Reg 4 - Alliance Annual Report - August 8, 2014
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Atlanta-East Area Office
LaVista Perimeter Office Park
Building 7, Suite 110
Tucker, Georgia 30084
(770) 493-6644; Fax (770) 493-7725
Atlanta-East, Atlanta-West, and Savannah Area Offices
Georgia Struck-by Alliance Annual Report
August 8, 2014
December 5, 2006
March 5, 2013
OSHA, Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Federal Highway Administration, Georgia Highway Contractors Association, Georgia Utility Contractors Association (GUCA), Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, Georgia Tech Research Institute, 3M, Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Inc. (AGC Georgia), Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Georgia Power, Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA), Pike Electric, National Safety Council - Georgia Chapter, Ansco & Associates, and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety formed an Alliance to share their collective expertise and to foster a culture of injury and illness prevention focused on the prevention of work zone and struck-by hazards.
Implementation Team Members and Contributors
The implementation team included representatives from all of the Alliance participants. Implementation team meetings were conducted as scheduled on following dates: 11/20/2013; 1/8/2014; 4/29/2014; and 7/29/2014.
April 10, 2013, through April 10, 2014
Events and Products
Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
Training and Education
- On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, members of the Alliance group supported the OSHA Region IV - Fall Prevention Safety Stand-down event. In fact, the AGC Georgia played a significant role in coordinating the event. This event promoted OSHA's national fall prevention campaign. During the stand-down employers voluntarily stopped work from 7am to 8am and conducted safety training focused on the prevention of falls in the workplace. An estimated 1,104 employers and over 36,000 workers were impacted by the event region-wide.
- On April 7 - 11, 2014, beginning at 7 am construction jobsites across Georgia were encouraged to ceased work and participate in a Safety Stand Down led by the AGC Georgia. Struck-by Alliance members promoted this stand-down through a variety of venues, as well as the organization's contact list. Additionally, training material for 2014 event was translated into Spanish for the employers. The success of the event is reflected in the table below:
National Work Zone Awareness Week Stand-down Participation
- On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, members of the Alliance group supported OSHA's national heat illness prevention campaign by conducting a safety stand-down. During the stand-down employers voluntarily stopped work from 7am to 8am and conducted safety training focused on the prevention of falls in the workplace. An estimated 19 companies, 155 jobsites and 10,769 workers were impacted by the event.
- An OSHA news release was issued to promote the 2014 Work Zone Safety Stand-down event. An article highlighted this event was also featured in the DOL Newsletter.
Outreach and Communication
- On March 13 - 14, 2014, the Alliance group supported the CEFGA CareerExpo at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC), by working to provide a vehicle simulator for the event. The simulator was used to demonstrate the hazards of texting and driving to youth. This event includes exhibitors, demonstrations and hands-on activities. The Expo was conducted in conjunction with the Georgia SkillsUSA competitions. The Alliance group sponsored three vehicle simulators. The simulators were a big success and throughout the day we observed long lines of students waiting patiently to use the simulators.
- Total conference participation was 7,212, which included 5,111 students, 963 educators and parents, as well as 1,138 industry volunteers.
- During the week of June 2 - 6, 2014, several members of the Alliance group supported OSHA's National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-down event to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls. Specific activities conducted by members of the Alliance group included the following:
- Lamar Outdoor Advertising supported the nationwide campaign by donating the use of 50 billboards to promote the event, with an estimated 2.8 million views.
- The AGC Georgia created a Web Page to promote the event to its members and others.
- During this period, the Alliance group continued to distribute hundreds of copies of Region IV Struck-by and Fall Prevention CDs, as well as the “Safe Each Day” coloring book.
- See the results provided above.
- Upcoming Milestones in FY 2013 - 2014
- The Alliance group will continue to raise awareness throughout Georgia regarding the hazards of distracted driving.
- The Alliance group will continue to educate driver in Georgia regarding the state's move over law.
- The Alliance group will support and participate in the 2015 Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) CareerExpo; with the goal of providing a vehicle simulator for the event to demonstrates the hazards of texting and driving to youth.
- The Alliance group will continue support the 2015 National Work Zone Awareness Week by conducting a safety stand-down event.
Report Prepared by: Tom Bosley, Region IV Alliance Coordinator