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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Jackson Area Office
3780 I-55 North, Suite 210
Jackson, MS 39211
(601) 965-4606; Fax (601) 965-4610
AGC-MS Alliance Annual Status Report
October 30, 2009


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    July 26, 2004

    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
  4. Products

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

    • 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 & Superintendent's 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
  5. Results

    Refer to the Training and Education events above.

  6. 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 Director's 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.

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