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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Lubbock Area Office
And the
Lee Lewis Construction, Inc.

June 22, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      June 3, 2015

    2. Evaluation Period

      This report covers June 3, 2016 to June 2, 2017

    3. Overview

      The Alliance between the United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Lee Lewis Construction, Inc. was established as a collaborative relationship to focus on maintaining a safe and more healthful workplace for Lee Lewis Construction employees, the employees of subcontractors working on Lee Lewis Construction work sites, and those members of the public living and working near these sites. The ultimate goal of this Alliance between OSHA and Lee Lewis Construction is to save lives and to prevent injuries by anticipating and preventing exposure to construction hazards. These hazards include placing emphasis on protecting against falls from elevations by proper training, controlling activities to prevent being struck-by incidents, developing safe work procedures to prevent caught-in/between objects, and to ensure that all persons working near or around electrical systems are properly instructed and warned about the potential of shock or electrocution.

    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 Participant – Lee Lewis Construction, Inc.

      Lee Lewis, CEO
      Frank Call, Vice President HSE
      Mendy Hathorn, H/R & Workers Compensation Specialist

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • June 3, 2016
    • August 2, 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

    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 TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    Dissemination to all jobs sites and subcontractors Weekly Safety Highlights and Safety Topics in English and Spanish Construction, Fall Protection and Prevention, Haz Com with GHS, Heat Illness, Silica Standard Compliance, Walking/ Working Surfaces, Weather

    96,484

    Speech / Presentation National Fall Prevention Stand-Down Presentations at each job site in English and Spanish by Lee Lewis Construction Superintendents and Safety Department personnel using OSHA Lubbock Area Office supplied materials - May 8-12, 2017 Fall Prevention

    1,488

     
    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 TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    Dissemination Sending out information on the new silica, Haz-Com GHS, and Record Keeping requirements using OSHA Publications. Also, continued sending information on four areas of focus. Fall Prevention, Haz Com- GHS, Heat Illness, Emergency Response, First Aid/CPR/ AED

    26, 322

    Training Construction Industry Silica Standards May 1, 2017- June 1, 2017 Construction

    680

     
    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 TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    ABC Meeting Discussed new Silica Standards Importance of conveying this information to those most likely impacted by the implementation of the news standard and how to comply Construction

    50

     
    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 TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    Training Jobsite Safety Assessments (JSA) Recommendations Construction with emphasis on the four focuses.

    110

    Speech / Presentation Lee Lewis Construction V-P EHS made presentation on Safety in The Workplace at a company retreat in July 2016 - Proper orientation requirements for new employees and subcontractor employees. Construction

    305

    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 TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    Training New Hire Construction & General Industry Safety Orientations Construction, Fall Prevention, Haz Com, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Young Workers

    1,794

    Training On-going safety training in various construction industry job related topics including Fall Protection, Scaffolding, Electrical Safety, Excavations, Confined Space, Ladder Safety, PPE Use, & Hand and Power Tools Construction

    10,200

    Training Provided Medic First Aid/CPR/AED training to the OSHA Lubbock Area Office Staff. Federal

    10

     
    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 TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    No Activity   
     
    Training and Education: To deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Construction course in English and Spanish.
    Activity TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    Training10 Hour Construction Outreach Safety Courses in English and SpanishConstruction Safety

    1

    Training30 Hour Construction Outreach Safety Courses in English and SpanishConstruction Safety

    36

    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 Lee Lewis Construction Company's Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
    Activity TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    Alliance Product With the assistance of a third party consultant, Lee Lewis Construction has developed, updated and revised all Toolbox Safety Talks. Safety topics in English and Spanish were sent via e-mail to each jobsite superintendent on a weekly basis. Construction, Fall Prevention, Haz Com, Health Care, Heat Illness

    114,400

     
    Outreach and Communication: To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or Lee Lewis Construction Company's conferences, local meetings, or other safety training events.
    Activity TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    EventAnnual Lee Lewis Construction Retreat July 2016Construction Safety

    305

    TrainingLee Lewis Construction hosted an ABC Meeting in Austin, Texas regarding compliance with the new Silica Standard April 2017 Construction Worker Safety

    50

    TrainingLee Lewis Construction hosted four Forklift Certification during 2016 & 2017Construction Safety

    34

    EventLee Lewis Construction Superintendents and Safety Department Personnel participated in National Fall Prevention Stand-Down by providing presentations and toolbox safety talks to all of its jobsites company-wide.Construction, Fall Protection & Prevention

    176

     
    Outreach and Communication: To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding Lee Lewis Construction Company's good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.
    Activity TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    Participation in TEXO, ABC, and ASSE ProgramsParticipation in the monthly meeting attended by safety personnel from a number of construction related companies in Dallas and AustinFall Protection, Hazard Communication, Silica Compliance, Record Keeping, Confined Space, Safety Management, JSA's etc.

    700

    TOTAL  

    253,145

  4. Evaluations

    Lee Lewis Construction, Inc.'s Loss Control Record and Safety Program is evaluated quarterly by ISNetworld and have maintained an "A" rating for the past year.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    • Through the Lubbock Independent School District Construction Trades Education Development, continue to provide opportunities for Youth Outreach and Safety Training.
    • Continue to conduct pre-construction meetings with all sub-contractors to ensure the early identification of potential job site hazards that may evolve in the course of the project.
    • Continue Partnering with the ABC and TEXO to achieve a high level of OSHA Compliance Training for all Lee Lewis Construction personnel.
    • Continue to advance the use of JSA's throughout the company.
    • Continue to provide support and materials to a wide variety of subcontractors that work with Lee Lewis Construction.
    • Continue to provide support to the OSHA Local Emphasis Program (LEP) and National Emphasis Program (NEP).
    • Renew the Alliance Agreement with the Lubbock Area Office in June 2017.

Report prepared by Frank J. Call, CSP Lee Lewis Construction, Inc., and Abraham Arzola, CAS, El Paso Area Office, June 22, 2017.

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