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, 2006 - February 21, 2007

    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
    Treasurer
    Vice President
    Executive Director
    President
    Chairman, Safety Committee


  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    June 8, 2006

    October 5, 2006
    February 21, 2007
    Meeting to Discuss Anchored Earth Retention Safety Tips Sheets and Fact Sheet, Teleconference
    Meeting, Teleconference
    Powered Industrial Truck Editorial Board Conference Call


    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

    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.
      Drilled Shaft Installation Safety Presentation, December 18, 2006, Indianapolis, Indiana

      Rick Marshall, Chairman, ADSC Safety Committee, presented the Drilled Shaft Installation Safety slide presentation, a product of the OSHA and ADSC Alliance, to 35 attendees from OSHA Region V, Indiana OSHA and the Indiana On-site Consultation Program on December 18, 2006 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

      ADSC Anchored Earth Retention Seminar, November 16-17, 2006, Oakland, California

      ADSC invited three OSHA representatives to attend the ADSC Anchored Earth Retention Seminar, November 16-17, 2006 in Oakland, CA, free of charge. Three representatives from California OSHA accepted the invitation and attended the seminar.

      ADSC South Central Chapter OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Training Program, April 29, 2006, Irving, Texas

      Mike Talmont, Assistant Area Director, Region VI, Ft. Worth, Texas Area Office, USDOL-OSHA and Rick Marshall, Chairman, ADSC Safety Committee provided an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Training Program to 24 attendees on April 29, 2006 in Irving, Texas.

      • 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.
      ADSC Training Materials - Spanish Version

      Danezza Quintero, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Directorate of Construction, Office of Construction Services, USDOL-OSHA reviewed and provided comments to ADSC on its training materials, e.g. videos and manuals that were translated into Spanish. The material was distributed to OSHA Region VI's Regional and Area Offices, following the OSHA Region VIADSC Alliance signing on February 9, 2006.

      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 is continuing to update the OSHA and ADSC Alliance Web page that is posted on the Agency's Web site that includes the OSHA and ADSC Alliance agreement, news releases, activities and events, products and resources and milestones and successes.

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

      ADSC is continuing to update the section on its Web site which contains information on the OSHA and ADSC Alliance. The section includes links to the Alliance agreement and its products and OSHA's Safety and Health Topics pages.

      OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages

      The following ADSC members are continuing to serve 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

      During the reporting period, information on the OSHA and ADSC Alliance activities appeared in OSHA and industry print and online media including, OSHA's Alliance Quarterly Review, Blueprint, Foundation Drilling and The Hole Story. For more information on the articles, see "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

      ASCE and National Council for Geo-Engineering and Construction Workshop; "Trends Affecting the Geo-Community: What Does the Future Hold?" December 6, 2006 in Reston, VA


      T. Michael Toole, Construction Institute - American Society of Civil Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and Rick Marshall, ADSC delivered the Design for Safety slide presentation to 60 attendees during the ASCE and National Council for Geo-Engineering and Construction Workshop; "Trends Affecting the Geo-Community: What Does the Future Hold?" on December 6, 2006 in Reston, VA.

      ADSC Equipment Expo '07 & Conference, January 31- February 3, 2007 Orlando, Florida.

      Jess McCluer, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA, and Mylene Kellerman and Patrick Stark, Safety & Health Compliance Specialists, Florida On-site Consultation Program, staffed the Alliance Program exhibit booth. OSHA also provided publications on OSHA and the Alliance Program, including the OSHA and ADSC Alliance Activities Summary document, which were distributed during the event.

      • 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

      Tips Sheets: Anchored Earth Retention and Micropile Safety Tips For the Employer and Anchored Earth Retention and Micropile Safety Tips For the Employee


      Through the Alliance, OSHA and ADSC developed tips sheets; "Anchored Earth Retention and Micropile Safety Tips For the Employer" and "Anchored Earth Retention and Micropile Safety Tips For the Employee." The sheets describe safety tips to help prevent injuries and illnesses while installing anchored earth retentions and micropiles. The sheets were completed and posted on ADSC's Web page in July 2006. Links to the tips sheets were added to the OSHA and ADSC Alliance Web page.

      Fact Sheet: Working Safely During Installation of Anchored Earth Retention and Micropiles

      Through the Alliance, OSHA and ADSC developed the fact sheet: "Working Safely During Installation of Anchored Earth Retention and Micropiles." It identifies safety 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. The fact sheet was completed and posted on ADSC's Web page in July 2006. Links to the tips sheets were added to the OSHA and ADSC Alliance Web page.

      • 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.
      Powered Industrial Trucks eTool

      Through the Alliance, an ADSC representative is providing input and expertise, along with other Alliance Program participants, to assist OSHA with the development of a Powered Industrial Trucks eTool. The following ADSC member is serving on the eTool's editorial board:

        • Richard Marshall, Safety Director, Richard Goettle, Inc; Cincinnati, OH
      • 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 Regional Alliances

      ADSC's West Coast Chapter is continuing to work with OSHA Region X through the Alliance signed on October 21, 2005. ADSC's South Central Chapter is continuing to work with OSHA Region VI through the Alliance signed on February 10, 2006. Both Alliances focus on reducing fall protection, silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards.

      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

      ADSC is continuing to participate in the Fall Protection and Design for Safety workgroups that were created at the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable on July 8, 2004.

      Design for Safety Workgroup - ADSC is participating on the Design for Safety Workgroup and helped develop a 2-4 Hour Design for Safety Training Course. The course is based on the Design for Construction Safety slide presentation and provides technical information for those that are interested learning more about designing for safety.

      T. Michael Toole, Construction Institute - American Society of Civil Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and Rick Marshall, ADSC delivered the Design for Safety slide presentation to 60 attendees during the ASCE and National Council for Geo-Engineering and Construction Workshop; "Trends Affecting the Geo-Community: What Does the Future Hold?" on December 6, 2006 in Reston, VA.

      Fall Protection Workgroup - ADSC is participating on the Fall Protection Workgroup and helped develop the "Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry" training program. The training program is designed for construction industry audiences including small business owners, trainers, foreman and workers. The Workgroup is developing Toolbox Talks for Ladders that address issues such as "Do's and Don'ts of Using a Ladder", "Choosing the Right Ladder" and "Set-Up and Use of a Ladder."

    2. Executive Summary

      Through the Alliance Program, OSHA and ADSC are continuing to work together to share information on the foundation drilling industry along with OSHA's compliance assistance activities and cooperative programs. This positive relationship has led to the development of compliance assistance products that the implementation team is sharing with the public. Some examples include:

      • Tips sheets; "Anchored Earth Retention and Micropile Safety Tips For the Employer" and "Anchored Earth Retention and Micropile Safety Tips For the Employee." The sheets describe safety tips to help prevent injuries and illnesses while installing anchored earth retentions and micropiles. The sheets were completed and posted on ADSC's Web page in July 2006. A link to the tips sheets was also posted on OSHA's Web site.

      • Fact sheet: "Working Safely During Installation of Anchored Earth Retention and Micropiles." The fact sheet 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. The fact sheet was completed and posted on ADSC's Web page in July 2006. A link to the fact sheet was also posted on OSHA's Web site.
      In addition, OSHA and ADSC representatives are continuing to share their expertise through participation on OSHA's electronic assistance tools' editorial boards and speaking and exhibiting opportunities. For example:

      • ADSC representatives continue to 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.

      • ADSC members are reviewing and providing comments on OSHA's draft Powered Industrial Trucks eTool.

      • California OSHA representatives attended the ADSC Anchored Earth Retention Seminar.

      • Rick Marshall, Chairman, ADSC Safety Committee, presented the Drilled Shaft Installation Safety slide presentation to 35 attendees from OSHA Region V, Indiana OSHA and the Indiana On-site Consultation Program.

      • Mike Talmont, Assistant Area Director, Region VI, Ft. Worth, Texas Area Office, USDOL-OSHA and Rick Marshall, Chairman, ADSC Safety Committee provided an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Training Program to 24 attendees.

      • Danezza Quintero, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Directorate of Construction, Office of Construction Services, USDOL-OSHA reviewed and provided comments on ADSC training materials, e.g. videos and manuals, that were translated into Spanish.

      • Jess McCluer, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA and Mylene Kellerman and Patrick Stark, Florida On-site Consultation Program, staffed the Alliance Program exhibit booth at the ADSC Equipment Expo '07 & Conference.

      • T. Michael Toole, Construction Institute - American Society of Civil Engineers (CI-ASCE), and Rick Marshall, ADSC delivered the Design for Safety slide presentation to 60 attendees during the ASCE and National Council for Geo-Engineering and Construction Workshop; "Trends Affecting the Geo-Community: What Does the Future Hold?" The slide presentation was developed through the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Design for Safety Workgroup.
      In addition, ADSC continues to participate on the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable Design for Safety and Fall Protection workgroups. ADSC's West Coast Chapter and ADSC's South Central Chapter are also continuing to work with OSHA Region X and Region VI, respectively, through Regional Alliances on reducing fall protection, silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards.

      Finally, ADSC continues to promote the activities of the OSHA and ADSC Alliance and provides information on OSHA's compliance assistance programs and cooperative programs through its Web site and articles in its e-newsletter, The Hole Story and bi-monthly publication, Foundation Drilling.

    3. Alliance Program Reach

      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 6,079
      ADSC Web site - Link to Alliance Agreement and additional OSHA Web site links 1,800

      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
      289,233
      February 2007 - "OSHA Makes the Business Case for Safety and Health," The Hole Story 1,400
      January 31- February 3, 2007 - ADSC Equipment Expo '07 & Conference, Orlando, Florida

      Alliance Program Exhibit
      1,500
      December 18, 2006 - Drilled Shaft Installation Safety Presentation, Indianapolis, Indiana

      Speaker: Rick Marshall, Chairman, ADSC Safety Committee
      35
      November 16-17, 2006 - ADSC Anchored Earth Retention Seminar, Oakland, California

      Representatives from the California OSHA accepted ADSC's invitation to attend the seminar, free of charge.
      3
      September/October 2006 - Foundation Drilling

      "Safety Awards"

      "OSHA Announces Two New Motor Vehicle Safety Publications"
      8,500
      August 2006 - "ADSC Safety Committee Provides Important Websites," Foundation Drilling 8,500
      April 29, 2006 - ADSC South Central Chapter OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Training Program, Dallas, Texas

      Speakers: Mike Talmont, Assistant Area Director, Region VI, Ft. Worth, Texas Area Office, USDOL-OSHA and Rick Marshall, Chairman, ADSC Safety Committee
      24
      March/April 2006 - "Annual OSHA/ADSC Alliance Report," Foundation Drilling 8,500
      March 2006 - "Field Training Event Improves OSHA Inspectors' Foundation Drilling Knowledge," Alliance Quarterly Review 300
      March 2006 - "Designing for Construction Worker Safety," Blueprints Data Not Available
      March 5, 2006 - "OSHA, Trade Group Eye Safety," Tulsa World Data Not Available
      March 2006 - The Hole Story
      "OSHA's Electronic Newsletter, QuickTakes"
      "ADSC South Central Chapter Signs Regional OSHA Alliance Agreement"
      1,400
      February 2006 - "ADSC South Central Chapter Signs Regional OSHA Alliance Agreement," Foundation Drilling 8,500
      TOTAL 335,774
  4. Upcoming Milestones

    In the upcoming year, OSHA's and ADSC's positive relationship will continue to grow and the Implementation Team will undertake several activities. In addition, OSHA and ADSC will sign an OSHA and ADSC Alliance renewal agreement.

    Through the Alliance, ADSC will complete developing a draft Anchored Earth Retention Best Practices PowerPoint presentation in Spring 2007 which the association will share with OSHA for review and 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. In addition, ADSC will work with OSHA and other Alliance Program participants to develop OSHA's Powered Industrial Trucks eTool.

    The association will also continue to provide feedback on products developed through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Fall Protection and Design for Safety workgroups.

    Finally, ADSC will continue to promote OSHA compliance assistance materials and the OSHA and ADSC Alliance through its Web site and articles in their bi-monthly publication, Foundation Drilling and their e-newsletter, The Hole Story.

    Report prepared by: Jess McCluer, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, March 26, 2007