Region 1 - Alliance Annual Report - December, 8 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Hartford Area Office
Bridgeport Area Office
And the
State of Connecticut – Department of Labor
Division of Occupational Safety and Health
And the
Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed


    2. Evaluation Period

      11/2016 – 11/2017

    3. Overview

      The Alliance agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance Activities. Alliance participants will summarize specific activities and timeframes for completion in a written work plan.

    4. Implementation Team Members


      Dale Varney – Hartford Area Office
      Paul Mangiafico – Hartford, CT Area Office
      Leona May – Bridgeport Area Office
      Kenneth Tucker – CT OSHA

      Alliance participant

      Mike Girard – HBRA
      Eric Person – HBRA

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • 11/3/16
    • 12/1/16
    • 01/5/17
    • 02/2/17
    • 03/9/17
    • 04/6/17
    • 05/4/17
    • 06/1/17
    • 09/7/17
    • 10/5/17
    • 11/2/17

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: Train members on the Focus Four and OSHA updates.

    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Alliance Product Safety and Health App for Smart Phones Heat, Falls, Trenches, and more Unknown
    Training Training on OSHA Record Keeping, Distracted Driving, (2) OSHA 10, Fall Prevention, OSHA Record Keeping Update, Silica Sand   100
    Meetings OSHA technical support at all meeting, Focus Four and updates   80
    TOTAL     180
  4. Evaluations

    This Alliance is strong and when the Safety and Health App takes off it will be increasing the amount of affected workers.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Safety Committee is still work on a Safety and Health App for Smart Phones and it is close to being put out for trial runs. The Committee did receive a 15K grant for the development of this program.

Activity Types

  • Alliance Product: Products (e.g., fact sheets, videos, toolbox talks) developed by Alliance participants as part of the Alliance. These are not OSHA products.
  • Dissemination: An Alliance participant sends OSHA information, Alliance products, or other safety and health information to its stakeholders. This includes information sent by email or social media (Facebook, Twitter), and information included in newsletters and other publications. It also includes hits on the Alliance participant's or OSHA's Web page.
  • Evaluation: Any efforts by the Alliance participant to evaluate the effectiveness of an Alliance activity or the Alliance as a whole.
  • Event: Participation in events such as the Construction Roundtable and NAOSH Week.
  • Exhibit: OSHA exhibits at events sponsored by the Alliance participant.
  • OSHA Product Review: Review of an OSHA product by an Alliance participant. For example, an Alliance participant may provide technical comments on an OSHA eTool or publication. The review itself is considered the Alliance activity.
  • Speech/Presentation: Speeches or presentation by OSHA staff at events sponsored by the Alliance participant.
  • Training: This includes best practice seminars or other training that Alliance participants provide for OSHA staff. It also includes training for workers/employers/others by Alliance participants.
  • Other: Use this if an activity does not fit into one of the other categories.

OSHA Areas of Emphasis:

  • Agriculture
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander Workers
  • Construction
  • Ergonomics
  • Fall Prevention
  • Hazard Communication/Chemicals
  • Health Care
  • Heat Illness Prevention
  • Hispanic/Latino Workers
  • Maritime
  • Oil and Gas
  • Small Business
  • Temporary Workers
  • Transportation
  • Young Workers

Report prepared by: Paul Mangiafico, Hartford, CT Area Office