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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    March 4, 2009

    Alliance Overview

    The alliance will provide the Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association members and others with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help protect employees, particularly by improving hazard recognition and methods to control hazards related to electricity, noise, silica, ladders, and ergonomic risk factors.

    Implementation Team Members

    The Implementation Team Members included the Peoria OSHA offices Compliance Assistance Specialist; Dana Oaks, Executive Director of the Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association and Nancy Crain-Brown, Office Manager.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    On May 15, 2009, Brian Bothast met with several members of the Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association to develop a suitable action plan for the alliance. The group agreed to make arrangements for the facilities and promote the training sessions. The group agreed to continue to participate as a sponsor for the Downstate Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Conference.

    On July 10, 2009, Brian Bothast participated in another implementation meeting with Nancy Crain-Brown.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    The evaluation period was from March 4, 2009 to March 4, 2010.

    Alliance Activity.

    On July 10, 2009, Brian Bothast (CAS) presented a training session on the OSHA inspections, effective safety and health programs, local & national emphasis programs, hexavalent chrome, personal protective equipment, respiratory protection and the pandemic flu guidelines.

    On October 16, 2009, Brian Bothast (CAS) provided a training session addressing OSHA's expectations for developing an effective safety and health program to address ergonomic hazards, the Pepperidge Farm case, using the NIOSH Lifting guidelines, and a variety of useful controls for the construction industry. Brian also addressed proper video display and computer set up.
    On November 13, 2009, Brian Bothast (CAS) provided a training session addressing electrical hazards related to the construction industry. Brian also addressed safety related work practices and some of the related issues from NFPA 70E.

    On February 26, 2009, Brian Bothast (CAS) provided a training session addressing effective safety and health programs, risk assessments, noise exposure and hearing conservation programs, lead, silica, hexavalent chrome, Portland cement, personal protective equipment and a wide variety of enforcement questions.

    Alliance Products.

    Brian developed a fall hazard identification help sheet to assist workers in identifying fall hazards in the field and in the shop.

  4. Results
     
    1. Impact of the Alliance activities and products

      The Peoria Area OSHA Office was able to reach out to personnel with safety and health responsibility and decision makers at Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association companies at a time of the year when construction activity is diminished.

      The Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association provided the publicity and facilities for the outreach session. OSHAs participation allowed the Agency to reach effected workers to provide an understanding of the requirements and the methods to control hazards.

      The Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association participated as a sponsor of the Downstate Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Conference.
       
    2. Activity and the number of individuals reached or trained.

      OSHA Training Sessions.
       
    Date Topic Participants
    7/10/2009 OSHA inspections, effective safety and health programs, local & national emphasis programs, hexavalent chrome, personal protective equipment, respiratory protection and pandemic flu guidelines 47
    10/16/2009 OSHA's expectations for developing an effective safety and health program to address ergonomic hazards, the Pepperidge Farm case, using the NIOSH Lifting guidelines, a variety of useful controls for the construction industry, and proper video display and computer set up. 20
    11/13/2009 Electrical hazards related to the construction industry and safety related work practices and NFPA 70E. 20
    2/26/2010 Effective safety and health programs, risk assessments, noise exposure and hearing conservation programs, lead, silica, hexavalent chrome, Portland cement, personal protective equipment and a wide variety of enforcement questions. 20
    Total participation 107

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    On March 19, 2010, a fall protection training session was held.

    Alliance planning meeting scheduled for late spring.

    Report prepared by: Brian Bothast

    Please review your worksite for common fall hazards

    Fall hazards that need to be addressed Standard Yes or No
    Are all ladders free from damage, secured, and extend at least 3 feet above the raised surface? 1926.1053  
    Are all open sided work areas 4 feet or more above the adjacent surface in the shop protected by a suitable guard rail? 1910.23  
    Are all open sided work areas 6 feet or more above the adjacent surface at construction sites protected by a suitable guard rail, netting, or fall protection system? 1926.451  
    Are all hoisting areas protected with suitable guardrails? 1926.501
    (b)(3)
     
    Are all guard rails 42 inches high, have a mid-rail about 21 inches high, and able to support greater than 200 pounds of force applied in any direction? 1926.502  
    Are employees performing residential roofing activities on a low-sloped roof (up to 6/12 pitch) protected with a slide guard (2x6 planks secured 90 degrees to surface of roof) or better fall protection? 1926.501
    (b)(13)
     
    Are all employees performing residential roofing activities on roofs with an 8/12 pitch or greater protected with a guard rail, safety net, or a suitable full body harness and lanyard? 1926.501
    (b)(11)
     
    Are all employees working near sky lights protected from accidentally falling through them? 1926.501
    (b)(4)
     
    Are all scaffolds greater than 10 feet high fully planked and assembled with a suitable guardrail? 1926.451  
    Are all employees operating in an aerial or boom lift required to stand firmly on the floor and wear a full body harness and lanyard attached to a suitable position in the basket? 1926.453  

    Please take action to remove workers from hazards for any negative responses