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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Colorado
July 18, 2008

Alliance Background

The alliance was signed on May 18, 2006

Overview

The purpose of the alliance is to provide ABC members and others in the construction industry, including non-English or limited English speaking employees, with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect health and safety by addressing issues such as construction related hazard recognition and hazard prevention.

Implementation Team Members

Megan Meagher – OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist;
Allie Monroe - ABC Education Director;
David Myers – ABC Western Slope President and CEO

Contributors

Herb Gibson – OSHA Area Director
Raleigh Sorenson – Safety Director, FCI Constructors; ABC Safety Committee Chair

Evaluation Period

1 year (May 18, 2007 – May 18, 2008)

Implementation Team Meetings

10/16/07 – in person meeting at ABC offices in Grand Junction, CO
2/12/08 – in person meeting at ABC offices in Grand Junction, CO

Events and Products

Training and Education
  • Events

    10/16/07 – CAS provided Recordkeeping training to Western Slope ABC members and other employers sponsored by ABC Western Slope chapter

    2 OSHA 10 hour classes sponsored by ABC Western Slope in November 2007 and February 2008

    1st aid/CPR class held in February 2008

    Additional safety and health training classes scheduled on scaffolding, forklifts, fall protection and confined spaces.

  • Products

    N/A
Outreach and Communication
  • Events

    N/A

  • Products

    N/A
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
  • Events

    N/A

  • Products

    N/A
Results
 
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
 OSHA 10 hour class 32
 OSHA Recordkeeping 8
TOTAL 40

Challenges

The major challenge with the implementation of the ABC alliance this year was related to personnel turnover.
The Director of Education for the Western Slope ABC, who is the primary point of contact for the alliance, left for another opportunity and was not immediately replaced. When the new Director of Education arrived, she was not intimately familiar with the alliance or safety and health issues relevant to the industry.

Upcoming Milestones

The alliance has expired. A closeout meeting will be held with the ABC representatives to determine whether there is interest in forming another alliance that would mutually benefit both parties.