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  1. Alliance Background: OSHA and AGC of Mississippi hereby form an Alliance to provide Associated General Contractors of Mississippi (AGC-MS) members 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 struck-by hazards, as well as other prevalent hazards in the construction industry such as falls, electrical, crush-by and caught-in hazards. Emphasis will also be placed on effectively communicating these issues to hard-to-reach groups, such as non-English speaking workers.

    Date Signed: July 24, 2004

    Overview: This alliance was formed between the participating agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with the purpose of promoting safe and healthful working conditions for construction industry trades through training, education, outreach, and communication to reduce back injuries, hand injuries, and lacerations.

    Implementation Team Membership: Representatives from OSHA, Associated General Contractors of Mississippi (AGC-MS)

    Contributors: Same as above.

    Evaluation Period: July 24, 2004

  2. Implementation Team Meetings: 09/12/04, 10/02 - Spanish Fall Protection Training, 02/18/05

  3. Events and Products

    Milestones Met in FY 2004

    Training and Education

    • Hispanic training in Fall Protection
    • Setup web based PowerSafe T & D Web Training
    • Training program with Baton Rouge Safety Council
    • Trenching and excavation competent person training
    • Fall Protection awareness Classes
    • 10 and 30 Hour OSHA Construction Classes
    • Wire rope inspection and usage, and rigging seminar
    • Workzone safety awareness and flagger training
    • Flagger train-the-trainer training
    • Over 400 employees trained in First Aid and CPR
    • Scaffolding competent person training
    • Powered industrial truck operator training
    • Confined space training
    • Approximately 2000 employees have attended safety courses during this pass year.
    • Electrical safety class taught by OSHA representative

    Outreach and Communications

    • Management & Superintendent’s Retreat
    • In addition over 300 job site visits were completed to AGC-MS insured employers.
  4. Results

    Refer to the Training and Education events above

  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2005

    • Expanding web-base training program to include general safety and health topics like hazard Communication.
    • Upcoming planning session to set goals for next year