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Iowa-Illinois Safety Council


Iowa-Illinois Safety Council
May 5, 2009

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    February 8, 2008

    Alliance Overview

    OSHA and Iowa-Illinois Safety Council (IISC) formed an Alliance to provide the IISC members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to falls, driving hazards and improving hazard recognition.

    Implementation Team Members

    Brian Bothast
    Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) with the Peoria OSHA Office
    Barry Salerno
    Team Leader with the Peoria OSHA Office
    Laura Johnson
    Executive Director from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council
    Margaret Meade
    Director of Program Development & Training for the IISC
    Jack Wilkinson
    Director of Training for the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    April 17, 2008 - Brian Bothast met initially with Laura Johnson and then met with Jack Wilkinson, Director of Training for the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council to develop a suitable action plan for the alliance.

    August 8, 2008 - Brian Bothast and Margaret Meade, discussed mechanisms for sharing Region V fatality information.

    On September 11, 2008, Brian Bothast met with Margaret Meade to discuss the IISC participation in the Downstate Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Conference and other opportunities for OSHA and the IISC to work together.

    On November 14, 2008, Barry Salerno met with Laura Johnson and the IISC Board of Directors to develop topics and speakers for the 2009 Professional Development Conference.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period

    February 8, 2008 to February 8, 2009

    Alliance Activity

    On April 17, 2008, Brian Bothast provided a presentation at the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council Professional Development Conference in Dubuque, Iowa. Brian's presentation addressed OSHA inspections, effective safety and health programs, local and national emphasis programs, common OSHA violations, the new hexavalent chromium standard, the guidelines on Portland cement, the new paying for personal protective equipment standard and the pandemic flu guidelines.

    On June 10, 2008, Brian Bothast provided a four hour Fall Protection class. During the presentation, Brian addressed the OSHA standards related to fall hazards for both general industry and construction. The session also covered powered industrial vehicles, ladders, fall protection plans, the residential fall protection directive, OSHA interpretations and the information available on the OSHA website related to fall issues.

    Alliance Products

    Brian Bothast developed a fall protection plan checklist that was used in the Fall Protection training session. A copy of the fall protection plan checklist is attached following this evaluation. Brian also shared some safety and health compliance checklists (confined space entry) and recordkeeping help sheets that were posted for all members on the IISC website. Brian also provided Margaret Meade fatality information and she provided the information to members and non-members via the IISC newsletter.

  4. Results

    Type of Activity

    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

    Iowa-Illinois Safety Council Professional Development Conference in Dubuque, Iowa 200
    Iowa - Illinois Safety Council Fall Protection class 12
    The Iowa Illinois Safety Council posted a variety of safety and health compliance checklists for their members on their website Unable to track specific numbers
    The Iowa Illinois Safety Council included current year occupational fatality data supplied by the Peoria OSHA office in the IISC Newsletter 920 members
    350 non-members
    TOTAL 1482
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    On March 4, 2009, Margret Meade provided a presentation on Defensive Driving at Downstate Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Conference. On April 23, 2009, Brian Bothast provided a presentation at the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council Professional Development Conference in Coralville, Iowa. Brian's presentation addressed the most common violations for general industry, construction and emergency action. Brian also addressed violations related to the OSHA emphasis programs, hexavalent chrome and asbestos.

Report prepared by: Brian Bothast

Fall Protection Plan

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1926.502(k)(1) Has a plan been prepared by a qualified person and developed specifically for the site where the leading edge work, pre-cast concrete work, or residential construction work is being performed and maintained up to date?  
1926.502(k)(2) Are any changes to the fall protection plan approved by a qualified person?  
1926.502(k)(3) Is a copy of the fall protection plan with all approved changes maintained at the job site?  
1926.502(k)(4) Is the implementation of the fall protection plan under the supervision of a competent person?  
1926.502(k)(5) Does the fall protection plan document the reasons why the use of conventional fall protection systems (guardrails, personal fall arrest systems, or safety nets) are infeasible or why their use would create a greater hazard?  
1926.502(k)(6) Does the fall protection plan include a written discussion of other measures that will be taken to reduce or eliminate the fall hazard for workers who cannot be provided with protection from the conventional fall protection systems? (the extent to which scaffolds, ladders, or vehicle mounted work platforms can be used)  
1926.502(k)(7) Does the fall protection plan identify each location where conventional fall protection methods cannot be used and classify the locations as controlled access zones and meet the criteria in paragraph (g) of the standard?  
1926.502(k)(8) When no other measures were implemented, did you implement a safety monitoring system in conformance with 1926.502(h)?  
1926.502(k)(9) Does the fall protection plan include the names or identification of each employee designated to work in controlled access zones and prevent other employees from entering controlled access zones?  
1926.502(k)(10) In the event of an employee fall or some other serious incident, do you investigate the circumstances of the incident to determine if the fall protection plan needs to be changed (new practices, procedures, or training) and implement changes to prevent incidents?  
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