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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Birmingham Area Office
950 22nd Street North, Suite 1050
Birmingham, AL 35203
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American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Annual Status Report
September 26, 2011


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    September 28, 2004

    Date Renewed:

    May 17, 2007

    Alliance Overview

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) of Alabama Alliance is focused on the reduction and prevention hazards related to the following: fall protection; scaffolding; caught-in; and electrical operation.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Representatives from OSHA and the ASA meet monthly, on the second Tuesday of each month, at the ASA office building. During these meetings the group discussed the needs of ASA members and possible events. The committee is currently focusing on the OSHA Challenge Program, as a means to mentor sub-contractors and foster a safe working environment for all employees.

    Evaluation Period

    April 1, 2010, through June 17, 2011

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    OSHA 10 hour courses for construction

    • January 15, 2010, with 14 attendees
    • April 9, 2010, with 13 attendees
    • June 17 thru 18, 2010, with 24 attendees
    • July 27, 2010, with 15 attendees
    • October 8 thru 15, 2010, with 36 attendees
    • December 10 thru 17, 2010, with 22 attendees

    OSHA 30 hour courses for construction

    • April 26, 2011
    • May 31, 2011
    • June 28, 2010
    • July 26, 2010, with 10 attendees

    OSHA Update

    • May 31, 2011, with 10 attendees
    • During this period, the Alliance group also provided workers with free first aid training

    Products

    • None

    Outreach and Communication

    • During this period, the Alliance group promoted the ASA Alliance and supported the establishment of an ASA group in Northern Alabama.

    Products

    • None

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health

    • On March 4, 2010, the Alliance group sponsored and conducted the second annual S.A.F.E. Day. During the event vendors conducted presentations on fall protection and ladder safety. There were a total of 22 employers and employees in attendance at the event.
    • During this period, the ASA committee initiated a dialog with the National Office in order to become qualified as Administrators in OSHA's Challenge Program.

    Products

    • None
  4. Results
    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 58
    TOTAL 86
  5. Upcoming Milestones FY 2011 - 2012

    The Alliance group has established the following long term and short goals:

    Short Term Goals

    • Conduct safety and health training focused on equipment (scissor lift and aerial lift) train-the-trainer class
    • Conduct safety and health training focused on the hazard of being caught-in
    • Conduct safety and health training focused on First Aid and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

    Long Term Goals

    • Develop an OSHA Challenge Program within the ranks of the ASA
    • Develop a safety awards for General Contractors (GC) Safety Directors and GC Superintendents

Report Prepared by: James S. Cooley, 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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