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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
And the
Rio Grande Valley Chapter - AGC
March 15, 2019


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      March 15, 2017

    2. Evaluation Period

      March 15, 2018 – March 14, 2019

    3. Overview

      Through the Alliance, OSHA and Rio Grande Valley Chapter – AGC will work together to reduce injuries and fatalities due to the focus four hazards in construction. The path to this goal will include providing information and guidance to improve safety and health programs and increased awareness of the hazards.

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      Marianne McGee, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Corpus Christi Area Office

      Alliance participant

      Perry Vaughn, Executive Director of the Rio Grande Valley Chapter - AGC

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • April 12, 2018
    • June 13, 2018
    • August 29, 2018
    • November 7, 2018
    • March 5, 2019

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: Share information on OSHA's National/Regional/Local Emphasis Programs, regulatory agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Event June 13, 2018 CAS discussed the status proposed rule changes to the crane operator qualification standard as well as the National Emphasis Program on trenching and excavationConstruction, trenching

    800

    Dissemination June 15, 2018 CAS forwarded the OSHA PSA on trenching hazards Construction, trenching

    800

    Meeting March 5, 2019 CAS McGee and AAD Ramos attended the signing ceremony for the alliance renewal and quarterly committee meeting. Discussed the trenching emphasis, multi-employer issues and the upcoming fall stand down Construction, trenching, fall

    15

     
    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: Share information on OSHA laws such as falls, struck-by, caught-in or between and health illness.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Dissemination April 11, 2018 Forwarded resources for the upcoming fall stand down Construction, Fall Prevention

    800

    Dissemination August 29, 2018 Forwarded the link to the new silica in construction frequently asked questions and additional resources Construction, Silica

    800

     
    Training and Education: Develop effective training and education programs for construction and industrial contractors regarding falls, electrocution, struck-by, caught-in or between and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Dissemination Distributed Region 3's Toolbox Talks on struck-by hazards, fall hazards, and caught-in/between hazards. Construction

    800

     
    Outreach and Communication: Speak, exhibit at appear on OSHA, AGC conferences, local meetings, or other safety training events.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Event May 9-10, 2018 AAD Ramos-Morales spoke at 8 fall stand down events for AGC members Construction, falls

    500

    Speech/Presentation November 7, 2018 - CAS attended quarterly safety committee meeting. Topics discussed included the top 10 construction violations, an OSHA update, and the incentive/drug testing memorandum Construction

    10

    Speech/Presentation August 29, 2018 - CAS attended the quarterly safety committee. Topics discussed included a lookback at the severe injuries reported, the new silica Q&A's, the use of drones, heat stress, leading edge work, the upcoming OSHA Construction conference, and the status of the multi-employer issue. Construction, heat illness prevention, fall prevention

    10

    Speech/Presentation June 13, 2018 - CAS attended the quarterly safety committee meeting. Topics discussed included the Region 3 Focus Four information, the trench safety stand down, and crane operator qualification. Construction, trenching

    10

    Speech/Presentation April 12, 2018 - CAS attended the quarterly safety committee meeting. Topics included the upcoming fall stand down and the trench stand down Construction, trenching, fall prevention

    10

    Speech/Presentation CAS conducted a seminar on the reporting and recording requirements. Recordkeeping

    30

     
    Outreach and Communication: Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding Rio Grande Valley Chapter- AGC good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures developed by the participants.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    DisseminationShared the quarterly compliance assistance resources with the AGC membershipConstruction

    800

    DisseminationApril 10, 2018 - shared information from the National Safety Council on distracted drivingConstruction

    800

    DisseminationAugust 31, 2018 - Forwarded information on the amputation stand down WebExConstruction

    800

    DisseminationJanuary 11, 2019 - Forwarded information on the trenching hazards WebExConstruction, trenching

    800

    DisseminationJanuary 22, 2019 - Shared information on free OSHA Ed Center classes for Workers' Memorial Day Construction

    800

     
    TOTAL  8570
  4. Evaluations

    An informal evaluation has determined the alliance has been effective in increasing communication between parties and raising awareness of safety and health hazards.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    In the next year of the renewal of the alliance, the participants will continue to implement the agreement through activities such as the fall stand down, quarterly safety committee meetings, and other activities as needed.

    Report prepared by: Marianne McGee, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Corpus Christi Area Office; March 15, 2019

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