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IDAHO TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT
ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
20 August 2007
I. Alliance Background
7 July 2005
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and the Boise Area Office (BAO) entered into an alliance whereby a collaborative relationship was established to provide ITD employees and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to construction and environmental hazards and addressing work zone hazards.
Implementation Team Members
Cheryl Rost, ITD and Bill Bankhead, BAO
Rosemarie Olney, BAO
August 1, 2006 through July 30, 2007
II. Implementation Team Meetings
25 October 2006: Meeting between Cheryl Rost, ITD and Rosemarie Olney, BAO to discuss alliance opportunities.
III. Events and Products
Training and Education
The alliance has opened the doors for a better flow of communications between the ITD and OSHA. The ITD Safety and Risk Manager and various ITD managers have requested clarification of standards, discussed and coordinated mutual training opportunities, and even emailed photos of alleged hazards.
Additionally, the various training opportunities ITD personnel have attended coupled with the services of safety consultants and outside trainers has improved the overall safety of this state agency. These training venues have educated ITD personnel working on road projects to better recognize safety and health hazards, determine when to remove their employees from possible hazardous situations, and discuss those safety issues and abatement options with the contractors on the jobsite.
VI. No Other Issues
VII. Upcoming Milestones
ITD is working to develop a training program in which contracted employees on each of their job sites receive appropriate safety and health training. This project is in the conception phase.