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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the
Construction Institute American Society of Civil Engineers (CI-ASCE)
December 14, 2006

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

November 3, 2003

Evaluation Period

November 2, 2005 November 1, 2006

Date Renewed

March 19, 2006

Overview

Through the OSHA and CI-ASCE Alliance, both 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
 
January 31, 2006
April 18, 2006
April 18, 2006
May 17, 2006
October 24, 2006
Design for Safety Workgroup Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
Design for Safety Workgroup Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
Implementation Team Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
Design for Safety Workgroup Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
Design for Safety Workgroup Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC

III. Results
  1. Events and Products

    Training and Education Goal


    • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for employees of civil engineering, construction, and construction engineering and management and consulting companies regarding crane safety and construction/constructability, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the construction industry.

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

    • 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.

      OSHA and CI-ASCE Webpage

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

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

      Mike Toole is continuing to take the lead in updating the "Design for Construction Safety" Web site that was developed through the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Design for Safety Workgroup. The Web site provides information on the barriers to designing for safety and how to overcome the barriers. The slide presentation, "Design for Construction Safety", also created by the Design for Safety Workgroup, is posted on the page.

      "Making the Business Case for Safety and Health" Safety and Health Topics page

      Through the Alliance, CI-ASCE representatives provided input and expertise to assist OSHA with the development of its "Making the Business Case for Safety and Health" Safety and Health Topics page. CI-ASCE provided feedback and information for the draft page. The Topics page was posted on the agency's Web site on September 27, 2006.

      Print and Electronic Media

      Articles on the OSHA and CI-ASCE Alliance and the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Design for Safety and Fall Protection Workgroup have appeared in a number of publications, including the Aggregates Manager e-News, Alliance Quarterly Review, Facilities Management News, IHS, and News for OSC. For more information, please For more information on the articles, see the Alliance Program Reach" table on pages 7-8.

    • 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 Construction Safety" Slide Presentation


      Mike Toole took the lead in updating the "Design for Construction Safety" slide presentation that was developed through the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Design for Safety Workgroup. The presentation informs the public about the process of addressing site safety and health in the design of a construction project. It is located in the "DfCS Presentation" section on the Design for Construction Safety Web site.

      The slide presentation is continually updated based on feedback from the participants at the conferences and workshops where it is delivered. OSHA representatives and members of the Workgroup delivered the "Design for Construction Safety" presentation during the reporting period at the following events:

        22nd Annual National Voluntary Protection Programs Participants Association Conference, August 28-31, 2006, Orlando, Florida

        On August 30, 2006, Marvin Oey, CI-ASCE; John Mroszczyk, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) which is another Alliance Program participant and Lee Anne Jillings, Director, OOSA, USDOL-OSHA, delivered the presentation to 50 attendees at the 22nd Annual National Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association Conference, in Orlando, Florida.

        ASSE Professional Development Conference, June 11-14, 2006 Seattle, Washington

        On June 14, 2006, John Gambatese, CI-ASCE; John Mroszczyk, ASSE which is another Alliance Program participant, and Stew Burkhammer, Director, OCS, USDOL-OSHA, delivered the presentation to over 120 attendees in a workshop, "Designing for Construction Worker Safety", at the ASSE Professional Development Conference in Seattle, Washington.

        American Institute of Steel Construction's North American Steel Construction Conference, February 6-9, 2006, San Antonio, Texas

        On February 9, 2006, T. Michael Toole, CI-ASCE Construction Site Safety Committee, delivered the presentation to over 50 attendees at the American Institute of Steel Construction's North American Steel Construction Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

        Geo Comprehensive Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technical Conference, November 6-9, 2005, Dallas, Texas

        On November 7, 2005, Bill Nash, CI-ASCE Construction Site Safety Committee, gave the presentation to over 100 attendees at the Geo Comprehensive Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technical Conference in Dallas, Texas.
    • 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 Outreach and Communications goal bullet: "Speak, exhibit and/or appear at conferences" and the Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health goal.

    • 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).

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

    • Promote and encourage CI's members participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

      The OSHA and CI-ASCE Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize their results.

      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 roundtable discussions on construction safety issues such as crane safety and the construction/constructability process to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.

      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 and Fall Protection Workgroups were developed at the Roundtable meeting.

      Design for Safety Workgroup CI-ASCE is participating on the Design for Safety Workgroup and helped develop a "Design for Construction Safety" slide presentation and Design for Construction Safety Web site. Mike Toole has taken the lead in updating each product. The Workgroup also developed a 2-4 Hour Design for Safety Training Course. The course is based on the Design for Construction Safety slide presentation and provides technical information for those that are interested learning more about Designing for Safety.

      Matt Burkhart, CI-ASCE is taking the lead in working with the group to develop an OSHA 10 Hour Outreach Training Program for engineers.

      Fall Protection Workgroup During this reporting period, CI-ASCE began participating on the Fall Protection Workgroup and helped develop Fall Protection Safety Tips Sheets for Employers and Employees. The Workgroup also developed a "Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry" training program. The training program is designed for construction industry audiences including small business owners, trainers, foreman and workers. The Workgroup is developing Toolbox Talks for Ladders that address issues such as "Do's and Don'ts of Using a Ladder", "Choosing the Right Ladder" and "Set-Up and Use of a Ladder." Matt Burkhart, CI-ASCE is developing the "How to Extend" a ladder section of the toolbox talk.
  2. Executive Summary

    Through the Alliance Program, OSHA and CI-ASCE are continuing to work together to promote safe and healthful working conditions for construction employees and to incorporate safety and health issues into the construction/constructability process. This positive relationship has led to the development of the many programs and projects that the team is currently working on or has produced.

    For example, CI-ASCE is continuing to participate on the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable Design for Safety Workgroup. Mike Toole has played an important role within the Design for Safety Workgroup by taking the lead in both developing and updating the Design for Construction Safety slide presentation. OSHA representatives, CI-ASCE members and other Alliance Program participants have shared the presentation with the public at the following events:

    • Marvin Oey, CI-ASCE; John Mroszczyk, ASSE and Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA, delivered the presentation to 50 attendees at the 22nd Annual National Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association Conference, August 30, 2006 in Orlando, Florida.

    • John Gambatese, CI-ASCE; John Mroszczyk, ASSE and Stew Burkhammer, Director, OCS, USDOL-OSHA, made the presentation to over 120 attendees in a workshop entitled, "Designing for Construction Worker Safety" at the ASSE Professional Development Conference, June 14, 2006 in Seattle, Washington.

    • Mike Toole, CI-ASCE Construction Site Safety Committee, delivered the presentation to over 50 attendees at the American Institute of Steel Construction's North American Steel Construction Conference, February 9, 2006 in San Antonio, Texas.

    • Bill Nash, CI-ASCE Construction Site Safety Committee, gave the presentation to over 100 attendees at the Geo Comprehensive Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technical Conference, November 7, 2005 in Dallas, Texas.
    Mike Toole has also played an important role within the Design for Safety Workgroup by taking the lead in developing and maintaining the Design for Construction Safety Web site. Mr. Toole will continue to work on the Web site and encouraged members of the Workgroup to review the Web site and provide recommendations for adding information to the site.

    During the reporting period, CI-ASCE began participating on the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable Fall Protection workgroup. The Workgroup is developing Toolbox Talks for Ladders that address issues such as "Do's and Don'ts of Using a Ladder", "Choosing the Right Ladder" and "Set-Up and Use of a Ladder." Matt Burkhart, CI-ASCE is developing the "How to Extend a Ladder" section of the toolbox talk.

    CI-ASCE representatives are sharing their expertise through reviewing and providing comments on OSHA's "Making the Business Case for Safety and Health" Safety and Health Topics page which was posted to the Agency's Web site on September 27, 2007.

    Finally, OSHA and CI-ASCE committed to continuing the Alliance and signed an Alliance renewal agreement on March 16, 2006.

  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
Design for Construction Safety Web site 8,007
November 7, 2005 Geo Comprehensive Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technical Conference, Dallas, Texas

Speaker: Bill Nash, CI-ASCE Construction Site Safety Committee
100
February 9, 2006 American Institute of Steel Construction's North American Steel Construction Conference, San Antonio, Texas

Speaker: Mike Toole, CI-ASCE
50
March 2006 "Workgroups Develop Design for Safety and Fall Protection Information Projects," Alliance Quarterly Review 300
March 30, 2006 "OSHA Renews Alliance with the Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers," OSHA News Release 69 News Services
April 1, 2006 OSHA includes information on the OSHA/CI-ASCE Alliance renewal signing in QuickTakes 52,805
April 4, 2006 "Two National Alliances Formed with OSHA, Another Renewed," News for OSC Data Not Available
April 15, 2006 "OSHA Renews Alliance with the Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers," Aggregates Manager e-News Data Not Available
April 24, 2006 "OSHA Forms Alliances with Brick, Concrete Industries," Facilities Management News Data Not Available
May 1, 2006 "OSHA Renews Alliance with the Construction Institute of ASCE," IHS Data Not Available
June 14, 2006 ASSE Professional Development Conference, June 11-14, 2006 Seattle, Washington

Speakers: John Gambatese, CI-ASCE; John Mroszczyk, ASSE and Stew Burkhammer, Director, Office of Construction Services, USDOL-OSHA
120
August 30, 2006 22nd Annual National Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association Conference, Orlando, Florida

Speakers: Marvin Oey, CI-ASCE; John Mroszczyk, ASSE and Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA
50
TOTAL 77,411

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. For example, CI-ASCE remains committed to working with OSHA and other Alliance Program participants to develop compliance assistance information and products for Agency staff and employers and employees in the construction industry. The organization will continue to attend meetings of the Design for Safety and Fall Protection Workgroups that were established at the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable.

Through the Design for Safety Workgroup, Mike Toole will continue to take the lead in maintaining and updating the Design for Construction Safety slide presentation along with the Design for Construction Safety Web site. Matt Burkhart will also take the lead in developing an OSHA 10 Hour Construction Outreach Training Program for engineers.

Through the Fall Protection Workgroup, Matt Burkhart will complete the "How to Extend a Ladder" section for the Toolbox Talks for Ladders.
 
In addition, Mike Toole, CI-ASCE; John Mroszczyk, ASSE and Lee Anne Jillings, Director, OOSA, USDOL-OSHA, will deliver the "Design for Construction Safety" slide presentation in a workshop "Safety Through Design: Designing for Construction Worker Safety" at the 2006 National Safety Congress, November 5-9, 2006 in San Diego, California. The presentation will also be delivered by Mike Toole, CI-ASCE, and Rick Marshall, ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling at the ASCE and the National Council for Geo-Engineering and Construction Workshop; "Trends Affecting the Geo-Community: What Does the Future Hold?", December 4-7, 2006 in Reston, Virginia.

Finally, OSHA has submitted a proposal for Mike Toole, CI-ASCE; John Mroszczyk, ASSE which is another Alliance Program participant; Brad Giles, Washington Group International who is also an Alliance Program participant and Lee Anne Jillings, Director, OOSA, USDOL-OSHA to deliver the Design for Construction Safety presentation at OSHCON, April 10-13, 2007 in Newport, Rhode Island.

Report prepared by: Jess McCluer, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, December 14, 2006.