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  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

    Barry Salerno met with Laura Johnson and the IISC Board of Directors to develop topics and speakers for the 2010 Professional Development Conference.

    On October 13, 2009, Brian Bothast and Margaret Meade discuss opportunities for OSHA and the IISC to work together and alliance renewal.

    On December 11, 2009, Brian Bothast and Laura Johnson discussed training topics for the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council.

    On February 26, 2010, a final closeout meeting was held with Brian Bothast, Barry Salerno, Laura Johnson, Executive Director from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council and Margaret Meade, Director of Program Development & Training for the IISC.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    February 8, 2009 to February 8, 2010

    Alliance Activity.

    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. Brians 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.

    Alliance Products.

    Brian Bothast developed a fall protection plan checklist that was used in the Fall Protection training session and was included on the IISC website. Brian also shared some safety and health compliance checklists 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.

    Results
     
    Type of Activity Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Iowa-Illinois Safety Council Professional Development Conference in Coralville, Iowa 200
    Downstate Illinois Occ. Safety & Health Conf. 50
    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 900 members
    350 non-members
    TOTAL 1500

  4. Upcoming Milestones

    Brian will be making two presentations at the 2010 Iowa-Illinois Safety Council Professional Development Conference in Dubuque, Iowa.

    There are no plans to renew the alliance at this time.

    Report prepared by: Brian Bothast
Fall Protection Plan

Standard Requirement Completed
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?