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  1. Alliance Background

  2. Date Signed

    March 16, 2006

    Date Renewed

    March 26, 2008

    Evaluation Period

    March 16, 2010 - March 15, 2011

    Overview

    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

    OSHA:

    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)

    CSDA:

    Susan Hollingsworth - Past President

    Patrick O'Brien -Executive Director

    Tom Stowell - Past President

    Kellie Vazquez - Contract/Safety Administrator, Holes Incorporated

    Doug Walker -President

  3. Implementation Team Meetings

  4. June 16, 2010
    October 13, 2010
    February 11, 2011
    Implementation Team Meeting
    Implementation Team Meeting
    Implementation Team Meeting

    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.

  5. Results

    1. Events and Products

    2. Outreach and Communication

      • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and the CSDA's Web sites) to employers and employees in the construction industry.
      Products

      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:

          • Susan Hollingsworth, Holes Incorporated, CEO; CSDA, Houston, Texas
          • Pat O'Brien, CSDA, Executive Director; St. Petersburg, Florida
          • Kellie Vazquez, Contract/Safety Administrator, Holes Incorporated; CSDA, Houston, Texas
      • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or CSDA's conferences, local meetings, or other events such as the CSDA Annual Convention and World of Concrete.
      Event

      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.

      • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding CSDA's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by CSDA and through OSHA- or CSDA-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
      During this reporting period, OSHA and CSDA did not work on projects to address this goal.

      • Promote and encourage CSDA members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the On-site Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
      During this reporting period, OSHA and CSDA did not work on projects to address this goal.

      Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

      • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction-related issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
      Products Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Products Development

      Through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, CSDA championed the development of a number of products including:

      • Strains, Sprains and Material Handling Safety Tips for Employers and Workers (2011, February)
      • Prevention of Strains, Sprains, and Material Handling Injuries in Construction (2010, July)
      • Sprains and Strains Prevention Toolbox Safety Talk (2010, July)
      Construction Workplace Design Solutions

      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)

      • Falls From Roof Edge
      • Falls From Floor Openings
      • Falls From Non-Moving Vehicles
      • Roof Hatch Access and Hole Protection
      • Specify Non-Fragile Skylights and/or Skylight Guards
      • Specify Sufficient Wall Height to Allow Parapets to Function as Fall Prevention
      The products, developed through the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, were finalized in May 2010 and posted to the Design for Construction Web site and linked to from the Construction Roundtable Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site.

      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.

      Events

      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.

    3. Executive Summary

    4. 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:

      • CSDA continues to support the Alliance Program Roundtable. Efforts related to the Roundtable during the reporting period include:
        • Strains, Sprains and Material Handling Safety Tips for Employers and Workers
        • Prevention of Strains, Sprains, and Material Handling Injuries in Construction
        • Sprains and Strains Prevention Toolbox Safety Talk
      • Representatives from OSHA and Nevada On-site Consultation Program staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth during the conference and trade show, January 17-21, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
      • CSDA representatives worked with other Alliance Program participants to support 2010 NAOSH Week, held May 2-8, 2010.
      • CSDA representatives are serving on the editorial board for the OSHA Concrete and Concrete Products- Manufacturing and Construction Safety and Health Topics page.
      • Finally, CSDA also promotes the activities of the OSHA and CSDA Alliance and OSHA's compliance assistance resources through articles the association publishes in its monthly magazine, Concrete Openings which added a new column "OSHA/CSDA Alliance Latest" and the CSDA and OSHA Web page on its Web site.
    5. Alliance Program Reach

    6. Type of Activity
      (Conference, Training, Print and

      Electronic Distribution, etc.)

      Number of Individuals
      Reached or Trained

      OSHA and CSDA Alliance Web site on the OSHA Web site

      Data Not Available

      CSDA and OSHA Alliance Web page

      Data Not Available

      Concrete and Concrete Products - Manufacturing and Construction Safety and Health Topics page

      Data Not Available

      Alliance Quarterly Review

      300

      June 2010: "Safety and Training," Concrete Openings

      60,000

      September 2010: "Representation with Governmental Organizations," Concrete Openings

      60,000

      January 17-20, 2011:  World of Concrete Conference and Trade Show 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada
      Exhibited:, USDOL-OSHA

       

      48,554

      March 2011: "Addressing Distracted Driving: Employees Need to Keep Their Eyes on the Road," Concrete Openings

      60,000

      March 2011: "Revising OSHA Small Business Web Pages," Concrete Openings

      60,000

      March 2011: "OSHA Alliances Supporting 2011 NAOSH Week," Concrete Openings

      60,000

      Total

      358,541

  6. Upcoming Milestones

    The OSHA and CSDA Alliance Implementation Team has discussed a number of activities that will be undertaken in the upcoming year. For example:

    • CSDA will work with OSHA to complete a series of Fact Sheets including "Ladder and Scaffolding" and "Hearing." 
    • CSDA will continue to support the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable.
    • CSDA will invite OSHA representatives to exhibit and speak at the World of Concrete 2012 Conference and Trade Show, January 24-27, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Furthermore, CSDA will work with other Alliance Program participants in supporting 2011 NAOSH Week that will be held May 1-7, 2011.  
    • CSDA representatives will also continue to provide their expertise to OSHA by serving on the OSHA Concrete and Concrete Products - Manufacturing and Construction Safety and Health Topics page's editorial board, by participating in the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable.
    • Finally, the organization will continue to promote OSHA compliance assistance materials and the OSHA and CSDA Alliance through its Web site and articles in Concrete Openings and its newsletter, CSDA News.

    Report prepared by: Bill Willson, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, April 19, 2011.