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ANNUAL and Close-out ALLIANCE REPORT

[October, 2009]

  1. ALLIANCE BACKGROUND

    Date signed:
    November 19, 2007

    OVERVEIW

    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-in, struck-by and caught-between hazards), through training, worksite assessments, education and information sharing

    IMPLEMENTATION TEAM MEMBERS

    Diana Jones, ODOL-Consultation
    Rick Moore, OMCA
    Heather Hartman, OSHA

    CONTRIBUTORS

    OMCA members who routinely attend quarterly alliance meetings:
    Charles Schwarz, Schwarz Paving
    Larry Penick, Anderson Safety.

    Elena Troya, Greater Hispanic Chamber of Oklahoma City
    ODOL-Consultation field staff.

    EVALUATION PERIOD

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


  2. IMPLEMENTATION TEAM MEETINGS
     
    Date  Location Type of Meeting
         
    01-21-09 ODOL Building In-person
    05-05-09 ODOL Building In-person
    08-19-09 ODOL Building In-person

  3. EVENTS AND PRODUCTS

    Training and Education

    Events:

    On site silica sampling was performed by ODOL-Consultation for several members of the alliance.

    Products:

    The following material was distributed to or made available to OMCA membership 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.

    Sample respirator programs developed for alliance members.

    Outreach and Communication

    Events:

    None.

    Products:

    The following information was provided to OMCA membership and contacts:

    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.
    Information on Lifting Sling Failures.
    OSHA publication “Controlling Silica Exposures in Construction”.
    Information on accessing “Fatal Facts Accident Report” on the OSHA webpage.
    Information on H1N1 flu.

    (REP) Highway and Bridge Construction and Maintenance Notice.
    Summary of revisions made to OSHA’s FOM.
    Information on current OSHA regulatory activity.

    A “Silica Fact Sheet” was developed and translated to Spanish.

    Article(s) provided for association newsletters:

    Article on “A Culture of Safety and Responsibility” – OSHA’s 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
    Silica sampling 3
    Training material (PPTs, JPGs, DVDs, sample respirator programs) *3000
    Electronic distribution or print (information) *3000
    Newsletter article (OMCA members/contacts) *3000
    Total: 3003
    *Same population who benefit, hence, no redundancy in count

  5. STATUS

    The Alliance concludes with this annual evaluation. OMCA, ODOL-Consultation and OSHA will continue the association through other types of cooperative initiatives. The triumvirate is pursing the possibility of a construction safety network cooperative initiative with AGC-HWY and AGC-Builders.

    The Alliance has improved relations with the construction industry, regulatory understanding and hazard control solutions.

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