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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
And the
Construction Safety and Leadership Alliance (CSLA)
University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)

April 10, 2018


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      May 16, 2017

    2. Evaluation Period

      May 16, 2017 – May 15, 2018

    3. Overview

      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

      OSHA

      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

  2. 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.

  3. Results

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

    These tables are best viewed on tablets, notebooks, or desktop computer screens.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives:
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Alliance ProductSilica Resources (handout to attendees at their monthly meetings) http://www.csla.us/silicaSilica Standard

    5,000

    DisseminationInformation and product development is facilitated through the CSLA website: www.csla.usSilica, Falls, Hispanic, Consultation, Focus Four, Recordkeeping

    5,000

    EventFall Stand DownFall Campaign

    5,000

    EventLadder Safety MonthFalls in Construction

    5,000

    EventTower 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.
    Crane

    33

    EventTrench 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.
    Trenching

    1,000

    ExhibitFall Stand Down
    Ladder Safety Symposium
    Trench Symposium
    Falls, Consultation, Heat

    Value

    Speech/PresentationFall Stand Down
    Ladder Safety Month
    Trench Symposium
    Falls, Temporary Workers, Heat, Recordkeeping (ITA)

    2,000

    Informative MeetingDiscussed the status of the silica in construction regulation, electronic recordkeeping, incentive programs and drug testing.Silica, Recording

    1,000

    OtherN/A  
     
    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives:
    Activity TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    SilicaMonthly meeting - discussion on the silica standard and the heat campaign. Silica

    1,000

    TrenchingMonthly meeting - discussions on trenching activity and safety in DFWTrenching

    1,000

    RecordkeepingOSHA gave an Recordkeeping Update presentationRecordkeeping

    1,000

    PenaltiesMonthly meeting - update on the penalties increaseEnforcement

    1,000

    Safe + Sound WeekMonthly meeting - discussed Safe + Sound week and how larger employers could assist the smaller subs. Safety and Health Management Systems and Programs Improvement

    1,000

     
    Training and Education:
    Activity TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    CraneTower 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.
    Crane

    33

     
    Outreach and Communication:
    Activity TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    OtherAssisted 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

    1,000

    OtherDiscussed leadership in construction Construction

    900

    OtherAt the monthly meeting the discussion was effective intervention and effective coaching and how to recognize your employees and safety interventions.Construction

    900

    TOTAL  

    31,866

  4. Evaluations

    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.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    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

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