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OSHA and Construction Institute (CI) of the
American Society of Civil Engineers Alliance Close-Out Report

On November 3, 2003, OSHA and Construction Institute (CI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers formed an Alliance to 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.

Based on discussions regarding the future of the Alliance, OSHA and CI agreed to conclude the Alliance as of November 3, 2008. A number of successes resulted from the agreement including:
  • CI representatives were active participants on the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable and its Design for Safety Workgroup.
     
  • On March 10, 2008, John Gambatese, Member, CI, presented "Design for Construction Safety" to academics and educators at the W99 Working Commission 14th Rinker International Conference Evolution of and Directions in Construction Safety & Health in Gainesville, Florida.
     
  • CI, and more than 50 other Alliance Program participants and OSHA, helped support the 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, "Safety is Good Business," May 4-10, 2008. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
     
  • On April 11, 2007, Lee Anne Jillings, then-Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, John Mroszczyk, President, Northeast Consulting Engineers, Inc., American Society of Safety Engineers, and T. Michael Toole, Member, CI, presented "Design for Construction Safety" at the OSHA On-site Consultation Training Conference in Newport, Rhode Island.
     
  • CI 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.
     
Report Prepared by: Rob Swick, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, March 11, 2009.