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Charleston Area Office Alliance with Project Best

2009 Annual Report

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed:



The purpose of the Alliance is to provide Project BEST (Upper Ohio Valley Construction) Contractors and members with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to OSHA's four focus hazards

II. Implementation Team Members

Robert Beissel, Project Best; Richard Jeffrey, CHAO CAS; Jennifer Burgess, OSHA Consultation Administrator; and Jeffrey Funke, CHAO AD.

Evaluation Period

January 3, 2008 to January 2, 2009.

III. Implementation Team Meetings

CAS met with Project BEST representative Robert Beissel on 4 occasions while working on a new "Fall Protection Safety Program" and other safety training. In addition, CAS met with Project BEST's Board of Directors on November 18, 2008 and on December 3, 2008. Subsequently it was agreed that CAS would meet with Board 4 times a year and with Mr. Beissel at least quarterly.

Events and Products

Training and Education
  • Events

    Program developed to insure consistent implementation of OSHA's 1989 Safety and Health Management Guidelines for all members. Approximately 6,000 trades' personnel and 400 contractors are affected.
  • OSHA 10-Hour, 30-Hour, Drug Awareness and Fall Protection Training provided to approximately 2,000 employees
  • Products

    Fall Protection Safety Program, a 28 page document with the addition of a Fall Hazard Survey Report checklist for employees and employers.
Outreach and Communication
  • OSHA CAS attended training session, two Advisory Board Meetings, and Annual Banquet
IV. Results

The Workplace Safety Seminar conducted was for new prospective clients of the American Red Cross and topics covered included Emergency Action Plans, First-Aid/CPR/AED's and Bloodborne Pathogens.

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
OSHA 10-Hour 800
OSHA 30-Hour 400
Drug training 450
Fall Protection 350
TOTAL 2000

Prepared by: Richard Jeffrey, CAS, Charleston AO, 1/16/09