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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Lubbock Area OSHA Office
And
Fehr’s Metal Buildings LLC.
June 5, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      Original - May 9, 2016

    2. Evaluation Period

      This report covers May 9, 2016 through May 8, 2017.

    3. Overview

      The Alliance between the United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Fehr's Metal Buildings, LLC., was established as a collaborative relationship to foster a safety and more healthful workplace for Americans working in the construction industry. The goal of the Alliance is to save lives, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to construction hazards such as falls from heights, struck-by and caught-in-between objects, and injury from electric shock.

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA – Lubbock Area Office

      Elizabeth Linda Routh
      OSHA Lubbock Area Office, Area Director
      Abraham Arzola
      OSHA El Paso Area Office, Compliance Assistance Specialist

      Alliance Participants – Fehr’s Metal Buildings, LLC.

      John Fehr
      President
      Bobby Teichroeb
      General Manager
      Benny Wiebe
      Safety Manager
      Henry Penner
      Safety Manager
      John Letkeman
      Salesman
      Jon Roemisch
      Salesman
      John Doerksen
      Salesman
      Isaac Wall
      Salesman
      Deni Friesen
      Superintendent
      Jacob Loeppky
      Superintendent
      Willie Fehr
      Maintenance Foreman
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • May 9, 2016
    • August 25, 2016

    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

  4. The following table summarizes the Alliance’s activities in support of the goals in the Alliance Agreement.

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    Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: To share information on OSHA's National/Regional/Local Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the construction rulemaking process. - NO ACTIVITY

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    N/A

    No Activity

     

     

    Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: To share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, such as falls, electrocution, struck-by, caught-in or between and heat illness hazards including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers. – No Activity

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    N/A

    No Activity

     

     

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on construction safety and health issues. - NO ACTIVITY

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    N/A

    No Activity

     

     

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: To encourage worker and trade contractors participation in workplace safety and health by providing safety information during visits to company’s jobsites and involving employees during jobsite assessments, inspections and audits. - No Activity

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    N/A

    No Activity

     

     

     

    Training and Education: To develop effective training and education programs for construction and industrial contractors regarding such as but not limited to 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

    Training

    Safety Meeting

    Heavy Equipment Training on 5/14/2016

    Construction

    67

    Training

    H2s Awareness Training/Presentation

    Training of employees and sub-contractors on the risks and hazards of Hydrogen Sulfide Gas on 6/11/2016

    Construction, Hazard Communication/Chemicals

    71

    Training

    Community Wide Safety Meeting - The Dangers of Working with Electricity and the Importance of Lock Out Tag Out, and Workers Rights on 8/25/2016

    Construction, Small Business

    244

    Training

    Safety Meeting - Safety Training and Presentation Point of No Return Workers Attitudes on 9/10/2016

    Construction, Small Business

    78

     

    Training

    Hands on Safety Training and Presentation - Forklift and Aerial Lift Platform Training w/ Certification on 10/8/2016

    Construction, Fall Prevention

    14

     

    Training

    Safety Meeting and Presentation - Bloodborne Pathogens on 11/12/2016

    Construction, Small Business

    68

    Training

    Safety Meeting - Training & Presentation - Respiratory Protection on 12/10/2016

    Construction, Small Business

    84

     

    Training

    Safety Meeting - Fall Protection on 1/14/2017

    Construction, Fall Prevention, Small Business

    60

    Training

    Safety Training and Presentation - Medic First Aid Training on 2/11/2017

    Construction, Small Business

    69

    Training

    Hands on Safety Training and Presentation - Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training on 3/11/2017

    Construction, Small Business

    32

    Training and Education: To develop effective training and education programs for contractors to promote understanding of workers’ rights, including the use of the OSHA complaint process and the responsibilities of employers and to communicate such information to workers and employers.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    Training

    On Site Toolbox Talks Tailgate Safety Meetings - Implementation and “In-Field” use of Site Docs Mobile Safety Software involving Supervisors and Sub-Contractors. Covering a wide variety of topics from fall protection to inspecting PPE, and bystander safety on 5/9/2016 – 6/9/2016

    Fall Prevention, Construction, Small Business

    19

     

    Training

    Workers’ Rights - Training of employees and sub-contractors on their rights as employees under Fehr’s Metal Buildings, LLC., on 7/9/2016

    Construction, Small Business

    42

     

    Training

    On Site Toolbox Talks Tailgate Safety Meetings - Furthering the “In-Field” use of Site Docs Mobile Safety Software by Supervisors. Covering a wide variety of topics from inspecting personal fall protection equipment, to identifying hazards in the workplace on 6/9/2016 – 8/9/2016

    Construction, Fall Prevention, Small Business

    446

    Training

    On Site Toolbox Talks Tailgate Safety Meetings - Strengthening Supervisors in the Field with the Use of Site Docs Mobile Safety Software. Covering a wide variety of topics such as, Danger at Work, Electrical Safety, Housekeeping and Ladder Safety on 8/9/2016 – 11/9/2016

    Construction, Fall Prevention, Small Business

    398

     

    Training

    Toolbox Talks Tailgate Safety Meetings - In Field Use of Site Docs Mobile Safety Software, Through Company Supervisors in the Field. Covering a wide range of topics from, Supervisor Responsibilities, Personal Safety, Scaffolding, and Lanyards and Lifelines on 11/9/2016 to May 8, 2017

    Construction, Fall Prevention, Small Business

    618

    Training and Education: To develop effective training and education programs for construction and industrial contractors regarding ergonomics and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers. – No Activity

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    N/A

    No Activity

     

     

    Training and Education: To deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Construction courses in English and Spanish. – No Activity

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    N/A

    No Activity

     

     

    Outreach and Communication: To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA’s and the Fehr’s Metal Building Construction LLC Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry. – No Activity

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    N/A

    No Activity

     

     

    Outreach and Communication: To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or Fehr’s Metal Building Construction LLC conferences, local meetings, or other safety training events.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    Presentation

    Community Wide Safety Meeting – AD Routh gave an OSHA Update presentation on 8/25/2016

    Construction, Small Business

    244 (already captured)

    Outreach and Communication: To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding Fehr’s Metal Building Construction LLC good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants. – No Activity

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    N/A

    No Activity

     

     

    TOTAL

     

     

    2,310

  5. Evaluations

    None for this Alliance

  6. Upcoming Milestones

    • Continue to provide training opportunities for sub-contractors and employees.
    • Continue Public Safety & Health Awareness through FEHRS Job Site Sign-Safety Messages.
    • Continue Partnering with TEEX on training resources and further company Education.
    • Continue furthering our Community Wide Safety Program

Report prepared by: Abraham Arzola, CAS, El Paso Area Office, June 5, 2017.

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