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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Birmingham Area Office, 950 22nd Street North, Suite 1050
Birmingham, AL 35203

And the
Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama, Inc.

North Alabama Chapter

August 26th, 2016


  1. Alliance Background
    1. Date Signed

      August 21, 2014

    2. Evaluation Period

      August 21, 2015 – August 26, 2016

    3. Overview

      The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. – North Alabama Chapter (hereinafter referred to collectively as the ABC – North AL Chapter Alliance) is focused on reducing and preventing exposure to the following construction industry hazards: falls; electrocution; struck-by; and caught-in-between. Emphasis has also been placed on effectively communicating with hard-to-reach groups, such as small businesses.

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      Ramona Morris
      Area Director, Birmingham Area Office
      James Cooley
      Compliance Assistance Specialist, Birmingham Area Office

      Alliance participant

      Tiffany Brightwell
      President, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. North Alabama Chapter
      Tyce Hudson
      Chairman of the Board, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. North Alabama Chapter
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    During this period, the CAS attends the monthly Safety Committee meetings conducted by the ABC – North AL Chapter. These meetings focused on promoting workplace safety and health, as well as communicating the importance of safety throughout all levels of the group's membership.

    • September 2015
    • October 2015
    • November 2015
    • December 2015
    • January 2016
    • February 2016
    • March 2016
    • April 2016
    • May 2016
    • June 2016
    • July 2016

     

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance’s progress and results.

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

  4. This table is best viewed on tablets, notebooks or desktop computer screens.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goals related to raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:

    • To share information on OSHA's National/Regional/Local Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
    • To share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
    • To encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by sharing information on best practices as agreed upon by OSHA and the ABC - North AL Chapter.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Dissemination During this period, the ABC – North AL Chapter distributed a safety newsletter electronically to its membership. A section in the newsletter is reserved for OSHA and the group’s Alliance. The newsletter was distributed on the following dates: 6/29/15; 11/2015; 01/2016; and 06/2016. Construction, Heat Illness Prevention, Falls Prevention, and Temporary Workers 130 Companies

    Training and Education: The Participants will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:

    • To develop effective training and education programs for ABC - North AL Chapter members and others regarding the prevention of fall, electrocution, struck-by and caught-in-between related hazards, and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers.
    • To deliver or arrange for the delivery of safety and health training focused on the prevention of fall, electrocution, struck-by and caught-in-between related hazards.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Training

    During this period, the ABC – North AL Chapter hosted a training session focused on confined space requirements for the construction industry. During this session presentations were conducted by the following organizations:

    • University of Alabama (UA) Safe State Onsite Consultation Program
    • Robins & Morton
    Construction 130 Companies
    Training

    The Alliance group fully supported the OSHA National Safety Stand-down, which was conducted May 2 – 6, 2016. During this event, the following companies and organizations conducted training sessions on the topic:

    • UA Safe State Onsite Consultation Program
    • Elk River Fall Protection Company
    • Brasfield & Gorrie.
    Construction and Fall Prevention

    31

    Training

    During this period, the Alliance group conducted several safety training sessions for its members on a variety of topics including the following, OSHA National Emphasis Programs (NEP) and Regional Emphasis Programs (REP):

    • Landscaping Hazards
    • Trenching and Excavations
    • Temporary Workers
    • Workplace Violence
    • Scaffolding Competent Person
    • Defensive Driving
    Construction, Hazard Communication/Chemicals, Heat Illness Prevention, Falls Prevention, and Temporary Workers

    223

    Training

    During this period, the ABC – North AL Chapter hosted two OSHA 10-hour safety and health training course. These two courses were conducted during the following time frames:

    • 02/25 through 26/2016
    • 05/05 through 06/2016
    Construction, Hazard Communication/Chemicals, Heat Illness Prevention, Falls Prevention, and Temporary Workers

    37

    Training

    During this period, the ABC – North AL Chapter hosted two OSHA 30-hour safety and health training courses. These two courses were conducted during the following time frames:

    • 12/01 through 04/2015
    • 07/19 through 22/2016
    Construction, Hazard Communication/Chemicals, Heat Illness Prevention, Falls Prevention, and Temporary Workers

    37


    Outreach and Communication: The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

    • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and the ABC - North AL Chapter's Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
    • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or ABC - North AL Chapter's conferences, local meetings, or other events, such as the quarterly safety summit meetings held by the ABC - North AL Chapter.
    • To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding the ABC - North AL Chapter good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.
    • Promote and encourage ABC - North AL Chapter member’s participation in cooperative programs such as compliance assistance and VPP; and SHARP.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Speech/Presentation During the Safety Committee meetings conducted this period, the Alliance group featured a presentation from a different agency or organization at each meeting. These speakers included representatives from agencies such as, the U.S. Department of Labor’s –Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Wage Hour Division (WHD), as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Construction, Heat Illness Prevention, Falls Prevention, and Temporary Workers 130 Companies
  5. Evaluations
    • The Alliance focused on training and outreach opportunities between the Alliance members. The Alliance has enabled OSHA to connect with hard-to-reach workers who have the potential to be exposed to serious workplace hazards. The relationship fostered by this alliance has benefitted OSHA and the ABC – North AL Chapter.
  6. Upcoming Milestones 2016 - 2017
    • As part of the Alliance, Federal OSHA intends to participate and deliver training presentations at events during Labor Rights' Week, Workers' Memorial Day, and other outreach events.
    • The Safety Committee plans to continue outreach activities such as the following:

      • OSHA 10 and 30-hour safety and health training sessions
      • Presentations on various safety and health topics
    • The Alliance group will continue to share information with the local chapters of the Associated General Contractors (AGC), American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), as well as the Tennessee Valley Training Center (TVTC).

Report prepared by: James Cooley, CAS, Birmingham Area Office, 08/26/2016.

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