Region 1 - Alliance Annual Report - February 07, 2020
ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts (ASM)
February 07, 2020
February 21, 2018
January 01, 2019 – January 15, 2020
Brief summary of the purpose and scope of the Alliance – from the Alliance agreement.
Implementation Team Members
Peter Barletta, OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist, Braintree MA
Joseph Green, OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist, Andover MA
List OSHA members and titles/offices
Anthony Covelo, Area Director Andover MA OSHA Area Office
James Mulligan, Area Director Braintree MA OSHA Area Office
Mary E. Hoye, Area Director Springfield MA OSHA Area Office
List Alliance participant members and titles/offices
Peggy Duffy-Shea- ASM Associate Director of Programs and Membership
Eric Stalmon- Safety Vice President, The Marr Companies
Valerie Stone -Safety Director, TG Gallagher
Implementation Team Meetings and Training:
Wednesday, January 15, 2020- OSHA Multi-Employer Citation Policy training, by Mark Heffron OSHA Boston Regional office, (31 attendees)
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - Confined Spaces Training and Rescue, (16 attendees)
Location: Industrial Safety And Rescues Training Facility
Location: Berkley MA
9/18/2019 - ASM Safety Roundtable- DOT Reasonable Suspicion training, (32 attendees)
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
5/22/2019 - Safety Roundtable - Training on the new ANSI A92 standards for inspections and safe operations of aerial lifts, hosted and conducted by Eric Stalmon, (53 attendees)
Location: South Boston, Massachusetts
Monday, April 8, 2019 - I & I, Sling and Rigging Inspection training (23 attendees)
Location: I & I Sling, Inc./ Slingmax - Norwood, Ma 02062
3/22/2019 - Safety Roundtable - Incident Investigation (25 attendees)
Location: Salem, Massachusetts
1/31/2019 - Safety Roundtable – OSHA Trenching and Excavating NEP training, effective as of January 1, 2019, by Joe Green from the OSHA Andover Office (27 attendees)
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
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: [Write out specific objective] Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Alliance Product [Product name and summary] [Heat, Falls, Temporary Workers, etc.] [Number if available] Dissemination [Summary] [Heat, Falls, Temporary Workers, etc.] [Number if available] Event [Heat, Falls, Temporary Workers, etc.] [Number if available] Exhibit [Heat, Falls, Temporary Workers, etc.] [Number if available] OSHA Product [Product name and summary] [Heat, Falls, Temporary Workers, etc.] [Number if available] Review Speech/Presentation [Speech name and summary] Confine Space, Rigging, Aerial Lifts, Trenching and Excavation, Accident Investigation, Transportation, and OSHA 207 Training Listed Above Same as above ASM Newsletter and Social Media blast providing safety information and articles to the over two subcontractor members for example announcing the Fall Stand Down and safe and sound Campaigns.
Publications and News Releases educating the members on new safety laws and events:
OSHA's Safe + Sound Week Quickly Approaching
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will join businesses and organizations nationwide to recognize the importance and successes of workplace safety and health programs during Safe + Sound Week, Aug. 12-18.
Construction's New Safety Imperative: Suicide Prevention
Since the invention of hard hats in 1919 to the founding of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration in 1971 and the recent use of drones to conduct safety inspections, leaders in the merit shop construction industry have been working for decades to identify, implement and fine-tune best-in-class jobsite safety practices.
OSHA Moving Toward Making Revisions To Silica Standard For Construction
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently submitted a request seeking information on the effectiveness of control measures not currently included in Table 1 of the agency's construction standard for silica.
Roads and Bridges
Fatal Falls In Construction: Total Deaths Rise, But Rate Falls, Report Shows
The number of fatal falls to a lower level among construction workers increased from 2011 to 2017 - reflecting a surge in employment - although the rate of such incidents decreased 25%, according to a recent report from the Center for Construction Research and Training, also known as CPWR.
Safety and Health Magazine
OSHA Seeks Comment On Possible Revisions To Silica Standard
OSHA is requesting input on potential revisions to Table 1 of its respirable crystalline silica standard for construction, according to a Request for Information slated for publication in the Aug. 15 Federal Register.
Safety and Health Magazine
Beryllium In Construction: OSHA Advisory Committee To Host Teleconference On Potential Rule Changes
OSHA's Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health has scheduled a teleconference/WebEx meeting for Sept. 9 to discuss potential changes to beryllium regulations, according to a notice published in the Aug. 8 Federal Register.
Fall Protection Again Tops OSHA's 'Top 10' List Of Most Frequently Cited Violations
For the ninth consecutive year, Fall Protection - General Requirements is OSHA's most frequently cited standard, the agency and Safety+Health announced Tuesday at the National Safety Council 2019 Congress & Expo.
Safety and Health Magazine
Opioids And Pain Management In The Construction Industry
The opioid crisis may be devastating the construction industry more than any other, as this class of workers has a higher proportionate mortality rate from opioids—including synthetic, semisynthetic, and natural formulations—than those working in other occupations.
Practical Pain Management
OSHA Gets New Construction Director
The U.S. Department of Labor announced that it has chosen Scott Ketcham as director of OSHA's Directorate of Construction (DOC). Ketcham previously held the position of DOC deputy director for more than two years.
U.S. Department Of Labor Announces $10.5 Million In Worker Safety And Health Training Grants
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced the availability of $10.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants for nonprofit organizations including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, Indian tribes, and colleges and universities.
U.S. Department of Labor
May 13, 2019
Workplace Safety News
NIOSH, OSHA cosponsor construction safety stand-down Falls are the leading cause of fatalities in construction, accounting for one-third of worker deaths in the industry, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). NIOSH and OSHA, along with The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), are cosponsoring a National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction the week of May 6-10.
See list. Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: [Write out specific objective] Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Training and Education: [Write out specific objective] Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Training and Education: [Write out specific objective] Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Outreach and Communication: [Write out specific objective] Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Outreach and Communication: [Write out specific objective] Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached TOTAL [Total]
Successful completion of Outreach Train the Trainer Courses.
List major planned activities, products, and issues that the Alliance plans to work on during the next reporting period, including plans for renewal or conclusion.
Report prepared by: Peter Barletta, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA Braintree Office, February 07, 2020
- 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