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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Kansas City Regional, and Kansas City, St. Louis and Wichita Area Offices
Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Heart of America Chapter (ABC-HOA)

Evaluation period: January 15, 2018 – January 15, 2019

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed: March 16, 2017

    2. Alliance Effective Dates: March 16, 2017 – March 16, 2019

    3. Overview

      OSHA and The Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.-Heart of America (ABC-HOA) established the Alliance to create a collaborative relationship to foster safety and more healthful American workplaces. The Alliance goals are to provide ABC-HOA, chapter members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect the health and safety of workers. Particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to struck-by, falls, caught in between, electrical hazards, addressing construction and industrial contractor issues, and understanding the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). In developing the Alliance goals, OSHA and ABC-HOA, recognizes that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

    4. Implementation Team Members

      Karena Lorek - Area Director, OSHA Region 7, Kansas City Area Office

      Alliance participants
      Michele Roberts-Bauer, Chapter President - ABC-HOA
      Brian Johnson, Safety Council Chairman, - ABC-HOA

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    The members of the implementation team did not meet during this last year. There was no communication between the participants of the alliance. The Kansas City Area Office will not be renewing this alliance.

  3. Events and Products

    ABC-HOA completed the following events and products but OSHA had no participation in any of these events.

    Training and Education

    • OSHA publications and information provided to Alliance membership.
    • OSHA 10 hour training sessions conducted on multiple occasions. (See below)
    • ABC-HOA members were encouraged to submit STEP (Safety Training and Evaluation Form) documentation with company safety assessments and statistics.


    • ABC leadership provides the ABC Year in Review booklet, which reinforces a zero-incident philosophy.
    • OSHA initiatives addressed through hand out materials made available to membership.

    Outreach and Communication

    • 3/2/2017 ABC Career Fair in KC for High Schools & Trade Schools – Safety Session

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • Support of National Safety Stand Down Week
    • Quarterly safety awareness articles published in membership newsletters, "Merit Shop Reporter".
    • Promote the Safety Performance Report that provides information on how lagging and leading indicators impact overall Safety Results
  4. Results



    Number of Attendees

    OSHA 10 Hour CourseDecember 11-12, 20188
    Skid Loader TrainingOctober 10, 201812
    OSHA 10 Hour CourseAugust 20-21, 20189
    OSHA 10 Hour CourseAugust 14-15, 201836
    Skid Loader TrainingJune 18, 201812
    OSHA 10 Hour CourseMay 5-6, 201812
    OSHA 10 Hour CourseApril 17-18, 20188
    First Aid & CPR, AEDApril 3, 201910
    OSHA 10 Hour, Basic Safety Cohort 2April 2 - May 18, 201811
    OSHA 10 Hour, Basic Safety Cohort 1March 18 - April 30, 20185
    ABC Career Fair Day - Separate Safety Demo PPE Presentation to YouthMarch 2, 201830
    Scissor Lift TrainingFebruary 27, 20189
    OSHA 10 Hour CourseFebruary 12-13, 201821
    OSHA 10 Hour CourseJanuary 10-11, 201811
    Totals 194
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    This alliance expired in March 2019. Since ABC-HOA had no contact with OSHA during the last year, OSHA has decided not to renew the alliance. A member of ABC-HOA was contacted by phone and a follow up email was sent to inform the Association of the decision not to renew. There has been no response from the Association.

Report prepared by:
Michele Roberts-Bauer, Chapter President - ABC-HOA
Jo Beth Cholmondeley, Alliance Coordinator - OSHA Region 7, Regional Office

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