to Region V
I. Alliance Background
January 20, 2004
OSHA and GPCSA formed an Alliance to provide GPCSA members with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help protect employees, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to construction industry hazards related to falls, being crushed, electricity and amputations.
Implementation Team Members
Peggy Zweber (Area Director January to November, 2004; and CAS November to December, 2004); Brian Bothast (CAS January to June, 2004; and TL-Response July to December, 2004); and Tim Erickson, President of the Board, GPCSA
II. Implementation Team Meetings
Prior to the commencement of the January agreement, on November 21, 2003, Brian Bothast met with the GPCSA Safety Committee to finalize the Alliance.
III. Activities and Products
January through December, 2004
January 14, 2004, Brian Bothast provided training session on developing an effective Safety and Health Program for GPCSA members and their subcontractors, 45 total employer representatives. The session also covered a S&H Program quiz, multi-employer worksite policy and employer misconduct info.
February 4, 2004, Brian Bothast provided a presentation for the Building Trades with representation from 25 different labor groups. He described Partnerships, Alliances and the goals for the GPCSA Alliance. He also outlined the Walsh I-74 Partnership and other outreach activities.
On February 18, 2004, Brian Bothast provided training on hazard identification to the GPCSA members, related to falls, scaffolds, ladders, excavations, fork trucks, electrical, lead, silica, work zones, traffic control, chemicals, personal protective equipment, cranes, slings, machine guarding, and a variety of other hazards.
On March 23, 2004, Brian Bothast participated in the initial evaluation and future planning meeting with the GPCSA safety committee, executives and President. Three sessions were developed to assist members and attain the goal of reaching one-half of the membership.
On April 29, 2004, Brian Bothast provided a training session for GPCSA members on ways to improve their existing S&H programs, how to identify areas for improvement and how to develop clear goals and measurements for their programs.
On May 20, 2004, Brian Bothast provided training to local contractors on emphasis programs: silica, lead, work zone safety, fork trucks, excavations, amputation prevention, ppe, and a number of other safety and health issues.
Power Point presentations were developed on all of the above presentations with handouts to participants.
V. Upcoming Milestones
As stated above, increase the dialogue in the second year of the Alliance to provide some success stories that resulted from the OSHA training and interaction. OSHA plans to meet with the GPCSA Safety Committee, Executive Board and President to develop plans for year two.
Report Prepared by: Peggy Zweber, Compliance Assistance Specialist, 3/16/05