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Georgia Struck-by Alliance Annual Report

Alliance Annual Report
July 31, 2016


  1. Alliance Background:

    1. Date Signed:
    2. December 5, 2006

      Renewal Date:

      • March 5, 2013
      • March 19, 2015

    3. Evaluation Period:
    4. August 1, 2015, through July 31, 2016

    5. Overview:
    6. OSHA, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), Georgia Federal Highway Administration (Georgia FHA), Georgia Highway Contractors Association (GHCA), Georgia Utility Contractors Association (GUCA), Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG), Georgia Tech Research Institute (Georgia Tech), 3M, Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Inc. (AGC Georgia), Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Georgia Power, Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA), Pike Electric, National Safety Council (NSC) – 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.

    7. Implementation Team Memberships and Contributors:

      The implementation team included representatives from all of the Alliance participants.

      OSHA, GDOT, Georgia Federal Highway Administration (Georgia FHA), GHCA, GUCA, ACCG, Georgia Tech, 3M, AGC Georgia, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Georgia Power, CEFGA, Pike Electric, NSC Georgia Chapter, Ansco & Associates, and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

  2. Implementation Team Meeting
    • 8/11/2015
    • 11/10/2015
    • 2/16/2016
    • 5/17/2016

    In addition to these meetings, the Alliance coordinator and the group members maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance’s progress and results.

  3. Results

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    Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives

    The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goal related to raising awareness of OSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:

    • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings addressing successes resulting from this Alliance to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to ensure information is effectively disseminated.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Other July 27 through 29, 2016, a representative from AGC Georgia attended the AGC National meeting in Washington, D.C. During the meeting the ongoing injury and illness prevention efforts of the GA Struck-by Alliance group were discussed. Meeting participants included safety and health directors, as well as members of OSHA. Construction, Small Business, Hispanic/ Latino Worker, Transportation and Young Workers 200

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    Training and Education

    The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

    • To develop effective training and education programs for employers and employees regarding struck-by hazards and other work zone issues, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the construction industry.
    • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of work zone safety and struck by training courses.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Training

    April 11 through 15, 2016, construction jobsites across Georgia were encouraged to cease work and participate in a Safety Stand-down led by the AGC Georgia. Struck-by Alliance members promoted this stand-down through a variety of venues, as well as the organization's contact list. The success of the event is reflected in the table below:

    • 2013 - 21 Companies, 104 Worksites and 1,435 Workers
    • 2014 - 25 Companies, 500 Worksites and 17,000 Workers
    • 2015 - 25 Companies, 400 Worksites and 15,000 Workers
    Construction, Small Business, Hispanic/ Latino Worker and Transportation 16 Companies, 837 Worksites and 6,496 Workers
    Training

    May 2 through 6, 2016, the Alliance group promoted and supported the OSHA National Safety Stand-down to prevent falls in the construction.

    Construction, Fall Prevention,  Small Business, Hispanic/ Latino Worker and Transportation 100+
    Training June 27 through July 1, 2016, the Alliance group, led by AGC Georgia promoted and supported the OSHA National Safety Stand-down to prevent falls in the construction. Construction, Heat Illness, Small Business, Hispanic/ Latino Worker and Transportation 21 companies, 310 worksites, and 16,870 workers

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    Outreach and Communication

    The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

    • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and the Georgia Struck by Alliance member's Web sites) to employers and employees in the construction industry.
    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at Georgia Struck by Alliance member's conferences, local meetings, or other events.
    • To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding Georgia Struck by Alliance member's good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Other An OSHA news release was issued to promote the 2016 Work Zone Safety Stand-down event. An article highlighted this event was also featured in the DOL Newsletter. Construction and  Transportation 1,000+
    Exhibit On March 17 - 18, 2016, the Alliance group supported the CEFGA "World of Construction" at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC), by working to provide a vehicle simulator for the event. The simulator was used to demonstrate the hazards of texting and driving to youth. The "World of Construction" 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, as well as promoting workplace rights. The event represented a cooperative effort by private companies, trade associations, universities, and government agencies. Construction, Small Business, Hispanic/ Latino Worker Transportation and Young Workers 6,988 total attendees/4,847 student attendees
    Other

    During this period, Lamar Outdoor Advertising supported the group's outreach efforts by providing billboards in the following areas, resulted in significant weekly impressions:

    • Atlanta, Georgia
    Construction, Small Business, Hispanic/ Latino Worker Transportation and Young Workers Location - I-75, Weekly Impressions - 687,537
    Other

    During this period, Lamar Outdoor Advertising supported the group's outreach efforts by providing billboards in the following areas, resulted in significant weekly impressions:

    • Augusta, Georgia
    Construction, Small Business, Hispanic/ Latino Worker Transportation and Young Workers Location - I-20, Weekly Impressions - 170,028
    Other

    During this period, Lamar Outdoor Advertising supported the group's outreach efforts by providing billboards in the following areas, resulted in significant weekly impressions:

    • Brunswick, Georgia
    Construction, Small Business, Hispanic/ Latino Worker Transportation and Young Workers Location - I-95, Weekly Impressions - 179,048
    Other

    During this period, Lamar Outdoor Advertising supported the group's outreach efforts by providing billboards in the following areas, resulted in significant weekly impressions:

    • Rome, Georgia
    Construction, Small Business, Hispanic/ Latino Worker Transportation and Young Workers Location – I-75, Weekly Impressions – 239,289
  4. Evaluations
  5. None

  6. Upcoming Milestones for 2016 - 2017

    • During this period, the Alliance will be renewed.
    • The Alliance group will continue to raise awareness throughout Georgia regarding the hazards of distracted driving.
    • The Alliance group will continue to educate driver in Georgia regarding the state's move over law.
    • The Alliance group will support and participate in the 2017 World of Constructions/USA Skills Competition, with the goal of providing a vehicle simulator for the event to demonstrates the hazards of texting and driving to youth.
    • The Alliance group will continue support the 2017 National Work Zone Awareness Week by conducting a safety stand-down event.

Report prepared by Tom Bosley, Regional Alliance Coordinator

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