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ANNUAL ACTIVITY REPORT

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

October 3, 2018


  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, 2017-September 30, 2018

    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 side-boom), trenching and excavation, hydrostatic testing, and distracted driving.

  2. Implementation Team Meeting

    • 4/25/2018

    In addition to the formal meeting, 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.

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

    Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Areas* Number Reached
    Website10/1/17-9/30/18Alliance Webpage-OSHA WebsiteSmall Business, Silica, Heat Illness, Fall Protection1,433
    Website10/1/17-9/30/18Alliance Webpage-Participant Website Small Business, Silica, Heat Illness, Fall Protection510,992
    Webpage12/2/2017Updated Worker Safety and Health Resources for Hurricane and Flood Cleanup [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.]Emergency Response/ Recovery500
    Webpage12/2/2017Recovery and New Roof Tarping (Blue Roof) Safety Fact Sheet [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.]Emergency Response/ Recovery and Construction500
    Webpage12/15/2017Silica Fact Sheets [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.]Silica500
    Webpage12/18/2017OSHA Accepting Electronic Injury/Illness Reports Through December 3 [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.]1Record Keeping/ Reporting500
    Webpage1/2/2018Updated OSHA Article Focusing on the On-Site Consultation Program [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.] 500
    Webpage2/16/2018Safe + Sound Campaign - February Update [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.]Safe + Sound Week Outreach500
    Webpage4/10/20182018 National Fall Stand-Down Drop-In Article [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.]Fall Stand Down Outreach500
    Webpage4/24/2018Announced WebEx Presentation On Preventing Falls [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.]Fall Prevention500
    Webpage4/27/2018Posted Link To Quarterly Reports On New Compliance Issues on Record Keeping [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.]Record Keeping/ Reporting500
    Webpage6/1/2018Posted Reminder To Hold Trench Safety Stand Down [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.]Trenching Stand- Down500
    Webpage6/1/2018Posted Information From OSHA Region VI On Hurricane Season [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.]Emergency Response/ Recovery500
    Webpage6/6/2018Posted Region III-Focus Four Toolbox Talks [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.]Safety & Health Programs500
    Webpage6/21/2018Posted Link To New DOL Blog With Trench Safety Tips [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.] 500
    Webpage7/18/2018Posted Monthly Communications Update On The Safe + Sound Campaign [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.]Safe + Sound Week Outreach500
    Webpage7/26/2018Posted Information On The 2nd Biennial OSHA Construction Safety & Health Conference [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.] 500
    Webpage8/3/2018Posted Links To New OSHA Resources On Silica [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.]Silica500
    Webpage8/8/2018Posted Monthly Communications Update On The Safe + Sound Campaign [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.]Safe + Sound Week Outreach500
    Webpage9/4/2018Posted Links To Two New OSHA Websites For Compliance Assistance [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.] 500
    Webpage9/10/2018Posted Links To OSHA's Hurricane Preparedness And Response Webpage [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.]Emergency Response/ Recovery500
    Webpage9/11/2018Posted Information On The Colorado Trench Safety Summit [Featured on the APCA Home Page for a Short Time.]Trenching Stand- Down Outreach500
    News Release12/1/2017Updated Worker Safety and Health Resources for Hurricane and Flood CleanupEmergency Response/ Recovery250
    News Release12/1/2017Recovery AND New Roof Tarping (Blue Roof) Safety Fact SheetEmergency Response/ Recovery and Construction250
    News Release12/15/2017Silica Fact SheetsSilica250
    News Release12/18/2017OSHA Accepting Electronic Injury/Illness Reports Through December 31Record Keeping/ Reporting250
    News Release1/2/2018Updated OSHA Article Focusing on the On-Site Consultation ProgramSafety & Health Programs250
    News Release1/3/2018OSHA Now Accepting Electronic Submission of 2017 300A DataRecord Keeping/ Reporting250
    News Release2/16/2018Safe + Sound Campaign - February UpdateSafe + Sound Outreach250
    News Release4/10/20182018 National Falls Stand-Down Drop-In ArticleFall Stand-Down Outreach250
    News Release4/24/2018Announced WebEx Presentation On Preventing FallsFall Prevention250
    News Release4/27/2018Forwarded Quarterly Reports On New Compliance On Record Keeping And ReportingRecord Keeping/ Reporting250
    News Release5/29/2018Shared Recording Of Webinar Introducing The New Construction & Safety Health Network 250
    News Release6/1/2018Sent Reminder To Hold Trench Safety Stand DownTrench Stand Down250
    News Release6/1/2018Shared Information From OSHA Region VI On Hurricane Season Emergency response/recovery250
    News Release6/6/2018Shared Region III-Focus Four Toolbox Talks 250
    News Release 6/21/2018Shared Link To New DOL Blog With Trench Safety Tips 250
    News Release7/18/2018Shared Monthly Communications Update On The Safe + Sound CampaignSafe + Sound Week Outreach250
    News Release7/26/2018Announced 2nd Biennial OSHA Construction Safety & Health Conference 250
    News Release8/3/2018Announced Availability Of New OSHA Resources On SilicaSilica250
    News Release8/8/2018Shared Monthly Communications Update On The Safe + Sound CampaignSafe + Sound Week Outreach250
    News Release9/4/2018Shared Links To 2 New OSHA Websites For Compliance Assistance 250
    News Release9/10/2018Shared Links To OSHA's Hurricane Preparedness And Response WebpageEmergency Response/ Recovery250
    News Release9/11/2018Shared Information On The Colorado Trench Safety SummitTrench Stand- Down Outreach250
     
    TOTAL 527,925

    Outreach Events and Training for non-OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in an event such as a roundtable, conference, informational webinar, stand-down, meeting, or training in support of the Alliance or an OSHA initiative.

    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
    Webinar3/29/2018OOSA Webinar on Bi-Annual ReportingRon Oakley, APCABi-Annual Data ReportingWashingtonDC 1
    Event5/3/2018Alliance Program ForumRon Oakley, APCAAPCA Alliance UpdateWashingtonDC 50
    Event5/24/2018APCA Safety Team MeetingRon Oakley, Corporate Director HSE, Sunland ConstructionUpdate on the Alliance and APCA Safety ProgramsNew OrleansLA 250
    Event6/18-6/23/18Trench Safety Stand-DownIndividual Safety DirectorsSafety Issues in TrenchingNationwide Trench Stand-Down Outreach24,000
    Event8/23/2018APCA Safety Team MeetingRon Oakley, APCA; Miles Hester, APCA; and Region 6 OSHA RepresentativeSafety Issues and OSHA UpdateHoustonTX 250
    Event9/20/2018Alliance Program Construction RoundtableRon Oakley, APCAAPCA Alliance Update WashingtonDCConstruction35
     
    TOTAL 24,586

Report prepared by: Morgan Seuberling, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, October 3, 2018

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