Region 6 - Alliance Annual Report - May 15, 2019

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
And the
Construction Safety and Leadership Alliance (CSLA)
University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      May 16, 2017

    2. Evaluation Period

      May 16, 2018 – May 15, 2019

    3. Overview

      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

  2. 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.

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

    These tables are best viewed on tablets, notebooks, or desktop computer screens.

    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) Silica Standard 5,000
    Dissemination Information and product development is facilitated through the CSLA website: 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
    Trench Symposium
    Falls, Consultation, Heat 500
    Speech/Presentation Fall Stand Downs
    Ladder Safety Month
    Trench Symposium
    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


  4. Evaluations

    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.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    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