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Title: Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Alliance Program Dorinda Folse Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA- Region VI, Baton Rouge Area Office


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Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
Alliance ProgramDorinda 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

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OSHA Strategic Management Plan2003- 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

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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 OSHAs 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
  • Americas worksites.
  • Strategy 2-3 Improve the effectiveness of OSHAs
    approaches
  • for promoting safety and health.

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OSHAs 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

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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

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OSHAs 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

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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.

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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

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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

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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 OSHAs and ACCAs 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 OSHAs cooperative
    programs. 

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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 OSHAs Web site

13
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 OSHAS Web site with other Alliance
    Program participants

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Jess McCluer T (202) 693-2587 E-mail
mccluer.jess_at_dol.gov
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