Region 6 - Alliance Annual Report - May 15, 2019
ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Construction Safety and Leadership Alliance (CSLA)
University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)
May 16, 2017
May 16, 2018 – May 15, 2019
Through the Alliance the Construction Safety Leadership Alliance (CSLA), University of Texas OSHA Education Center (UTA) and OSHA Dallas/Fort Worth Area Offices are working together to provide construction workers with information, guidance, and access to training resources to protect employees' health and safety. The Alliance continues to focus its efforts on the reduction, prevention and exposure to 'Construction's Focus Four' hazards, as well as assist member companies with the establishment of a strong foundation based in safety leadership.
OSHA Region VI, CSLA and UTA continue to successfully partner together to achieve consistent improvements in the safety and health of workers in the construction industry.
Implementation Team Members
Josh Flesher, Assistant Regional Administrator – Cooperative and State Programs
Doug Huddleston, Alliance Coordinator
Judy Stevenson-Ortiz, Program Analyst
Basil Singh, Area Director of the Dallas Area Office
Timothy Minor, Area Director of the Fort Worth Area Office
University of Texas at Arlington
Bob Braun, Director of the OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Construction Safety Leadership Alliance
Michael Barefoot President Webber Construction
Mike Dickerson Vice President Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Jacob Pead Secretary Webber, LLC
Luciano Perez Executive Member KPost Company
Nick Powell Executive Member TDIndustries
Michael Hite Executive Member Balfour Beatty Construction
Eli Martinez Executive Member Facebook
Shane Morrow Executive Member IES Commercial and Industrial
Jordan Webster Executive Member Balfour Beatty
Jonathan Stewart Executive Member MDM Scaffolding
Kyle Duke, Advisory Member Willis Construction Practice
Bob Hazen, Advisory Member Balfour Beatty Construction
Willam Hornback, Advisory Member Zurich Services Corporation
Keith Walraven Advisory Member Abatix
Implementation Team Meetings
The executive committee members and officers meet in person, and via conference call to plan for upcoming events. The executive committee members assist the officers with scheduling vendors and speakers, as well as monthly meeting facilitation. OSHA Region VI personnel meet with executive committee members to discuss and plan upcoming events.
- May 7, 2018
- May 15, 2018
- June 5, 2018
- June 19, 2018
- July 17, 2018
- August 1, 2018
- August 17, 2018
- August 21, 2018
- September 18, 2018
- October 12, 2018
- October 15, 2018
- October 16, 2018
- November 6, 2018
- November 20, 2018
- December 18, 2018
- January 9, 2019
- January 15, 2019
- February 12, 2019
- February 19, 2019
- March 5, 2019
- March 21, 2019
- April 2, 2019
- April 16, 2019
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: Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Alliance Product Silica Resources (handout to attendees at their monthly meetings) http://www.csla.us/silica Silica Standard 5,000 Dissemination Information and product development is facilitated through the CSLA website: www.csla.us Silica, Falls, Hispanic, Consultation, Focus Four, Cranes, Heat, Recordkeeping 5,000 Event Fall Stand Down Fall Campaign 5,000 Event Ladder Safety Month - Ladder Safety Symposium Falls in Construction 5,000 Event Highway Construction - Fall Stand Down Falls and Heat 1,000 Exhibit Fall Stand Down
Ladder Safety Symposium
Falls, Consultation, Heat 500 Speech/Presentation Fall Stand Downs
Ladder Safety Month
Falls, Temporary Workers, Heat, Recordkeeping (ITA) 2,000 Informative Meeting Discussed the status of the silica in construction regulation, electronic recordkeeping, incentive programs and drug testing. Silica, Recording 1,000 Informative Meeting Discussed Aerial Lifts and the new ANSI A92 Falls 1,000 Presentation Safe and Sound Campaign Safety and Health Management Programs 1,000 Informative Meeting New Year's Resolution - "What are your company's safety and health resolutions?" Safety and Health Management Programs 1,000 Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Silica Monthly meeting - discussion on the silica standard and the heat campaign. Silica 1,000 Trenching Monthly meeting - discussions on trenching activity and safety in DFW Trenching 1,000 Recordkeeping OSHA gave an Recordkeeping Update presentation Recordkeeping 1,000 Penalties Monthly meeting - update on the penalties increase Enforcement 1,000 Safe + Sound Week Monthly meeting - discussed Safe + Sound week and how larger employers could assist the smaller subcontractors Safety and Health Management Systems and Programs Improvement 1,000 Crane Discussed new Crane Standard Crane 1,000 Training and Education: Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Safe + Sound Creating a safety and health program Safety and Health Management Systems and Programs Improvement 1,000 Outreach and Communication: Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Other Assisted in the planning and execution of the OSHA Construction Safety and Health Conference, which was held in Houston, Texas. Construction 1,000 Other Discussed leadership in construction Construction 900 Other Discussed employee relations and effective intervention techniques regarding safety and health hazards and employee protection Construction 900 Other Discussed the Fall Stand Down event on Webber jobsite and classroom Construction 1,000 TOTAL
This Alliance continues to provide a means for OSHA Region VI and CSLA to positively impact safety throughout the construction industry. The Alliance has been instrumental in assisting member companies with the establishment of a strong foundation that is based in safety leadership. Through the collaboration of UTA, CSLA and OSHA, and dissemination of information through the website, construction companies have been afforded a vast amount of helpful information. The CSLA website is a depository for past meeting minutes, upcoming events, safety and health training, as well as access to tools that will assist members' improvement of safety leadership.
Alliance activities during this period effectively communicated the need for safety leadership, safety and health training and safety and health management program improvement in the workplace to countless numbers of employers, safety professionals, and college students.
Over the course of the upcoming year, the Alliance the participants will continue to implement the agreement through activities such as the fall stand down, Safe + Sound, monthly meetings, and other activities as needed.
On May 21, 2019 they will renew their Alliance for three more years.
Report prepared by: Doug Huddleston, Region VI Alliance Coordinator, and Judy Stevenson-Ortiz, Program Analyst, Dallas Regional Office