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Alliance Annual Report

Oklahoma Division of Labor / Consultation and Municipal Contractors Association

Alliance December 16, 2008

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: November 19, 2007.

    Overview:

    The Oklahoma Division of Labor / Consultation and Municipal Contractors Association Alliance hereto referred to as the OMCA Alliance, promotes an awareness of safety and health hazards and solutions affecting the construction industry in Oklahoma. The goal of the alliance is improved work site conditions, by reducing and preventing exposure to hazards associated with construction activity, with an emphasis on those leading hazards associated with fatalities and serious injuries (trench cave-ins, electrocutions, caught-by, struck-by and caught-between hazards), through training, education and information sharing.

    Implementation Team Members:

    Diana Jones, OK DOL-Consultation
    Rick Moore, OMCA
    Heather Hartman, OSHA

    Contributors

    OMCA members who routinely attend quarterly Alliance meetings:
    Charles Schwarz, Schwarz Paving
    Darrel Markwell, Markwell Paving
    Brian Brewer, Brewski Construction
    Doug Walker, Rudy Construction
    Allen Couch, W.N. Construction
    Larry Penick, Anderson Safety

    OK DOL-Consultation field staff who provided "Silica Training" may also be considered contributors to the alliance.

    Evaluation Period:

    This evaluation covers the evaluation period from November 19, 2007 through December 31, 2008.

     
  2. Implementation Team Meetings
     
    Date
     
    Location
     
    Type of Meeting
     
    1-18-2008 OK DOL Building In-person
    4-16-2008 OK DOL Building In-person
    8-28-2008 OK DOL Building In-person


  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

     
    • Events:

      "Silica training" provided during OMCA meeting by the OK DOL- Consultation.
       
    • Products: None.
    Outreach and Communication
     
    • Events:

      Implementation Team member provided Alliance updates on 2 occasions at OMCA membership meetings.
       
    • Products:

      A "Silica Fact Sheet" was developed for distribution to alliance members and contacts.

      The following information was provided for distribution to OMCA membership and contacts:
      • Data/description of fatality incidents in the OKC Area Office of jurisdiction.
      • Data/description of violations cited by OKC Area Office inspection activity.
      • Data/description of fatality incidents within Region VI.
      Provided an explanation/clarification of the "Use of Barricades and Highway Contractor’s Compliance with OSHA standards/MUTCD/related local regulations".

      The following articles and information were provided for association newsletters:
      • Article on the relationship between "OSHA and the ODOL-Consultation Program"
      • Article on the coverage of "Temporary Workers".
      • Article on "OSHA’s PPE Payment Standard".
      • Article on "Electrical Safety in Your Workplace"
      • Article on "OSHA’s Silica Emphasis Program"
      • Information on Relocatable Power Taps.
      • Information on OSHA’s Mobile Workforce Demonstration for Construction program.
      • Warning Notice: "Dewalt Recalls Table Saws due to Laceration Hazard."
      • Hazard Alert: "UL Warning of Potentially Hazardous Portable Work Lights"
      • Information on Engineering Controls for Silica Exposure in Construction Activity.
      • Information on NIOSH’s Safety and Health Webpage on Construction.
    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 (Silica) 25
    Association Meetings (OMCA) *60
    Newsletters (OMCA contacts/members) 3000
    Print (Silica Fact Sheet) *150
    Electronic distribution or print (follow-up clarifications/explanations and information) *150
    Total: 3025
    * Attendees at association meetings and those who receive Print and Electronic Distributions are included in the 3000 population, hence, not counted twice.
     
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Alliance will continue to focus on providing information and the training/educational resources/opportunities necessary to effectively respond to safety and health issues and interests raised by Alliance participants.