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, 2008 February 21, 2009

    Overview

    The OSHA and ADSC Alliance is providing ADSC 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, silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards.

    Implementation Team Members

    OSHA:
       
    Michael Buchet
    Joe Hajdusiewicz
    Robert Ibarra*
    Eric Lahaie
    Rob Swick
    Danezza Quintero
    Elizabeth (Bea) Way
    Office of Construction Services (OCS)
    OCS
    OCS
    Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)
    OOSA
    OCS
    OOSA
     
    *Robert Ibarra served on the Implementation Team until June 25, 2008
       
    ADSC:  
       
    S. Scot Litke
    Mike Moore
    Richard Marshall
    Executive Director
    Assistant Executive Director
    Chairman, Safety Committee
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    July 16, 2008 Implementation Team Meeting
    December 18, 2008 Implementation Team Meeting

  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.

        Products

        ADSC Job Site Analysis Presentation


        Through the OSHA and ADSC Alliance, ADSC developed a draft Job Site Analysis (JSA) Presentation. The draft presentation describes how to perform a JSA for drilled shaft rig, anchor and micropile drill rig operations and grout mixing and pumping operations. ADSC shared the draft presentation with OSHA for review and comment. The ADSC JSA Presentation is expected to be completed by summer 2009.

      • 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 and maintain the OSHA and ADSC Alliance Web page that is posted on the OSHA Web site. The page includes the OSHA and ADSC Alliance agreement, renewal agreement, annual reports, news releases, information on activities and events, and links to resources developed by ADSC through the Alliance Program.

        ADSC Web site

        ADSC maintains an OSHA and ADSC Alliance Web page on its Web site. The page has information on the OSHA and ADSC Alliance and links to the OSHA Web site. In addition, the page features links to resources developed by ADSC through the Alliance Program including an "Anchored Earth Retention and Micropile Safety Tips" and a "Drilled Shaft Installation Safety" presentation.

        OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages

        The following ADSC representatives are continuing to serve on the editorial boards for the OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages that address foundation drilling-industry hazards:

        • Richard Marshall, Safety Director, Richard Goettle, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
        • Colin Perkins, Corporate Safety Director, Condon-Johnson & Associates, Inc., Oakland, CA
        • John Roe, Vice President, Malcolm Drilling Company, Inc., San Francisco, CA
        • Jason M. Timmons, Field Safety Manager, Nicholson Construction Co., Cuddy, PA
        The ADSC representatives serve on the following OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages:

        • Confined Spaces
        • Crane, Derrick, and Hoist
        • Fall Protection
        • Motor Vehicle Safety-Construction
        • Noise and Hearing Conservation-Construction
        • Personal Protective Equipment
        • Silica, Crystalline
        • 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 foundation drilling-industry print and online media including, Foundation Drilling and The Hole Story. For more information on the articles, see "Alliance Program Reach" table.

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

        Drill Rig Conference, September 11, 2008, Middletown, Connecticut

        On September 11m 2008 Sean Henrickson, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, Bridgeport, Connecticut Area Office; Marianne Bonito, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, Bridgeport, Connecticut Area Office; Jeffery Ritter, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, Bridgeport, Connecticut Area Office, and Thomas Retano, Construction Safety Consultant, Connecticut Department of Labor Division of Occupational Safety and Health attended the Drill Rig Conference at the State of Connecticut Public Safety Building in Middletown, Connecticut. At the conference, which was also co-sponsored by the Connecticut Crane Board, ADSC provided the OSHA participants training that addresses drill rig issues.

      • 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, 2008, Washington, DC


        ADSC joined with more than 50 other Alliance Program participants to support 2008 NAOSH Week. NAOSH Week, sponsored by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, focuses on increasing the understanding of the positive benefits of investing in occupational safety, health and environmental programs among employers, employees and the public; raising awareness of the role and contribution of safety, health and environmental professionals; and reducing workplace injuries and illness by encouraging new safety and health activities at all companies and organizations. The theme for the 2008 NAOSH Week was "Safety is Good Business." In support of NAOSH Week, ADSC posted information regarding 2008 NAOSH Week on the ADSC and OSHA Alliance Web page on the ADSC Web site.

      • 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, Area Office and State Plan State Alliances

        The following OSHA Regional or Area Office and ADSC Chapter Alliances were signed or renewed during the current reporting period:

        • OSHA Region VI and ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling South Central Chapter (SCC), signed February 9, 2006, renewed January 26, 2009. Through the Alliance, OSHA and SCC are focusing on safety and health issues including, fall protection, silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards.
        • California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CAL-OSHA) and ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling West Coast Chapter (WCC) signed September 2, 2008. Through the Alliance, CAL-OSHA and WCC are focusing on safety and health issues including fall protection, silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards, and natural gas associated with drilling and tunneling.
        In addition, the following OSHA Area Office and ADSC Chapter Alliances continued to operate during the current reporting period:

        • OSHA Region VIII Denver and Englewood Area Offices and ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling Rocky Mountain Chapter (RMC) signed February 1, 2008. Through the Alliance, OSHA and RMC are focusing on fall protection, silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards.
        • OSHA Region X and the International Association of Foundation Drilling, West Coast Chapter (WCC) signed October 21, 2005, renewed January 19, 2008. Through the Alliance, OSHA and WCC are focusing on 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.

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

    2. Executive Summary

      During the reporting period, OSHA and ADSC continued to work together to share information regarding the foundation drilling industry along with OSHA's compliance assistance activities and cooperative programs. As a result of the OSHA and ADSC Alliance, ADSC developed a draft JSA Presentation. The draft presentation describes how to perform a JSA for drilled shaft rig, anchor and micropile drill rig operations and grout mixing and pumping operations. ADSC shared the draft presentation with OSHA for review and comment. The ADSC JSA Presentation is expected to be completed by summer 2009.

      Further, OSHA Region VI and ADSC renewed its Alliance on January 26, 2009 to focus on safety and health issues including, fall, silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards. In addition, CAL-OSHA and ADSC signed an Alliance September 2, 2008 to focus on safety and health issues including fall, silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards, and natural gas associated with drilling and tunneling. Moreover, ADSC is continuing to work with OSHA Regions VIII and X to reduce fall, silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards.

      Finally, ADSC supported 2008 NAOSH Week.

    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 OSHA Web site 14,980
      OSHA Confined Spaces Safety and Health Topics Page 68,258
      OSHA Crane, Derrick, and Hoist Safety Spaces Safety and Health Topics Page 29,190
      OSHA Fall Protection Safety and Health Topics Page 63,828
      OSHA Motor Vehicle Safety-Construction Safety and Health Topics Page 2,522
      OSHA Noise and Hearing Conservation-Construction Safety and Health Topics Page 5,347
      OSHA Personal Protective Equipment Safety and Health Topics Page 111,463
      OSHA Silica, Crystalline Safety and Health Topics Page 28,061
      OSHA Trenching and Excavation-Construction Safety and Health Topics Page 6,442
      OSHA Welding, Cutting and Brazing Safety and Health Topics Page 22,827
      ADSC Web site OSHA and ADSC Alliance Web page 3,500
      May 2008: "OSHA Report," Foundation Drilling 8,500
      August 2008: "OSHA Alliance," The Hole Story 1,000
      September 2008: "Why Drill Rigs are not Cranes: ADSC Delegation Meets with Connecticut Crane Board," Foundation Drilling 8,500
      January 2009: "Spotlight on IFCEE '09 Technical Program and Exhibitors," Foundation Drilling 8,500
  4. Upcoming Milestones

    Based on discussions regarding the future of the Alliance, OSHA and ADSC agreed to conclude the Alliance as of February 22, 2009.



    Report prepared by: Rob Swick, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, March 9, 2009.