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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

[October, 2009]

  1. ALLIANCE BACKGROUND

    Date signed:
    November 19, 2007

    OVERVEIW

    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 a 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 Department of Labor (ODOL)- OSHA Consultation
    Tom Fleming, Anderson Safety Consulting
    Rick Kindberg, Francis Tuttle Technology Center

    CONTRIBUTORS

    ODOL – Consultation field staff.
    Steve Compton with CompSource Oklahoma

    EVALUATION PERIOD

    This evaluation covers the period from January 1, 2009 through November 1, 2009.

  2. IMPLEMENTATION TEAM MEETINGS
     
    Date  Location Type of Meeting
         
    2-06-09 FTTC Trades Building In-person
    4-17-09 OSHBA Building In-person
    7-17-09 OSHBA Building In-person

  3. EVENTS AND PRODUCTS

    Training and Education

    Events:

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

    Members of the Construction Alliance Implementation Team provided an informational session on "ladder safety", the first topic in a 3 series educational program, Take Your Sub to Lunch.

    Products:

    The following material was distributed to or made available to alliance members and contacts:

    A PPT on "Pressure Safety" developed by a company external to the alliance.
    JPGs of an "Electrical Flashover Incident" provided by New Mexico Environmental.
    DVDs on "Electrical Safety for Contractors" developed by Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO).
    A PPT on "Colored Hard Hats" developed by a company external to the alliance.
    A video clip on "Driver Safety" developed by a company external to the alliance.

    Outreach and Communication

    Events:

    None.

    Products:

    Alliance members and contacts were made aware of or provided the following information:

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

    OSHA Quick Card "Pneumatic Nail Gun Safety Tips".
    Information on Work Zone Safety.
    OSHA publication "Controlling Silica Exposures in Construction".
    Information on accessing "Fatal Facts Accident Report" on the OSHA webpage.
    Information on "Preventing Fatal Falls in Construction".
    Information on electrical hazards.
    Information on flash burns.

    (REP) Highway and Bridge Construction and Maintenance Notice.
    Summary of revisions made to OSHA's FOM.
    ODOL – Consultation "Silica Fact Sheet" in Spanish .

    Article(s) provided for alliance member association newsletters:

    Article on "A Culture of Safety and Responsibility" – OSHA emphasis on Safety and Health Management Systems.

    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 (Contractor Awareness ½ day ) 40
    Training (Take Your Sub to lunch 1.5hr) 10
    Training material - PPT, JPGs, DVDs, Video (IEC / OSHBA members/contacts) *150 / 2700
    Electronic distribution or print (Follow-up clarifications; explanations; data; information IEC / OSHBA members/contracts) *150 / 2700
    Newsletter Articles "A Culture of Safety and Responsibility" *150 / 2700
    Total: 2900
    * Article / Newsletter / Training material distributed to the same population hence not counted twice.

  5. STATUS

    The alliance concludes with this annual evaluation. Members of the implementation team will continue the association through other types of cooperative initiatives.

    The Alliance has improved relations with the construction industry, regulatory understanding and hazard prevention measures.