An Overview of OSHA's Compliance Assistance Resources 2005 National Equal Opportunity Conference

August 24, 2005 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Hyatt Regency, Washington, DC
Lee Anne Jillings Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA’s Mission
Assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the nation safe and healthful working conditions.

OSHA’s Vision
Every employer and employee in the nation recognizes that occupational safety and health add value to American businesses, workplaces, and workers’ lives.



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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, and Leadership
OSHA will identify ways to improve safety and health in the following areas:
• Youth fatalities, injuries, and illnesses • Immigrant and other hard-to-reach employers and workers • Transportation fatalities • Workplace violence fatalities • Small business • Potential for “safety by

OSHA Compliance Assistance (CA) Resources
OSHA Web page CA Web page CA Quick Start MyOSHA Publications Compliance Assistance Specialists 1-800-OSHA

OSHA Web Page

Compliance Assistance Web Page

Brochures Quick Cards Safety and Health Information Bulletins QuickTakes Posters Pamphlets Fact Sheets News Releases

Compliance Assistance Specialists
One in each OSHA Area Office Provide general information about OSHA Respond to requests for help from a variety of groups Available for seminars, workshops, and speaking events Promote cooperative programs Promote OSHA's training resources and the tools

Hispanic Outreach
Electronic Assistance Tools
Web Pages
– – – OSHA en Espanol Hispanic Employers and Workers Compliance Assistance Web page Hispanic Outreach Module of Compliance Assistance Quick Start


– Preventing Construction Fatalities – Sewing

Public Service Announcements Success Stories
Regional Showcase Articles

Hispanic Outreach Fact Sheet Heat and Cold Stress Cards Trench Poster and Quick Card

Hispanic Employers and Workers Compliance Assistance

Public Service Announcements
OSHA 60-second Video PSA
– Developed by OSHA and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) – Features WWE wrestler Rey Mysterio – PSA and transcript posted to OSHA’s Web site – Regional/Area Offices working to get PSA aired in local communities

OSHA’s Cooperative Programs
Alliance Program OSHA Strategic Partnership Program Voluntary Protection Programs Consultation Program & SHARP

Alliance Program
Broadly written agreements Established at OSHA’s National, Regional, Area Offices or by State Plan States Formed with trade associations, businesses, educational institutions, government agencies, unions 69 National Alliances 298 Regional and Area Office Alliances

The Alliance Program’s Impact on Workplace Safety and Health Results of the Alliance Program include:
• Creation of new electronic assistance tools (eg., eTools) • New and updated training resources for OSHA staff • Outreach to employers and employees through speeches, presentations and exhibits • Positive media coverage of the Alliance Program

Alliance Program Web Page

Alliance Results and Successes Safety and Health Topics Pages

Alliance Results and Successes eTools

OSHA Strategic Partnerships
196 active partnerships OSPP impacts over 5,000 employers and 575,000 employees 10 National partnerships

Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)
Promotes effective worksite-based safety and health Moves beyond compliance and calls for continuous improvement Supports cooperative relationship with management, labor, and OSHA Recognizes exemplary occupational safety and health efforts

Consultation Program
Through this service
– employers can find out about potential worksite hazards, – improve their safety and health management system, – and may qualify for a one-year exemption from routine OSHA inspection through the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).

Confidential No cost to employer Employer requested service

Safety Health and Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP)
Recognizes small employers who operate an exemplary safety and health management system Singles out organizations as a model for worksite safety and health Exempt from programmed inspections during the period that SHARP certification is valid


Lee Anne Jillings 202-693-2340