Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Construction Institute (CI),American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)




I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

November 3, 2003

Evaluation Period

November 3, 2003 through November 2, 2004

Overview

OSHA and CI-ASCE are using their collective expertise and sharing information and technical knowledge to promote safe and healthful working conditions for construction employees. Through this Alliance, the organizations are encouraging employers to increase employee access to safety and health information and training resources, especially in the area of crane safety, and incorporating safety and health issues into the construction/constructability process.

Implementation Team Members

OSHA:  
Jess McCluer
Danezza Quintero
Office of Outreach Services and Alliances
Office of Construction Services
   
CI-ASCE:  
Matthew Burkhart
Michael Toole
Construction Site and Crane Safety Committees
Construction Site Safety Committee

II. Implementation Team Meetings

October 9, 2003
November 6, 2003
June 3, 2004
Kick-off Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC

III. Results

  1. Events and Products

    Training and Education Goal


    • Develop and deliver training and education programs, and tool-box talks on safety and health issues relevant to employees of civil engineering, construction, and construction engineering and management and consulting companies, especially in the areas of crane safety and construction/constructability.

      • No products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.
    Outreach and Communication Goals

    • Develop safety and health information and disseminate the information in print and/or electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from the OSHA Web site and the CI Web site.

      Print and Electronic Media

      Articles on the OSHA and CI-ASCE Alliance have appeared in a number of printed and online publications, including: ASCENews and The Construction Zone. For more information on the articles, please see the Alliance Program Reach table on pages 5-6.

      For a complete listing of publications promoting the Alliance, please see Appendix A.

      OSHA and CI-ASCE Webpage

      The OSHA and CI-ASCE Webpage contains links to the presentations that both Lee Anne Jillings, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA and Mike Toole have made to promote the OSHA-CI-ASCE Alliance. For more information on the number of hits to the OSHA and CI-ASCE Webpage, please see the Alliance Program Reach table on page 5.

    • Speak, exhibit, and/or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events such as regional meetings of the Construction Institute or annual meetings of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

      The OSHA and CI-ASCE Alliance was promoted at the following events:

      Speakers

      ASCE Annual Conference, November 12-13, 2003, Nashville, TN

      • November 13, 2003 - Michael Toole updated 25 attendees on the OSHA and CI-ASCE Alliance at the workshop titled, "Hot Topics in Safety"

      • November 12, 2003 - Stew Burkhammer, Director, Office of Construction Services, USDOL-OSHA, updated 25 attendees on OSHA's Alliance Program, in particular the CI-ASCE Alliance at a workshop titled, "In Tune or Out of Touch with Construction Site Safety."
      Atlantic Coast Construction, May 12-13, 2004, Vienna, VA

      • May 12, 2004 - During a workshop titled, "Alliance Program," Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA and Michael Toole, updated 20 attendees on OSHA's Alliance Program, in particular the CI-ASCE Alliance.
      ASCE Annual Conference, October 21-22, 2004, Baltimore, MD

      • October 22, 2004 - Michael Toole updated 40 attendees on the OSHA and CI-ASCE Alliance.
      For a complete listing of the presentations made by CI-ASCE members and OSHA staff to promote the Alliance, please see Appendix B.

      Exhibiting

      • Atlantic Coast Construction: Jess McCluer, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA and Danezza Quintero, Office of Construction Services, USDOL-OSHA staffed an Alliance Program exhibit at the Atlantic Coast Conference.
    • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program, especially in the areas of crane safety and construction/constructability.

      • Design for Safety Workgroup: CI-ASCE hosted the first Design for Safety workgroup meeting on October 21, 2004 at the ASCE Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD. Representatives from five other construction-related Alliances attended the event. The group discussed developing an OSHA 10-Hour Construction course for architects, engineers and project managers as well as drafting articles on designing for safety for industry publications.
    • Share up-to-date construction information such as hazard and workforce trends to help identify priorities for the development of safety and health training and outreach programs.

      • No products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.
    • Promote OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, Consultation and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program and encourage CI's members to participate in the programs.

      • October 21, 2004 - During the ASCE 2004 Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD, Steve Cloutier, Senior Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services, USDOL-OSHA, updated 40 attendees on OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program.
    • Share information with and contribute to CI's publications regarding safety and health issues, including crane safety and construction/constructability issues.

      • No products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.
    National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • Perform case studies and publicize the results in print and/or electronic media, presentations at conferences, and/or other means of outreach to the industry.

      • No products or resources have been developed to meet this Alliance goal.
    • Convene or participate in forums and round-table discussions on construction safety issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace and on the jobsite.

      • Construction Roundtable: CI-ASCE participated in the Alliance Construction Roundtable for construction-related national Alliances on July 8, 2004. The Roundtable participants discussed how the construction-related national Alliances could work together to address issues such as ergonomics, silica and motor vehicle safety. CI-ASCE has representatives on the Design for Safety workgroup that were created at the meeting.
  2. Executive Summary

    Through the Alliance Program, OSHA and CI-ASCE are working together to promote safe and healthful working conditions for construction employees, especially in the area of crane safety, and to incorporate safety and health issues into the construction/constructability process. This relationship has led to CI-ASCE's involvement in several projects. Some examples include participation in Construction Roundtable's Design for Safety Workgroup and the promotion of the Alliance program through meetings and conferences.

    During 2004, CI-ASCE promoted the activities of the OSHA and CI-ASCE Alliance through articles in its monthly publications, ASCENews and Construction Zone. The articles focused on a number of topics such as designing for safety.

    The Alliance was also promoted at a number of meetings and conferences, including the 2003 ASCE Annual Conference, November 12-13, 2003 in Nashville, TN and the Atlantic Coast Construction, May 12-13, in Vienna, VA. In separate presentations, Stew Burkhammer, Director, Office of Construction Services, USDOL-OSHA; Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA and Michael Toole, updated attendees on OSHA's Alliance Program, in particular the CI-ASCE Alliance.

    CI-ASCE participated in the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable for construction-related National Alliances on July 8, 2004. The roundtable was designed for the construction-related National Alliances to discuss how they can work together to address issues such as ergonomics, silica and motor vehicle safety. The Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroups were developed during the roundtable.

    CI-ASCE is participating in the Design for Safety Workgroup and hosted the first Design for Safety Workgroup meeting on October 21, 2004 at the ASCE Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD. Representatives from five construction-related Alliances attended the event. The group discussed developing an OSHA 10-Hour Construction course for architects, engineers and project managers and drafting articles on designing for safety for industry publications.

  3. Alliance Program Reach
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
OSHA and CI-ASCE Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site 4,649
May 12-14, 2004 - Jess McCluer, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA and Danezza Quintero, Office of Construction Services, USDOL-OSHA staffed an Alliance Program exhibit at the Atlantic Coast Conference in Vienna, VA 150
May 12, 2004 - Lee Anne Jillings, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA, and Mike Toole updated attendees on OSHA's Alliance Program and the CI-ASCE Alliance at Atlantic Coast Conference in Vienna, VA 20
December 2003 - "CI-ASCE/OSHA Alliance," ASCENews Data Not Available
November/December 2003 - "The CI-OSHA Alliance: What does it Mean to You," The Construction Zone 18,000
November 15, 2004 - OSHA includes information on the OSHA/IEC Alliance renewal in its bi-weekly e-newsletter; QuickTakes 35,000
November 12, 2004 - Stew Burkhammer, Office of Construction Services, USDOL-OSHA, updated 25 attendees on OSHA's Alliance Program, in particular the CI-ASCE Alliance 25
November 11, 2004 - Michael Toole updated 25 attendees on the OSHA and CI-ASCE Alliance 25
November 3, 2003 - OSHA distributed a news release announcing the Alliance 25 News Services
TOTAL 72,969*

*For a complete listing of the number of individuals reached through publications and presentations by OSHA and CI-ASCE staff, please see Appendixes A and B.

IV. Upcoming Milestones

The OSHA and CI-ASCE Alliance implementation team has discussed a number of activities that will be undertaken in the upcoming year.

CI-ASCE is participating in the Design for Safety Workgroup that was created at the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable for National Alliances on July 8, 2004. The workgroup has discussed developing an OSHA 10-Hour Construction course for architects, engineers and project managers and drafting articles on designing for safety for industry publications.

Finally, CI-ASCE will draft several "white papers" on a wide-range of safety and health topics. This includes construction safety for owners, highway safety and designing for safety. The "white papers" can be used as vehicles to promote the Alliance Program and other programs as resources to use to address safety and health issues.

Report prepared by: Jess McCluer, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, January 18, 2005.

Appendix A

Publications

The table below indicates publications in which the OSHA/CI-ASCE Alliance and/or its goals are mentioned.

Publication Issue Number of Individuals Reached Title/Topic
The Construction Zone
(circulation ~18,000)
November/ December 2004 18,000 Policy Statement 350Construction Site Safety
The Construction Zone September/ October 2004 18,000 OSHA Standards can Improve Your Safety Culture
The Construction Zone July/August 2004 18,000 Jobsite Safety is Everyone's Responsibility
The Construction Zone November/December 2003 18,000 The CI-OSHA Alliance: What does it Mean to You?
Designing for Safety and Health in Construction: Proceedings from a Research and Practice Symposium. S. Hecker, J. Gambatese and M. Weinstein, Eds. 2004 (Eugene, OR: University of Oregon Press) Data Not Available Site Safety Attitudes of US and UK Design Engineers
Designing for Safety and Health in Construction: 2004 (Eugene, OR: University of Oregon Press) Data Not Available Rethinking Designers' Roles in Construction Safety
Construction Safety: Engineering and Management Principles. 2004 (Des Plaines, IL: American Society of Safety Engineers) Data Not Available Construction Safety Regulatory Requirements
ASCE News December 2003 Data Not Available Article on the OSHA/CI-ASCE Alliance
TOTAL 72,000

Appendix B

OSHA/CI-ASCE Alliance Activities

Presentations

The table below indicates presentations made by CI members or OSHA employees in which the CI-ASCE Alliance and/or its goals are addressed.

Date Venue Speaker Topic Est. Audience
11/4/03 Virginia Polytechnic University Mike Toole, CI-ASCE Engineering Construction Site Safety 25
11/12/03 ASCE 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, TN John Gambatese, CI-ASCE Engineers' Role in Designing for Safety 25
11/12/03 ASCE 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, TN Matt Burkart, CI-ASCE Engineers' Role per the revised OSHA Steel Erection Standards 25
11/13/03 ASCE 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, TN Mike Toole, CI-ASCE What does the CI-ASCE/ OSHA Alliance Mean for ASCE? 25
11/13/03 ASCE 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, TN Stew Burkhammer, USDOL-OSHA The CI-ASCE/OSHA Alliance 25
11/13/03 ASCE 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, TN Mike Toole, CI-ASCE The Site Safety Policies of National Organizations 25
11/13/03 ASCE 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, TN Mumtaz Usmen, CI-ASCE Is Michigan's Safe2Work Program the Wave of the Future? 25
11/13/03 ASCE 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, TN Five panelists, including Stew Burkhammer USDOL-OSHA ASCE's Site Safety Policy 350 22
12/3/03 University of Colorado at Boulder Mike Toole, CI-ASCE Engineering Construction Site Safety 22
1/04 Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington, D.C Mumtaz Usmen, CI-ASCE A Training Program on Highway Work Zone Safety 30
4/9/04 Rutgers University Mike Toole, CI-ASCE Engineering Construction Site Safety 35
5/12/04 CI Atlantic Coast Conference, Vienna, VA Mike Toole, CI-ASCE What the CI-ASCE/OSHA Alliance Means to You 60
5/12/04 CI Atlantic Coast Conference, Vienna, VA Lee Anne Jillings USDOL-OSHA The Alliance Program 60
7/04 Wayne State University Mumtaz Usmen, CI-ASCE Heavy Equipment Safety 50
7/04 Wayne State University Mumtaz Usmen, CI-ASCE Tool Safety 50
9/15/04 Engineering Management Group of the Central Pennsylvania Section of ASCE Mike Toole, CI-ASCE Engineering Construction Site Safety 10
10/04 International Construction Innovations Conference, Peoria, IL Mumtaz Usmen, CI-ASCE Innovations in Construction Safety 200
10/22/04 ASCE 2004 Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD Mike Toole, CI-ASCE Update on the CI-ASCE/ OSHA Alliance 40
10/22/04 ASCE 2004 Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD Stephen Cloutier,
USDOL-OSHA
Voluntary Protection Programs 40
10/22/04 ASCE 2004 Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD Mumtaz Usmen, CI-ASCE Safety Programs for Engineering Firms 40
10/22/04 ASCE 2004 Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD Matt Burkart, CI-ASCE Design of Fall Arrest Systems 45
10/22/04 ASCE 2004 Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD Harlen Fair, CI-ASCE Hot Topics in Crane Safety 45
10/22/04 ASCE 2004 Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD Phil Alterman, CI-ASCE Hot Topics in Crane Safety 45
TOTAL 969