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					     Cooperative Programs:
      Working With OSHA

Paula O. White
Director, Cooperative and State Programs
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

American Meat Institute
April 20, 2004
Safety & Health on the Job:
 Increase the Possibilities
    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-AMI Alliance

Signed October 2002
                         OSHA

Focus on:               Alliance
– Ergonomics             AMI
– Best Practices
– Technical Knowledge
OSHA-AMI Alliance Goals
Outreach & Communication


Develop and distribute materials

Disseminate information and
guidance in Spanish and other
languages

Speak, exhibit, or appear at
conferences
RESULTS!
 Outreach & Communication
          Results

Conferences and meetings



Published articles
     OSHA-AMI Alliance Goals
      Training & Education

– Develop and deliver training and education
  programs on ergonomic issues.


– Cross-train OSHA and industry safety and
  health personnel in AMI’s ergonomic best
  practices or programs.
Training & Education Results
Region IV Training Class – April 2004
– Orientation to the Meat Industry
– Unique Meat Packing Successes
– Nebraska Meat Industry/OSHA Partnership



Ergonomics: Setting the Gold Standard
– AMI Foundation & Bettcher Industries, Inc.
– Ergonomic issues specific to meat-packing facilities.
    OSHA-AMI Alliance Goals
  Promoting National Dialogue

Encourage AMI members to act as
industry liaisons and resources for
OSHA’s cooperative programs and
Compliance Assistance Specialists.

Share information on best practices of AMI
members with others in the industry.
    Who’s Entering Alliances?
 Abbott Laboratories               Board of Certified Safety
 American Heart Assoc.            Professionals
 Health Physics Society            Club Managers Association of
 National Hearing Conservation    America
Assoc.                             Center for Business and Public
 American Textile Manufacturers   Policy, McDonough School of
                                  Business
 Independent Lubricant
Manufacturers Assoc.               Graphic Arts Coalition


 Construction Institute of         Tree Care Industry Association
American Society of Civil          Shipbuilders Council of America
Engineers                          Risk & Insurance Management
 Manufacturers Institute, Inc.    Society
 Nat’l Assoc. of Homebuilders      American Meat Institute
 Retail Industry Leaders Assoc.    International Safety Equipment
 Industrial Truck Association     Assoc.
Other Alliance Successes
Society of the Plastics Industry

Airlines Industry

The Dow Chemical Company

Washington Group International
Other Cooperative Programs

VPP

Partnerships

SHARP
                            VPP
   Over 270 Different Industries
    Participate
   Size Independent
       Smallest Employer: 6 Employees
       Largest Employer: 17,700 Employees +
        14,000 Contract Employees
       47% Have < 200 Employees
               VPP Works

   Successful because it’s replicable!
   Total Cases rates 53% below
    respective industry average (CY2002)
   Equal to 10,532 cases avoided
    (CY2002)
       VPP - Success Stories
GE – 73 facilities in VPP

Mary Kay – Lost workday injury and illness rate
58% below industry average

Superior Industries – Annual recordables
dropped from 202 to less than 38

Georgia Pacific – Wood i-beam production plant
injury rate cut in half; from 4.2 to 2.1
    VPP Success Stories
Columbia Foods/Kraft in MO
– TCIR:     59% below industry average
– DARCIR    52% below industry average


Aurora Packing Co. in IL
– TCIR:     57% below industry average
– DARCIR    75% below industry average
  What’s Next for VPP

Challenge


VPP Corporate


VPP Construction
       OSHA Challenge
Road Map for safety and
health

Recognition

Conserve OSHA resources

Increase and expedite
participation
          VPP Corporate

Maximize reliance on
 corporate pre-screening

 Streamline applications

 Streamline onsite evaluations

 Maximize leadership and
  outreach
       VPP for Construction
            A Redesign

Provides flexibility to
meet unique aspects
of industry

Companies may
attain recognition at
corporate, division or
business unit level
OSHA Strategic Partnership
    Program (OSPP)

 214 active partnerships, 302 total

 Over 13,223 employers and 558,000
 employees impacted since 1998

 12 National partnerships
Current National Partnerships


 National Park Service    Koch Industries
 ABC                      USPS
 AGC                      Johnson & Johnson
 Ford Motor Co./UAW       AMEC Construction
 Visteon/UAW              Tysons Food
 National Ready Mix Concrete Association
United States Postal Service
           OSPP

  Ergonomic Risk Reduction
  Process (EERP)
  170 sites over 3 years
  36 sites launched as of January
  2004
Soldier Field Success Story
No fatalities with more
than 3.8 million man-
hours logged
Days Away from
Work rate over 47%
below the National
BLS rate for the
construction
Industry BLS
Average: 3.2; Site
total: 1.7
Philadelphia Communications
           Towers
- 39 employees protected through completion of
  the Pre-work Communication Tower Safety and
  Health Checklists.

- All hazards were abated prior to employee
  exposure.

- There were no injuries or illnesses reported by
  workers covered under the auspices of this
  agreement
   Consultation: Help for
    Small Businesses
Helps employer identify and correct
hazards
Identifies sources for further assistance
Assists employer in developing or
maintaining an effective safety and
health management system
Offers training—on-site or off-site
No citations issued or penalties
proposed
 Safety & Health Achievement
Recognition Program (SHARP)
 Develop and implement a safety and health
 management system
 Maintain injury and illness rates below the
 industry average
 Removed from programmed inspection list for
 at least 1 year
 Recognition and promotion
  Compliance Assistance

Compliance Assistance Specialists

Web: www.osha.gov

Publications, fact sheets, manuals, expert
advisors, eTools & Safety & Health Topic
Pages
             Contact

Paula White
white.paula@dol.gov
202-693-2200

				
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