Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region IV


  1. Alliance Background:

    Date Signed

    July 26, 2004 and Renewed December 19, 2006

    Overview

    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.

    Implementation Team Membership

    The implementation team members include representatives from OSHA and the Associated General Contractors of Mississippi (AGC-MS)

    Contributors

    Same as above

    Evaluation Period

    August 1, 2008 through August 17, 2009

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Meetings held: 2/23/2009, 5/12/2009 and 8/17/2009

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Events

    During this review period OSHA supported the following Alliance related activities conducted by this group:

    • OSHA 10 and 30 Hour OSHA Construction Classes
    • Hispanic OSHA 10 Hour Construction Classes
    • Confined Space Training Course
    • Powered industrial truck operator and Aerial Lift training
    • Wire rope inspection and usage, and rigging seminar
    • Fall Arrest and Protection awareness Classes
    • Scaffolding competent person training
    • First aid and CPR training classes
    • Trenching and excavation competent person training
    • Industrial Hygiene Training Course
    • OSHA Recordkeeping seminar
    Products

    • The AGC-MS donated equipment, materials and labor to construct a new, quarter million dollar, Trench Rescue & Emergency Shoring Training Prop at the Mississippi State Fire Academy. The land for the facility was donated by the Mississippi State Fire Academy.
    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    • During this review period OSHA participated in the Management & Superintendents Retreat conducted by the Alliance group.
    • During this review period OSHA participated in the Safety Day conducted by the MS-AGC.
    Products

    • None
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    Events

    • None
    Products

    • None
  4. Results

    Refer to the Training and Education events above

  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2010

    • Continue to the support the Alliance agreement by support training course, such as the OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Safety Training Course.
    • Participate in the FY2010 Safety Day conducted by the MS-AGC.
    • Participate in the FY2010 Safety Directors meeting conducted by the MS-AGC.


Report Prepared by: Courtney Bohannon, Compliance Assistance Specialist

For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's website.