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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
U.S. Department of Labor
And
The Oklahoma Municipal Contractors Association
And
The Oklahoma Department of Labor

March 30, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      March 30, 2016

    2. Evaluation Period

      March 30, 2016 – March 30, 2017

    3. Overview

      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).

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      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

      Alliance participant

      Jim King, President, Oklahoma Municipal Contractors Association
      Rick Moore, Executive Director, Oklahoma Municipal Contractors Association

  2. 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.

  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:
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Alliance ProductNo activities  
    DisseminationJorge Delucca sent Rick Moore an Article on Heat Illness Prevention for OMCA newsletter on July 17, 2016Heat Illness Prevention

    2500

    DisseminationJorge Delucca sent Rick Moore an OSHA email with New Resources and Information for the Construction IndustryRecommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction; Campaign for Safety & Health Programs; National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

    2500

    TrainingRick 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

    30

    Speech / PresentationAugust, the speaker the OMCA August 18 luncheon was Labor Commissioner Houston, and she talked about our alliance and her consultation services.OSHA consultation

    54

    Speech / PresentationJorge Delucca gave a presentation on OSHA Update for Fiscal Year 2016 at a OMCA meeting on 1/20/2017Worker fatalities in Oklahoma; silica standard; Record Keeping; REP and NEPs enforced in Oklahoma,;

    70

    DisseminationJorge Delucca sent article to Rick Moore on 2017 Fall Prevention National Stand Down on 3/8/2017Fall prevention in construction

    2500

    TrainingNo activity  
    OtherOn December 28, 2016, Jorge Delucca sent Rick Moore an article about fatalities in construction in Oklahoma for the OMCA newsletterConstruction fatalities

    2500

     
    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
    DisseminationMay / 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 membersTrenching & excavation safety
    Opportunities for OSHA compliance assistance

    2500

     
    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 awardsRick 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

    1000

     
    Outreach and Communication:
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    N/A   
     
    TOTAL  13,654
  4. Evaluations

    The alliance has resulted in a very positive relationship between OMCA member companies and OSHA. OMCA members benefit from a cooperative relationship with OSHA.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    1. OSHA invited members of OMCA to attend a free training on Heat Illness Prevention on June 7, 2017 in Oklahoma City.
    2. Alliance renewal is scheduled for March 30, 2018.
    3. 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.
  6. Report Prepared by:

    Jorge A. Delucca, MS, MA, CAIH - Compliance Assistance Specialist

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