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Construction Institute (CI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

(signed November 3, 2003; renewed March 19, 2006; renewed April 28, 2008; concluded November 3, 2008)

OSHA and CI will recognize the value of collaborative efforts to achieve workplace safety. Through this Alliance, the organizations will encourage employers in the construction industry to increase employee access to safety and health information and training resources and to incorporate safety and health issues into the construction/constructability process. The goals of the Alliance include:

Training and education:
  • 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 Abbott's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or Abbott's national and local meetings and other events such as health care industry conferences.
Outreach and communication:
  • 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 the CI's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
  • Speak, exhibit, and/or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events such as annual and regional meetings of the Construction Institute, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding CI's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by CI and through OSHA- or CI-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Convene or participate in forums and roundtable discussions on construction safety issues such as designing for construction safety to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.

Related Documents

Alliance Agreements
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases

Activities and Events

  • May 4-10, 2008: 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2008 NAOSH Week, "Safety is Good Business." Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
  • March 9-11, 2008: W99 Working Commission 14th Rinker International Conference -- Evolution of and Directions in Construction Safety & Health, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
    • March 10, 2008: John Gambatese, Member, CI-ASCE, presented "Design for Construction Safety" to 20 academics and educators.
  • February 12-14, 2008: 18th Annual Construction Safety Conference and Expo, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois.
    • February 14, 2008: John Gambatese, Member, CI-ASCE, presented "Design for Construction Safety" to 30 safety and health professionals.
  • April 10-13, 2007: 2007 National Association of Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Programs Annual Meeting, Newport, Rhode Island.
    • April, 11, 2007: T. Michael Toole, CI-ASCE; John Mroszczyk, ASSE; and Lee Anne Jillings, then-Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA; presented a workshop "Designing for Construction Safety: A Discussion of Available Tools and Resources," to 60 attendees.
  • February 13-15, 2007: Construction Safety Conference 2007, Chicago, Illinois.
    • February 14, 2007: T. Michael Toole, CI-ASCE and Walter Jones, Laborers Health and Safety Fund North America presented, "Design for Construction Safety" to 65 attendees.
  • December 5-8, 2006: ASCE and the National Council for Geo-Engineering and Construction Workshop; "Trends Affecting the Geo-Community: What Does the Future Hold?" Reston, Virginia.
    • December 6, 2006: T. Michael Toole, CI-ASCE, and Rick Marshall, ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling, presented, "Design for Construction Safety" to 60 attendees.
  • November 5-9, 2006: 2006 National Safety Congress and Expo, San Diego County Convention Center, San Diego, California.
    • November 8, 2006: T. Michael Toole, CI-ASCE; John Mroszczyk, ASSE; and Lee Anne Jillings, then-Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA; spoke during a workshop, "Safety Through Design: Designing for Construction Worker Safety," to 15 attendees
  • August 28-31, 2006: Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association, 22nd Annual National Conference, Orlando, Florida.
    • August 30, 2006: Marvin Oey, CI-ASCE; John Mroszczyk, ASSE; and Lee Anne Jillings, then-Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA; spoke during a workshop, "Designing for Construction Worker Safety," to 50 attendees
  • June 11-14, 2006: ASSE's Professional Development Conference, Safety 2006, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, Washington.
    • June 14, 2006: John Gambatese, CI-ASCE; John Mroszczyk, ASSE; and Stew Burkhammer, Director, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA; presented "Design for Construction Safety," to over 120 attendees.
  • February 6- 9, 2006, American Institute of Steel Construction's North American Steel Construction Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
    • February 9, 2006: T. Michael Toole, CI-ASCE Construction Site Safety Committee; presented, "Design for Construction Safety," to over 50 attendees.
  • November 6-9, 2005: Geo' Comprehensive Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technical Conference and Interactive Field Day and Exhibition, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dallas, Texas.
    • November 7, 2005: Bill Nash, Construction Site Safety Committee; presented, "Design for Construction Safety," to over 100 attendees.
  • October 20-23, 2004: 2004 Civil Engineering Conference & Exposition: Charting the Future, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • May 12-13, 2004: Atlantic Coast Construction, Sheraton Premiere, Vienna, Virginia. OSHA, represented by Jess McCluer, then-Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP), USDOL-OSHA, and ASCE staffed a joint exhibit booth.
    • May 12, 2004: "Alliance Program," Lee Anne Jillings, then-Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, DCSP, USDOL-OSHA and T. Michael Toole, Chairman, Construction Site Safety Committee updated the attendees on OSHA's Alliance Program, in particular the CI-ASCE Alliance.
    • What the CI-OSHA Alliance Means for You. Also available as a PPT.
    • The Alliance Program. Also available as a PPT.

Products and Resources

Case Studies
Additional Resources
  • Alliance Program Construction Roundtable. Through the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable and its Design for Safety and Fall Protection Workgroups, a number of products and resources have been developed for the construction industry.
  • Design for Construction Safety page. Through the Roundtable's Design for Safety Workgroup, CI-ASCE worked with other construction-related Alliances to develop a Design for Safety Web site that is designed to provide information on the barriers to designing for safety, and how to overcome the barriers.
  • CI-ASCE Information page. The Web page contains links to information relating to designing for safety.

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