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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region VI, Regional Office and the ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling- South Central Chapter recognizes the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and ADSC hereby form 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. OSHA and ADSC will focus on safety and health issues including, fall protection, silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and ADSC recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and the ADSC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for small businesses and non-English or limited English speaking employees regarding fall protection, silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.

OSHA and ADSC will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA'S and ADSC's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding ADSC's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by ADSC and through OSHA or ADSC's developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

  • Promote and encourage ADSC members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

OSHA and ADSC will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on foundation drilling issues such as fall protection, silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards, to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.

OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with a party, OSHA is not endorsing any of that party's products or services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party's products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of both organizations will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members will include representatives of OSHA's Region VI, Regional Office and any other appropriate Area Offices.

This agreement will remain in effect for a two year period. Either signatory may terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of all signatories.

Signature

Dean Wingo, ARA Cooperative Programs

 
Tom Baehr
President
ADSC South Central Chapter
 
 

 
  Brad Allen
OSHA Alliance Committee Chairman
ADSC South Central Chapter

Attachment A
Alliance Program Plan
2009-2011

  1. The South Central Chapter of the ADSC would like to offer a training program on "Drill Shaft Installation Safety" to be presented to OSHA Compliance Officers. The program would consist of the following:

    • A Power Point presentation on "Drill Shaft Installation Safety", which will be presented by the ADSC National Safety Committee Chairman.

    • ADSC pamphlet to be provided for OSHA Compliance Officers.

    • When the program is presented, there will be several ADSC Contractor members present that will be capable of answering any questions that are proposed by the OSHA Compliance Officers.

    • A question and answer session will follow the presentation to give the opportunity for interaction and clarification between the OSHA Compliance

    • Following the initial presentation there will be a schedule established to provide annual training for other OSHA area regions twice a year.

  2. During the next annual Drill Rig Operator School the ADSC would like to request a presentation by OSHA.

    • This would give the opportunity for students and the training panel to interact with the OSHA Compliance Officers.

  3. The ADSC South Central Chapter would like to promote voluntary OSHA programs to all chapter members.