Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region VII


I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

October 15, 2004

Overview

This Alliance establishes an agreement between parties to provide AGC members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to fall, electrocution, struck by, caught in and construction amputation hazards.

Training and education:

  • Develop training and education programs on hazards including falls from heights, electrical, caught in, struck by, and construction amputation hazards.

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour courses.

  • Develop workplace safety and health curricula on the hazards identified in this alliance.

Outreach and communication:

  • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic tools and links from OSHA’s, AGC’s and Consultation’s Web sites.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at AGC conferences or local meetings.

  • Cross-train OSHA and Consultation personnel and industry safety and health professionals in AGC’s best practices or effective approaches, as jointly determined by OSHA, AGC and Consultation.

  • Promote and encourage AGC members’ or worksites’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and SHARP.

  • Share information on best practices, as jointly determined by all parties of the alliance of AGC worksites with others in the industry and publicize the results through outreach by AGC and through OSHA, AGC or Consultation’s developed training programs and materials.

Implementation Team Members

  • Walt Broer - Executive Director, AGC

  • Bonita Winingham - Strategic Team Leader, OSHA

  • Eldon Diedrichs - Consultation Project Manager, 21(d)

Evaluation Period

10/15/2004 – 10/15/2005

II. Implementation Team Meetings

Quarterly meetings are held. The first meeting was held in April when a 1 year action plan was developed for the Alliance. OSHA will provide assistance for OSHA 30 hour courses upon request (No requests to date). Articles will be submitted to AGC for their newsletter. To date fatality statistics for the state of Nebraska, Construction industry fatality statistics for Nebraska and information on youth safety have been submitted to AGC and included in their newsletter. The youth safety article was developed in conjunction with Wage and Hour.

Training sessions were coordinated and employer round tables were also discussed. The development of a safety CD has also been discussed.

Additional meetings were held on July 6, 2005 and September 14, 2005.

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

AGC in conjunction with Omaha Public School System (OPS) provided training to the Omaha OSHA staff on the Construction Career Academy. This Academy is part of OPS and provides hands on training in the construction field, in addition to book work which is tailored to the construction industry. OSHA also has an Alliance with the OPS Construction Career Academy.

IV. Results

Type of Activity
(Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Number of Individuals
Reached or Trained
On October 14, 2004 a presentation was made to AGC safety directors. This presentation covered the fatality data for Nebraska from 2000 to 2003. In addition to the fatality statistics, a discussion was held regarding the Agency Strategic Plan and what partnership and alliances were currently ongoing in the state of Nebraska. We also discussed what programs were planned for FY 05. 50
Provided two presentations at the AGC Construction Industry Day. These presentations also covered the Agency Strategic Plan in addition to Nebraska partnerships and alliances. 25
Presentation at the AGC Council meeting. This was an OSHA update. 20
Construction Safety Directors meeting we provided a fatality update and held a discussion on current alliances 25
Held an employer roundtable in Omaha with Construction employers in the area. 10
Held an employer roundtable in Grand Island, NE with Construction employers in the area. 10
Articles on construction fatalities, youth safety and other information from the electronic information network that the Omaha Area currently has. The Electronic Information Network is an e-mail system established where informational e-mails are sent out to employers, associations, chambers of commerce and many others. AGC incorporates information from these e-mails into their newsletters. 292 – on AGC distribution list
AGC coordinated OSHA having a booth at the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Career Fair. OSHA had a booth which provided safety and health information to students in attendance. 200

V. Upcoming Milestones

The Executive Director has stepped down and there is a new executive director. We will continue to provide information to AGC for their newsletter and we will also continue to work on the Safety CD. The first meeting with the new executive director is scheduled for December 14, 2005. We have discussed working with AGC to get involved with their student AGC chapters.