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(signed February 22, 2005; renewed March 29, 2007; concluded February 22, 2009)


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


Activities and Events (Archive)


  • May 3-9, 2009: 2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling and more than 55 other Alliance Program participants supported 2009 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home."
  • March 15-19, 2009: International Foundation Conference and Equipment Exposition 2009, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
    • Representatives from, OSHA Region IV and Florida On-site Consultation staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth during the conference.
  • May 4-10, 2008: 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2008 NAOSH Week, "Safety is Good Business." Sponsored annually by American Society of Safety Engineers and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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, February 2007. 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, March/April 2006. 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, March, 2006. 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, March, 2006. 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 February 10, 2006.
  • Foundation Drilling, February 2006. 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, December/January 2006. 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, April 2005. 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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Additional Resources


**Alliance Implementation Team members serve on the editorial board.
+Alliance Implementation Team members participated in the development of this resource.


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