ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Construction Safety and Leadership Alliance (CSLA)
University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)
April 10, 2018
May 16, 2017
May 16, 2017 – May 15, 2018
Through the Alliance the Construction Safety Leadership Alliance (CSLA), University of Texas OSHA Education Center (UTA) and OSHA Dallas/Fort Worth Area Offices are working together to provide construction workers with information, guidance, and access to training resources to protect employees' health and safety. The Alliance continues to focus its efforts on the reduction, prevention and exposure to 'Construction's Focus Four' hazards, as well as assist member companies with the establishment of a strong foundation based in safety leadership.
OSHA Region VI, CSLA and UTA continue to successfully partner together to achieve consistent improvements in the safety and health of workers in the construction industry.
Implementation Team Members
Josh Flesher, OSHA Region VI Assistant Regional Administrator – Cooperative and State Programs
Doug Huddleston, OSHA Region VI Alliance Coordinator
Judy Stevenson-Ortiz, OSHA Region VI
Basil Singh, Area Director of the Dallas Area Office
Jack Rector, Area Director of the Fort Worth Area Office
University of Texas at Arlington
Bob Braun, Director of the OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Construction Safety Leadership Alliance
Shane Morrow, President Austin Commercial
Michael Barefoot, Vice President Webber Construction
Jordan Webster, Secretary Balfour Beatty Construction
Mike Dickerson, Executive Member Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Luciano Perez, Executive Member KPost Company
Jamie Dabbs, Executive Member TDIndustries
Michael Hite, Executive Member Balfour Beatty Construction
Jacob Pead, Executive Member Webber, LLC
Eli Martinez, Executive Member Facebook
Kyle Duke, Advisory Member Willis Construction Practice
Bob Hazen, Advisory Member Balfour Beatty Construction
Willam Hornback, Advisory Member Zurich Services Corporation
Implementation Team Meetings
The executive committee members and officers meet in person, and via conference call to plan for upcoming events. The executive committee members assist the officers with scheduling vendors and speakers, as well as monthly meeting facilitation. OSHA Region VI personnel meet with executive committee members to discuss and plan upcoming events.
- May 2, 2017
- May 16, 2017
- June 6, 2017
- June 20, 2017
- July 18, 2017
- August 1, 2017
- September 5, 2017
- October 3, 2017
- November 7, 2017
- January 9, 2017
- February 6, 2017
- March 9, 2017
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.
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: Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Alliance Product Silica Resources (handout to attendees at their monthly meetings) http://www.csla.us/silica Silica Standard
Dissemination Information and product development is facilitated through the CSLA website: www.csla.us Silica, Falls, Hispanic, Consultation, Focus Four, Recordkeeping
Event Fall Stand Down Fall Campaign
Event Ladder Safety Month Falls in Construction
Event Tower Crane Awareness Training
On August 3, 2017, Austin Commercial, LP sponsored 4-hour Tower Crane Awareness training event which was held at the new American Airlines headquarters jobsite in Fort Worth, Texas. This was the first such event that has been held by the Austin Commercial. There were over 33 participants, which included over 25 OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers, Assistant Area Directors, Area Directors as well as members from the Dallas Regional Solicitor's Office.
Event Trench Symposium
On June 27, 2017, co-sponsored a free Trenching Safety Symposium. The goal was to reach out to the many of the workers who work in and around trenches and excavations and provide them with information about current excavation requirements and safety procedures for working in trenches and/or excavations. By reaching as many workers as possible we can reduce the number of fatalities, catastrophes and serious injuries that occur each year in the industry.
Exhibit Fall Stand Down
Ladder Safety Symposium
Falls, Consultation, Heat
Speech/Presentation Fall Stand Down
Ladder Safety Month
Falls, Temporary Workers, Heat, Recordkeeping (ITA)
Informative Meeting Discussed the status of the silica in construction regulation, electronic recordkeeping, incentive programs and drug testing. Silica, Recording
Other N/A Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Silica Monthly meeting - discussion on the silica standard and the heat campaign. Silica
Trenching Monthly meeting - discussions on trenching activity and safety in DFW Trenching
Recordkeeping OSHA gave an Recordkeeping Update presentation Recordkeeping
Penalties Monthly meeting - update on the penalties increase Enforcement
Safe + Sound Week Monthly meeting - discussed Safe + Sound week and how larger employers could assist the smaller subs. Safety and Health Management Systems and Programs Improvement
Training and Education: Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Crane Tower Crane Awareness Training
Austin Commercial, LP sponsored a 4-hour Tower Crane Awareness training event which was held on August 3, 2017, at the new American Airlines headquarters jobsite in Fort Worth, Texas. This was the first such event that has been held by the Austin Commercial. There were over 33 participants, which included over 25 OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers, Assistant Area Directors, Area Directors as well as members from the Dallas Regional Solicitor's Office.
Outreach and Communication: Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Other Assisted in planning the OSHA Construction Safety and Health Conference and execution of the conference, which was held at the Irving Convention Center located in Irving, Texas. Construction
Other Discussed leadership in construction Construction
Other At the monthly meeting the discussion was effective intervention and effective coaching and how to recognize your employees and safety interventions. Construction
This Alliance continues to provide a means for OSHA Region VI and CSLA to positively impact safety throughout the construction industry. The Alliance has been instrumental in assisting member companies with the establishment of a strong foundation that is based in safety leadership. Through the collaboration of UTA, CSLA and OSHA, and dissemination of information through the website, construction companies have been afforded a vast amount of helpful information. The CSLA website is a depository for past meeting minutes, upcoming events, safety and health training, as well as access to tools that will assist members' improvement of safety leadership.
Alliance activities during this period effectively communicated the need for safety leadership, safety and health training and safety and health management program improvement in the workplace to countless numbers of employers, safety professionals, and college students.
Over the course of the upcoming year, the Alliance the participants will continue to implement the agreement through activities such as the fall stand down, Safe + Sound, monthly meetings, and other activities as needed.
Report prepared by: Doug Huddleston, Region VI Alliance Coordinator, and Judy Stevenson-Ortiz, Program Analyst, Dallas Regional Office