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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the
Construction Institute – American Society of Civil Engineers (CI-ASCE)
December 30, 2005

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

November 3, 2003

Evaluation Period

November 2, 2004 – November 1, 2005

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 to incorporate 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
Marvin Oey
Michael Toole
Construction Site and Crane Safety Committees
Director
Construction Site Safety Committee

II. Implementation Team Meetings
 
February 1, 2005
May 3, 2005
May 3, 2005
July 19, 2005
October 11, 2005
October 18, 2005
Design for Safety Workgroup, OSHA, Washington, DC
Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
Design for Safety Workgroup, OSHA, Washington, DC
Design for Safety Workgroup, OSHA, Washington, DC
Design for Safety Workgroup, 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.

      The OSHA and CI-ASCE Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this 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.

      Design for Safety Web page (www.designforconstructionsafety.org)

      Mike Toole took the lead in developing the "Design for Safety" Web page through the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Design for Safety Workgroup. The Web page focuses on how designing for safety could serve as an important tool for both making designers aware of and capable of designing for safety, and includes frequently asked questions and links to other informational resources. Mike Toole used the Design for Safety PowerPoint® presentation as the basis for developing the Web page.

      OSHA and CI-ASCE Webpage

      OSHA is continuing to update the OSHA and CI-ASCE Alliance Web site that is posted on the Agency's Web page. It includes the OSHA and CI-ASCE agreement, news releases, events and milestones and successes.

      Print and Electronic Media

      CI-ASCE is drafting articles on designing for safety, OSHA's cooperative programs and the OSHA-CI-ASCE Alliance for the bi-monthly newsletter, The Construction Zone and the quarterly publication, Means, Methods and Trends.

    • 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.

      Products

      "Design for Safety" PowerPoint® presentation


      Mike Toole has taken the lead on developing the "Design for Safety" PowerPoint® presentation through the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Design for Safety Workgroup. The presentation introduces the design for construction safety concept and demonstrates why it is important to enhancing construction site safety. It also includes reasons why designers should care about designing for construction worker safety, an overview of the design for construction safety process, and specific examples of opportunities for designing for construction worker safety. Finally, the presentation focuses on commercial construction but the principles are applicable to heavy civil, industrial and residential construction as well.

      Using the "Design for Safety" PowerPoint® presentation, Bill Nash (CI-ASCE) Construction Site Safety Committee member), will make a presentation titled, "Design for Construction Worker Safety" that focuses on the foundation drilling industry at the ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling Geo³ Comprehensive Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technical Conference on November 7, 2005 in Dallas, Texas.

      Finally, the presentation will be used at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) SAFETY 2006 Conference and Exposition during a workshop titled, "Designing for Construction Worker Safety."

    • 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.

      Please refer to the Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health goal

    • 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.

      The OSHA and CI-ASCE Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this 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.

      Products

      "CI Members Should Consider OSHA's VPP," The Construction Zone


      Mr. Toole drafted an article for the May/June 2005 issue of The Construction Zone that describes the purpose and the benefits of OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

    • Share information with and contribute to CI's publications regarding safety and health issues, including crane safety and construction/constructability issues.

      The OSHA and CI-ASCE Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this 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.

      The OSHA and CI-ASCE Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this 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.

      Events

      OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, Design for Safety Workgroup


      On July 8, 2004, representatives from CI-ASCE participated in the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable for construction-related national Alliances. The Design for Safety Workgroup was developed at the roundtable meeting.

      Design for Safety Workgroup – The Design for Safety workgroup is developing a general PowerPoint® presentation on "Designing for Safety" and a "Design for Safety" Web page. Mr. Toole has taken the lead in developing each product.

      • October 21, 2004 – Mr. Toole attended the workgroup meeting.

      • February 1, 2005 – Mr. Toole attended the workgroup meeting.

      • May 3, 2005 – Mr. Toole attended the workgroup meeting

      • July 19, 2005 - Mr. Toole, Mike Behm and Marvin Oey attended the workgroup meeting.

      • October 11, 2005 – Mr. Toole and Mr. Burkhart attended the workgroup 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 the development of several programs and projects that the team is currently working on or has produced.

    CI-ASCE is promoting OSHA's cooperative programs, through the Alliance Program. This includes articles in the bi-monthly newsletter, The Construction Zone.

    CI-ASCE is continuing to participate on the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable Design for Safety workgroup. The Design for Safety workgroup is developing a Design for Safety PowerPoint® presentation and a Design for Safety Web page.

    Mike Toole played an important role within the Design for Safety Workgroup by taking the lead in developing both the Design for Safety PowerPoint® presentation and the Design for Safety Web page. Mr. Toole will continue to work on the Web page and encouraged members of the workgroup to review the Web page and provide recommendations for adding information to the page.

  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 15,979
May/June 2005 - "CI Members should Consider OSHA's VPP," The Construction Zone 18,000
TOTAL 15,979

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 plans to promote designing for safety, OSHA's cooperative programs and the OSHA-CI-ASCE Alliance through articles in the bi-monthly newsletter, The Construction Zone and the quarterly publication, Means, Methods and Trends.

CI-ASCE is continuing to participate on the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable Design for Safety Workgroup. The Design for Safety workgroup will continue its development of the Design for Safety PowerPoint® presentation and a Design for Safety Web page. The workgroup has discussed developing an OSHA 10 Hour Construction Industry course for engineers and a Design for Safety training program.

Also, through the Design for Safety Workgroup, CI-ASCE will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the OSHA Business Case Study Safety and Health Topics page and review a case study that will focus on the Washington Group's construction of a nuclear-waste treatment facility.

CI-ASCE member Bill Nash will present the "Designing for Safety" PowerPoint® presentation at the ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling Geo³ Comprehensive Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technical Conference on November 7, 2005 in Dallas, Texas. The presentation will be used at ASSE's SAFETY 2006 Conference and Exposition during a workshop titled, "Designing for Construction Worker Safety." Finally, OSHA submitted a "Design for Safety" workshop proposal to the National Safety Council for the 2006 NSC Congress and Expo.

CI-ASCE has also expressed interest in designing and developing a crane safety program e.g. a general PowerPoint® presentation through the OSHA-CI-ASCE Alliance.

Finally, the CI-ASCE implementation team members expressed interest in renewing the OSHA and CI-ASCE Alliance agreement and continuing to address crane safety and incorporating safety and health issues into the construction/constructability process.

Report prepared by: Jess McCluer, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, December 30, 2005.