety tips sheets in both English and Brazilian Portuguese, which are linked to from the OSHA and SIA Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site:
    • "Transport Platform Safety Tips" (2010, March; Portuguese translation 2010, June )
    • "Mast Climbing Work Platform Safety Tips" (2009, October; Portuguese translation 2010, June)
  • SIA representatives serve on the editorial boards for the Scaffolding Safety and Health Topics page and the Scaffolding eTool, which are posted on the OSHA Web site.

To meet the goals of promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • On May 21, 2010, Francis Dougherty, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA presented "An Update on New OSHA Initiatives" to scaffold industry workers, contractors, and safety and health professionals at the SIA Regional Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • On May 2-8, 2010, the Scaffold Industry Association and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2010 National Association of Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. Sponsored annually by the American Association of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2010 was "Mission NAOSH 2010: Safe Workplaces."
  • On April 30, 2010, Martin Weis, Industrial Hygienist, Region IX, San Diego Area Office, San Diego, California, USDOL-OSHA, presented "Enforcement of the New Recordkeeping Program" to industry workers, contractors, and safety and health professionals at the SIA Regional Meeting in La Mirada, California.
  • On April 22, 2010, George B. Flynn, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region VIII, Englewood Area Office, Englewood, Colorado, USDOL-OSHA, presented "Aerial Lift Fall Protection and OSHA Construction Industry Update" to scaffold industry workers, contractors, and safety and health professionals at the SIA Regional Meeting in Denver, Colorado.
  • On April 15, 2010, William F. Coulehan, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region V, Calumet City Area Office, Calumet City, Illinois, USDOL-OSHA, presented "An Update on New OSHA Initiatives" to scaffold industry workers, contractors, and safety and health professionals at the SIA Regional Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
  • On March 26, 2010, Gerald Houvener, Construction Safety Specialist, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Updates and What You Need to Know About the Fall Interpretation Letter" to scaffold industry workers, contractors, and safety and health professionals at the SIA Regional Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • On November 19, 2009, representatives from the SIA Alliance joined representatives from other construction-related Alliances and participated in a joint meeting of the Construction Roundtable Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroups in Washington, D.C.
  • On July 21, 2009, Steven F. Witt, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Update and the Scaffolding Industry" to scaffold industry executives and safety and health professionals at the SIA 37th Annual Convention and Exposition in San Francisco, California.
  • On May 3-9, 2009, the Scaffold Industry Association and more than 55 other Alliance Program participants supported 2009 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by ASSE, an Alliance Program participant, and CSSE, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home."
  • On September 18, 2008, representatives from the SIA Alliance joined representatives from other construction-related Alliances and participated in a joint meeting of the Construction Roundtable Joint Fall Protection and Design for Safety and Workgroups in Washington, D.C.
  • July 22, 2008, Steven F. Witt, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Update" to scaffold industry executives and safety and health professionals at the SIA 36th Annual Convention and Exposition in Denver, Colorado.
  • On May 4-10, 2008, the Scaffold Industry Association and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2008 NAOSH Week, "Safety is Good Business." Sponsored annually by ASSE and CSSE, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

-- As of July 2010.

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Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRInstitute)

OSHA and the Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWR Institute) are committed to cooperative and proactive efforts to advance workplace safety and health especially by continuing to provide SWR Institute members and others in the sealant, waterproofing, and restoration industry, including small businesses, with information and guidance that will help them protect workers' health and safety. Through the Alliance, the organizations address workplace issues such as confined spaces, falls, lead and silica hazards and staging requirements.

To meet the outreach and communication goals of the Alliance:

  • Through the Alliance, in February 2010 the SWR Institute developed the SWR Institute Safety and Health Field Manual, which is linked to from the OSHA and SWR Institute Web page on the OSHA Web site.
  • On July 1, 2009, Patrick Showalter, Team Leader, Office of Partnerships and Recognition, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP), USDOL-OSHA; Ron Pilla, Chairperson, Safety Committee, SWR Institute; and Dan Cain, President, the George D. Alan Company presented an Alliance-developed workshop entitled "Small Businesses Leverage Resources to Create Effective Safety and Health Programs" at the American Society of Safety Engineers' Professional Development Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
  • On June 28-29, 2009, representatives from OSHA Region III staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth at the 2009 International Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • On September 23, 2008, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., then-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, gave a Keynote Presentation and Michael Buchet, Senior Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA, presented "Construction Industry Issues" at the SWR Institute 2008 Fall Technical Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • On September 24, 2008, Lee Anne Jillings, Deputy Director, DCSP, USDOL-OSHA; Ron Pilla, Safety Chairperson, SWR Institute; and Rob Matuga, Assistant Staff Vice President, Labor, Safety & Health Department, National Association of Homebuilders, and Alliance Program participant, presented a technical session entitled "Safety and Health Resources - Tools for the Construction Industry" at the National Safety Council 2008 Congress and Exposition in Anaheim, California.
  • On October 14-16, 2007, Ray Acree, Area Manager, San Bernardino Consultation Office, California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CAL/OSHA), and Grace Delizo, Area Manager, San Diego Office, CAL/OSHA presented a talk on the CAL/OSHA On-site Consultation Program and its recognition programs and staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth during the SWR Institute Fall 2007 Technical Meeting in San Diego, California.
  • Through the Alliance, in October 2007 the SWR Institute developed the SWR Institute Online Safety and Health Manual, which is linked to from the OSHA and SWR Institute web page on the OSHA Web site.
  • On March 7, 2006, Luis Santiago, Director, Region IV, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, presented "Developing a Site-Specific Safety Plan." Vergie Bain, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region IV, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Area Office, USDOL-OSHA staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth at the SWR Institute 2006 Winter Technical Meeting in Bal Harbour, Florida.
  • On October 25, 2005, Dom Salvatore, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region III, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Area Office, USDOL-OSHA presented "Don't Be Left Hanging: OSHA's Guide to Self Rescue" and Alvan Phillip, Exhibit Manager, Region IX, USDOL-OSHA staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth at the SWR Institute 2005 Fall Technical Meeting in San Francisco, California.
  • On March 2, 2005, Jose Carpena, Director, Region II, Puerto Rico Area Office, USDOL-OSHA presented "Emergency Response" and representatives from the Region II Puerto Rico Area Office, USDOL-OSHA staffed an Alliance Program tabletop exhibit at the SWR Institute 2005 Annual Meeting in Puerto Rico.
  • On September 19, 2004, Dom Salvatore, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region III, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Area Office, USDOL-OSHA presented "Respiratory Protection, Life Expectancy for Lungs" at the SWR Institute Fall Technical Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The Alliance Program had a tabletop exhibit.
  • On March 2, 2004, Dom Salvatore, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region III, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Area Office, USDOL-OSHA presented an overview of the OSHA and SWR Institute Alliance and "The New Generation of Work Platforms: Mast Scaffolding" at the SWR Institute 2004 Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona. The Alliance Program had a tabletop exhibit.
  • On October 28, 2003, Dom Salvatore, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region III, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Area Office, USDOL-OSHA presented an overview of the OSHA and SWR Institute Alliance emphasizing the importance of confined space entry at the 2003 SWR Institute Fall Technical Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • SWR Institute promoted the OSHA and SWR Institute Alliance and OSHA's compliance assistance resources through many articles in its various publications.
  • SWR Institute representatives helped develop and serve on the editorial board of the Sealants, Waterproofing and Restoration Industry Safety and Health Topics page on the OSHA Web site.
  • SWR Institute representatives serve on the editorial board of the Respiratory Protection Safety and Health Topics page on the OSHA Web site

To meet the goals of promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • On July 29, 2010, the SWR Institute joined representatives from other construction-related Alliances and participated in a meeting of the Construction Roundtable in Washington, D.C. Ron PIlla, Safety Chairperson, SWR Institute, presented a briefing on the Field Manual, which was developed through the OSHA and SWR Institute Alliance.
  • On May 2-8, 2010, the SWR Institute and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2010 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. Sponsored annually by the American Association of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2010 was "Mission NAOSH 2010: Safe Workplaces."
  • On November 19, 2009, representatives from SWR Institute joined representatives from other construction-related Alliances and participated in a joint meeting of the Construction Roundtable Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroups in Washington, D.C.
  • May 3-9, 2009, the SWR Institute and more than 55 other Alliance Program participants supported 2009 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by ASSE, an Alliance Program participant, and CSSE, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home."
  • On February 24, 2009, Ron Pilla, Safety Chairperson, SWR Institute, joined representatives from other construction-related Alliances and participated in a joint meeting of the Construction Roundtable Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroups in Washington, D.C.
  • On September 18, 2008, Ron Pilla, Safety Chairperson, SWR Institute, joined representatives from other construction-related Alliances and participated in a joint meeting of the Construction Roundtable Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroups in Washington, DC.
  • On April 22, 2008, Ron Pilla, Safety Chairperson, SWR Institute joined representatives from other construction-related Alliances and participated in a joint meeting of the Construction Roundtable Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroups in Washington, DC
  • On May 4-10, 2008, the SWR Institute and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2008 NAOSH Week, "Safety is Good Business." Sponsored annually by ASSE and CSSE, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
  • On January 30, 2008, SWR Institute and other construction-related Alliances participated in the second Alliance Program Construction Roundtable at DOL in Washington, D.C. Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. then-Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA and Steven F. Witt, then-Director, Directorate of Construction, updated the attendees on proposed rules focusing on cranes and derricks and confined spaces.
  • In June 2007, through the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Fall Protection Workgroup, the SWR Institute developed the "Fall Protection" slide presentation in English and Spanish which is linked to from the OSHA and SWR Institute Web page on the OSHA Web site.
  • On July 8, 2004, SWR Institute participated in the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable, in Washington, DC. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants discussed working together on cooperative projects for the construction industry. SWR Institute representatives are participating in the Roundtable's Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroups.

-- As of July 2010.

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Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC)

The OSHA and Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Alliance focuses on working with small businesses and providing information and education to address issues associated with hazard communication and material safety data sheets (MSDSs) in the workplace. The Alliance also works to distribute information and increase awareness about the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

To meet the outreach and communication goals of the Alliance:

  • On September 12-13, 2006, the SCHC 2006 Fall Meeting was held in Arlington, Virginia. On September 12, 2006, Jennifer Silk, then Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA served as a speaker on a panel, "GHS UPDATE United States." The Alliance Program had an exhibit booth.
  • On March 27, 2006, Ann Brockhaus, President, SCHC, gave a presentation on the OSHA and SCHC Alliance at the SCHC 2006 Spring Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
  • On January 10, 2006 Ann Brockhaus, Vice President, SCHC, presented "The GHS - What You Need to Know Now" at the National Capital Chapter ASSE and the Chesapeake Area Biological Safety Association Meeting in Laurel, Maryland.
  • On December 13, 2005, Jennifer Silk, then Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA; Michelle Sullivan, Chair, Board of Directors, SCHC; and Jon Hellerstein, Certified Industrial Hygienist, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) member and Alliance Program participant, MeadWestvaco Corporation, participated in a teleWeb virtual seminar jointly sponsored by SCHC and AIHA on "The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Worldwide Hazard Communication: Status and Update on U.S. Implementation."
  • On September 27-28, 2005, the SCHC 2005 Fall Meeting was held in Arlington, Virginia. On September 27, 2005, Jennifer Silk, then Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA presented "U.S. Move Toward GHS Implementation," and on September 28, 2005, Jackie Annis, Industrial Hygienist, Directorate of Enforcement, USDOL-OSHA presented "Hazard Communication Enforcement: OSHA's Perspective." The Alliance Program had an exhibit booth.
  • May 19, 2005, David O'Connor, Summer Hire, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA, and Michele Sullivan, Chair, Board of Directors, SCHC presented "GHS - Update on U.S. Implementation" and Maureen O'Donnell, Industrial Hygienist Team Leader, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA; Jackie Annis, Industrial Hygienist, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA; David O'Connor, Summer Hire, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA presented "OSHA Hazard Communication Initiative" at the ISSA Legislative and Regulatory Forum in Arlington, Virginia. ISSA is also an Alliance Program participant.
  • On April 12, 2005, Ann Brockhaus, Vice President, SCHC, presented "Alliance Update" at the SCHC 2005 Spring Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • On March 30, 2005, Michele Sullivan, Chair, Board of Directors, SCHC, presented "Global Harmonization of MSDS and Hazard Communication" at the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo in Columbus, Ohio.
  • On March 2, 2005, Michele Sullivan, Chair, Board of Directors, SCHC, presented "Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling: Overview" to the American Society of Safety Engineers - National Capital Chapter and American Industrial Hygiene Association - Potomac Section, in Washington, D.C.
  • On November 16, 2004, Michele Sullivan, Chair, Board of Directors, SCHC, presented "GHS Panels" to The Chemical Producers and Distributors Association and Consumer Specialty Products Association Implications of the Globally Harmonized System for Pesticide Products in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • On November 15, 2004, Michele Sullivan, Chair, Board of Directors, SCHC, presented "GHS, ANSI Z400 MSDS Standard" at ISSA's HazCom 101 in New Orleans, Louisiana. ISSA is also an Alliance Program participant.
  • On October 22-26, 2004, the SCHC Fall 2004 Meeting was held in Arlington, Virginia. On October 22, 2004, Michelle Sullivan, Chair, Board of Directors, SCHC, presented "OSHA-SCHC Alliance." On October 26, 2004, Jennifer Silk, then Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA; Maureen O'Donnell, Industrial Hygienist Team Leader, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA; and David O'Connor, Summer Hire, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA presented "OSHA's New Hazard Communication Initiative." Ms. Silk also presented "Emerging Issues: Control Banding - What Hazard Communication Professionals Need to Know" and "GHS - US Update on Implementation." OSHA representatives staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • On September 14, 2004, Jennifer Silk, then Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA and Michelle Sullivan, Chair, SCHC led a workshop panel, "Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Chemicals" at the 2004 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana. NSC is also an Alliance Program participant.
  • On May 11-12, 2004, the AIHA, an Alliance Program participant, held the AIHce 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia. On May 11, 2004, Jennifer Silk, then Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA presented "The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals." On May 12, 2004, Jennifer Silk and Michele Sullivan, Chair, SCHC presented "Creation and Evolution of Material Safety Data Sheets: Cradle-to-Cradle -- Birth of the New GHS SDS Era!"
  • On April 28, 2004, Denese Deeds, President, SCHC, presented "GHS: Hazcom for the 21st Century" at the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) Health and Safety Conference in Southington, Connecticut.
  • On March 25, 2004, John Henshaw, former-Assistant Secretary of Labor USDOL-OSHA and Michele Sullivan, Chair, SCHC testified about the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard and the value of material safety data sheets at the Senate Subcommittee on Employment, Safety and Training Hearing, "Hazard Communication in the Workplace," in Washington, D.C.
  • On March 23, 2004, John Miles, then Regional Administrator, Region VI USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA's Hispanic Initiatives/Multilingual HazCom Issues" and Robert Skoglund, President, SCHC, gave an update on the OSHA and SCHC Alliance at the SCHC Spring Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • On November 1, 2003, Rober Skoglund, President, SCHC, presented "Implementing the GHS: Opportunities and Challenges" at the 2003 Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety IV, in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • SCHC representatives serve on the editorial board for the Hazard Communication Safety and Health Topics page on the OSHA Web site.

To meet the goals of promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • On February 15, 2005, SCHC participated in the Alliance Program's Hazard Communication Roundtable in Washington, DC. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants discussed hazard communication compliance assistance projects and activities they could work on together. SCHC representatives also participate in the Roundtable's Promoting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals Workgroup.

-- As of February 2007.

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