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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the
National Demolition Association (NDA)
June 29, 2006

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

May 26, 2005

Evaluation Period

May 26, 2005 May 25, 2006

Overview

Through the OSHA and NDA Alliance, the organizations are working together to provide NDA members and others in the demolition industry, including non-English or limited English speaking employees, with information, guidance, and access to training resources to protect employees health and safety, by addressing issues such as emergency preparedness and response and fall protection.

Implementation Team Members

 
OSHA:  
   
Larry Campion
Cathy Cronin
Jess McCluer
Danezza Quintero
Office of Training and Education (OTE)
OTE
Office of Outreach Services and Alliances
Office of Construction Services
   
NDA:  
   
Jerry Myrick
Mike Taylor
Todd Tredick
Chair - Employee Health & Safety Committee
Executive Director
Employee Health & Safety Committee

II. Implementation Team Meetings

 
May 26, 2005
October 27, 2005
February, 17 2006
Kick-off meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
Meeting, NDA Safety Summit, Baltimore, MD
Meeting, Teleconference

III. Results
  1. Events and Products

    Training and Education Goals


    • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula on hazards in the demolition industry.
    Product

    OSHA Training Institute (OTI) 3500 Demolition Training Course


    Larry Campion, OTI training instructor, and NDA members Andy Lang and Todd Tredick developed the OTI 3500 Demolition Training Course agenda and delivered the course to State Plan State representatives. During the course, information is presented on the scope and application of the OSHA 1926-Subpart T standard along with demolition terminology, processes, and equipment. In addition, special emphasis is placed on hazardous demolition activities. This course has been presented on:

      • April 18-20, 2006: Larry Campion and Andy Lang delivered training to 26 UT OSH representatives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

      • March 14-16, 2006: Larry Campion and Todd Tredick delivered training to 27 CalOSHA representatives in West Covina, California.

      • September 13-15, 2005: Larry Campion and Todd Tredick delivered training to 30 CalOSHA representatives in Oakland, California.
    • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for demolition industry employees, including non-English and limited English speaking employees, on emergency preparedness and response and fall protection.
    Product

    Disaster Site Training Grants


    In response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita recovery efforts, NDA is working with OTE to develop a demolition training program focusing on issues such as asbestos and chemical waste. NDA will assist in delivering the training program to organizations that are awarded a Disaster Response and Recovery Training Grant through the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.

    Outreach and Communication Goals

    • 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 OSHAs and NDAs Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
    Products

    OSHA and NDA Alliance Web Site


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

    Publications and Newsletters

    Information and news releases on the OSHA and NDA Alliance signing and the activities of the Alliance have appeared in publications such as BNA Occupational Safety and Health Reporter. For more information on the articles, see "Alliance Program Reach" in this report.

    OSHA's Electronic Assistance Tools

    The following OSHA and NDA Alliance implementation team member is participating on the editorial board and is reviewing and providing comments on OSHAs Construction Demolition Safety and Health Topics page.

      • Michael R. Taylor, CAE, Executive Director, NDA; Doylestown, PA
    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHAs and NDAs conferences and events such as NDAs national conference, safety summits and training sessions.
    Events

    33rd National Demolition Association Annual Convention, March 26-29, 2006, Nashville, Tennessee


    On March 29, 2006, Paula White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation on OSHA's compliance assistance resources for Hispanic employers and employees to over 60 attendees at the 33rd National Demolition Association Annual Convention, March 26-29, 2006, Nashville, Tennessee.

    OSHA also provided NDA with compliance assistance materials and information on OSHA and the Alliance Program, including an OSHA and NDA Alliance Activities Summary document. The Activities Summary was distributed at the event.

    11th Annual National Demolition Association Safety Summit, October 27-28, 2005, Baltimore, Maryland

    On October 27, 2006, Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation on the Alliance Program and the activities of the OSHA and NDA Alliance to 90 attendees at the 11th Annual National Demolition Association Safety Summit, October 27-28, 2005, Baltimore, Maryland.

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

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

    • Promote and encourage NDA members participation in OSHAs cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

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

    • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects including, emergency preparedness and response and fall protection, that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

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

    • Raise others awareness of, and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever NDA leaders address groups.

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

    • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health, and publicize the results.

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

    • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on demolition industry issues such as emergency preparedness and response and fall protection to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
    OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, Fall Protection Workgroup

    The Fall Protection Workgroup was developed during the June 8, 2004 Alliance Program Construction Roundtable for construction-related national Alliances.

      Fall Protection Workgroup NDA is participating on the Fall Protection Workgroup and helped develop Fall Protection Safety Tips Sheets for Employers and Employees. The Workgroup is also providing comments on the "Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry" training course, developed by OSHAs OTE. The training program is designed for construction industry audiences including small business owners, trainers, foreman and workers.
  2. Executive Summary

    During the OSHA and NDA Alliance's first year, OSHA learned more about the demolition industry and NDA learned more about the compliance assistance resources and cooperative programs that the Agency has developed. As a result, OSHA and NDA representatives are sharing their expertise through providing information for OSHAs training programs, participating on an electronic assistance tools editorial board and speaking and exhibiting opportunities. For example:

    • An NDA implementation team member is serving on OSHAs Construction-Demolition Safety and Health Topics page editorial board.

    • Larry Campion, OTI Training Instructor and NDA members, Andy Lang and Todd Tredick worked together to develop the OTI Demolition Courses agenda and delivered training to State Plan State representatives in California and Utah.

    • NDA has a representative on the Fall Protection Workgroup that was created at the July 8, 2004 OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting.

    • Paula White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation on OSHA's compliance assistance resources for Hispanic employers and employees to over 60 attendees at the 33rd National Demolition Association Annual Convention.

    • Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation on the Alliance Program and the activities of the OSHA and NDA Alliance to 90 attendees at the 11th Annual National Demolition Association Safety Summit.

    • NDA is working with OTE to develop and deliver a demolition training program, for organizations that are awarded a Disaster Response and Recovery Training Grant through the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.
  3. Alliance Program Reach
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
OSHA and NDA Web site on OSHA's Web page 5,473
Construction - Demolition Safety and Health Topics page 25,008
April 18-20, 2006 OTI Demolition Training Course, Salt Lake City, Utah

Speakers: Larry Campion, OTE Training Instructor and Andy Lang, NDA member
26
March 29, 2006 33rd National Demolition Association Annual Convention, Nashville, Tennessee

Speaker: Paula White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA
60
March 14-16, 2006 OTI Demolition Training Course, West Covina, California

Speakers: Larry Campion, OTE Training Instructor and Todd Tredick, NDA member
27
October 27, 2005 11th Annual National Demolition Association Safety Summit, Baltimore, Maryland

Speaker: Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA
90
September 13-15, 2005 OTI Demolition Training Course, Oakland, California

Speakers: Larry Campion, OTE Training Instructor and Todd Tredick, NDA member
30
June 2, 2006 "National Demolition Association, OSHA Sign Alliance for Safety, Emergency Preparedness", BNA Occupational Safety and Health Reporter Data Not Available
June 1, 2005 OSHA includes information on the OSHA/NDA Alliance signing in its bi-weekly e-newsletter; QuickTakes 38,000
May 29, 2006 "OSHA Partners with National Demolition Association," National News Data Not Available
May 26, 2006 "OSHA Aligns with National Demolition Association," Yahoo! News Data Not Available
May 26, 2005 "OSHA Aligns with the National Demolition Association," OSHA news release 69 News Services
TOTAL 68,714

IV. Upcoming Milestones

The OSHA and NDA Alliance implementation team has discussed a number of activities that will be undertaken in the upcoming year. For example, Larry Campion OTI training instructor and NDA members Jerry Myrick and Andy Lang, are planning to teach the OTI 3500 Demolition Training Course June 6-8, 2006 in Arlington Heights, Illinois and July 11-13, 2006 in Lansing, Michigan to OSHA federal, State Plan State and Onsite Consultation Program representatives.

In addition, NDA will continue to be a member of OSHAs Construction-Demolition Safety and Health Topics pages editorial board. The NDA representatives will provide expertise and review and provide comments on the page. NDA will also work with OSHA to develop a 16-Hour OTI Disaster Site Worker course and an OSHA 10 Hour Construction Outreach Training Program focusing on the demolition industry.

NDA is working with OTE to develop and deliver a demolition training program to organizations that are awarded a Disaster Response and Recovery Training Grant, in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita recovery efforts, through the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.

In addition, OSHA and NDA will work together to develop Spanish-language Safety Tip Sheets based on the NDA Demolition Safety Talks Program. The organizations are also interested in working with the OSHA and Integrated Waste Services Association Alliance to develop an emergency preparedness training program.


Finally, OSHA will promote the products the Alliance produces in the Alliance Quarterly Review and through sending the information on the resources to OSHAs Regional, Area Office, Onsite Consultation Program and State Plan State Representatives.

Report prepared by: Jess McCluer, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, June 29, 2006