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ANNUAL ACTIVITY REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA)

October 23, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      January 25, 2007

    2. Dates Renewed

      February 25, 2009

      January 30, 2012

      October 15, 2015

    3. Evaluation Period

      October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017

    4. 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.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • 3/27/2017
    • 8/9/2017

    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 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.

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    Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Areas* Number Reached
    Website10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage-OSHA WebsiteSmall Business, Silica, Heat Illness, Fall Protection1,578
    Website10/1/16-9/30/17Alliance Webpage-Participant Website Small Business, Silica, Heat Illness, Fall ProtectionNot Available
    Website4/20/2017Posted new OSHA resources for safe and sound campaignSafety and Health ProgramsNot Available
    Website9/29/2017Posted information and resources on hurricane recovery and cleanupHurricane OutreachNot Available
    Email blast 11/3/2016Injury and Illnesses reporting Record Keeping250
    Email blast 10/1/2016Recommended Practices for Safety and Health ProgramsSafety and Health Programs250
    Email blast 11/17/2017Final rule updating walking-working surfaces and establishing personal fall protection systems requirementsWalking-Working Surfaces250
    Email blast 12/1/2016OSHA QuickTakes Submissions 1,500
    E-mail Blast3/21/2017OSHA's Falls in Construction outreachFall Prevention250
    E-mail Blast3/21/2017OSHA Outreach focusing on Heat Illness PreventionHeat Illness Prevention250
    Email Blast3/21/2017OSHA's National Safe and Sound OutreachSafety and Health Programs250
    Email blast3/27/2017OSHA's Free training - UT Arlington free OSHA Classes 250
    Email Blast3/27/2017National Safety Council Addiction Cost Calculator 250
    Other Email4/6/2017Updates on training dates provided by OSHA and Houston fall prevention day on April 25thConstruction
    Fall Prevention
    250
    Other Email 4/6/2017Silica for Construction enforcement date delayed Silica250
    News Release4/6/2017News Release from OSHA: OSHA to delay enforcing crystalline silica standard in the construction industry.Silica250
    Other Email4/17/2017OSHA Updates and construction-related incidents FY 2016Fall Prevention250
    News Release4/18/20172017 National stand-down infographics Video PromotionFall Prevention250
    Newsletter4/20/2017OSHA Quarterly update on new compliance assistance resources 250
    Other Email4/24/20172017 Construction Fall Prevention campaign and National Safety Stand-down with OSHA information. Fall Prevention500
    Print Publication5/16/2017QuickTakes Newsletter 500
    News Release5/4/20174th Annual National Falls Prevention Safety Stand-down Falls Prevention500
    News Release5/17/2017Recordkeeping and Reporting announcement that reporting has been extended to a later date Recordkeeping/Reporting250
    Other Email5/19/2017Safe and Sound Week Webinar on May 23rdSafe and Sound Week Outreach250
    News Release5/23/2017NUCA Trenching Safety Stand DownTrenching Outreach250
    Newsletter6/1/2017How employers keep workers safe from the heatHeat Illness Prevention500
    News Release6/1/2017OSHA announces inaugural Safe and Sound WeekSafe and Sound Week Outreach250
    News Release6/2/2017OSHA announces June is National Safety MonthConstruction250
    News Release6/10/2017Safe and Sound Week KickoffSafe and Sound Week Outreach250
    News Release6/10/2017Heat awareness App to downloadHeat illness prevention500
    Newsletter6/15/2017OSHA QuickTakes 500
    News Release6/22/2017Stakeholder meeting regarding VPP 250
    News Release6/23/2017OSHA issues proposed rule on beryllium standardBeryllium Outreach250
    News Release6/26/2017News Release "Water, Rest and Shade"Heat illness prevention250
    News Release6/28/2017Proposed delay in Electronic reporting requirementsRecordkeeping/Reporting250
    Other Email6/29/2017Information on free 10 hour OSHA classes in Texas 250
    Other Email 7/1/2017CPWR Hazard Alert Focusing on Heat HazardsHeat Illness Prevention250
    News Release7/3/2017OSHA announces policy change on monorail hoist in constructionConstruction250
    Newsletter7/3/2017OSHA QuickTakes 250
    Newsletter7/13/2017Quarterly update on Compliance Assistance Resources 250
    News Release7/14/2017Susan Howard Training grants to support workers safety and health 250
    Other Email7/14/2017OSHA launches application to electronically submit injury and illness date on August 1Recordkeeping/Reporting250
    Other Email7/17/2017Heat ResourcesHeat Illness Prevention250
    News Release7/21/2017OSHA order reinstate of Wages in Whistleblower case 250
    Other Email7/24/2017Safety recall by Genie Industries on aerial lifts 250
    Other Email7/25/2017OSHA Materials on Silica, air bag recall, SIC and NAICS data, and the OSHA regulatory agenda Silica 250
    News Release7/28/2017OSHA updates its online whistleblower complaint form 250
    News Release8/14/2017OSHA to hold second public meeting suggestions for growing and strengthening VPP 250
    Newsletter8/15/2017OSHA QuickTakes 250
    Newsletter8/24/2017OSHA 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 Programs250
    News Release8/31/2017OSHA issues proposed rule to extend deadline for crane operators 250
    Other Email9/1/2017Disseminated information and resources on Hurricane Harvey recovery and cleanup Hurricane Outreach250
    Other Email9/29/2017Memorandum on silica enforcementSilica250
     
    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.

    These tables are best viewed on tablets, notebooks, or desktop computer screens.

    Activity Type Date Event Name Participant Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title Of Presentation (if applicable) City State Emphasis Areas* Number Reached
    Speech/ Presentation9/22/2016APCA Safety Team MeetingJames Shelton, Region 6, OSHA"OSHA Updates"HoustonTXWalking-Working Surfaces, Silica, Fall Protection, Record Keeping30
    Event3/16/2017Alliance Construction roundtableMarilyn ColeN/AWashingtonDCFall Prevention1
    Speech/ Presentation8/24/2017APCA Safety Team MeetingJim Shelton, Region 6, OSHAOSHA Updates on RegulationsHoustonTXCrane Operating Training, Silica, and Record Keeping7
     
    TOTAL 38

    Other Training: Alliance Program participant provided free training for workers/employers/others through the Alliance Program..

    These tables are best viewed on tablets, notebooks, or desktop computer screens.

    Training Type Date Name/Title of Trainer Training Title Audience: OSHA, State Plan, Onsite Consultation City State Emphasis Areas* Number Reached
    Other5/8/2017Richard Hampton, Safety DirectorLadder Safety and common Ladder safety rulesConstruction jobsiteCasper, WYFalls Prevention47
    Other5/8/2017Kevin Pilgrim, Safety ManagerFall ProtectionPipeline construction jobHoustonTXFalls Prevention27
    Other5/12/2017Kevin Pilgrim, Safety ManagerFall ProtectionPipeline Construction jobCasperWYFalls Prevention18
    Other5/12/2017Rigo Garcia, ForemanSlips, Trips and FallsPipeline constructionRiver JunctionTXFalls Prevention16
    Other5/11/2017Mike Welch, SuperintendentFall ProtectionPipeline constructionPort Arthur TXFalls Prevention36
    Other5/8/2017Tim JohnsonFall Protection/Stand down for falls in constructionPipeline constructionAliquippaPAFalls Prevention174
    Other5/8/2017Matthew Miller Safety MangerFalls in constructionPipeline ConstructionManassasVAFalls Prevention84
    Other5/9/2017Matthew Miller Safety MangerFalls in ConstructionPipeline ConstructionKathy TXFalls Prevention76
    Other5/10/2017Matthew Miller Safety MangerFalls in ConstructionPipeline ConstructionWhartonTXFalls Prevention47
    Other5/10/2017Miles Hester VP of SafetyFalls in ConstructionPipeline ConstructionDelhiLAFalls Prevention10
    Other5/11/2017Miles Hester VP of SafetyFalls in ConstructionPipeline ConstructionAmiteLAFalls Prevention31
    Other5/12/2017Miles Hester VP of SafetyFalls in ConstructionPipeline ConstructionWellingtonKSFalls Prevention10
    Other5/8/2017Sam ArredondoFall Protection, 3 points of contact, and ladder safety in ConstructionPipeline ConstructionRosebushMIFalls Prevention216
    Other6/15/2017Jim SheltonTrenching and ShoringAPCA OSHA AllianceHoustonTXConstruction24
     
    TOTAL 816
  4. Alliance Developed Products

Report prepared by: Morgan Seuberling, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, October 23, 2017

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