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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

February 2018


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      August 21, 2013

    2. Dates Renewed

      December 12, 2017

    3. Evaluation Period

      August 21, 2016 – September 30, 2017

    4. 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.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    The Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.

  3. 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
    Webpage8/21/16- 9/30/17Alliance Webpage- OSHA Website (https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/alliances/nawic/nawic.html)Construction127
    Webpage8/21/16- 9/30/17Alliance Webpage- NAWIC Website (http://www.nawic.org/nawic/OSHA-NAWIC_Alliance.asp)ConstructionNot available
    Print PublicationOctober / November 2016NAWIC 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, Silica3500
    NewsletterOctober 2016NAWIC 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 Communication3500
    NewsletterNovember 2016NAWIC 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 Programs3500
    NewsletterDecember 2016NAWIC 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.Construction3500
    NewsletterJanuary 2017NAWIC 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, Silica3500
    NewsletterFebruary 2017NAWIC 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/Reporting3500
    NewsletterMarch 2017NAWIC 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.Construction3500
    NewsletterApril 2017NAWIC 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 Programs3500
    NewsletterMay 2017NAWIC 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 Programs3500
    NewsletterJune 2017NAWIC 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 Programs3500
    NewsletterJuly 2017NAWIC 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/Reporting3500
    NewsletterAugust 2017NAWIC 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, Silica3500
    Facebook1/16/17NAWIC National-USA posted the link to the NAWIC/OSHA Alliance webpage on Facebook. 2407
    Facebook2/15/17NAWIC National-USA posted the link to OSHA's Safe + Sound Week Webinar to FacebookSafe + Sound Week, Safety & Health Programs2407
    Facebook5/7/17NAWIC National- USA posted to Facebook in support of the Fall Stand-Down.Construction, Fall Prevention2407
    Facebook6/2/17NAWIC National-USA posted to Facebook to promote Safe + Sound Week.Safe + Sound Week, Safety & Health Programs2407
    Twitter6/2/17NAWIC National tweeted to promote Safe + Sound Week.Safe + Sound Week, Safety & Health Programs2397
    Webpage6/7/2017NAWIC 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
    Twitter6/13/2017NAWIC National tweeted a link to Kathi Dobson's article for Safe + Sound Week.Safe + Sound Week, Safety & Health Programs2397
    Article7/3/17Kathi 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 PreventionNot available
    Facebook7/18/17NAWIC National shared the heat illness prevention article for which Kathi was interviewed to Facebook. Heat Illness Prevention2407
    Facebook7/28/17The NAWIC Health & Safety Awareness Committee shared a link to an 8/25/17 DOL press release, "OSHA revises its online whistleblower complaint form." 735
    Facebook8/25/17The 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."Construction735
    Twitter9/25/17The 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.Construction36
    Twitter9/26/17NAWIC'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.Construction36
    Twitter9/26/17NAWIC's Alliance committee tweeted to promote NIOSH's Total Worker Health Webinar for "National Employ Older Workers Week." 36
    Twitter9/26/17NAWIC re-tweeted a National Safety Council tweet regarding the top ten most-cited OSHA standards for FY 2017.Construction, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication / Chemicals36
    Twitter9/27/17NAWIC's Alliance committee re-tweeted an OSHA tweet announcing the availability of OSHA's "It's the Law' poster in Tagalog. 36
    Twitter9/28/17NAWIC's Alliance committee re-tweeted a CPWR tweet promoting a fact sheet on protecting workers from exposure to crystalline silica.Construction, Silica36
    Twitter9/28/17NAWIC's Alliance committee re-tweeted a NIOSH tweet soliciting comments on the draft National Research Agenda for Construction.Construction36
     
    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 / Presentation10/18/16NAWIC Charlotte Chapter MeetingDaniel Deller, Progressive Safety Management & President Elect, ASSE Tarheel ChapterOSHA's Final Rule - Electronic Injury RecordkeepingCharlotteNCRecordkeeping/ Reporting22
    Speech / Presentation10/20/16NAWIC Alliance Committee MeetingKathi Dobson, NAWICOSHA Alliance UpdateN/A - Teleconference 9
    Speech / Presentation10/26/16OSHA Region VI Construction Safety SymposiumKathi Dobson, NAWICSafety Issues Affecting Women in ConstructionIrvingTXConstruction26
    Speech / Presentation1/18/17NAWIC St. Louis Chapter MeetingKathi Dobson, NAWICLunch & Learn: Recordkeeping ChangesSt. LouisMORecordkeeping /Reporting7
    Speech / Presentation2/24/17NAWIC Fargo/Morehead ChapterKathi Dobson, NAWICSafety Issues Affecting women in constructionFargoNDConstruction12
    Event3/16/17Construction RoundtableKathi Dobson, NAWICNot ApplicableWashingtonDCConstruction, temporary workers, Fall Prevention, Hispanic/ Latino Workers, Silica N/A
    Speech / Presentation6/21/17Atlanta Region VPPPA (Region IV)Kathi Dobson, NAWICWhere are the Women? Recruiting and Retaining Women in the Construction Industry AtlantaGAConstruction, Temporary Workers25
    Speech / Presentation7/19/17Webinar: Women in the Trades, Women in the FieldKathi Dobson, NAWIC[Kathi spoke to issues affecting the safety and recruitment/retention of female construction workers.]San FranciscoCAConstruction250
    Speech / Presentation7/20/17U.S. Department of Labor / Women's Bureau Webinar: Recruiting and Retaining Women in the Construction IndustryKathi Dobson, NAWICNot ApplicableN/A - TeleconferenceConstruction500
    Exhibit8/16-17/17NAWIC Annual Meeting and Education Conference (AMEC)Gil Martinez, Cal/OSHA (retired) AnaheimCAConstruction, Hispanic /Latino Workers, Temporary Workers175
    Speech / Presentation8/17/17NAWIC AMECChristine Hoffman, Cal/OSHACal/OSHA UpdateAnaheimCAConstruction20
    Event9/21/17Construction RoundtableKathi Dobson, NAWICNot ApplicableWashingtonDCConstruction, Hurricane Outreach N/A
     
    TOTAL 1,046
  4. 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

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