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FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
July 29, 2006
I. Alliance Background
OSHA and FHWA formed the Alliance to provide an integrated and positive safety and health component for the FHWA’s Construction Career Days (CCD) program.
Implementation Team Members
Leona J. May, Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS), Bridgeport Area Office
Anthony Fuschillo, CAS Hartford Area Office
Maryann Medeiros, CAS Providence Area Office
Faith Gavin-Kuhn, Connecticut Construction Industries Association
Donna Shea, University of Connecticut
Jeff Cathcart, Federal Highway Administration Event Coordinator
July 29, 2005 – July 28, 2006
II. Implementation Team Meetings
The primary product of this alliance is OSHA participation in annual Construction Career Days events in Southern New England. These events are well established. Therefore, rather than using meetings as a forum to plan, communication takes place and information is exchanged via e-mail.
III. Events and Products
Training and Education
OSHA participated in Construction Career days events in Connecticut and Rhode Island during the reporting period. These were two-day events in each state. The Connecticut offices distributed the double sided OSHA hard hat magnets and the Providence Office distributed “Teen Summer Job Safety” stickers modeled after the national OSHA campaign. These were used to remind each teen of his or her right to a safe and healthy workplace. Teen worker booklets and other safety literature were available for the attendees. At the Connecticut event literature was also distributed regarding working for the federal government. In addition, OSHA staff demonstrated the use of noise and air monitoring equipment.
Outreach and Communication
The Construction Career Days events provided a valuable opportunity for OSHA to network with vocational school instructors.
V. Upcoming Milestones
The Area Offices involved in this alliance will continue to participate in the annual Construction Career days events.