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 7, 2018
March 30, 2016
March 30, 2017 – March 7, 2018
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
James Buck, Oklahoma Deputy Commissioner of Labor
Jason Hudson, Assistant Director, OSHA Consultation Division
Don Noble, President, Oklahoma Municipal Contractors Association
Rick Moore, Executive Director, Oklahoma Municipal Contractors Association
Implementation Team 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: Share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Alliance Product No activities Dissemination Jorge Delucca sent Rick Moore email about Skin Cancer Awareness for Construction Workers Webinar on 4/19/2017 Occupational health
Dissemination Jorge Delucca sent Rick Moore email on Worker’s Memorial Day on 4/24/2017 Worker’s Memorial Day
Dissemination Jorge Delucca sent Rick Moore email on Freefall prevention training on 4/25/2017 National Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction
Dissemination Jorge Delucca forwarded to Rick Moore email from USDOL-Wage and Hour Division on free compliance assistance seminars for employers on 7/13/2017
- Minimum Wage
- Record Keeping
- Youth Employment
- Bonuses and other Payments
- Common Violations
Dissemination Jorge Delucca sent Rick Moore email on new CPWR Hazard Alert Focusing on Heat Hazards on 7/14/2017 Heat illness prevention
Dissemination Jorge Delucca sent Rick Moore email on announcements of OSHA 10 and 30-hour compliance Spanish safety training on 9/17/2017 OSHA 10 and 30 hour construction safety training
Dissemination Jorge Delucca sent Rick Moore email on product safety notices from Genie on affected aerial work platforms on 9/11/2017 Fall protection
Dissemination Jorge Delucca sent Rick Moore email on free fall protection awareness training Fall protection
Dissemination Jorge Delucca sent Rick Moore email on OSHA silica Fact Sheets on 12/20/2017 Silica in construction
Dissemination Jorge Delucca sent Rick Moore email on Registration for OSHA Construction Safety & Health Conference on 1/25/2018 Construction safety & health
Dissemination Jorge Delucca sent Rick Moore email on engineering controls for silica exposures for fiber cement industries on 1/31/2018 Engineering controls for silica
Dissemination Jorge Delucca sent Rick Moore email on free presentation about silica exposures in the workplace on 1/31/2018 Silica in construction
Speech/Presentation On November 16, 2017 the Labor Commissioner Melissa Houston talked about the OMCA alliance and safety to OMCA membership OSHA consultation
Other N/A Activity Type Training and Education The Oklahoma Municipal Contractors Association conducted a four hour training for members who need continued education. The training included an hour of heat stress and two hour training of trench safety.
The alliance has resulted in a very positive relationship between OMCA member companies and OSHA. OMCA members benefit from a cooperative relationship with OSHA.
- Alliance renewal is due April 3, 2018.
- National Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, May 7-11, 2018
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
Oklahoma City Area Office