Region 1 - Alliance Annual Report - June 30, 2018

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
And the
Independent Electrical Contractors Association of New England (IECNE)

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed


    2. Evaluation Period

      06/23/17 – 06/23/18

    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

      Elaina Aschenbrand – IEC Rocky Hill, CT

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • 8/16/17
    • 9/14/17
    • 9/18/17
    • 10/5/17
    • 10/13/17
    • 9/26/17
    • 01/13/18
    • 03/05/18
    • 06/18/18

    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: Conferences, presentations.

    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Alliance Product NONE    
    Dissemination None    
    Event Multiple Alliance meetings/roundtables Heat, Falls, Temporary Workers, Electrical, (Arc Flash)Struck-by, Caught in-between 50
    Exhibit OSHA/IEC Summer Fest Heat, Falls, Temporary Workers, Electrical, Struck-by, Caught in-between, Silica, Noise in Construction 100
    OSHA Product Review None    
    Speech/Presentation Electrical Presentation on Arc Flash, Silica, OSHA 10/30, Noise in Construction Electrical, All about OSHA 200
    Training Building Safety Program   50
    Other None    

    Training and Education: Technical Assistance was provided at the following meetings:

    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Meetings Alliance meeting for upcoming events and technical support Falls, Electrical, Haz Com Struck-by, Caught in-between 10
    Conference Summer Fest Falls, Electrical, Haz Com Struck-by, Caught in-between 100
    Training Building a Safety Program Safety Programs 20
    Meeting Alliance Meeting Silica 10
    Training OSHA 10 and 30 Falls, Electrical, Haz Com Struck-by, Caught in-between 100
    Meeting Alliance Meeting Haz Com 10
    Meeting Alliance Meeting Falls in GI 10

    Outreach and Communication: None (see training and education)

    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    TOTAL     650
  4. Evaluations

    The Alliance is running well with regular meeting, conference and events.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Members are working on a new events for 2018 and 2019

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

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