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1 Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs Update National Capitol Chapter of ASSE and Potomac Section of AIHA Joint Chapter Meeting March 25, 2010 Elizabeth (Bea) Way Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs

2 DCSP Overview Office of Outreach Services and Alliances Alliance Program Compliance Assistance and Outreach Office of Partnerships and Recognition Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) OSHA Challenge Strategic Partnerships Program Office of Small Business Assistance On-site Consultation Program Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Office of State Programs

3 Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)

4 Background of OSHA’s Alliance Program Promote workplace safety and health Develop and disseminate compliance assistance products Share information to prevent injuries, illnesses, and fatalities

5 Review of OSHA’s Alliance Program Review of National and Regional/Area Office Alliances –Does the Alliance address OSHA’s areas of emphasis? –Is the Alliance actively working to meet the goals of the Alliance agreement and produce tangible results? 47 active National Alliances 333 active Regional/Area Office Alliances

6 OSHA’s Alliance Program Aligned with OSHA Priorities Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives Outreach and Communication Training and Education Worker Involvement

7 ASSE Signed: December 4, 2002 Renewed: June 12, 2006 and June 10, 2008 Alliance Focus: Immigrant Employers and Workers; Small Business; Motor Vehicle Safety; Ergonomics; and Youth AIHA Signed: October 10, 2002 Renewed April 23,2004, July 6, 2006, and October 21, 2008 Alliance Focus: Construction; General Industry; and Emergency Response 2009 NAOSH Week Kick-off event on May 4, 2009 in Washington, DC. OSHA ASSE and AIHA Alliances

8 Results and Successes Products and Resources Input to OSHA on Development –eTools –Safety and Health Topics Pages –Compliance Assistance Products Best Practice Seminars for OSHA Staff Products and Resources Developed with input from Alliance Program participants

9 Alliance Program Participants Developed Products

10 Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Web Page Screen Capture of the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable

11 Compliance Assistance (CA) Coordinates OSHA CA and outreach activities Promotes safety and health outreach resources Develops case studies and success stories Coordinates the activities of the Compliance Assistance Specialists (CASs) and Hispanic/ESL Coordinators CA planning and tracking

12 Compliance Assistance Web Page Screen Capture of the OSHA Compliance Assistance Web Page

13 OSHA Products Pictures of OSHA Publications

14 Electronic Assistance Tools eTools –Computer Workstations –Evacuation Plans and Procedures –Respiratory Protection –Construction –Safety and Health Management Systems –Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Safety and Health Topics Pages –Ergonomics –Hazard Communication –Personal Protective Equipment –Bloodborne Pathogens –Asbestos Screen Capture of the OSHA Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution eTool

15 Office of Partnerships and Recognition (OPR)

16 OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) A voluntary cooperative program administered by OSHA. Trilateral Cooperation between labor, management, and government. Proven model for achieving safety and health excellence that utilizes a systems approach. 918, 466 workers impacted by VPP (as of 2/28/10). Average TCIR for participants was 54% below (2007) BLS; DART rates were 51% below.* VPP participants saved more than $280 million by avoiding DART injuries for one year.** VPP Federal agency worksites saved the government more than $50 million by avoiding DART injuries.** Cabot Supermetals celebrates VPP approval and recognition *Preliminary results from VPP’s 2008 annual evaluation. **Reported by National Safety Council’s Injury Facts.

17 Federal Register Notice (FRN) “2009 Revisions To VPP” Published January 9, 2009 Effective May 9, 2009 Announced Three Ways to Participate –Mobile Workforce –Site-Based –Corporate

18 Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report (June 18, 2009) Key Results of GAO Study –Steadily grown since 1982 inception –Internal controls require strengthening to ensure qualified participation and operational consistency Key Recommendations –Development of documentation policy –Establishing internal controls for consistent compliance –Develop goals and performance measures Strengthening the Administration of VPP –Statement of Executive Action (SEA) –Administrative Memoranda Response to GAO recommendations Three memos to date

19 VPP Success Story: Vaughn Industries, LLC Safety culture change Full-time Safety Inspector and Safety Trainer added to key staff Built state-of-the-art in-house training facility Three-year average TCIR: 44% below BLS Three-year average DART rate: 84% below BLS Matt Plotts, President, Mark Greer, Safety Director, Jule Hovi, Director, OSHA Toledo Area Office, Charles Shelton, Compliance Specialist, Toledo Area Office, And Tim Vaughn, CEO “This was Vaughn Industries’ new beginning. No one can go back and change the past, but moving forward, we’re committed to investing in our employees to ensure their safety and in making them the best tradesman in the country.” --Mark Greer, Safety Director, Vaughn Industries, LLC

20 Three-stage roadmap to a safety and health management system Two tracks: General Industry and Construction Close to 106,000 total workers impacted 202 Participants (as of February 28, 2010): –27 Administrators, 123 Coordinators –91,651 total active workers –38% of total Participants unionized OSHA Challenge

21 OSHA Challenge Impact Injury and Illness Rates (from CY 2008 Evaluation) 81% of Participants attained TCIRs below the 2007 BLS national average for their respective industries 79% of Participants attained DART rates below the 2007 BLS national average for their respective industries 24 Participants graduated, 10 achieved VPP recognition Challenge Graduate Success Story: Thomas & Marker Construction 2004: $87,724 lost-time claims + $3,058 medical only = $90,783 Since 2004, workers’ compensation paid dropped nearly 99% From 2004 to 2007 – Reduced TCIR by 66% 2007: No lost time claims, $ medical only VPP Recognition in 2008

22 Become a Challenge Administrator! Requirements: –Knowledge and experience in SHMS –Available resources including time, personnel, and expertise to administer –Commit to Challenge and agree to sponsor a number of Participants Roles and Responsibilities: –Serves as a Liaison between Participants and OSHA –Provides direction and understanding of Challenge/VPP requirements –Prepares and Submits Documents to OSHA For More Information, Contact –Your local OSHA Area Office –Cathy Oliver, Director, OPR

23 OSHA Strategic Partnership Program (OSPP) Voluntary agreements with employers, workers, professional or trade associations, labor organizations, On-site Consultation projects, and/or other interested stakeholders. Encourage, assist, and recognize efforts to eliminate serious hazards and achieve model workplace safety and health practices. Unique, formal agreement that establishes specific goals, strategies, and performance measures. Results as of February 28, 2010 –633 OSPs formed –1,526,279 workers and 24,486 employers impacted –143 active partnerships (137 regional and 6 national)

24 Four Models of OSHA Strategic Partnerships (OSPs) Single Site Single Employer/Multiple Site Industry-wide Trade Associations

25 Preliminary Highlights of the FY 2008 OSPP Annual Evaluation Injury and Illness Rates –60% reported reductions in both TCIR and DART rates as compared with either their respective baselines or their rates from the previous year. –75% reported a TCIR below the BLS national average. –80% of OSPs reported a DART below their industry’s average. Enforcement Inspection Compliance –74% of the enforcement inspections for Partnership activity resulted in no citation issued –55% of the Partnerships with enforcement inspections performed were fully compliant with no citations issued. Participant Benefits –89% reported Improved safety and health awareness –86% reported Improved relations with OSHA –81% reported Improved relations between employers

26 Office of Small Business Assistance (OSBA)

27 On-site Consultation Program Free, confidential service (separate from ENFORCEMENT) Employer must request (voluntary) No citations or penalties issued

28 Screen Capture of the OSHA On-site Consultation Web page On-site Consultation Web Page

29 What is SHARP? Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program Recognizes exemplary employers Highest OSHA honor for small businesses S

30 SHARP Web Page Screen Capture of the SHARP Web page

31 Consultation reports generated: January 6, 2010 Parameters: Private Sector, Closing Conference Date: October 1, 2009 – December 31, 2009 ** Total includes 21(d) and 23(g) Consultation Project data through report date

32 Active SHARP Sites As of February 28, 2010

33 Office of State Programs

34 Federal: District of Columbia Guam American Samoa Trust Territories OSHA State Plan Coverage 7.5 Million Establishments115 Million Workers 56 States and Territories Federal OSHAState Plans States and Territories3422 (Plus 5 Public Sector Only Plans) Establishments4,500,000 – 60%3,000,000 – 40% workers Covered69,000,000 – 60%46,000,000 – 40% (+ 11,500,000 Public Sector)

35 FY 2009 – National Final Inspection Data State PlansFederal Total Inspections 61,01639,004 % Safety 79%85% % Health 21%15% Total Violations 129,36387,663 % Serious 43%77% Avg. Current Penalty Per Serious Violation $800$970 Total Current Penalties $60,556,670$96,254,766

36 FY 2009 – Region III Final Inspection Data State Plans (MD, VA) Total Inspections4,594 % Safety79% % Health21% Total Violations10,904 % Serious53% Avg. Current Penalty Per Serious Violation $594 Total Current Penalties$5,688,393

37 State Plan Funding Information FY 2010 State Plan grant funding- $104.4 Million FY 2011 Proposed Funding of $105.8 Million 7 States accepted over $1.6 million to support inspections related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)

38 Important Things to Note Nevada Hearing Special Studies

39 State Occupational Safety and Health Plans Web Page State Plan Web Page

40 Virginia State Plan Web Page VA State Plan Web page

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