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Alliance Annual Report

Oklahoma Division of Labor/Consultation, the Independent Construction Contractor Associations and Francis Tuttle Technology Center

December 9, 2008

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed. November 19, 2007

    Overview:

    The Oklahoma Division of Labor/Consultation, the Independent Construction Contractor Associations and Francis Tuttle Technology Center hereto referred to as the Construction Alliance, promotes an awareness of safety and health issues and solutions affecting the construction industry in Oklahoma. The goal of the alliance is improved work site conditions, with an emphasis on reducing and preventing exposure to those hazards that are the leading causes of fatalities and serious injuries in the construction industry (falls, electrocutions, struck-by and caught-in/between hazards), through training, education and information sharing..

    Implementation Team Members:

    Mike Means, Oklahoma State Homebuilders Association
    Kathy Kastner, Oklahoma State Homebuilders Association
    Tim Yaciuk, Independent Electrical Contractors
    Diana Jones, Oklahoma Dept. of Labor-OSHA Consultation
    Tom Fleming, Anderson Safety Consulting
    Rich Kindberg, Francis Tuttle Technology Center

    Contributors:

    Guest speakers at the two training programs may be considered contributors to the alliance:

    Johnny Seay Francis Tuttle Architecture and Construction Academy Instructor
    Steve Compton CompSource Oklahoma
    Betsy Kulakowski ODOL-OSHA Consultation
    Miguel Troncoso Anderson & House Construction Inc.

    Evaluation Period:

    November 19, 2007 through December 9, 2008

     
  2. Implementation Team Meetings
     
    Date
     
    Location
     
    Type of Meeting
     
    1-16-08 Francis Tuttle Technology Center In-person
    6-13-08 Francis Tuttle Technology Center In-person
    8-19-08 Francis Tuttle Technology Center In-person
    10-03-08 Francis Tuttle Technology Center In-person
    12-15-08 Francis Tuttle Technology Center In-person

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education
     
    • Events:

      Members of the Construction Alliance Implementation Team provided a ½ training program on "Teen Workers In Construction" (hazard awareness) for teens participating in a summer program with Oklahoma Workforce

      Member of the Construction Alliance Implementation Team provided a ½ day "Contractor Safety Awareness" training program for local construction contractors that focused on: OSHA’s Multi-Employer Worksite Policy, Scaffolding/Fall Protection, Electrical Safety, and Controlling Your Workers’ Compensation Exposure
       
    • Products:

      With consent of the presenters, at the Contractors Safety Awareness training program, PPT presentations were made available to participants via e-mail
       
    Outreach and Communication
     
    • Events:

      2 Implementation Team Members spoke at a Independent Electrical Contractors luncheon meeting about the Construction Alliance / OSHA Consultation Services

      2 Implementation Team Members spoke at the Association of Subcontractors luncheon about OSHA / fatalities / Construction Alliance
       
    • Products:

      The following information was provided by the Oklahoma City OSHA Area Office in follow-up to subjects raised during Implementation Team meetings, in response to phone queries by individuals in construction, or subjects raised at other alliance meetings and then provided to Implementation Team members for distribution to industry contacts/membership:

      Data/description of fatality incidents in OKC area of jurisdiction.
      Data/description of fatality incidents Region wide.
      Data/description of violations cited by OKC AO inspection activity.

      Follow-up clarifying and/or explanatory information related to:
      FR clothing
      PPE Standard
      Material Handling

      Provided following information:
      Hazard Alert: "UL Warning of Potentially Hazardous Portable Work Light".
      Warning Notice: Dewalt Recalls Table Saws due to Laceration Hazard.
      NOISH Safety and Health Webpage on Construction.
      OSHA Ergonomics in Construction e-Tool.

      Newsletter article on the coverage of "Temporary Workers".
      Newsletter article on "OSHA’s PPE Payment Standard".
      Newsletter article on the relationship between "OSHA and the ODOL- Consultation program".
      Newsletter article on "Ladder Safety"
      Newsletter article on "Hand Power Tool Safety".
       
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
     
    • Events: None.
       
    • Products: None.

       
  4. Results

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Training (Teen Workers in Construction 1/2 day training program) 23
    Training (Contractor Safety Awareness) 24
    Association Meeting (IEC) *15
    Association Meeting (ASA) 50
    Newsletter Articles (IEC / OHBA contacts/members) 150 / 3000
    Electronic Distribution or Print (Follow-up clarifications/explanations; Information to IEC /OHBA contact/members) 150 / *204
    Total:  3247
    * IEC meeting attendees and article recipients are the same, hence, not counted twice. OHBA electronic distribution population are included in the OHBA newsletter population, hence, not counted twice.

     
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    For CY 2009 the principle goal is to expand participation in the Construction Alliance with an emphasis on reaching smaller companies and contractors and facilitating SHE training opportunities