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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the
Gilbane Building Company
September 28, 2005

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

September 29, 2004

Evaluation Period

September 29, 2004 September 28, 2005

Overview

The OSHA and Gilbane Building Company Alliance is providing Gilbane's employees and others in the construction industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources to help protect employees' health and safety. particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to fall hazards.

Implementation Team Members

 
OSHA:  
   
Steve Cloutier
Jess McCluer
Office of Construction Services
Office of Outreach Services and Alliances
   
Gilbane:  
   
Jack O'Donovan Corporate Safety Director

II. Implementation Team Meetings
 
December 29, 2004
March 28, 2005
Kick-off Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
Meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC

III. Results
  1. Events and Products

    Training and Education


    • Provide expertise to OSHA to develop safety and health curricula on fall prevention, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry. In addition, Gilbane Building Company will conduct two (2) 30-hour construction safety courses during each year of the Alliance to Gilbane employees, others in the construction industry and OSHA representatives.

      The OSHA and Gilbane Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.
    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 to employers and employees in the industry.
    Products

    OSHA and Gilbane Alliance Web Site


    OSHA developed an OSHA and Gilbane Alliance Web site that is posted on the Agency's Web page that includes the OSHA and Gilbane Alliance agreement, news releases, and milestones and successes. This Web site is updated on a regular basis.

    Publications and Newsletters

    Information and news releases on the OSHA and Gilbane Alliance signing and the activities of the Alliance have appeared in publications such as Occupational Safety and Health eNews and Gilbane Bulletin. For more information on the articles, see the "Alliance Program Reach" table.

    • Work with other Alliance participants on construction industry issues and projects that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

      The OSHA and Gilbane Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

    • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding Gilbane Building Company's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by Gilbane Building Company and through OSHA or Gilbane Building Company's developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

      The OSHA and Gilbane Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • Convene or participate in forums and round table discussions to help forge construction safety and health innovative solutions to employee safety and health issues in the workplace.

      The OSHA and Gilbane Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

    • Raise awareness through speeches and appearances and demonstrate Gilbane's commitment to workplace safety and health whenever the company's leaders address groups.

      The OSHA and Gilbane Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.
  2. Executive Summary

    In September 2004, OSHA and Gilbane formed a national Alliance to protect construction employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to fall hazards. Gilbane developed a banner for their worksites in order to promote the Alliance Program. The banner includes the OSHA, Alliance Program and Gilbane logos and reads, "Working Together for Safety."

    Through the Alliance, OSHA created an OSHA - Gilbane Alliance Web page on the OSHA's Web site. The Web page includes links to the OSHA and Gilbane Alliance agreement, OSHA news releases, a photograph of the signing ceremony, activities and events, products and resources, and milestones and successes. In addition, information about the OSHA Gilbane Alliance also appeared in print and online articles.

  3. Alliance Program Reach
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
OSHA and Gilbane Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site 4,200
March 2005 "Construction Alliance Meeting Focuses on Fall Protection and Designing for Safety," Alliance Quarterly Review 750
Fall 2004 "Working Together for Safety," Gilbane Bulletin Data Not Available
October 1, 2004 OSHA includes information on the OSHA/Gilbane Alliance signing in its bi-weekly e-newsletter; QuickTakes 38,000
October 2004 "OSHA, Gilbane to Share Fall Protection Expertise," Occupational Safety and Health Data Not Available
September 2004 "Roundtable Reveals Team Opportunities, Construction Group Works to Maximize Safety Resources," Alliance Quarterly Review 750
September 29, 2004 "OSHA Aligns with the Gilbane Building Company; Alliance will Focus on Preventing Exposure to Fall Hazards," Gilbane press release announcing Alliance Data Not Available
September 29, 2004 "OSHA Aligns with Gilbane Building Company," OSHA press release announcing Alliance 25 News Services
TOTAL 43,700

IV. Upcoming Milestones

Gilbane is participating in the Fall Protection Workgroup that was created at the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable on July 8, 2004. The workgroup is currently reviewing the draft Fall Protection safety tip sheets for employers and employees.

In addition, the implementation team will continue discussions regarding the future of the OSHA and Gilbane Alliance and potential collaborative activities.

Report prepared by: Jess McCluer, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, September 26, 2005