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(signed March 16, 2006; renewed March 26, 2008)


Dr. David Michaels, (second row, fifth from the left), Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, with the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting attendees, including Doug Walker, President, CSDA, at the Department of Labor on February 17, 2011.
Dr. David Michaels, (second row, fifth from the left), Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, with the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting attendees, including Doug Walker, President, CSDA, at the Department of Labor on February 17, 2011.
Through the OSHA and CSDA Alliance, the organizations will work together to provide the association's members and other sawing and drilling operators with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety. OSHA and CSDA will focus on addressing workplace issues such as electrical safety, hearing protection, and ladder and scaffold safety. The Alliance's goals include:

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.
  • 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).

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.

Milestones and Successes


Related Documents


Alliance Agreements

Alliance Annual Reports

Alliance News Releases

Activities and Events (Archive)
  • May 5-11, 2013: 2013 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2013 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2013 Theme: "Worker Safety Works for Everyone."
  • February 4-8, 2013: World of Concrete Conference and Trade Show 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Representatives from OSHA and Nevada On-site Consultation at exhibit booth during the conference.
    • February 6, 2013: Presenter: Joy Flack, Area Director, Las Vegas, Nevada, USDOL-OSHA. Presentation: Agency Update on Hazard Communication Standard, Control of Silica Exposure, New Crane Operator Certification.
  • May 6-12, 2012: 2012 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2012 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2012 Theme: "Safety, What Every Business Needs."
  • January 23-27, 2012: World of Concrete Conference and Trade Show 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Representatives from OSHA and Nevada On-site Consultation at exhibit booth during the conference.

Products and Resources


Alliance Program Participant Developed Products

  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Aggressive Driving and Road Rage Fact Sheet [PDF* - 41 KB]. Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA), CSDA developed a Fact Sheet that identifies factors that can lead to aggressive driving and/or road rage. (2012, September)
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Distracted Driving [English PDF* - 93 KB, Spanish PDF* - 44 KB]. Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed a Fact Sheet that addresses steps employers and employees can take to avoid distracted driving. (2011, November; Spanish translation 2012, September)
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Hearing Conservation Fact Sheet [PDF* - 73 KB]. Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed a Fact Sheet that addresses best practices for reducing noise-induced hearing loss. (2011, November)
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Scaffold Safety Fact Sheet [English PDF* - 73 KB, Spanish PDF* - 47 KB]. Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed a Fact Sheet that addresses best practices for general scaffold setup requirements and use. (2011, July Spanish translation 2012, September)
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Ladder Safety Fact Sheet [PDF* - 92 KB]. Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed a Fact Sheet that identifies precautions and guidelines for the safe use of step ladders and straight (extension) ladders in the sawing and drilling industry. (2011, July)
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Electrical Safety Fact Sheet [English PDF* - 78 KB, Spanish PDF* - 86 KB]. Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed a Fact Sheet that addresses best practices for working around electrical conductors and equipment. (2010, March; Spanish translation 2011 September)
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Defensive Driving Fact Sheet [English PDF* - 65 KB, Spanish PDF* - 65 KB]. Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) , CSDA developed "CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Defensive Driving." The Fact Sheet addresses best practices for defensive driving of motor vehicles. (2009, January)
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Highway Workzone Safety Checklist [English PDF* - 86 KB, Spanish PDF* - 87 KB]. Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed "CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Highway Workzone Safety Checklist" The Checklist identifies hazards associated with sawing and cutting adjacent to a highway workzone and safe work practices to help reduce or eliminate the risk of injuries or illnesses. (2007, January)
  • CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Reducing Silica Exposure Fact Sheet [English PDF* - 88 KB, Spanish PDF* - 87 KB]. Through the OSHA and Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) Alliance, CSDA developed "CSDA Best Practices for Sawing and Drilling Operations: Reducing Silica Exposure Fact Sheet." The Fact Sheet addresses best practices for reducing exposure to airborne silica during concrete cutting, coring, drilling, quarrying and brick/block operations. (2007, October)

OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages

Publications and Newsletters

  • Concrete Openings, December 2007. This edition of CSDA's monthly magazine includes an article, "Outstanding Lineup of Speakers for March 2008 CSDA Conventions," describing the presentation "OSHA Construction: Current Issues and Update" that Steven Witt, then-Director, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA, will deliver at the 2008 Concrete Sawing and Drilling Convention, March 4-8, 2008, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Concrete Openings, December 2006. This edition of CSDA's monthly magazine includes an article, "Free Seminar Sponsored by OSHA/CSDA Alliance," describing the presentation "Outreach Programs for Construction" that Stew Burkhammer, then-Director, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA, will deliver at the World of Concrete 2007, January 22-26, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The magazine includes another article, "CSDA/OSHA Alliance Resources," that describes the activities of the OSHA and CSDA National Alliance.
  • CSDA News, August 2006. This edition of CSDA's monthly newsletter includes an article, "Phone Scams Threaten OSHA Fines," that describes an alleged phone scam in which people claiming to be OSHA employees threaten companies with fines unless they purchase materials that will put them into compliance with OSHA requirements.
  • PDi Magazine, June-August 2006. This edition of PDi Magazine includes an article, "CSDA/OSHA Alliance Provides Free Seminar at the World of Concrete in 2007" describing the presentation "Outreach Programs for Construction" that Stew Burkhammer, then-Director, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA will deliver at the World of Concrete 2007, January 22-26, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Concrete Openings, June 2006. This edition of CSDA's monthly magazine includes an article, "OSHA and CSDA Forge New Alliance," about the March 16, 2006 OSHA and CSDA Alliance signing and the goals of the agreement. The magazine includes another article, "OSHA Offers New Guidelines to Help Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes," discussing OSHA's "Guidelines for Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes."

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