Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)



  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    October 3, 2002

    Date Renewed

    July 24, 2004

    Evaluation Period

    October 3, 2003 through October 2, 2004

    Overview

    The OSHA and CMAA Alliance is providing the association's members with information and guidance to help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to construction industry hazards and increasing access to construction industry safety and health information and training resources.

    Implementation Team Members
     
    OSHA:

     
    Ginger Henry
    Russell Jones
    Jess McCluer
    Office of Construction Services
    Office of Small Business Assistance
    Office of Outreach Services and Alliances
       
    CMAA:  
    Barbara Bryant
    Bruce D’Agostino
    Ted Devens
    Jim Tolliver
    Professional Development Coordinator
    Executive Director
    Parsons Brinckerhoff Construction Services, Inc.
    Director of Professional Development

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    February 3, 2005 - Meeting, CMAA, McLean, VA
    May 3, 2005 - Design for Safety Workgroup, Washington, DC
    July 12, 2005 - Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC

  3. Results
     
    1. Events and Products

      Training and Education

      • Develop safety and health programs and guidelines to inform and educate CMAA members on the need for implementing safety and health programs and processes in the workplace.

        The OSHA and CMAA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

      • Organize and provide the necessary resources for the presentation of OSHA's construction courses to CMAA members when OSHA and CMAA identify the need.

        The OSHA and CMAA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

      Outreach and Communication

      • Seek opportunities to jointly develop and disseminate guidance and information at conferences, events, and/or through print and electronic media, including informational links from OSHA's and CMAA's Web sites.

        Products

        OSHA Assistance for the Construction Management Industry Safety and Health Topics page Editorial Board

        The following Alliance implementation team members are continuing to participate on the editorial board and are reviewing and providing comments of the Construction Management Industry Safety and Health Topics page:

        • Bruce D'Agostino, Executive Director, CMAA; McLean, VA
        • Ted Devens, CMAA, Parsons Brinckerhoff Construction Services, Inc.; Herndon, VA

        Products

        CMAA Web site (www.cmaanet.org)

        CMAA is updating the Safety-related links page on its Web page to include links to compliance assistance resources on the OSHA Web page such as fact sheets and electronic compliance assistance tools and the Consultation Program.

        OSHA and CMAA Alliance Web site

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

        Print and Electronic Media

        CMAA is drafting articles on OSHA’s cooperative programs, including the Consultation Program for CMAA’s e-newsletter EAdvisor.

      • Seek opportunities to speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events.

        The OSHA and CMAA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

      • Cross-train OSHA personnel and industry safety and health practitioners in construction management best practices and/or effective approaches.

        The OSHA and CMAA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

      • Promote and encourage CMAA members' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, Consultation, and SHARP.

        The OSHA and CMAA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

      National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

      • Raise awareness through speeches and appearances by CMAA leaders of positive and successful worksite programs and their commitment to workplace safety and health.

        The OSHA and CMAA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

      • Share information on best practices of CMAA members/worksites with others in the industry through outreach by CMAA and through training programs and materials developed by OSHA, CMAA, and/or others. Promote their implementation through print or electronic media, promotion at conferences, and/or other means of reaching out to others in industry.

        The OSHA and CMAA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

      • Convene or participate in forums and roundtable discussions on multi-employer worksite issues to help forge innovative solutions to raising construction safety awareness in the workplace.

        Events

        OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, Design for Safety Workgroup

        On July 8, 2004, representatives from CMAA 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" along with a "Design for Safety" Web page.

        • October 21, 2004 – Ted Devens attended the workgroup meeting.

        • May 3, 2005 – Mr. Devens attended the workgroup meeting.
    2. Executive Summary

      Through the Alliance Program, OSHA and CMAA are working together to help increase the public’s understanding of the safety and health impacts of construction management issues on a job site. This relationship has led to the development of several programs and projects that the team is currently working on or has produced.
      In the Alliance’s fourth year, CMAA members are continuing to serve on the editorial board for the Assistance for the Construction Management Industry Safety and Health Topics page Editorial Board.
      In addition, CMAA 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.

      CMAA is promoting OSHA’s compliance assistance and cooperative programs, through the Alliance Program. This includes articles on in CMAA’s e-newsletter EAdvisor and links on the CMAA Web page.

      Finally, the OSHA-CMAA implementation team has been discussing the possibility of OSHA representatives, including Paula White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, making presentations on OSHA’s cooperative programs.

    3. Alliance Program Reach

    4. Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

      Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

      OSHA and CMAA Alliance Web page on OSHA’s Webpage

      2,477

      "CM Safety Page" – safety page for construction managers on the CMAA Web site

      Data Not Available

      OSHA Assistance for the Construction Management Industry Safety and Health Topics page

      Data Not Available

      Total

      2,477


  4. Upcoming Milestones

    The OSHA and CMAA Alliance Implementation Team has discussed a few activities that will be undertaken in the upcoming year.

    CMAA plans to promote OSHA compliance assistance materials and cooperative programs and the OSHA-CMAA Alliance through the CMAA Web page and articles in the eNewsletter, EAdvisor

    CMAA staff will continue to be members of the editorial board for OSHA’s Construction Management Industry Safety and Health Topics page. The CMAA representatives will review and provide comments on the page.

    Members of the association will also continue to participate on the Alliance Program’s Construction Roundtable Design for Safety workgroup. The Design for Safety Workgroup is developing the Design for Safety PowerPoint® presentation and a Design for Safety Web page.


    Report prepared by: Jess McCluer, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, November 21, 2005