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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
OSHA - OMAHA AREA OFFICE
THE METRO OMAHA BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
NEBRASKA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT – OSHA CONSULTATION
February 2007 – February 2008
I. Alliance Background
February 15, 2007
This Alliance was developed in order to address a significant problem in the residential construction industry. The Metro Omaha Builders Association serves as an advocate to over 700 area home builders, building material suppliers, and other related service providers involved in the residential construction sector. Through their vast network OSHA, MOBA, and Consultation intend to provide information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help home builders protect employees and subcontractors. Specific attention will focus on preventing exposure to fall hazards, electrocution hazards, and other hazards associated with the residential construction industry. Emphasis will also be placed on increasing access to information and training of the Spanish-speaking workforce in this sector. Goals of this agreement include:
Training and education:
02/15/2007 – 02/15/2008
II. Implementation Team Meetings
03/13/07 Planning for Home Builders Exposition
04/23/07 Planning for Fall Protection training
10/15/07 Planning for Fall Protection training
III. Training and Education
Training and Education
Events: The Omaha Area Office representatives conducted two training sessions for MOBA members, focusing on residential fall protection, ladder safety, and electrical safety. These sessions were attended by home builders and their sub-contractors.
Outreach and Communication
Events: Representatives of the Omaha Area Office and OSHA Consultation were afforded the opportunity to staff a booth with representatives of MOBA at the Omaha Home Builders Exposition, March 22 & 23, 2007.
The Omaha Area Office CAS provides information via e-mail to the MOBA representative, which is then forwarded throughout the MOBA membership. Information includes such things as regulatory updates, safety and health bulletins, fatality updates, newsletters, and training schedules that may be pertinent to the MOBA members.
IV. Upcoming Milestones
Another training program is scheduled for August, 2008.