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March 16, 2006
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March 16, 2010 - March 15, 2011
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
Francis Daugherty - Office of Construction Standards and Guidance (CSG) and OCS, DOC,
Bill Willson - Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
Susan Hollingsworth - Past President
Patrick O'Brien -Executive Director
Tom Stowell - Past President
Kellie Vazquez - Contract/Safety Administrator, Holes Incorporated
Doug Walker -President
In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.
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.
CSDA Web Site
CSDA continues to maintain the CSDA and OSHA Alliance Web page on the CSDA Web site. The page includes links to CSDA Alliance Best Practices and information on OSHA's Web site, such as QuickTakes and OSHA fact sheets.
Publications and Newsletters
Information on the activities of the OSHA and CSDA Alliance appeared in Concrete Openings and the Alliance Quarterly Review.In 2011 CSDA added a new column "OSHA/CSDA Alliance Latest." The column includes new information about the OSHA and CSDA Alliance along with timely information such as the agency's Distracted Driving Initiative. 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 2011, January 17-21, 2011, 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, January 17-21, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Art Sipple, Industrial Hygienist, Nevada On-site Consultation Program, and Francisco S. Zapanta Jr., Compliance Safety and Health Officer, Las Vegas Office, USDOL-OSHA, staffed an exhibit booth during the event.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
Through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, CSDA championed the development of a number of products including:
Through the Alliance Program, members of the CSDA Alliance Implementation team provided feedback on a series of Construction Workplace Design Solutions, which focus on design solutions to help prevent falls in the construction industry. (2010, May)
Success Story "Change in Safety Culture at Pepper Construction Company Leads to Dramatic Decline in Injuries and Illnesses"
Through the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, participants developed a success story that highlights how a construction company's focus on workplace safety and health during its strategic planning initiative led to significant drops in workplace injuries and illnesses.
2010 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 2-8, 2010
On May 2-8, 2010, the CSDA Alliance and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2010 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Association 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. The theme for 2010 was "Mission NAOSH 2010: Safe Workplaces." In support of the Week, CSDA published the article "OSHA Alliances Supporting 2011 NAOSH Week," in Concrete Openings the March 2011 edition and linked to information about the Week from its Web site.
OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Meeting, Department of Labor, February 17, 2011, Washington, DC
On February 17, 2011, a representative from CSDA Alliance participated in the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants discussed products developed through the Roundtable, including the next series of draft Construction Workplace Design Solutions, and identified potential projects and compliance assistance resources to help address safety and health hazards in the construction industry.
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, April 19, 2011.