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March 16, 2006
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March 16, 2009 - March 15, 2010
The OSHA and CSDA Alliance is providing CSDA members, and sawing and drilling operators, with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety. Through the Alliance, the organizations are addressing issues such as electrical safety, hearing protection, and ladder and scaffold safety.
Implementation Team Members
*Michael Buchet - Office of Construction Services (OCS), Directorate of Construction (DOC)
Joe Hajdusiewicz - OCS, DOC
Eric Lahaie - Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
*Bill Parsons - Office of Construction Standards and Guidance (CSG) and OCS, DOC,
*Danezza Quintero - OCS, DOC
*Rob Swick - OOSA, DCSP
Elizabeth (Bea) Way - OOSA, DCSP
Bill Willson - OOSA, DCSP CSDA: Susan Hollingsworth - Past President
Patrick O'Brien - Executive Director
Tom Stowell - Past President
Kellie Vazquez - Contract/Safety Administrator, Holes Incorporated
Doug Walker - President *Bill Parsons served on the Alliance Implementation Team until January 2010.
*Michael Buchet served on the Alliance Implementation Team until January 2010.
*Danezza Quintero served on the Alliance Implementation Team until January 2010.
*Rob Swick served as the Alliance Implementation Team Coordinator until January 2010.
Outreach and Communication
OSHA and CSDA Alliance Web Page
OSHA is continuing to update the OSHA and CSDA Alliance Web page that is posted on the OSHA Web site. The Web page includes links to the OSHA and CSDA Alliance agreements, news releases, activities and events, milestones and successes, and resources developed by CSDA through the OSHA and CSDA Alliance such as the CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Electrical Safety fact sheet. CSDA Web Site
CSDA is continuing to update its CSDA and OSHA Alliance Web page on the CSDA Web site. The Web page includes links to information on OSHA's Web site, such as the OSHA and CSDA Alliance Web page, the OSHA On-site Consultation Program Web page, OSHA Dictionaries (English-Spanish/Spanish-English) and OSHA en Espanol. In addition, the CSDA Web site hosts resources developed by CSDA through the OSHA and CSDA Alliance, such as the CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Electrical Safety Fact Sheet.
Publications and Newsletters
Information on the activities of the OSHA and CSDA Alliance has appeared in a number of print and online publications, including: Concrete Openings, Masonry Construction Online, Concrete Library, and the Alliance Quarterly Review.For more information on the articles, see the "Alliance Program Reach" table.
Concrete and Concrete Products – Manufacturing and Construction Safety and Health Topics page
The following CSDA representatives serve on OSHA's Concrete and Concrete Products – Manufacturing and Construction Safety and Health Topics page's editorial board and provide OSHA with their expertise and comments:
World of Concrete Conference and Trade Show 2010, February 1-5, 2010, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Representatives from OSHA and the Nevada On-site Consultation Program staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth during the World of Concrete Conference and Trade show, February 1-5, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada. OSHA provided compliance assistance and Alliance Program publications were distributed to event attendees. In addition, on February 5, 2010, Danezza Quintero delivered a presentation entitled "Most Frequent Citations for Concrete Contractors," and Francis Dougherty delivered a presentation entitled "Subpart M and Fall Standards" to concrete industry executives and safety and health professionals.
CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Electrical Safety Fact Sheet
CSDA completed a CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Electrical Safety Fact Sheet in March 2010. The fact sheet addresses best practices for working around electrical conductors and equipment. The document is posted on the CSDA and OSHA Alliance Web page and linked to from the OSHA and CSDA Alliance Web page on the Agency's Web site. Information about the fact sheet appeared on the Safe Workplace Web site in the Safe Workplace and Safety News section. CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Defensive Driving Fact Sheet (Spanish)
Through the OSHA and CSDA Alliance, CSDA translated "Defensive Driving" fact sheet into Spanish. The original fact sheet was completed in January 2009. It addresses best practices for defensive driving of motor vehicles. The Spanish version fact sheet was completed and posted on the CSDA Web site in May 2009. A link to the Spanish fact sheet was added to the OSHA and CSDA Alliance Web page and Alliance Program Participant Developed Products Web page on the OSHA Web site.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Joint Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroup, November 19, 2009, Washington, D.C CSDA is continuing to participate in the Design for Safety and Fall Protection Workgroups that were created at the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable on July 8, 2004. On November 19, 2009 Tom Stowell, Past-President, CSDA, and Dan Cowperthwait joined more than 14 other construction-related Alliance Program participants to discuss fall protection and design for safety issues at the Joint Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroup in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, the group discussed a number of initiatives, including Green Jobs and the safe use of Isocyanates and Spray Polyurethane Foam. In addition, the group agreed to meet twice a year focus more broadly on safety and health issues and trends in the construction industry.
2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 3-9, 2009
CSDA joined with more than 50 other Alliance Program participants to support 2009 NAOSH Week. NAOSH Week, sponsored by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, focuses on increasing the understanding of the positive benefits of investing in occupational safety, health and environmental programs among employers, employees and the public; raising awareness of the role and contribution of safety, health and environmental professionals; and reducing workplace injuries and illness by encouraging new safety and health activities at all companies and organizations. The theme for the 2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home." In support of NAOSH Week, CSDA posted information about the Week on the CSDA Web site.
Through the Alliance Program, OSHA and CSDA continue to work together to address safety and health issues in the sawing and drilling operators industry. To meet the goals of the Alliance agreement, OSHA and CSDA worked together on several projects. For example:
The OSHA and CSDA Alliance Implementation Team has discussed a number of activities that will be undertaken in the upcoming year. For example:
Report prepared by: Bill Willson, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, May 5, 2010.