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The OSHA and ADSC Alliance, focuses on providing the association's members and others in the foundation drilling industry, including small businesses and non-English or limited English speaking employees, with information, guidance, and access to training resources to help them protect employees' health and safety. The Alliance focuses on safety and health issues including, fall protection, silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards. The agreement's goals include:

Training and education
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for small businesses and non-English or limited English speaking employees regarding fall protection, silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.

Outreach and communication
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA'S and ADSC's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding ADSC's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by ADSC and through OSHA - or ADSC's developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health
  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on foundation drilling issues such as fall protection, silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards, to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.

Related Documents

Alliance Agreements
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases

Products and Resources

Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
  • Anchored Earth Retention and Micropile Installation Safety Tips For the Employer and Anchored Earth Retention and Micropile Installation Safety Tips For the Employee. Through the OSHA and International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC) Alliance, ADSC developed "Anchored Earth Retention and Micropile Safety Tips For the Employer and Anchored Earth Retention and Micropile Safety Tips For the Employee." The Safety Tips provide information to help prevent injuries and illnesses while installing anchored earth retentions and micropiles. (2006, July).
  • Drilled Shaft Installation Safety. Through the OSHA and International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC) Alliance, ADSC developed "Drilled Shaft Installation Safety." The presentation is designed to provide OSHA staff, drilled shaft contractors and their employees, geotechnical engineers and general contractors with information about drilled shaft construction equipment and methods, general safety practices and recommendations on how to maintain a safe worksite. (2006, February).
  • Drilled Shaft Installation Safety Tips For the Employer and Drilled Shaft Installation Safety Tips For the Employee. Through the OSHA and International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC) Alliance, ADSC developed "Drilled Shaft Installation Safety Tips For the Employer and Drilled Shaft Installation Safety Tips For the Employee." The Safety Tips provide information to help prevent injuries and illnesses in the drilled shaft foundation industry. (2006, February).
  • Working Safely During Installation of Anchored Earth Retention and Micropiles. Through the OSHA and International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC) Alliance, ADSC developed "Working Safely During Installation of Anchored Earth Retention and Micropiles." The document identifies hazards associated with the installation of anchored earth retentions and micropiles and safe work practices to help reduce or eliminate the risk of injuries or illnesses. (2006, July).
  • Working Safely During Installation of Drilled Shaft Foundations. Through the OSHA and International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC) Alliance, ADSC developed "Working Safely During Installation of Drilled Shaft Foundations." The document identifies hazards associated with the installation of drilled shaft foundations and safe work practices to help reduce or eliminate the risk of injuries or illnesses. (2006, February).
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
OSHA eTools
Publications and Newsletters
  • ADSC E-newsletter, (2007, February). This edition of ADSC's monthly e-newsletter includes an article, "OSHA Makes the Business Case for Safety and Health," describing the development of the agency's Safety and Health Topics page; Making the Business Case for Safety and Health.
  • Foundation Drilling, (2006, March/April). This edition of ADSC's bi-monthly publication includes an article, "Annual OSHA/ADSC Alliance Report" that describes the activities of the OSHA and ADSC National Alliance.
  • ADSC E-newsletter, (2006, March). This edition of ADSC's monthly e-newsletter includes an article, "OSHA's Electronic Newsletter, QuickTakes" that encourages ADSC to subscribe to OSHA's electronic newsletter, QuickTakes.
  • ADSC E-newsletter, (2006, March). This edition of ADSC's monthly e-newsletter includes an article, "ADSC South Central Chapter Signs Regional OSHA Alliance Agreement" that describes the Regional Alliance that OSHA Region VI and ADSC's South Central Chapter signed on (2006, February 10).
  • Foundation Drilling, (2006, February). This edition of ADSC's bi-monthly publication includes an article, "ADSC South Central Chapter Signs Regional OSHA Alliance Agreement" that describes the ADSC South Central Chapter and OSHA Region VI Regional Alliance.
  • Foundation Drilling, (2006, December/January). This edition of ADSC's bi-monthly publication includes an article, "ADSC's West Coast Chapter Signs Regional OSHA Alliance" that describes the ADSC West Coast Chapter, OSHA Region X and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Regional Alliance.
  • National Driller, (2005, April). The foundation drilling industry's publication, National Driller, includes an article, "ADSC Aligns with OSHA," that discusses the signing and goals of the OSHA and ADSC Alliance.
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