Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region IV


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    October 22, 2004

    Date Renewed:

    December 27, 2011

    Overview:

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Georgia Institute of Technology - Safety, Health, and Environmental Technology Division (Georgia Tech) and American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) - Trench Safety Task Force Alliance is focused on reducing and preventing exposure to trenching and excavation hazards.

  2. Implementation Team Membership and Contributors:

    Metro Atlanta Area - Representatives from OSHA, ASSE and Georgia Tech conducted meetings on the following dates: March 22, 2011; and July 29, 2011

    Evaluation Period

    January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011
     
  3. Events and Products

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives

    Events

    • None

    Products

    • None

    Training and Education

    Events

    • Representatives from Alliance group, led by the ASSE Trenching Taskforce, the participated in the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) 502 course at Georgia Tech, on the following dates:
      • March 2, 2011 - OTI 502
      • April 13, 2011 - OTI 502
      • July 6, 2011 - OTI 502

    Products

    • None

    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    • On July 29, 2011, a representative from the ASSE Trenching Taskforce attended the Georgia Youth Alliance meeting to discuss participating in the 2012 Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) CareerExpo in 2012.
    • On September 14, 2011, a representative from the ASSE Trenching Taskforce participated in an outreach event at the Central Education Center (vocational high school) located in Newnan, Georgia.
    • On October 19, 2011, a representative from the ASSE Trenching Taskforce conducted a presentation focused on trenching and excavation safety for the Georgia Branch, Associated General Contractors (AGC) student Chapter at Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) in Marietta, Georgia.

    Products

    • None

  4. Results

    Year

    Trenching fatality in Georgia

    2002

    2

    2003

    4

    2005

    0

    2006

    0

    2007

    0

    2008

    0

    2009

    1

    2010

    1

    2011

    2

    Total

    10


    *Note: The May 2006 fatality in Byron, GA, is not included in this figure, because Federal OSHA does not have jurisdiction for public-sector employees in the state.

  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2012

    • The Alliance group will continue to conduct trenching and excavation safety training
    • The Alliance group will continue to conduct trenching and excavation outreach activities
    • Continue to promote the Alliance throughout Georgia

    Report Prepared by: Phillip Moncrief, Savannah Area Office - CAS

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