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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, and Savannah Area Offices
Georgia Struck-by Alliance Annual Report

August 21, 2013


  1. Alliance Background:
  2. Date Signed:

    December 5, 2006

    Renewal Date:

    March 5, 2013

    Overview:

    OSHA, Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Federal Highway Administration, Georgia Highway Contractors Association, Georgia Utility Contractors Association, Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, Georgia Tech Research Institute, 3M, Georgia Branch - Associated General Contractors, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Georgia Power, Construction Education Foundation of Georgia, Pike Electric, National Safety Council - Georgia Chapter, Ansco & Associates, and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety formed an Alliance to share their collective expertise and to foster a culture of injury and illness prevention focused on the prevention of work zone and struck-by hazards.

  3. Implementation Team Memberships and Contributors:
  4. The implementation team included representatives from all of the Alliance participants. Implementation team meetings were conducted as scheduled on following dates: 2/26/2013; 4/3/2013; and 7/9/2013.

    Evaluation Period:

    August 1, 2012, through August 9, 2013

  5. Events and Products
  6. Training and Education

    Events

    Products
    • None
    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    • During this period, the following organizations joined the Alliance group:

      • Governor's Office of Highway Safety

    • On March 5, 2013, the Georgia Struck-By Alliance was properly renewed by the group.

    • On March 21 - 22, 2013, the Alliance group supported the CEFGA CareerExpo at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC). This event includes exhibitors, demonstrations and hands-on activities. The Expo was conducted in conjunction with the Georgia SkillsUSA competitions. The goal of this event was to raise awareness of careers in construction, engineering, architecture, transportation, and energy. The event represented a cooperative effort by private companies, trade associations, universities, and government agencies.

      • Total conference participation was 6,266, which included 4,651 students and 347 company volunteers. A total of 237 schools participated in the CareerExpo.

    • During this period, Lamar Outdoor Advertising continued to support the Alliance by posting a safety message on billboards in several cities throughout Georgia. The message promotes the state law, which bans texting and driving (message: R-U-In-text-i-Cated).

    • During this period, the Alliance group continued to support and promote the youth safety and health poster contest conducted by the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at Georgia Tech Research Institute.

    Products
    • The Georgia Struck-by Alliance group contributed to the development of the OSHA Region IV Struck-by CD and the CD has been downloaded to the group's Linked in Page.

    • The April 18, 2013, edition of the U.S. Department of Labor Newsletter featured an article regarding the Georgia Struck-By Alliance Safety Stand Down.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives

    Events

    • None
    Products
    • None
  7. Results
  8. Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

    R-U-In-text-i-Cated billboards posted in Rome, Georgia.

    10,517,936

    R-U-In-text-i-Cated billboards posted in Brunswick, Georgia.

    5,103,956

    R-U-In-text-i-Cated billboards posted in Atlanta & Forest Park, Georgia.

    31,955,612

    CEFGA CareerExpo, March 21 - 22, 2013

    6,266

    Work Zone Safety Stand-downs (April 2013)

    1,936

    *Heat Illness Prevention Safety Stand-downs (June 4, 2013)

    90,000

    **Fall Prevention Safety Stand-downs (August 6, 2013)

    36,579

    TOTAL

    47,712,285

    • *Total participation for this event reflects region-wide support, rather than merely Georgia.
    • **Total participation for this event reflects region-wide support, rather than merely Georgia.
  9. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2012 - 2013:
    • Continue to expand the group's membership.

    • Continue to raise awareness throughout the state regarding the hazards of distracted driving.

    • Support the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) CareerExpo, scheduled for March 13 - 14, 2014, with the goal of providing a vehicle simulator for the event to demonstrates the hazards of texting and driving to youth.

    • Lamar is developing the drawings for a youth coloring book, which is focused on work zone safety. These drawing will highlight struck-by safety issues, such as distracted drivers, seatbelt usage and the Georgia Move-Over Law.

    • Continue to support and promote the youth safety and health poster contest conducted by the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at Georgia Tech Research Institute.

Report prepared by Tom Bosley, Regional Alliance Coordinator

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

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