ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Lubbock Area Office
Lee Lewis Construction, Inc.
June 22, 2017
June 3, 2015
This report covers June 3, 2016 to June 2, 2017
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.
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
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.
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
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 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
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
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 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
Training Construction Industry Silica Standards May 1, 2017- June 1, 2017 Construction
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 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
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 Jobsite Safety Assessments (JSA) Recommendations Construction with emphasis on the four focuses.
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
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 New Hire Construction & General Industry Safety Orientations Construction, Fall Prevention, Haz Com, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Young Workers
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
Training Provided Medic First Aid/CPR/AED training to the OSHA Lubbock Area Office Staff. Federal
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 No Activity Training and Education: To deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Construction course in English and Spanish. Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Training 10 Hour Construction Outreach Safety Courses in English and Spanish Construction Safety
Training 30 Hour Construction Outreach Safety Courses in English and Spanish Construction Safety
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 Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number 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
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 Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Event Annual Lee Lewis Construction Retreat July 2016 Construction Safety
Training Lee Lewis Construction hosted an ABC Meeting in Austin, Texas regarding compliance with the new Silica Standard April 2017 Construction Worker Safety
Training Lee Lewis Construction hosted four Forklift Certification during 2016 & 2017 Construction Safety
Event Lee 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
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 Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Participation in TEXO, ABC, and ASSE Programs Participation in the monthly meeting attended by safety personnel from a number of construction related companies in Dallas and Austin Fall Protection, Hazard Communication, Silica Compliance, Record Keeping, Confined Space, Safety Management, JSA's etc.
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.
- 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.Back to Top