Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region V

 

 

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed: September 1, 2006

Overview

OSHA and the CIGCSA formed an Alliance to provide Superintendents and others within the industry information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help control hazards related to amputations, crushing injuries, and chemicals, electrical and other hazards.

Implementation Team Members

 
President
Vice President
Secretary/Treasurer
Executive Secretary
OSHA
Geoff Kemp, CGCS
John Parkes, CGCS
Tim Smith
Lisa Mulvey
Brian Bothast
Weaver Ridge Golf Club
Stone Creek Golf Club
Kellogg Golf Course

II. Implementation Team Meetings

October 17, 2006 – Organizational meeting for education topics

November 7, 2007 – presentation at Annual CIGCSA Educational Seminar on Alliance and development of educational sessions with participants and CIGCSA board

March 19, 2007 – meeting with education committee

III. Activities and Products

Evaluation Period: September 1, 2006 – September 1, 2007
  • Training and Education

    October 17, 2006 – Organizational meeting for education topics

    November 7, 2007 – Training at Annual CIGCSA Educational Seminar on the development and implementation of effective safety and health programs, emergency action, exits, and walking/working surface requirements

    March 19, 2007 – Shop meeting – half day training session covering OSHA recordkeeping, accident investigation, excavation safety, electrical hazards and lockout

    April 17, 2007 – Training on development of personal protective equipment (PPE) hazard assessment, selection and use of (PPE), respiratory protection, noise hazards and the development of effective hearing conservation programs.

  • Outreach and Communication

    Information on the safety and health training sessions have been promoted in, “The Ball mark” the CIGCSA monthly electronic newsletter sent out to members and shared throughout the industry.

  • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health

    The CIGCSA and OSHA Alliance was recognized on the national GCSAA website and an article on the alliance was sent out (electronic distribution) on the Chapter Connection Newsletter.

    Our specific goals were to:

    • Develop and provide training materials and education programs for CIGCSA participants to improve safety and health programs and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees

    • Develop and provide training materials and education programs for CIGCSA participants to prevent hazards related to amputations, crushing injuries, chemicals, electrical, and other hazards.

    • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of safety and health training sessions at CIGCSA training sessions.
IV. Results

At each of the sessions, participants were provided sample programs, safety and health checklists, OSHA publications related to the topic, OSHA quick cards or other materials related to the topic.

During the annual informational gathering participants indicated they graded the training sessions as A’s and indicated that they started maintaining OSHA 300 forms, addressed electrical hazards that had existed in their facilities and developed personal protective equipment hazard assessments where none had existed. Participants indicated they would change their practice related to respiratory protection to meet OSHA standards.

 
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals
Reached or Trained
Recognition of CIGCSA and OSHA Alliance on GCSAA website (Electronic Distribution) Chapter Connection e-mail 1,300
Winter meeting – Training session on effective safety and health programs, emergency action, exits, and walking/working surface requirements 11/7/06 55 Participants
Shop meeting – Training on accident investigation, OSHA recordkeeping, excavation safety, electrical hazards and lockout 3-19-07 35 Participants
Personal Protective Equipment and Respirator training in Springfield, IL. 4/17/07 35 Participants
TOTAL 125 participants at training sessions

Over 1300 people reached. (i.e. Superintendents that receive Chapter Connection e-mail)

IV. Upcoming Milestones

Participation in October 9, 2007, meeting addressing tree felling safety, amputation hazards and machine guarding.

Participation in November 14, 2007 annual meeting recapping the topics addressed in FY 2007 and compliance with the hazard communication standard.