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FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
July 29, 2007
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, OSHA Bridgeport Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS)
Anthony Fuschillo, OSHA Hartford CAS
Maryann Medeiros, OSHA Providence CAS
Carol Bates, OSHA Methuen CAS
Faith Gavin-Kuhn, Connecticut Construction Industries Association
Jeff Cathcart, T2 Center, University of Rhode Island
Chris Ahmadjian, University of Massachusetts
July 29, 2006 – July 28, 2007
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 usually takes place and information is exchanged via telephone and e-mail. The Methuen office held a planning meeting with the Laborers Training Facility on April 14, 2007
III. Events and Products
Training and Education
OSHA participated in Construction Career Days events in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island during the reporting period. The Connecticut offices distributed material on careers with OSHA and demonstrated industrial hygiene sampling equipment at a two day program. At a three day event in Massachusetts, the Methuen Office presented a “You be the CSHO” interactive accident investigation game. The Providence Office held an OSHA challenge quiz at the Rhode Island two day event during which students examined, then answered questions about a ladder, extension cord and hearing protection. Providence also distributed “Teen Summer Job Safety” stickers modeled after the national OSHA2007 teen worker “Build a Safe Work Foundation” 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.
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.