ANNUAL ACTIVITY REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA)
October 23, 2017
January 25, 2007
February 25, 2009
January 30, 2012
October 15, 2015
October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017
Alliance Overview and Goals
The OSHA and APCA Alliance focuses on providing APCA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help to protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by continuing to promote a culture of safety within the pipeline construction industry, including small businesses and non-English and limited English speaking employees, and to reduce workplace incidents and prevent worker exposures to hazards such as those associated with equipment operation (e.g. bulldozer, excavator and sideboom), trenching and excavation, hydrostatic testing, and distracted driving.
Implementation Team Meetings
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.
Results of Alliance Activities in Support of Agreement Goals
Dissemination: Alliance Program participant shared information on agency-developed or OSHA Alliance Program-developed tools and resources, OSHA standards/rulemakings, enforcement, and outreach campaigns.
Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Areas* Number Reached Website 10/1/16-9/30/17 Alliance Webpage-OSHA Website Small Business, Silica, Heat Illness, Fall Protection 1,578 Website 10/1/16-9/30/17 Alliance Webpage-Participant Website Small Business, Silica, Heat Illness, Fall Protection Not Available Website 4/20/2017 Posted new OSHA resources for safe and sound campaign Safety and Health Programs Not Available Website 9/29/2017 Posted information and resources on hurricane recovery and cleanup Hurricane Outreach Not Available Email blast 11/3/2016 Injury and Illnesses reporting Record Keeping 250 Email blast 10/1/2016 Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs Safety and Health Programs 250 Email blast 11/17/2017 Final rule updating walking-working surfaces and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements Walking-Working Surfaces 250 Email blast 12/1/2016 OSHA QuickTakes Submissions 1,500 E-mail Blast 3/21/2017 OSHA's Falls in Construction outreach Fall Prevention 250 E-mail Blast 3/21/2017 OSHA Outreach focusing on Heat Illness Prevention Heat Illness Prevention 250 Email Blast 3/21/2017 OSHA's National Safe and Sound Outreach Safety and Health Programs 250 Email blast 3/27/2017 OSHA's Free training - UT Arlington free OSHA Classes 250 Email Blast 3/27/2017 National Safety Council Addiction Cost Calculator 250 Other Email 4/6/2017 Updates on training dates provided by OSHA and Houston fall prevention day on April 25th Construction
250 Other Email 4/6/2017 Silica for Construction enforcement date delayed Silica 250 News Release 4/6/2017 News Release from OSHA: OSHA to delay enforcing crystalline silica standard in the construction industry. Silica 250 Other Email 4/17/2017 OSHA Updates and construction-related incidents FY 2016 Fall Prevention 250 News Release 4/18/2017 2017 National stand-down infographics Video Promotion Fall Prevention 250 Newsletter 4/20/2017 OSHA Quarterly update on new compliance assistance resources 250 Other Email 4/24/2017 2017 Construction Fall Prevention campaign and National Safety Stand-down with OSHA information. Fall Prevention 500 Print Publication 5/16/2017 QuickTakes Newsletter 500 News Release 5/4/2017 4th Annual National Falls Prevention Safety Stand-down Falls Prevention 500 News Release 5/17/2017 Recordkeeping and Reporting announcement that reporting has been extended to a later date Recordkeeping/Reporting 250 Other Email 5/19/2017 Safe and Sound Week Webinar on May 23rd Safe and Sound Week Outreach 250 News Release 5/23/2017 NUCA Trenching Safety Stand Down Trenching Outreach 250 Newsletter 6/1/2017 How employers keep workers safe from the heat Heat Illness Prevention 500 News Release 6/1/2017 OSHA announces inaugural Safe and Sound Week Safe and Sound Week Outreach 250 News Release 6/2/2017 OSHA announces June is National Safety Month Construction 250 News Release 6/10/2017 Safe and Sound Week Kickoff Safe and Sound Week Outreach 250 News Release 6/10/2017 Heat awareness App to download Heat illness prevention 500 Newsletter 6/15/2017 OSHA QuickTakes 500 News Release 6/22/2017 Stakeholder meeting regarding VPP 250 News Release 6/23/2017 OSHA issues proposed rule on beryllium standard Beryllium Outreach 250 News Release 6/26/2017 News Release "Water, Rest and Shade" Heat illness prevention 250 News Release 6/28/2017 Proposed delay in Electronic reporting requirements Recordkeeping/Reporting 250 Other Email 6/29/2017 Information on free 10 hour OSHA classes in Texas 250 Other Email 7/1/2017 CPWR Hazard Alert Focusing on Heat Hazards Heat Illness Prevention 250 News Release 7/3/2017 OSHA announces policy change on monorail hoist in construction Construction 250 Newsletter 7/3/2017 OSHA QuickTakes 250 Newsletter 7/13/2017 Quarterly update on Compliance Assistance Resources 250 News Release 7/14/2017 Susan Howard Training grants to support workers safety and health 250 Other Email 7/14/2017 OSHA launches application to electronically submit injury and illness date on August 1 Recordkeeping/Reporting 250 Other Email 7/17/2017 Heat Resources Heat Illness Prevention 250 News Release 7/21/2017 OSHA order reinstate of Wages in Whistleblower case 250 Other Email 7/24/2017 Safety recall by Genie Industries on aerial lifts 250 Other Email 7/25/2017 OSHA Materials on Silica, air bag recall, SIC and NAICS data, and the OSHA regulatory agenda Silica 250 News Release 7/28/2017 OSHA updates its online whistleblower complaint form 250 News Release 8/14/2017 OSHA to hold second public meeting suggestions for growing and strengthening VPP 250 Newsletter 8/15/2017 OSHA QuickTakes 250 Newsletter 8/24/2017 OSHA Regulation Updates, eReporting rule, the Crane Operating Training Rule, Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica Proposal, OSHA Regulatory Agenda and OSHA's Outreach for Safety & Health Program Management. Silica Safety and Health Programs 250 News Release 8/31/2017 OSHA issues proposed rule to extend deadline for crane operators 250 Other Email 9/1/2017 Disseminated information and resources on Hurricane Harvey recovery and cleanup Hurricane Outreach 250 Other Email 9/29/2017 Memorandum on silica enforcement Silica 250 TOTAL 16,578
Speeches, Presentations, Exhibits and Other Events: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in events which includes speeches/presentations, exhibits, roundtables, conferences, informational webinars or other meetings.
Activity Type Date Event Name Participant Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title Of Presentation (if applicable) City State Emphasis Areas* Number Reached Speech/ Presentation 9/22/2016 APCA Safety Team Meeting James Shelton, Region 6, OSHA "OSHA Updates" Houston TX Walking-Working Surfaces, Silica, Fall Protection, Record Keeping 30 Event 3/16/2017 Alliance Construction roundtable Marilyn Cole N/A Washington DC Fall Prevention 1 Speech/ Presentation 8/24/2017 APCA Safety Team Meeting Jim Shelton, Region 6, OSHA OSHA Updates on Regulations Houston TX Crane Operating Training, Silica, and Record Keeping 7 TOTAL 38
Other Training: Alliance Program participant provided free training for workers/employers/others through the Alliance Program..
Training Type Date Name/Title of Trainer Training Title Audience: OSHA, State Plan, Onsite Consultation City State Emphasis Areas* Number Reached Other 5/8/2017 Richard Hampton, Safety Director Ladder Safety and common Ladder safety rules Construction jobsite Casper, WY Falls Prevention 47 Other 5/8/2017 Kevin Pilgrim, Safety Manager Fall Protection Pipeline construction job Houston TX Falls Prevention 27 Other 5/12/2017 Kevin Pilgrim, Safety Manager Fall Protection Pipeline Construction job Casper WY Falls Prevention 18 Other 5/12/2017 Rigo Garcia, Foreman Slips, Trips and Falls Pipeline construction River Junction TX Falls Prevention 16 Other 5/11/2017 Mike Welch, Superintendent Fall Protection Pipeline construction Port Arthur TX Falls Prevention 36 Other 5/8/2017 Tim Johnson Fall Protection/Stand down for falls in construction Pipeline construction Aliquippa PA Falls Prevention 174 Other 5/8/2017 Matthew Miller Safety Manger Falls in construction Pipeline Construction Manassas VA Falls Prevention 84 Other 5/9/2017 Matthew Miller Safety Manger Falls in Construction Pipeline Construction Kathy TX Falls Prevention 76 Other 5/10/2017 Matthew Miller Safety Manger Falls in Construction Pipeline Construction Wharton TX Falls Prevention 47 Other 5/10/2017 Miles Hester VP of Safety Falls in Construction Pipeline Construction Delhi LA Falls Prevention 10 Other 5/11/2017 Miles Hester VP of Safety Falls in Construction Pipeline Construction Amite LA Falls Prevention 31 Other 5/12/2017 Miles Hester VP of Safety Falls in Construction Pipeline Construction Wellington KS Falls Prevention 10 Other 5/8/2017 Sam Arredondo Fall Protection, 3 points of contact, and ladder safety in Construction Pipeline Construction Rosebush MI Falls Prevention 216 Other 6/15/2017 Jim Shelton Trenching and Shoring APCA OSHA Alliance Houston TX Construction 24 TOTAL 816
Alliance Developed Products
- Best Practices for Unintentional Encounters with Buried Facilities (2017, March).
- Working with Silica (2017, April).
- Best Practices Working in Confined Spaces During Construction (2017, May).
Report prepared by: Morgan Seuberling, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, October 23, 2017Back to Top