ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
August 21, 2013
December 12, 2017
August 21, 2016 – September 30, 2017
Alliance Overview and Goals
The OSHA and NAWIC Alliance aims to provide NAWIC members and others with information and access to resources that will help them he health and safety of female construction workers.
Implementation Team Meetings
The Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.
Results of Alliance Activities in Support of Agreement Goals
Dissemination: Alliance Program participant shared information on agency-developed or OSHA Alliance Program-developed tools and resources, Initiatives focusing on OSHA standards/rulemakings, enforcement, and outreach campaigns.
Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Areas Number Reached Webpage 8/21/16- 9/30/17 Alliance Webpage- OSHA Website (https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/alliances/nawic/nawic.html) Construction 127 Webpage 8/21/16- 9/30/17 Alliance Webpage- NAWIC Website (http://www.nawic.org/nawic/OSHA-NAWIC_Alliance.asp) Construction Not available Print Publication October / November 2016 NAWIC Image (Safety & Health Edition): This issue included articles on workplace safety culture, workplace incentive programs, whistleblower protection, silica, and other topics. Construction, Safety & Health Programs, Silica 3500 Newsletter October 2016 NAWIC Connection (10/16 issue): In its regular column devoted to the OSHA/NAWIC Alliance, NAWIC discussed recent activities of the Alliance, including Cal/OSHA's participation in NAWIC's recent Annual Meeting and Education Conference (AMEC) and asked members for suggestions for future collaborations with OSHA. Construction, Hazard Communication 3500 Newsletter November 2016 NAWIC Connection (11/16 issue): This month's column highlighted workplace safety and health programs, including OSHA's revised Recommended Practices, and the Safe + Sound Campaign. Also discussed: enforcement of OSHA's Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulation and OSHA's resources on confined spaces in construction. Construction, Safety & Health Programs 3500 Newsletter December 2016 NAWIC Connection (12/16 issue): This month's column discussed OSHA topics such as the Hazard Communication standard, and promoted OSHA resources, including the agency's Twitter feed. Construction 3500 Newsletter January 2017 NAWIC Connection (1/17 issue): This month's column addressed OSHA topics including recordkeeping requirements, the Walking Working Surfaces standard, Recommended Practices for Safety & Health Programs in Construction, and the silica standard. Construction, Recordkeeping/Reporting, Safety & Health Programs, Silica 3500 Newsletter February 2017 NAWIC Connection (2/17 issue): This month's column addressed topics including controlling contractors, industry consensus standards, recordkeeping requirements, the beryllium standard, and a new 30-hour construction course available through OSHA's Outreach Training Program and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). Construction, Recordkeeping/Reporting 3500 Newsletter March 2017 NAWIC Connection (3/17 issue): This month's column highlighted OSHA's growing presence on social media and highlighted OSHA's revised Walking Working Surfaces Standard. Construction 3500 Newsletter April 2017 NAWIC Connection (4/17 issue): No Alliance column appeared in this edition; however, the issue highlighted trenching and excavation hazards and also promoted safety & health programs. Construction, Safety & Health Programs 3500 Newsletter May 2017 NAWIC Connection (5/17 issue): This month's column provided updates on recordkeeping/reporting and silica rule enforcement and highlighted OSHA outreach initiatives including the Fall Prevention Campaign and annual Fall Stand-Down and the Safe + Sound Campaign. Construction, Fall Prevention, Recordkeeping / Reporting, Safety & Health Programs 3500 Newsletter June 2017 NAWIC Connection (6/17 issue): This month's column promoted OSHA's Heat Illness Prevention campaign and the inaugural Safe + Sound Week. Construction, Heat Illness Prevention, Safety & Health Programs 3500 Newsletter July 2017 NAWIC Connection (7/17 issue): This month's column provided updates on recordkeeping/reporting and silica rule enforcement and highlighted OSHA outreach initiatives including the Heat Illness Prevention Campaign. Construction, Heat Illness Prevention, Recordkeeping/Reporting 3500 Newsletter August 2017 NAWIC Connection (8/17 issue): This month's column provided updates on OSHA's recordkeeping/reporting requirements, including the Injury Tracking Application, and on enforcement of the silica standard. Construction, Recordkeeping /Reporting, Silica 3500 1/16/17 NAWIC National-USA posted the link to the NAWIC/OSHA Alliance webpage on Facebook. 2407 2/15/17 NAWIC National-USA posted the link to OSHA's Safe + Sound Week Webinar to Facebook Safe + Sound Week, Safety & Health Programs 2407 5/7/17 NAWIC National- USA posted to Facebook in support of the Fall Stand-Down. Construction, Fall Prevention 2407 6/2/17 NAWIC National-USA posted to Facebook to promote Safe + Sound Week. Safe + Sound Week, Safety & Health Programs 2407 6/2/17 NAWIC National tweeted to promote Safe + Sound Week. Safe + Sound Week, Safety & Health Programs 2397 Webpage 6/7/2017 NAWIC National posted the article "It's No Illusion- Safety is Good for Business" discussing workplace safety at a construction company, which was based on an interview with Kathi Dobson, NAWIC/Alberici Constructors, Inc. for Safe + Sound Week. Safe + Sound Week, Safety & Health Programs Not available 6/13/2017 NAWIC National tweeted a link to Kathi Dobson's article for Safe + Sound Week. Safe + Sound Week, Safety & Health Programs 2397 Article 7/3/17 Kathi Dobson, NAWIC, was interviewed for a piece about heat illness prevention and highlighted available OSHA resources. (https://jobsite.procore.com/beating-the-heat-a-refresher-on-the-dangers-of-heat-illness) Heat Illness Prevention Not available 7/18/17 NAWIC National shared the heat illness prevention article for which Kathi was interviewed to Facebook. Heat Illness Prevention 2407 7/28/17 The NAWIC Health & Safety Awareness Committee shared a link to an 8/25/17 DOL press release, "OSHA revises its online whistleblower complaint form." 735 8/25/17 The NAWIC Health & Safety Awareness Committee shared a link to an 8/25/17 DOL press release, "OSHA Cites South Dakota Company After Worker Buried in Trench Collapse." Construction 735 9/25/17 The NAWIC's Alliance Committee created a new Twitter handle (@NAWIC_Alliance) for sharing information related to the NAWIC/OSHA alliance and the activities of other OSHA Alliance Program participants. Construction 36 9/26/17 NAWIC's Alliance committee tweeted about an upcoming CPWR webinar: Construction Safety Training in Technical Education Programs, and re-tweeted a CPWR tweet promoting a hazard alert on confined spaces. Construction 36 9/26/17 NAWIC's Alliance committee tweeted to promote NIOSH's Total Worker Health Webinar for "National Employ Older Workers Week." 36 9/26/17 NAWIC re-tweeted a National Safety Council tweet regarding the top ten most-cited OSHA standards for FY 2017. Construction, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication / Chemicals 36 9/27/17 NAWIC's Alliance committee re-tweeted an OSHA tweet announcing the availability of OSHA's "It's the Law' poster in Tagalog. 36 9/28/17 NAWIC's Alliance committee re-tweeted a CPWR tweet promoting a fact sheet on protecting workers from exposure to crystalline silica. Construction, Silica 36 9/28/17 NAWIC's Alliance committee re-tweeted a NIOSH tweet soliciting comments on the draft National Research Agenda for Construction. Construction 36 TOTAL 60,655
Outreach Events and Training for non-OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in events which includes speeches/presentations, exhibits, roundtables, conferences, informational webinars or other meetings or training in support of the Alliance or an OSHA initiative.
Activity Type Date Event Name Participant Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title Of Presentation (if applicable) City State Emphasis Areas Number Reached Speech / Presentation 10/18/16 NAWIC Charlotte Chapter Meeting Daniel Deller, Progressive Safety Management & President Elect, ASSE Tarheel Chapter OSHA's Final Rule - Electronic Injury Recordkeeping Charlotte NC Recordkeeping/ Reporting 22 Speech / Presentation 10/20/16 NAWIC Alliance Committee Meeting Kathi Dobson, NAWIC OSHA Alliance Update N/A - Teleconference 9 Speech / Presentation 10/26/16 OSHA Region VI Construction Safety Symposium Kathi Dobson, NAWIC Safety Issues Affecting Women in Construction Irving TX Construction 26 Speech / Presentation 1/18/17 NAWIC St. Louis Chapter Meeting Kathi Dobson, NAWIC Lunch & Learn: Recordkeeping Changes St. Louis MO Recordkeeping /Reporting 7 Speech / Presentation 2/24/17 NAWIC Fargo/Morehead Chapter Kathi Dobson, NAWIC Safety Issues Affecting women in construction Fargo ND Construction 12 Event 3/16/17 Construction Roundtable Kathi Dobson, NAWIC Not Applicable Washington DC Construction, temporary workers, Fall Prevention, Hispanic/ Latino Workers, Silica N/A Speech / Presentation 6/21/17 Atlanta Region VPPPA (Region IV) Kathi Dobson, NAWIC Where are the Women? Recruiting and Retaining Women in the Construction Industry Atlanta GA Construction, Temporary Workers 25 Speech / Presentation 7/19/17 Webinar: Women in the Trades, Women in the Field Kathi Dobson, NAWIC [Kathi spoke to issues affecting the safety and recruitment/retention of female construction workers.] San Francisco CA Construction 250 Speech / Presentation 7/20/17 U.S. Department of Labor / Women's Bureau Webinar: Recruiting and Retaining Women in the Construction Industry Kathi Dobson, NAWIC Not Applicable N/A - Teleconference Construction 500 Exhibit 8/16-17/17 NAWIC Annual Meeting and Education Conference (AMEC) Gil Martinez, Cal/OSHA (retired) Anaheim CA Construction, Hispanic /Latino Workers, Temporary Workers 175 Speech / Presentation 8/17/17 NAWIC AMEC Christine Hoffman, Cal/OSHA Cal/OSHA Update Anaheim CA Construction 20 Event 9/21/17 Construction Roundtable Kathi Dobson, NAWIC Not Applicable Washington DC Construction, Hurricane Outreach N/A TOTAL 1,046
Alliance Developed Products
As a Partner for Safe + Sound Week 2017, NAWIC collaborated with OSHA's Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG) in developing a Fact Sheet: Construction Safety Hazard Awareness.
Report prepared by: Christina Morgan, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, February 2018