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:
Report Prepared by: Rob Swick, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, March 11, 2009.
- 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.