Region 1 - Alliance Annual Report - December, 8 2017
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Hartford Area Office
Bridgeport Area Office
State of Connecticut – Department of Labor
Division of Occupational Safety and Health
Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut
11/2016 – 11/2017
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.
Implementation Team Members
Dale Varney – Hartford Area Office
Paul Mangiafico – Hartford, CT Area Office
Leona May – Bridgeport Area Office
Kenneth Tucker – CT OSHA
Mike Girard – HBRA
Eric Person – HBRA
Implementation Team Meetings
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.
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
This Alliance is strong and when the Safety and Health App takes off it will be increasing the amount of affected workers.
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.
- 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:
- Asian American/Pacific Islander Workers
- Fall Prevention
- Hazard Communication/Chemicals
- Health Care
- Heat Illness Prevention
- Hispanic/Latino Workers
- Oil and Gas
- Small Business
- Temporary Workers
- Young Workers
Report prepared by: Paul Mangiafico, Hartford, CT Area Office