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Associated General Contractors of Washington
ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
July 18, 2007

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed


March 10, 2003

Date Renewed

June 9, 2006

Overview

To promote discussions on workplace safety and health, the Associated General Contractors of Washington, and OSHAs Seattle office will share information, convene forums on injury and illness trends and develop models OSHA can incorporate as industry recommendations.

Implementation Team Members

Brendan Clarke - AGC
Stori Sanders AGC
Adam Gerson OSHA
Dale Cavanaugh OSHA

Contributors

N/A

Evaluation Period

June 9, 2006 June 8, 2007

II. Implementation Team Meetings

Held planning meetings at the AGC office to discuss and set goals for the alliance on March 2, 2006, June 1, 2006, and October 5, 2006.

III. Events and Products

Training and Education
  • Events

    Jointly conducted a crane safety seminar for Federal and State inspectors and contractors.

    Meetings are held at the AGC of Washington on a monthly basis. Representatives from the safety field, Labor and Industries, and federal OSHA discuss relevant items of the month with regards to construction safety.
     
  • Products

    OSHA provides a Newsletter to the Safety Committee on a monthly basis. The newsletter mission statement is as follows:

      To provide a monthly update on OSHA activity that affects the jurisdiction of Region Ten - Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Additionally, provide committees and safety and health groups with pertinent topics for their membership. Material is collected from the OSHA website, or information that has been presented to the public in various forums or media.
Outreach and Communication
  • Events

    OSHA participates in the AGCs safety steering committee meetings.

    OSHA provided a judge for selecting AGCs safety award winners and attended the awards ceremony.
     
  • Products

    Products see newsletter above. This newsletter is distributed electronically, and through handouts at monthly AGC meetings.
     
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
  • Events

    OSHA participates in the AGCs safety steering committee meetings.

    OSHA and the AGC worked with the Seattle Fire Department and the skilled trades developing a plan to integrate skilled construction personnel into the initial response to natural disasters and terrorist incidents.

    The alliance is in its fourth year and both OSHA and the AGC of Washington stress the mutual benefits of this alliance and plan to continue the agreement.
     
  • Products

    Products see newsletter above. This newsletter is distributed electronically, and through handouts at monthly AGC meetings.
IV. Results

OSHAs interaction with AGC has led to better and more frequent communication between the partners which leads to better understanding of the standards and safer work sites.

 
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Conducted a crane safety course 350
Safety Awards Ceremony 450
Participate in Safety Steering Committee Meetings 35
Newsletter distribution 300
TOTAL 815

V. Upcoming Milestones

We plan on continuing outreach through newsletters, and attendance at AGC meetings.