Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program << Back to ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    February 22, 2005

    Evaluation Period

    February 22, 2005 - February 21, 2006

    Overview

    The OSHA and ADSC Alliance, is 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.

    Implementation Team Members

    OSHA:  
       
    Jess McCluer
    Danezza Quintero
    Office of Outreach Services and Alliances
    Office of Construction Services
       
    ADSC:  
       
    Tom Armour
    Dan Cadenhead
    S. Scot Litke
    Bill Maher
    Richard Marshall
    Joe Patterson
    Treasurer
    Vice President
    Executive Director
    President
    Chairman, Safety Committee
    Associate Chairman


  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    February 22, 2005
    May 2, 2005
    May 3, 2005
    July 13, 2005
    October 19, 2005
    February 13, 2006
    Kick-off Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
    Fall Protection Workgroup, Washington, DC
    Design for Safety Workgroup, Washington, DC
    Meeting, Teleconference
    Meeting, Teleconference
    Meeting, Teleconference


  3. Results

    1. Events and Products

      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.
      ADSC Mid-Atlantic Chapter OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Training Program, May 7, 2005, McLean, Virginia

      Danezza Quintero, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services, USDOL-OSHA and Rick Marshall, Chairman, ADSC Safety Committee provided an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Training Program to 42 attendees on May 7, 2005 in McLean, Virginia.

      • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula for small businesses and non-English or limited English speaking employees on silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards.

        The OSHA and ADSC Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.
      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.
      Products

      OSHA and ADSC Alliance Web site


      OSHA developed an OSHA and ADSC Alliance Web site that is posted on the Agency's Web page that includes the OSHA and ADSC Alliance agreement, news releases, events, products and milestones and successes. This Web site is updated on a regular basis.

      ADSC Web site (www.adsc-iafd.com)

      The ADSC Web site has information on the OSHA and ADSC Alliance along with links to OSHA's cooperative programs and compliance assistance resources. ADSC developed a specific section for the OSHA and ADSC Alliance that includes links to the Alliance agreement, OSHA's Safety and Health Topics pages, Compliance Assistance: Hispanic Employers and Workers Web page, Hispanic and Youth Outreach Compliance Assistance material and the Consultation Program, to name a few.

      OSHA Safety and Health Topics page

      Through the Alliance, a number of ADSC's members are serving on the editorial boards for the OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages that address foundation drilling hazards:

      • Richard Marshall, Safety Director, Richard Goettle, Inc; Cincinnati, OH
      • William Odenthal, Safety Director, Nicholson Construction Co.; Cuddy, PA
      • Colin Perkins, Corporate Safety Director, Condon-Johnson & Associates, Inc; Oakland, CA
      • John Roe, Vice President, Malcolm Drilling Company, Inc; San Francisco, CA
      OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages on which they serve:

      • Construction - Confined Spaces
      • Construction - Crane, Derrick and Hoist Safety
      • Construction - Fall Protection
      • Construction - Hand and Power Tools
      • Construction - Lead
      • Construction - Motor Vehicle Safety
      • Construction - Noise and Hearing Conservation
      • Construction - Personal Protective Equipment
      • Construction - Silica
      • Construction - Trenching and Excavation
      • Construction - Welding, Cutting and Brazing
      Publications and Newsletters

      Information and news releases on the OSHA and ADSC Alliance signing and the activities of the Alliance have appeared in a number of printed and online publications, including: BNA Occupational Health and Safety Reporter and National Driller and Foundation Drilling. For more information on the articles, see the "Alliance Program Reach."

      • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or ADSC's conferences, local meetings or other events such as the ADSC General Membership meeting.
      Events

      ADSC Board of Directors Meeting, April 28-30, 2005, Dallas, Texas


      Jess McCluer, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA, made a presentation to over 30 attendees about the Alliance Program and the activities of the OSHA and ADSC Alliance on April 30, 2005 at the ADSC Board of Directors meeting in Dallas, Texas.

      Geo³ Comprehensive Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technical Conference and Interactive Field Day and Exhibition, November 6-9, 2005, Dallas, Texas

      OSHA staff and Alliance participants took part in ADSC's Geo³ Comprehensive Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technical Conference and Interactive Field Day and Exhibition, November 6-9, 2005, Dallas, Texas

      On November 7, 2005 Bill Nash, Constriction Institute - American Society of Civil Engineers Alliance, made a presentation titled, "Design for Construction Worker Safety" that focused on the foundation drilling industry to over 100 attendees. The PowerPoint® presentation was developed by the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Design for Safety Workgroup.

      In addition, Jess McCluer, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA, and Stephen Boyd, Debroah Coler, Jorge Delucca, Nancy Thai, Jack Rector and Dutch Haverrman, Region VI, Dallas, Texas Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, staffed the OSHA-ADSC Alliance exhibit booth, November 6-9, 2005.

      Representatives from the Region VI, Dallas, Texas and Ft. Worth, Texas Area Offices, USDOL-OSHA and ADSC members also participated in the November 7, 2005 Interactive Field Day. During the Field Day, the attendees witnessed foundation drilling practices under real-time testing field conditions on at a 5 acre test site near Ft. Worth, Texas. The foundation drilling practices included drilling shafts, anchoring earth retention and using micropile testing systems.

      • 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).
      Products

      Foundation Drilling Best Practices PowerPoint® Presentation


      Through the Alliance, OSHA and ADSC developed a Foundation Drilling Best Practices PowerPoint® Presentation. 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. A link to the presentation was also posted on OSHA's Web site.

      Tips Sheets: Drilled Shaft Installation Safety Tips for the Employer and Drilled Shaft Installation Safety Tips for the Employee

      Through the Alliance, OSHA and ADSC developed tips sheets; "Drilled Shaft Installation Safety Tips for the Employer" and "Drilled Shaft Installation Safety Tips for the Employee." The tips sheets describe general safety tips to help prevent injuries and illnesses in the drilled shaft foundation industry. The sheets were completed and posted on ADSC's Web page in February 2006. A link to the tips sheets was also posted on OSHA's Web site.

      Fact Sheet: Working Safely During Installation of Drilled Shaft Foundations

      Through the Alliance, OSHA and ADSC developed the fact sheet: "Working Safely during Installation of Drilled Shaft Foundations." It 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. The fact sheet was completed and posted on ADSC's Web page in February 2006. A link to the fact sheet was also posted on OSHA's Web site.

      • Promote and encourage ADSC members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

        The OSHA and ADSC Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

      • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects related to foundation drilling including, fall protection, silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

        The OSHA and ADSC Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

      • Encourage ADSC chapters to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including fall protection, silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards.
      OSHA and ADSC Regional and Area Office Alliances

      The following ADSC chapters signed Alliances:

      ADSC's West Coast Chapter and OSHA Region X signed October 21, 2005.

      ADSC's South Central Chapter and OSHA Region VI signed February 10, 2006.

      Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health Goals

      • Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever ADSC leaders address groups.

        The OSHA and ADSC Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

      • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize their results.

        The OSHA and ADSC Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

      • 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.
      OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroups

      At the February 22, 2005 OSHA and ADSC Kick-off implementation Team meeting, ADSC agreed to participate in the Fall Protection and Design for Safety workgroups that were created at the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable for construction-related National Alliances on July 8, 2004.

        Fall Protection Workgroup - The Fall Protection workgroup developed Fall Protection Safety Tips Sheets for employers and employees. The workgroup is also providing comments on the "Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry" training course, developed by OSHA's Office of Training and Education. ADSC staff Scot Litke and ADSC member, Rick Marshall attended the Workgroup meeting on May 2, 2005.

        Design for Safety Workgroup - The Design for Safety workgroup developed a general PowerPoint® presentation on "Designing for Safety" along with a "Design for Safety" Web page. The workgroup is currently developing a 2-4 Hour Design for Safety Training Course along with an OSHA 10 Hour Outreach Training Program for engineers. Mr. Litke and Mr. Marshall attended the Workgroup meeting on May 3, 2005.
    2. Executive Summary

      During the OSHA and ADSC Alliance's first year a very productive working relationship was established between the organizations. OSHA learned more about the foundation drilling industry and ADSC learned more about the compliance assistance resources that the Agency has developed. This positive relationship has led to the development of several compliance assistance materials that the implementation team is sharing with the public. Some examples include:

      • OSHA and ADSC developed a Foundation Drilling Best Practices PowerPoint® Presentation. 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. A link to the presentation was also posted on OSHA's Web site.

      • OSHA and ADSC developed tips sheets titled, "Drilled Shaft Installation Safety Tips for the Employer" and "Drilled Shaft Installation Safety Tips for the Employee." The sheets describe general safety tips to help prevent injuries and illnesses in the drilled shaft foundation industry. The tips sheets were completed and posted on the ADSC Web page in February 2006. A link to the presentation was also posted on OSHA's Web site.

      • OSHA and ADSC developed the fact sheet titled, "Working Safely during Installation of Drilled Shaft Foundations." It 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. The fact sheet was completed and posted on the ADSC Web page in February 2006. A link to the presentation was also posted on OSHA's Web site.
      In addition, OSHA and ADSC representatives are sharing their expertise through participation on OSHA's electronic assistance tools' editorial boards and speaking and exhibiting opportunities. For example:

      • ADSC representatives serve on a number of OSHA's Safety and Health Topics pages' editorial boards including Construction - Trenching and Excavation, Construction - Fall Protection and Construction - Crane, Derrick and Hoist Safety.

      • Jess McCluer, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA, made a presentation to over 30 attendees on the Alliance Program and the activities of the ADSC Alliance at the ADSC Board of Directors meeting.

      • Danezza Quintero, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services, USDOL-OSHA and Rick Marshall, Chairman, ADSC Safety Committee provided an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Training Program to 42 attendees.

      • Jess McCluer, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA, and Stephen Boyd, Debroah Coler, Jorge Delucca, Nancy Thai, Jack Rector and Dutch Haverrman, Region VI, Dallas, Texas Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, staffed the OSHA-ADSC Alliance exhibit booth, at the Geo³ Comprehensive Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technical Conference.

      • Representatives from the Region VI, Dallas, Texas and Ft. Worth, Texas Area Offices, USDOL-OSHA and ADSC members participated in the November 7, 2005 Interactive Field Day.

      • Bill Nash, Constriction Institute - American Society of Civil Engineers Alliance, made a presentation titled, "Design for Construction Worker Safety" that focused on the foundation drilling industry. The PowerPoint® presentation was developed by the OSHA Alliance Program's Design for Safety Workgroup.
      In addition, ADSC has representatives on the Design for Safety and Fall Protection Workgroups that were created at the July 8, 2004 OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting. ADSC also promotes the activities of the OSHA-ADSC Alliance and provides information on OSHA's compliance assistance programs and cooperative programs through its Web page and articles in its e-Newsletter and bi-monthly publication, Foundation Drilling.

      ADSC's chapters have also recognized the value of signing Alliances with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices. For example, during the reporting period, ADSC's West Coast Chapter and OSHA Region X signed an Alliance on October 21, 2005. ADSC's South Central Chapter and OSHA Region VI signed an Alliance on February 10, 2006.

      Overall, the presentations by OSHA representatives along with the Powerpoint presentation, tips sheets and fact sheet help address safety and health topics in the foundation drilling industry. In addition, the Alliance Program exhibit, OSHA's participation in ADSC's events and the articles ADSC publishes in its e-Newsletter and bi-monthly magazine, Foundation Drilling and its Web page helps the association show their members that OSHA has numerous compliance assistance materials and resources available for use and distribution throughout the foundation drilling industry.

    3. Alliance Program Reach (Check on Foundation Drilling)

      Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
      OSHA and ADSC Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site 4,464
      ADSC Web site - Link to Alliance Agreement and additional OSHA Web page links Data Not Available

      OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages' Editorial Boards

      • Construction - Confined Spaces
      • Construction - Crane, Derrick and Hoist Safety
      • Construction - Fall Protection
      • Construction - Hand and Power Tools
      • Construction - Lead
      • Construction - Motor Vehicle Safety
      • Construction - Noise and Hearing Conservation
      • Construction - Personal Protective Equipment
      • Construction - Silica
      • Construction - Trenching and Excavation
      • Construction - Welding, Cutting and Brazing
      236,520
      November 6-9, 2005, Geo³ Comprehensive Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technical Conference and Interactive Field Day and Exhibition, Dallas, Texas

      Alliance Program Exhibit
      300
      November 7, 2005 Interactive Field Day, Dallas, TX

      Representatives from the OSHA Region VI, Dallas, Texas and Ft. Worth, Texas Area Offices, and ADSC members participated in the Interactive Field Day
      12
      May 7, 2005 ADSC Mid-Atlantic Chapter OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Training Program, McLean, Virginia

      Speakers: Danezza Quintero, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services, USDOL-OSHA and Rick Marshall, Chairman, ADSC Safety Committee
      42
      April 30, 2005 ADSC Board of Directors Meeting, Dallas, TX

      Speaker: Jess McCluer, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA
      30
      April 2005 - "ADSC Aligns with OSHA," National Driller (http://www.nationaldriller.com) Data Not Available
      March 10, 2005 - "OSHA Aligns with ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling," Aggregates Manager (http://www.aggman.com) Data Not Available
      March 2005 ADSC E-newsletter -
      "OSHA's Electronic Newsletter, QuickTakes"
      "ADSC South Central Chapter Signs Regional OSHA Alliance Agreement"
      Data Not Available
      March 1, 2005 - OSHA includes information on the OSHA/ADSC Alliance signing in its bi-weekly e-newsletter; QuickTakes 55,700
      February 24, 2005 - "OSHA Aligns with Drilling Association," BNA Occupational Health and Safety Reporter Data Not Available
      February 22, 2005 - "OSHA Aligns with ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling," OSHA press release announcing Alliance signing 68 News Services
      TOTAL 297,068
  4. Upcoming Milestones

    In the upcoming year, OSHA's and ADSC's positive relationship, that was built through signing the Alliance agreement, will continue to grow and the Implementation Team will undertake a number of activities.

    Through the Alliance, ADSC will develop and an Anchored Earth Retention Best Practices PowerPoint® presentation, Anchored Earth Retention Safety Tips Sheets for Employers and Employees and an Anchored Earth Retention Fatality Fact Sheet, which the association will share with OSHA for feedback. In addition, ADSC representatives will continue to provide their expertise to OSHA by serving on a number of OSHA's Safety and Health Topics pages' editorial boards including the Construction - Trenching and Excavation, Construction - Fall Protection and Construction - Crane, Derrick and Hoist Safety.

    ADSC remains committed to working with OSHA and other Alliance participants to develop compliance assistance information and products for Agency staff and employers and employees in the construction industry. The company will continue to attend meetings of the Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroups that were established as a result of the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable.

    In addition, OSHA and ADSC also will be promoting the Alliance Program and the Agency's compliance assistance materials. OSHA will include an article about the Design for Safety presentation at the Geo³ Comprehensive Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technical Conference and Interactive Field Day and Exhibition in the March 2006 issue of Alliance Quarterly Review. ADSC will continue to promote OSHA compliance assistance materials and the OSHA-ADSC Alliance through its Web page and articles in their bi-monthly publication, Foundation Drilling and their e-Newsletter.

    ADSC will invite OSHA representatives to the upcoming ADSC Drill Rig Operator School, May 5-11, 2006 in Kernersville, NC.

    Finally, ADSC's Ohio Valley Chapter is developing a Regional Alliance with OSHA Region V and ADSC's Rocky Mountain Chapter is developing an Area Office Alliance with the OSHA Region VIII Englewood, Colorado and Denver Colorado Area Offices.


    Report prepared by: Jess McCluer, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, April 14, 2006