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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: January 9, 2009
    End Date: January 8, 2011

    Overview:
    OSHA and ADSC formed an alliance to provide ADSC members and others in the foundation drilling industry, including small businesses and non-English or limited English speaking employees with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety.

    Implementation Team Members:
    Tom Baehr, President, ADSC South Central Chapter;
    Brad Allen, Roger Pool, VP Business Development, Texas Shafts;
    OSHA Alliance Committee Chairman; Rick Marshall, Chairman, ADSC Safety Committee;
    Mike Talmont, OSHA Dallas Regional Office;
    Christine Webb, OSHA Fort Worth Area Office

    Evaluation Period: January 9, 2009 to January 8, 2010

    Implementation Team Meetings:

    4/15/2009-Meeting held with Roger Pool, VP Business Development, in the Fort Worth Area Office to discuss the Alliance and training for contractors and OSHA compliance officers.

    8/27/2009-Meeting held with Mr. Tom Baehr and Mr. Brad Allen in the Houston South Area Office to discuss the agenda for the training seminar in October.

    1/22/2010-Meeting held with ADSC South Central Chapter at Houston North Area Office to discuss training in Houston.

  2. Events and Products

    October 30, 2009- Training seminar held at the D/FW Sheraton for contractors and OSHA compliance officers on foundation drilling hazards and OSHA procedures.

  3. Training and Education

    Outreach and Communication

    • The ADSC provided a packet of pamphlets outlining best practices to the seminar attendees.
  4. Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • 2010-2011 ADSC Safety Committee Goals
      1. Continue active participation and involvement in ADSC/OSHA on a National Level.
      2. Continue to pursue Regional and Local Alliances through ADSC Chapters
        1. North East Chapter and OSHA Region II
        2. Mid-Atlantic Chapter and OSHA Region III
        3. Ohio Valley/Midwest Chapters and OSHA Region V
      3. Continue to work collectively between OSHA Region VI and ADSC South Central Chapter, OSHA IX & X and ADSC West Coast Chapter, and Rocky Mountain Chapter and OSHA's Colorado Offices
  5. Results

    The ADSC South Central Chapter hosted a training seminar on drilled shaft installations and safety for OSHA compliance staff and contractors in Dallas, TX on October 30, 2009. OSHA compliance officers were presented a basic overview of the foundation drilling industry and associated safety and health hazards.

    EVENT PARTICIPANTS TRAINED
    October 30, 2009 training seminar 45
    News article on ADSC South Central Chapter conducting workshop for OSHA compliance staff in ADSC Foundation Drilling magazine Dec/Jan 2010 900
    TOTAL for all 2008 and partial 2009 945


  6. Upcoming Milestones

    March 18, 2010 - ADSC/OSHA training seminar at the Doubletree Hotel, Houston, Texas
    March 19, 2010 - Drilled Shaft Foundations Seminar and Exhibits, Doubletree Hotel, Houston, Texas;
    Summer 2010 - schedule another training seminar in San Antonio/Austin area.