Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region VI

  1. Alliance Background
  2. Date Signed: January 9, 2009
    End Date: January 8, 2011
    Evaluation Period: January 9, 2010 to January 8, 20111

    Alliance 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.

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

    Implementation Team Meetings

    01/22/2010 - Meeting held with ADSC South Central Chapter at Houston North Area Office to discuss training in Houston.

    10/28/2010 – Meeting held with ADSC South Central Chapter at Sheraton Grand Hotel in Irving, Texas to discuss new updated ANSI/ASSE Drilled Shaft Installation standard and OSHA standards and directives in effect and awaiting final ruling, such as the hexavalent chromium, confined space for construction, directive for new penalty schedule and policy, noise exposure standard for construction, and directive for OSHA 10 hour and 30 hour training limitations to be conducted over a 2 day or 4 day requirement, respectively

  5. Events and Products
  6. March 18, 2010- Training seminar held at the Double Tree Hotel in Houston, Texas for contractors and OSHA compliance officers on foundation drilling shafts hazards and OSHA procedures.

    March 19, 2010- Participated in the Drilled Shaft Foundations Seminar and Exhibits, Doubletree Hotel, Houston, Texas.

    October 30, 2010- ADSC and OSHA participated in an OSHA 10 Hour class for ADSC employees and supervisors.

    • Training and Education
    • Outreach and Communication
      The ADSC provided a packet of pamphlets outlining best practices to the seminar attendees.
    • 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
  7. Results
  8. The ADSC South Central Chapter hosted a training seminar on drilled shaft installations and safety for OSHA compliance staff and contractors in Houston, Texas, Houston Intercontinental on March, 18 2010. OSHA compliance officers were presented a basic overview of the foundation drilling industry and associated safety and health hazards. The ADSC South Central Chapter hosted an OSHA 10 hour class and training ADSC employees and supervisors.

    Type of Activity
    (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

    News article on ADSC South Central Chapter conducting workshop for OSHA compliance staff in ADSC


    Foundation Drilling magazine Dec/Jan 2010


    March 18, 2010 training seminar


    March 19, 2010- Drilled Shaft Foundations Seminar and Exhibits


    October 30, 2010 OSHA 10 Hour




  9. Upcoming Milestones
  10. After two years of alliance activities, meetings were conducted with implementation team, consisting of opening discussions along with future planning efforts, and providing array of updated information to all participants. All participation within the alliance has promoted and increased safety and health awareness.

    At present, this alliance is being closed. Many attempts have been made to renew the Alliance and obtain updated information. Due to ADSC change in officers/members and time scheduling conflicts, the alliance cannot be further pursued at this time. Both OSHA and ADSC have expressed an interest in pursuing future Alliances to promote safety and health.

    Report Prepared by: Debra McDavid, Region VI Safety and Health Manager