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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Birmingham Area Office
950 22nd Street North, Suite 1050
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 731-1534; Fax (205) 731-0504
January 21, 2009

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    August 24, 2006

    Alliance Overview:

    The purpose of the Alliance is to provide ABC-AL members and others in the construction industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect workers' health and safety, by reducing and preventing exposure to hazards such as falls, cave-ins, struck-by and silica by providing employers and workers with assistance and knowledge regarding OSHA requirements and developing an effective safety and health management system. The Alliance allows for an OSHA library at the ABC facility for the use of members.

    Implementation Team Members

    Jay Reed
    ABC President
    Virginia G. Ames
    Birmingham OSHA CAS; and the ABC Safety Committee
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Group met January 25, 2008, at ABC facility.

    Group met February 15, 2008, at ABC facility.

    Group met March 28, 2008, at ABC facility.

    Group met June 27, 2008, at ABC facility.

    Group met August 2, 2008, at the Foundry (local outreach rehab facility).

    Group met September 5, 2008, at ABC facility.

    Group met October 3, 2008, at ABC facility.

    Group met November 14, 2008, at ABC facility.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period

    January 2008 to December 2008

    Alliance Activity

    Training and Education

    • OSHA materials distributed to the ABC library and the facility was promoted to ABC members during several OSHA 10-hour classes, as well as other training events.

    Outreach and Communication

    • ABC Members (and visitors to the meetings) were encouraged to visit the library during ABC committee meetings.
    • The library was expanded to include an area for Mine Safety and Health (MSHA) materials.
    • Alabama Power provided a demonstration of power line safety and provided publications for the library.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health

    • An OSHA update was provided at all committee meetings to share current information on occurrences, goals, and mission of OSHA.
    • The ABC Committee was very active during the evaluation period. Additionally, the group's leadership encouraged members use the resources provided in the library and the members were very responsive.

    Alliance Products

    • None
  4. Results

    The library has been a success as indicated by the materials removed from the library and the request for more from the ABC President.

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Committee meeting - Jan 25 20
    Committee meeting - Feb 15 15
    Committee meeting - Mar 28 15
    Committee meeting - Jun 27 20
    Committee meeting - Aug 1 30
    Committee meeting - Sep 5 22
    Committee meeting - Oct 3 24
    Committee meeting - Nov 14 25
    Total 171
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Alliance will continue in the future. Use of the library has been excellent. Members and prospective members of ABC have expressed less fear of contacting OSHA for assistance, since the implementation of the library and the involvement of the CAS on the ABC Safety Committee.

    Report Prepared by: Virginia G. Ames, CAS

    For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-6932340 or go to OSHA.

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