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Georgia Struck-by Alliance Annual Report

Alliance Annual Report
August 31, 2017


  1. Alliance Background:

    1. Date Signed:

      December 5, 2006

      Renewal Date:

      • March 5, 2013
      • March 19, 2016
      • March 9, 2017
    2. Evaluation Period:

      August 1, 2016, through July 31, 2017

    3. Overview:

      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, and Comcast 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.

    4. 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 and Comcast.

  2. Implementation Team Meeting

    • 8/23/2016
    • 12/6/2016
    • 3/7/2017

    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
    No Action to Report in this Area

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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
    Alliance Product/Training During this period, the Alliance group developed and disseminated a one-page Struck-by and Work Zone Factsheet. The document was used to support the annual Georgia Struck-by Safety Stand Down. Construction, Small Business, and Transportation 23,400 employees on 424 worksites from 59 companies
    Training

    April 3 through 7, 2017, 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 Struck-By Stand Down was a huge success with over 25,400 employees on 430 worksites from 60 companies participating. Jobsites were in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Virginia and South Carolina. Previous Struck-by Stand-down had the following results:

    • 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
    • 2016 - 16 Companies, 837 Worksites and 6,496 Workers
    Construction, Small Business, Hispanic/Latino Workers, and Transportation 25,400 employees on 430 worksites from 60 companies

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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./li>
    • 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 During this period, the Alliance will be renewed. Alliance signatories included the following agencies and organizations: OSHA; the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT); the Georgia Highway Contractors Association (GHCA); the Federal Highway Administration, Georgia Division; the Georgia Utility Contractors Association (GUCA); the Georgia Tech Research Institute's Occupational Safety and Health Division (GTRI); 3M Corporation (3M); the Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Inc.; Lamar Outdoor Advertising (Lamar); Georgia Power, the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA); Pike Electric, LLC.; the National Safety Council, Georgia Chapter (NSC); and Comcast Cable. Construction, Small Business, Hispanic/ Latino Worker Transportation and Young Workers 1,000+
    Other An OSHA news release was issued to promote the 2017 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 23 - 24, 2017, the Georgia Struck-by Alliance was promoted during the group supported the CEFGA "World of Construction" at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC). 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 7,544 total attendees/5,204 student attendees
    Presentation April 17 through 18, 2017, the Alliance group, led by the Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Inc., promoted and supported the OSHA Region IV Landscaping Safety Stand-down. Construction, Heat Illness, Small Business, Hispanic/ and Latino Worker 500+
    Presentation May 8 through 12, 2017, 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+
    Presentation May 22 through May 24, 2017, the Alliance group, led by AGC Georgia promoted and supported the OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Stand-down to prevent falls in the construction. Construction, Heat Illness, Small Business, Hispanic/ Latino Worker and Transportation 100+
    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

    None

  5. Upcoming Milestones for 2017 - 2018

    • The Alliance group will continue to raise awareness throughout Georgia regarding the hazards of distracted driving.
    • The Alliance group will continue to educate drivers in Georgia regarding the state's move over law.
    • The Alliance group will support and participate in the 2018 World of Constructions/USA Skills Competition, with the goal of providing a vehicle simulator for the event to demonstrate the hazards of texting and driving to youth.
    • The Alliance group will continue to support the 2018 National Work Zone Awareness Week by conducting a safety stand-down event.

Report prepared by Tom Bosley, Regional Alliance Coordinator

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