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

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

October 15, 2004


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

Jean Petsch
Mike Connett
Doug Fletcher
Eldon Diedrichs
Executive Director
Consultation Project Manager

Evaluation Period

10/15/2005 – 10/27/2006

II. Implementation Team Meetings

Quarterly contacts are made electronically. The first meeting of this period was held in person, on December 14, to meet with the new AGC Executive Director, Jean Petsch. She indicated that she was interested in the possibility of continuing the Alliance but was in the process of strategic planning for the Association.

AGC is interested in the development of a 10-Hour Outreach program that can be offered on the AGC website. OSHA provided Ms. Petsch with contact information for the Office of Training and Education, as well as information about other on-line outreach program offerings.

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

AGC member safety directors participated in the initial OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach training program presented to students of the Omaha Public Schools – Construction Academy. The National AGC is one of the sponsors of this "Academy" and the OPS program is one of eight such programs being administered nation-wide. Eighteen junior class Construction Academy students received their 10-Hour OSHA Outreach completion card following the presentation of this program.

OSHA compliance officers also presented technical training (2 sessions) to approximately 70 construction safety directors who meet semi-annually as part of an AGC – Construction Safety Directors educational program. These day-long sessions give the safety directors an opportunity for continuing education on a variety of safety and business related topics. OSHA provided training on fall protection, construction fatalities, most frequently cited OSHA construction standards, and emerging issues affecting the construction industry.

IV. Results

Type of Activity
(Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Number of Individuals
Reached or Trained
04/13/06 – Construction Safety Directors Conference: construction fatality update, Most Frequently Cited Standards, emerging OSHA issues affecting construction 70
10/27/06 – Construction Safety Directors Conference: fall protection requirements for construction including a discussion on the use of warning lines while performing non-roofing activities. 70
Monthly electronic information distributed by Omaha Area Office. The e-mail information service includes the AGC E.D., as well as many of the participant safety directors. (This program became monthly approximately June 06; prior to that the distribution was intermittent). 292 – on AGC distribution list

IV. Upcoming Milestones

The AGC Alliance was scheduled to expire on 10/12/2006. Due to time and resource constraints on the part of all participants, the Alliance was allowed to expire. The semi-annual presentations to the Construction Safety Directors Conference will continue as will the OPS – Construction Academy training program.