ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
U.S. Department of Labor
The Oklahoma Municipal Contractors Association
The Oklahoma Department of Labor
March 30, 2017
March 30, 2016
March 30, 2016 – March 30, 2017
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), The Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL), OSHA Consultation Division, and The Oklahoma Municipal Contractors Association (OMCA) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and OMCA hereby form an Alliance to provide OMCA members 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 excavation hazards, struck-by and crushed-by hazards, exposure to silica, confined space hazards, heat and cold related illnesses, and other issues and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).
Implementation Team Members
David Bates, Oklahoma City Area Director
Jorge Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist
Oklahoma Department of Labor
Melissa McLawhorn Houston, Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor
Diana Jones, Director, OSHA Consultation Division
Paul Peppers, Assistant Director, OSHA Consultation
Jim King, President, Oklahoma Municipal Contractors Association
Rick Moore, Executive Director, Oklahoma Municipal Contractors Association
Implementation Team Meetings
- January 6, 2016: Meeting to plan alliance with OMCA members, David Bates, Jorge Delucca and Paul Peppers
- March 30, 2016: Alliance signing
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: Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Alliance Product No activities Dissemination Jorge Delucca sent Rick Moore an Article on Heat Illness Prevention for OMCA newsletter on July 17, 2016 Heat Illness Prevention
Dissemination Jorge Delucca sent Rick Moore an OSHA email with New Resources and Information for the Construction Industry Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction; Campaign for Safety & Health Programs; National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction
Training Rick Moore sponsored a 4 hour workshop for OMCA members who have water licenses to satisfy the DEQ requirement for continuing education which had one hour of heat stress awareness, two hours of trenching/shoring/excavation training, Heat stress prevention
Trenching and excavation safety
Speech / Presentation August, the speaker the OMCA August 18 luncheon was Labor Commissioner Houston, and she talked about our alliance and her consultation services. OSHA consultation
Speech / Presentation Jorge Delucca gave a presentation on OSHA Update for Fiscal Year 2016 at a OMCA meeting on 1/20/2017 Worker fatalities in Oklahoma; silica standard; Record Keeping; REP and NEPs enforced in Oklahoma,;
Dissemination Jorge Delucca sent article to Rick Moore on 2017 Fall Prevention National Stand Down on 3/8/2017 Fall prevention in construction
Training No activity Other On December 28, 2016, Jorge Delucca sent Rick Moore an article about fatalities in construction in Oklahoma for the OMCA newsletter Construction fatalities
Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: Share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Dissemination May / June edition of Towntalk, Rick Moore ran Jorge Delucca's article on Trenching & Excavation Safety, the story on the Alliance signing and the story on the DEQ training. Rick Moore forwards to members with comments such as, "OSHA training notices" or FYI, so OSHA messages are received by the members Trenching & excavation safety
Opportunities for OSHA compliance assistance
Training and Education: Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached N/A Training and Education: Share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Safety awards Rick Moore gives safety awards at the OMCA July meeting each year, we have the members send in their OSHA 300 logs and we judge in categories based on hours worked, such as: Under 50,000 hours, 50,000 - 75,000 hours, 75,000 - 100,000 hours, etc. The awards are sponsored by Anderson Safety. Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction
Outreach and Communication: Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached N/A TOTAL 13,654
The alliance has resulted in a very positive relationship between OMCA member companies and OSHA. OMCA members benefit from a cooperative relationship with OSHA.
- OSHA invited members of OMCA to attend a free training on Heat Illness Prevention on June 7, 2017 in Oklahoma City.
- Alliance renewal is scheduled for March 30, 2018.
- This year, in 2017, OMCA has begun working with Oklahoma City Community College to put together a degree program for construction safety. OMCA is meeting with the college president to put that together. Estimated time for completion will be 2019.
Report Prepared by:
Jorge A. Delucca, MS, MA, CAIH - Compliance Assistance Specialist