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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Birmingham Area Office
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Birmingham, AL 35203
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American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Annual Status Report
April 2, 2010


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    September 28, 2004

    Date Renewed:

    May 17, 2007

    Overview

    The purpose of the Alliance is to provide ASA of Alabama members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources. The initial Alliance targeted back injuries, lacerations, and falls from heights. Current emphasis is focused on falls, scaffolding, aerial lifts, ladders, and stairways.

    Implementation Team Membership

    Implementation Team Members during this period included the following:

    Committee members are

    Virginia G. Ames
    Birmingham OSHA Area Office, Compliance Assistance Specialist
    Donald "Lucky" Lewis
    Executive Director of ASA of Alabama
    James Boullemet
    Marathon Electric
    Gil Roberts
    Service Construction Supply
    Mike Rodda
    R.J. Mechanical
    Glen Mason and Shayne Newsome
    NES Rentals
    James Lumpkin
    JustRuss Rental
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Monthly meetings of the ASA Alliance planning committee were conducted on the second Tuesday of each month at the ASA office during this evaluation period. The meeting were facilitated James Boullemet, Marathon Electric, and the group discussed the needs of ASA members and possible events.

    Evaluation Period

    January 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    • James Boullemet coordinated free Hilti Train-The-Trainer class for ASA members
    • Mike Rodda coordinated scissors lift and aerial training for workers covered by the Alliance
    • During May 2009 workers covered by the Alliance were provided electrical safety and Arc flash training
    • During this period the ASA Alliance group provided workers with free first aid training
    • On September 15, 2009, an OSHA 10-hour class was conducted for ASA members

    Products

    • None

    Outreach and Communication

    • During the July 14, 2009, meeting best practices were collected from group members and shared with other employers

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health

    • An OSHA Update was provided during several of the Alliance meetings during this period
    • The group conducted a S.A.F.E. Day in March 2010, which included exhibitors and vendors. The second annual S.A.F.E. day was held March 4, 2010. Vendors were present to discuss and show protections items for falls and ladders. There were 22 attendees.

    Products

    • None
  4. Results

    Positive responses were received from the Seminar attendees and members were appreciative of information shared by OSHA throughout the year. This is an active Alliance.

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Seminar - March 4, 2010 22
    Roundtable of safety personnel to share best practices and information 6
    OSHA 10 hour class 25
    Vendor training for products, such as Hilti 40 total
    TOTAL 93
  5. Upcoming Milestones FY 2010 - 2011

    Long term and short goals were established for the Alliance.

    Short Term Goals

    • Hilti Train-the-Trainer class
    • Equipment (scissor lift and aerial lift) train-the-trainer class
    • Electrical Safety/Arc Flash training
    • First Aid/CPR Train the Trainer class

    Long Term Goals

    • Safety Directors Forum (between General Contractor (GC) and the ASA Committee) - Purpose is to strengthen lines of communication and understand
    • Safety Awards for GC Safety Directors and GC Superintendents - Focused on employers that support sub-contractors and effective promote workplace safety and health

Report Prepared by: Virginia G. Ames, CAS

For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to www.osha.gov.

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