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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Atlanta-East Area Office
LaVista Perimeter Office Park
Building 7, Suite 110
Tucker, Georgia 30084
(770) 493-6644; Fax (770) 493-7725

Atlanta-East, Atlanta-West Area, and Savannah Offices
Georgia Struck-by Alliance Annual Report
Report Date: December 31, 2008

  1. Alliance Background:

    Date Signed:

    December 5, 2006

    Overview:

    OSHA, Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Federal Highway Administration, Georgia Highway Construction Administration, Georgia Utility Contractors Association, Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, Georgia Tech Research Institute and 3M are committed to sharing their collective expertise to help foster a culture of injury and illness prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge, especially in the area of work zone safety and "Struck By" hazards.

     
  2. Implementation Team Memberships and Contributors:

    The implementation team members included representatives from OSHA, Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Federal Highway Administration, Georgia Highway Construction Administration, Georgia Utility Contractors Association, Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, Georgia Tech Research Institute and 3M. Implementation team meetings were conducted as scheduled on 1/16/08, 4/3/08, 5/7/08, 7/10/08 and 12/4/08.

    Evaluation Period:

    December 8, 2007, through December 31, 2008

     
  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education


    Events
     
    • The Georgia Utilities Contractor’s Association (GUCA), which is a member of the Alliance, was awarded one of three grants funded by the National Utilities Contractor’s Association (NUCA) to develop an educational training course for employers and employees, focused on the prevention of struck-by hazards and other issues impacting utility construction operations.
    Products
     
    • None
    Outreach and Communication

    Events
     
    • The Alliance group was provided with a copy of a detailed trend analysis for FY 2007, which address construction fatalities in Georgia.
       
    • The Alliance group was provided with a wide range of material developed by Project RoadSafe, which is a program under the Vermont Department of Labor.
       
    • Several employer and employee organization were contacted during this period in an effort to expand the level of participations.
       
    • The Georgia Struck-By Alliance reviewed the DVD developed by the Alabama Struck-By Alliance to promoted work zone safety awareness to traveler across the State. The DVD is utilized (on television monitors) in rest areas throughout the Alabama. The DVD includes information a work zone hazards, the Struck-by Alliance, the State’s efforts to reduce injuries and illnesses in the work zones, as well as data regarding highway accidents. A similar DVD is planned for development and implementation in Georgia.
    Products
     
    • None
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    Events
     
    • None
    Products
     
    • None
       
  4. Results
     
    • Refer to the information listed above.
       
  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2009:
     
    • Conduct work zone safety training for construction employers and employees throughout Georgia in 2009.
       
    • Develop and distribute work zone safety material to employers and employees throughout Georgia in 2009.
       
    • Participate in the Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality (GPTQ) conference in December 2009.