Region 7 - Alliance Annual Report - January 15, 2019

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Kansas City Regional, and Kansas City, St. Louis and Wichita Area Offices
Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Heart of America Chapter (ABC-HOA)

Evaluation period: January 15, 2018 – January 15, 2019

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed: March 16, 2017

    2. Alliance Effective Dates: March 16, 2017 – March 16, 2019

    3. Overview

      OSHA and The Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.-Heart of America (ABC-HOA) established the Alliance to create a collaborative relationship to foster safety and more healthful American workplaces. The Alliance goals are to provide ABC-HOA, chapter members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect the health and safety of workers. Particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to struck-by, falls, caught in between, electrical hazards, addressing construction and industrial contractor issues, and understanding the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). In developing the Alliance goals, OSHA and ABC-HOA, recognizes that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

    4. Implementation Team Members

      Karena Lorek - Area Director, OSHA Region 7, Kansas City Area Office

      Alliance participants
      Michele Roberts-Bauer, Chapter President - ABC-HOA
      Brian Johnson, Safety Council Chairman, - ABC-HOA

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    The members of the implementation team did not meet during this last year. There was no communication between the participants of the alliance. The Kansas City Area Office will not be renewing this alliance.

  3. Events and Products

    ABC-HOA completed the following events and products but OSHA had no participation in any of these events.

    Training and Education

    • OSHA publications and information provided to Alliance membership.
    • OSHA 10 hour training sessions conducted on multiple occasions. (See below)
    • ABC-HOA members were encouraged to submit STEP (Safety Training and Evaluation Form) documentation with company safety assessments and statistics.


    • ABC leadership provides the ABC Year in Review booklet, which reinforces a zero-incident philosophy.
    • OSHA initiatives addressed through hand out materials made available to membership.


    Outreach and Communication

    • 3/2/2017 ABC Career Fair in KC for High Schools & Trade Schools – Safety Session


    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • Support of National Safety Stand Down Week
    • Quarterly safety awareness articles published in membership newsletters, "Merit Shop Reporter".
    • Promote the Safety Performance Report that provides information on how lagging and leading indicators impact overall Safety Results
  4. Results



    Number of Attendees

    OSHA 10 Hour Course December 11-12, 2018 8
    Skid Loader Training October 10, 2018 12
    OSHA 10 Hour Course August 20-21, 2018 9
    OSHA 10 Hour Course August 14-15, 2018 36
    Skid Loader Training June 18, 2018 12
    OSHA 10 Hour Course May 5-6, 2018 12
    OSHA 10 Hour Course April 17-18, 2018 8
    First Aid & CPR, AED April 3, 2019 10
    OSHA 10 Hour, Basic Safety Cohort 2 April 2 - May 18, 2018 11
    OSHA 10 Hour, Basic Safety Cohort 1 March 18 - April 30, 2018 5
    ABC Career Fair Day - Separate Safety Demo PPE Presentation to Youth March 2, 2018 30
    Scissor Lift Training February 27, 2018 9
    OSHA 10 Hour Course February 12-13, 2018 21
    OSHA 10 Hour Course January 10-11, 2018 11
    Totals   194
  5. Upcoming Milestones


    This alliance expired in March 2019. Since ABC-HOA had no contact with OSHA during the last year, OSHA has decided not to renew the alliance. A member of ABC-HOA was contacted by phone and a follow up email was sent to inform the Association of the decision not to renew. There has been no response from the Association.

Report prepared by:
Michele Roberts-Bauer, Chapter President - ABC-HOA
Jo Beth Cholmondeley, Alliance Coordinator - OSHA Region 7, Regional Office