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Cooperative Programs: Expanding OSHA’s Impact. Paula O. White Director of Cooperative and State Programs, OSHA for the American Meat Institute. Assistant Secretary Henshaw’s Priorities for OSHA. Expanded outreach, education, and compliance assistance efforts

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Cooperative programs expanding osha s impact

Cooperative Programs: Expanding OSHA’sImpact

Paula O. White

Director of

Cooperative and State Programs, OSHA

for the

American Meat Institute


Assistant secretary henshaw s priorities for osha

Assistant Secretary Henshaw’sPriorities for OSHA

  • Expanded outreach, education, and compliance assistance efforts

  • Improved voluntary and partnership efforts

  • Strong, effective, and fair enforcement


Alliances

Alliances

  • Broadly written agreements established

    at the National, Regional or Area offices

  • Goals focus on:

    • Training and education

    • Outreach and communication

    • Promoting the national dialogue

  • Customized implementation teams:

  • Two-year, renewable

  • Quarterly update meetings or conference calls


Some working alliances

Some Working Alliances

  • American Biological Safety Association

  • Dow Chemical Company

  • Society of the Plastics Industry

  • Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc.

  • National Association of Shooting Ranges & Sporting Arms & Ammunition Manufacturers Institute

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association

  • International Mass Retailers Association


Pending alliances

Pending Alliances

  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

  • American Association of Occupational Health Nurses

  • Clark Construction

  • National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration/Longterm Care

  • National Hearing Conservation Association

  • Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, Center for Business & Public Policy


Voluntary protection program vpp

Voluntary Protection Program (VPP)

  • Nearly 932 workplaces and 208 industries in the Federal and State Plan State programs

  • Over 571,984 employees covered

  • In 2001, participants achieved injury rates 54% below their industry averages, with 5,876 lost workday cases avoided


Industries in vpp federal only

Industries in VPP (Federal Only)

Chemical -

- Food Products

-- Plastics

- Misc. Industries

- Warehouse & Storage

Construction -

- Petroleum

Textiles -

Other

- Electricity

Wood Products -

- Services

Paper Products -

- Other Manufacturing

Number of Sites as of 1/31/03

Source: OSHA, Office of Partnerships & Recognition


Meatpacking plants in vpp

Meatpacking Plants in VPP

  • Armour Swift-Eckrich Deli Food, Jonesboro, AR

  • Armour Swift-Eckrich Brown & Serve, St. Charles, IL

  • Aurora Packing Co, Inc., North Aurora, IL

  • Aurora New City Packing, Inc., North Aurora, IL

  • Kraft Foods - Kirksville, MO

  • Columbia Foods/Kraft - Columbia, MO

  • Taylor Packing Co. - Wyalusing, PA


What s next for vpp

What’s Next for VPP?

  • VPP Jump Start

  • Facilitating corporate participation

  • Targeting ISO sites


Osha strategic partnership program ospp

OSHA Strategic Partnership Program (OSPP)

  • 176 active partnerships

  • Over 230 partnerships since 1998

  • 52 New Partnerships in FY 02

  • Average 51 new partnerships last 3 years


Idaho osha general contractor partnership program

Idaho OSHA-General Contractor Partnership Program

  • Reduced construction fatalities

  • Improved OSHA’s relationship with stakeholders

  • Fostered other partnerships

  • Saved contractors money


Fatality rate

Fatality Rate

2.1 1.0 0.42

per 10K Employees

Years


Idaho claims rate

Idaho Claims Rate

Injuries per 100 Employees

25.0 21.0 21.0 20.9 201 18.9 17.8 15.1 15.2 14.9 14.2

Year


Conagra refrigerated food company ufcw partnership

ConAgra Refrigerated Food Company/UFCW Partnership

Seven sites:

  • Reduced total incidence rates by an average of 20%

  • Reduced days away and restricted activity rates by an average of 26%

  • 5 sites reduced workers comp costs by an average of 62%


Meatpacking partnerships

MeatpackingPartnerships

  • Tyson Foods—in first year:

    • 33% decrease in TCIR

    • 53% decrease in DART

  • Omaha Meat Processing LEP/Partnership since 2000

    • 44% decrease in TCIR

    • 30% decrease in DART


Consultation helps small businesses

Consultation Helps 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- or off-site

  • No citations issued or penalties proposed


Safety health achievement recognition program sharp

Responsibilities:

Develop and implement a safety and health management system

Maintain injury and illness rates below your industry average

Benefits:

Removal from programmed inspection list for 1 year

Recognition and promotion

Safety & Health Achievement & Recognition Program(SHARP)


Pre sharp inspection deferral

Responsibilities:

Begin to develop and implement a safety and health management system

Have potential to attain injury and illness as well as total recordable case rates below your industry average

Have potential to meet SHARP requirements within 18 months

Pre-SHARP Inspection Deferral


Office of small business assistance

Office of Small Business Assistance

  • Primary point of contact with OSHA for small business owners

  • MOU with SBA

    • Developing materials on ergonomics

  • Developing outreach materials


Osha s comprehensive four pronged approach to ergonomics

OSHA’s Comprehensive, Four-Pronged Approach to Ergonomics

  • Industry- and task-specific guidelines

  • Enforcement

  • Outreach and assistance

  • National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics (NACE)


Voluntary ergonomics guidelines

VoluntaryErgonomics Guidelines

  • Nursing homes—released March 13

  • Draft retail grocery industry—by end of March

  • Draft poultry processing industry—soon

  • TBD

  • TBD


Enforcement

Enforcement

  • Nursing Home National Emphasis Program

  • Ergonomics Local Emphasis Programs

    • Warehousing

    • Hospitals

    • Meat packing

    • Automotive parts manufacturing


National advisory committee on ergonomics

National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics

  • First meeting held on January 22, 2003

  • Chartered for two years

  • Tasked with advising on ergo guidelines, research, and outreach and assistance


Ergonomics alliances

Ergonomics Alliances

Airlines Alliance, 13 Airlines and the National Safety Council International Air Transport Section

American Industrial Hygiene Association

  • American Meat Institute

  • American Society of Safety Engineers

  • Independent Electrical Contractors

  • Printing Alliance

  • Society of the Plastics Industry

  • American Furniture Manufacturers Association


Osha ami targeted cd

OSHA-AMI Targeted CD

  • Safety and Health Topics

  • Meat Packing Industry Safety and Health Topics Page

  • Technical Links - Related to the Meat Packing Industry

  • eTools related to the Meat Packing Industry

  • Multimedia

  • Training Materials


Contact

Contact

[email protected]

202-693-2200


Osha ami alliance

OSHA-AMI Alliance

Dan McCausland


Osha ami alliance milestones

OSHA-AMI Alliance Milestones

  • Link from the AMI web page to OSHA’s Safety and Health Topics Meat Packing page.

  • Review Safety and Health Topics Meat Packing Page and determine what information should be added to the page and who from AMI will serve on the Editorial Board.

  • Develop eTools for the Meat Industry and produce a CD from the eTool information.


More alliance milestones

More Alliance Milestones

  • Participate in the development of the Ammonia Refrigeration eTool.

  • Determine meat industry supplier information that can be shared with OSHA regarding ergonomic programs, tools, products and best practices.

  • Develop a “Safety Yellow Pages” for OSHA’s CASs and the meat industry’s small businesses


More milestones

More Milestones

  • Link from the AMI web page to OSHA’s Safety and Health Topics Meat Packing page.

  • Review Safety and Health Topics Meat Packing Page and determine what information should be added to the page and who from AMI will serve on the Editorial Board.

  • Develop eTools for the Meat Industry and produce a CD from the eTool information.


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