Presentation on theme: "Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Alliance Program Dorinda Folse Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA- Region VI, Baton Rouge Area Office."— Presentation transcript:
Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Alliance Program Dorinda Folse Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA- Region VI, Baton Rouge Area Office ACCA Safety and Health Committee Meeting February 25, 2004 New Orleans Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, LA
OSHA Strategic Management Plan 2003- 2008 By 2008, reduce fatality rates 15% and injury/illness rates 20% through: Goal 1 – Reduce occupational hazards through direct intervention Goal 2 – Promote safety and health culture through compliance assistance, cooperative programs, and strong leadership Goal 3 – Strengthen agency capabilities and infrastructure
Goal 2: Compliance Assistance, Cooperative Programs & Leadership Promote a safety and health culture through compliance assistance, cooperative programs and strong leadership. Strategy 2-1:Improve OSHA’s ability to capture opportunities where compliance assistance, leadership, outreach, and cooperative programs will maximize impact. Strategy 2-2: Promote a safety and health culture throughout America’s worksites. Strategy 2-3:Improve the effectiveness of OSHA’s approaches for promoting safety and health.
OSHA’s Cooperative Programs Alliance Program Voluntary Protection Programs –VPP Challenge –VPP Corporate –VPP Construction OSHA Strategic Partnership Program Consultation Program –Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program
Benefits of an Alliance Build a cooperative and trusting relationship with OSHA Network with other organizations committed to workplace safety and health Leverage resources to maximize worker protection
OSHA’s Alliance Program Goals focus on: –Training and Education –Outreach and Communication –Promoting the National Dialogue Customized Implementation Teams Two-years, Renewable Quarterly Update Meetings or Conference Calls
National Alliances Signed Airline Industry Alliance The Dow Chemical Company Independent Electrical Contractors Washington Group International Recent/Upcoming American Concrete Pipe Association National Electrical Contractors Association The Roadway Work Zone Coalition for Safety and Health Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, Inc.
OSHA-ACCA Alliance Signed May 8, 2003 The ACCA Alliance focuses on safety supervision, equipment and material handling, driver and vehicle safety, ladder and lift use, and lock-out/tag-out issues in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) industry
Alliance Timeline May 9, 2003 - Kick-off Meeting –OSHA, Washington, DC November 6, 2003 – Implementation Team Meeting –OSHA, Washington, DC December 8, 2003 – Implementation Team Meeting –OSHA, Washington, DC February 25-27, 2004 - ACCA Conference and Indoor Expo –New Orleans, Louisiana
Outreach and Communication Identify existing resources and stimulate the development of new training programs and materials as appropriate. Seek opportunities for OSHA representatives to speak, exhibit or appear at the national ACCA conference as well as at chapter meetings or other events. Develop and disseminate information through ACCA print and electronic media, including linkage between OSHA’s and ACCA’s web sites. Cross-train OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals in effective approaches for improving the safety and health of workers in the HVACR contracting industry. Promote and encourage ACCA members’ awareness of and participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs.
Alliance Action Items OSHA exhibit at 2004 ACCA Conference and Indoor Expo Presentation to Safety Committee on Alliance Program and Consultation Serve on Fall Protection and Motor Vehicle OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages Editorial Boards on OSHA’s Web site
Future Projects Arrange for OSHA speakers on particular topics at ACCA Chapter meetings Develop a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Safety and Health Topics page Work on the development of a Motor Vehicle Safety eTool for OSHA’S Web site with other Alliance Program participants