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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
And the
Lee Lewis Construction Company

7810 Orlando Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79464

June 30, 2016


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      June 3, 2015

    2. Evaluation Period

      06/2015 - 06/2016

    3. Overview

      OSHA and Lee Lewis Construction Company (LLCI) hereby form an Alliance to provide Lee Lewis Construction Company and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to falls, electrocution, struck-by, caught-in or between and addressing construction and industrial contractor issues, and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

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

      Lee Lewis Construction Company

      Lee Lewis
      Chief Executive Officer, Lee Lewis Construction Company
      Frank J. Call
      Health, Safety & Environmental, Lee Lewis Construction Company
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • Contact has been continuous with the Lubbock Area Office during the term of the Alliance.
    • A signing ceremony meeting was held on June 3, 2015 in Lubbock, TX at the Lee Lewis Construction’s Rawls School of Business Administration’s major addition project on the campus of Texas Tech University. Both OSHA Area Director Elizabeth Linda Routh and Mr. Lee Lewis met to sign the existing Alliance. The new Alliance Agreement was a commitment to improve the safety and health of construction workers and upon signing was implemented at all Lee Lewis Construction projects. This signing was attended by Texas Tech University Construction Management personnel and the Dean of the School of Business at Texas Tech.
    • Linda Routh, Area Director participated in one of the weekly safety meetings at the Friendship High School Athletic Project managed by Lee Lewis Construction in August 2015.

    Events, Products, Training and Education

    • Lee Lewis Construction safety personnel have conducted OSHA 30 hour construction training programs for 33 supervisors.
    • Six Lee Lewis Construction employees have taken the OSHA 30 hour construction training program.
    • One Lee Lewis Construction employee has completed his ASP, CSP and CSHO certification during the past year.
    • All Lee Lewis Construction work sites (88) participated in a Safety Stand Down on Fall Prevention and Personal Fall Protection during the month of May 2016.
    • All Lee Lewis Construction employees have completed the Hazard Communication and GHS training program.
    • Forklift Certification Training was conducted at four Lee Lewis Construction work sites and involved 18 Lee Lewis Construction personnel and 10 subcontractor personnel.
    • Company-wide, there were approximately 4224 safety meetings conducted by Lee Lewis Construction personnel. This figure is based on 88 construction projects that held regular weekly safety meetings during their period of operation. Since some of these 88 projects were completed before the end of this reporting period and some of the projects did not begin until the Alliance was signed, the total number of safety meetings was less than 4,576. Topics included PPE, Fire Prevention, Safe Tool Operation, Scaffolding Safety, Hazard Communication with GHS, Housekeeping, Safe Lifting, Emergency Evacuation and Safe Operation of Equipment to list only a few.

    Outreach and Communication

    • Weekly safety meeting topics and materials were presented to more than 410 subcontractors representing more than 5,000 workers. These topics were presented in both English and in Spanish.
    • Lee Lewis Construction personnel have participated in monthly American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) meetings all year long and have served on the local ASSE Board. Several presentations were scheduled by Lee Lewis Construction personnel and several members provided individual presentations at the ASSE meetings.
    • Lee Lewis Construction personnel have participated in monthly Associated Builders Council (ABC) safety meetings and training sessions throughout the year, as part of their participation in the Austin Area OSHA Office partnership with the ABC.
    • Lee Lewis Construction personnel have participated in the Associated General Contractors (AGC) monthly meetings throughout the year and continue to serve on AGC Committees.
    • Lee Lewis Construction personnel attended and participated in the National Safety Council Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • In order to make their Safety Manual more easily read and understood by all employees, Lee Lewis Construction has completely revised the nature and detail of its safety program.
    • Lee Lewis Construction has become a Grade “A” member of ISNetworld during this past year. In the past, ISNetworld provided safety audit documentation support services to most of the large oil and gas companies. ISNetworld has recently begun providing this service to large construction projects, where the General Contractor and all of the vendors must meet a high level of safety requirements, including a strong safety record in order for that company to be able to bid for the project.
    • All company safety and environmental programs have been reviewed by CNA Insurance Company Safety Department during the past year, to ensure that these recent changes are both accurate and easily understood.
    • Regular, random monthly safety inspections of Lee Lewis Construction projects are being conducted by a third party, Certified Safety Professional, and serve as another means to help identify safety issues or unsafe work procedures before they expose workers to a hazardous condition on any of Lee Lewis Construction work sites.
    • All job sites under the direction of Lee Lewis Construction participate in Emergency Drills on a semi-annual basis.
    • Four job sites have adopted a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) program and the JSA program is currently being used on a trial basis on three other Lee Lewis Construction job sites.
    • The Safety Behavior Observation Program has been implemented on four Lee Lewis Construction job sites this past year. The intent is to inform more people on the job sites to be aware of safety issues and to identify these issues before they result in injuries. This is also a very good means to train employees on how to recognize unsafe conditions or actions by others in the work place.
    • More than 3000 Safety Inspections were conducted on Lee Lewis Construction job sites by the Lee Lewis Construction Safety Department in the past year to proactively identify problems. Where safety issues or un-safe procedures were identified, the findings of these inspections were distributed to all other job sites.

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

    Type of ActivityNumber of Individuals Reached or Trained
    OSHA 30 Hour Construction Industry Course 39 LLCI Supervisory Personnel
    New Hazard Communication Safety Data Sheets Training 305 LLCI personnel trained
    OSHA’s National Fall Prevention Presentation

    Forklift Training

    First Aid, CPR, & AED
    147 LLCI personnel 5,000 subcontractor personnel

    18 LLCI and Subcontractor

    23 LLCI personnel 36 Boys Scouts
    TOTAL 5,568
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    • Reaching 100% participation in the Safety Behavior Based Observation Program by all levels of employees of Lee Lewis Construction.
    • Participating in at least one companywide Safety Stand Down at all job sites.
    • Implementing the JSA program at least 10 more projects during the year.
    • Renewing the Alliance Agreement between OSHA’s Lubbock Area Office and Lee Lewis Construction in June of 2017.
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