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


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    February 22, 2005

    Date Renewed

    March 29, 2007

    Evaluation Period

    February 22, 2007 - February 21, 2008

    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:  
       
    Rick Harris*
    Robert Ibarra**
    Jess McCluer***
    Danezza Quintero****
    Rob Swick*****

    Office of Construction Services (OCS)
    Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)
    OCS
    OOSA
       
    ADSC:  
       
    S. Scot Litke
    Mike Moore
    Richard Marshall
    Executive Director
    Assistant Executive Director
    Chairman, Safety Committee

    * Rick Harris served as the Alliance Coordinator from May 25, 2007 to November 28, 2007.
    ** Robert Ibarra has served as the OCS representative since January 1, 2008.
    *** Jess McCluer served as the Alliance Coordinator until May 25, 2007.
    **** Danezza Quintero served as the OCS representative until January 1, 2008.
    **** Rob Swick has served as the Alliance Coordinator since November 28, 2007.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    May 3, 2007
    December 12, 2007
    January 30, 2008
    February 20, 2008
    Implementation Team Meeting
    OSHA 10 Hour Construction Outreach Training Program for Design Engineers Workgroup
    Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting
    Implementation Team Meeting

    Due to several changes to OSHA staff, the groups were unable to maintain regular contact during the reporting period.

  3. Results

    1. Events and Products

      Training and Education Goals


      • 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.

        During this reporting period, the OSHA and ADSC Alliance Implementation Team did not start work on programs or projects to address this goal.

      • 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.

        During this reporting period, the OSHA and ADSC Alliance Implementation Team did not start work on programs or projects to address this goal.
      Outreach and Communication Goals

      • 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, the renewal agreement, news releases, activities and events, products and resources and milestones and successes.

        ADSC Web site

        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 as well as 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
        The ADSC representatives serve on the following OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages:

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

        During this reporting period, the OSHA and ADSC Alliance Implementation Team did not start work on programs or projects to address this goal.

      • 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).

        During this reporting period, the OSHA and ADSC Alliance Implementation Team did not start work on programs or projects to address this goal.

      • 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.

        During this reporting period, the OSHA and ADSC Alliance Implementation Team did not start 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.

        Events

        2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 4-10


        ADSC has committed to work with over 40 other Alliance Program participants to support 2008 NAOSH Week which will be held May 4-10. NAOSH Week is sponsored by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), another Alliance Program participant. The theme of this year's event is "Safety is Good Business."

      • 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. In addition, OSHA Region VIII's Denver and Englewood Area Offices and ADSC's Rocky Mountain Chapter signed an Alliance on February 1, 2008. All three 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.

        • OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, January 30, 2008, Washington, D.C.: Rick Marshall, Safety Director, Richard Goettle, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, joined with representatives from 12 other OSHA Alliances to discuss the Agency's construction-related initiatives and participate in brainstorming sessions to identify potential compliance assistance resources to help address safety and health hazards in the construction industry at the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable held on January 30, 2008, in Washington, D.C.

        • OSHA 10 Hour Construction Outreach Training Program for Design Engineers Workgroup, December 12, 2007: Rick Marshall, Safety Director, Richard Goettle, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, joined with representatives from 7 other OSHA Alliances to discuss the development OSHA 10 Hour Construction Outreach Training Program for Design Engineers. The training program is project being developed through the Design for Safety Workgroup.
    2. Executive Summary

      On March 29, 2007 OSHA and ADSC renewed the Alliance to continue to work together to share information on the foundation drilling industry along with OSHA's compliance assistance activities and cooperative programs. As of result of the OSHA and ADSC Alliance:

      • 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.

      • Rick Marshall, Safety Director, Richard Goettle, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, worked with representatives from 7 other OSHA Alliances to begin developing an OSHA 10 Hour Construction Outreach Training Program for Design Engineers.
      Further, OSHA Region VIII's Denver and Englewood Area Offices and ADSC's Rocky Mountain Chapter signed and Alliance on February 1, 2008. Moreover, 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 committed to support 2008 NAOSH Week and ADSC representatives participated in the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable January 30, 2008.

    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 the Agency's Web site 14,980
      ADSC Web site - Link to Alliance Agreement and additional OSHA Web site links Data not available

      OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages' Editorial Boards

      • Confined Spaces
      • Crane, Derrick and Hoist Safety
      • Fall Protection
      • Hand and Power Tools
      • Lead
      • Construction - Motor Vehicle Safety
      • Construction - Noise and Hearing Conservation
      • Construction - Personal Protective Equipment
      • Silica, Crystalline
      • Construction - Trenching and Excavation
      • Welding, Cutting and Brazing
      366,452
      April 24, 2007: OSHA Renews Alliance with ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling, OSHA News Release 69 News Services
      April 24, 2007: OSHA Renews Alliance with ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling, AEM Consolidated Industry News Network Data not available
      April 24, 2007: OSHA Renews Alliance with ADSC, Chicago Land Construction News Data not available
      June 2007: Annual Alliance Report, Foundation Drilling Data not available
      August 2007: ADSC/OSHA Alliance a Model for Industry, The Hole Story Data not available
      August 2007: OSHA Participates in ADSC's AMPIS in Seattle, Foundation Drilling Data not available
      TOTAL 381,432
  4. Upcoming Milestones

    In the upcoming year, through the Alliance, ADSC will develop a job site analysis (JSA) slide presentation. The presentation will describe how to perform a JSA for drilled shaft rig, anchor and micropile drill rig operation and grout mixing and pumping operations. In addition, the OSHA and ADSC implementation team will develop an anchored earth retention best practices presentation.

    Further, 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.

    The association will also support 2008 NAOSH Week and participate in the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable and its Design for Safety and Fall Protection 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: Rob Swick, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, April 1, 2008.