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
- Alliance Background:
December 5, 2006
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.
- 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.
December 8, 2007, through December 31, 2008
- Events and Products
Training and Education
- 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.
Outreach and Communication
- 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.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
- Refer to the information listed above.
- 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.