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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 15, 2018


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      Original - May 9, 2016

    2. Evaluation Period

      This report covers May 9, 2017 through May 8, 2018.

    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
      Linda Ruth, 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
      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

    • November 16, 2017
    • April 4, 2018

    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:

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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.

    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.

    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.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    Presentation

    CAS Arzola and AD Routh gave an OSHA Update presentation to Fehr's Metal Building personnel on April 4, 2018.

    Construction, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication, Heat Illness Prevention

    200

     

    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.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    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 between May 9th 2017 through August 2017

    Construction, Fall Prevention, Small Business

    384

    Training

    On Site Toolbox Talks Tailgate Safety Meetings - Covering a wide variety of topics such as, Danger at Work, Electrical Safety, Housekeeping and Ladder Safety between August 2017 through December 2017

    Construction, Fall Prevention, Small Business

    321

    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, Fall Protection, and Danger at Work between December 2017 through May 8th 2018

    Construction, Fall Prevention, Small Business

    360

    Training and Education

     

    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, May 13, 2017 - The Importance of Lockout/Tagout

    Construction

    79

    Training

    Safety Meeting June 10, 2017 - Construction Hazards

    Construction

    87

    Training

    Safety Meeting July 8, 2017 - Fall Protection/Systems

    Construction, Fall Prevention

    75

    Training

    Safety Meeting August 12, 2017 - Personal Protective Equipment

    Construction

    88

    Training

    Safety Meeting September 9, 2017 - Fire Prevention

    Construction

    78

    Training

    Safety Meeting October 14, 2017 - Slips, Trips and Falls

    Construction, Fall Prevention

    76

    Training

    Safety Training PEC Safeland

    Construction

    83

    Training

    Safety Meeting December 9, 2017 - Cold Stress/Hazards

    Construction

    81

    Training

    Safety Meeting January 13, 2018 - Cargo Securement

    Construction

    86

    Training

    Safety Meeting February 10, 2018 - Ladder Safety

    Construction

    76

     

    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

    Safety Meeting March 10, 2018 - Housekeeping and the Importance of Keeping the Job Site Clean and Orderly

    Construction

    67

    Training

    Safety Meeting April 14, 2018 - Heat Stress/Heat Hazards

    Construction, Heat Illness Prevention

    69

    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 between May 9th 2017 through August 2017

    Construction, Fall Prevention, Small Business

    384

    Training

    On Site Toolbox Talks Tailgate Safety Meetings - Covering a wide variety of topics such as, Danger at Work, Electrical Safety, Housekeeping and Ladder Safety between August 2017 through December 2017

    Construction, Fall Prevention, Small Business

    321

    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, Fall Protection, and Danger at Work between December 2017 through May 8th 2018

    Construction, Fall Prevention, Small Business

    360

     

    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:

    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 The Dangers of Distracted Driving, AAD Joe Hernandez gave an OSHA Update presentation during this community event on November 16, 2017.

    Construction, Small Business

    368

     

    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

     

     

    2,578

  4. Evaluations

    None for this Alliance

  5. 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: Henry Penner, Safety Manager, Fehr's Metal Building, LLC. June 15, 2018
Abraham Arzola, CAS, El Paso Area Office,

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