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  1. Alliance Background

  2. Date Signed

    March 16, 2006

    Date Renewed

    March 26, 2008

    Evaluation Period

    March 16, 2011 - March 15, 2012

    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 Services (OCS), Directorate of Construction (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

    *Francis Daugherty served on the Implementation Team until January 2012.

  3. Implementation Team Meetings

  4. June 16, 2011
    October 19, 2011
    February 15, 2012
    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, OSHA fact sheets and the agency's "Picture It!: Safe Workplaces for Everyone" photo contest.

      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 2012, January 23-27, 2012, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

      Representatives from OSHA staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth during the World of Concrete Conference and Trade show, January 23-27, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joy Flack, Area Director, Las Vegas Office and Francisco S. Zapanta Jr., Compliance Safety and Health Officer, Las Vegas Office, USDOL-OSHA, staffed the exhibit booth.

      • 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).

      Products

      During this reporting period, through the Alliance Program CSDA developed a number of products including:

        • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Distracted Driving (2011, November)
        • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Hearing Conservation Fact Sheet (2011, November)
        • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Scaffold Safety Fact Sheet (2011, July)
        • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Ladder Safety Fact Sheet (2011, July)
        • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Electrical Safety Fact Sheet (Spanish translation 2011, September)
      • 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.

      Event

      2011 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 1-7, 2011, Washington, DC.

      The Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2011 NAOSH Week. 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. The theme for 2011 was "Celebrating a Century of Safety."

      To help support the week, CSDA published information on the week in the Concrete Openings magazine and added a link to the CSDA/OSHA Alliance Web page on the CSDA Web site.

    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
      • Representatives from OSHA and Nevada On-site Consultation Program staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth during the World of Concrete Conference and Trade Show, January 23-27, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
      • CSDA representatives worked with other Alliance Program participants to support 2011 NAOSH Week, held May 1-7, 2011.
      • 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

      December 2011: "CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Ladder Safety Fact Sheet," Alliance Quarterly Review

      300

      December 2011: "CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Scaffold Safety Fact Sheet," Alliance Quarterly Review

      300

      September 19, 2011: "OSHA/CSDA Alliance Puts Safety First," For Construction Pros, http://www.forconstructionpros.com)

      Data Not Available

      September 21, 2011: "OSHA/CSDA Alliance Puts Safety First - Releases Three New Best Practice Guides," (Contractor Supply, http://www.contractorsupplymagazine.com)

      Data Not Available

      June 2010: "Safety and Training," Concrete Openings

      60,000

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

      60,000

      January 23-27, 2012:  World of Concrete Conference and Trade Show 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada
      Exhibited:, USDOL-OSHA

      50,000

      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 2012: "OSHA Alliances Supporting 2012 NAOSH Week," Concrete Openings

      60,000

      Total

      350,000

  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 continues to support the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable.
    • CSDA will invite OSHA representatives to exhibit and speak at the World of Concrete 2013 Conference and Trade Show, February 4-8, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • CSDA will support the 2012 NAOSH Week that will be held May 6-13, 2012.
    • 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 10, 2012.