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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    September 02, 2008

    Overview

    To provide ADSC members and others in the foundation drilling industry, including small businesses and non-English or limited English speaking employees, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety. Federal OSHA Region IX, Cal/OSHA and the WCC-ADSC will focus on safety and health issues including, fall protection, silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards, and natural gas associated with drilling and tunneling.

    Implementation Team Members

    Peter Wilsey, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Federal OSHA
    Colin Perkins, Co-Chair, West Coast Chapter ADSC
    John Dillenburg - Executive Director, West Coast Chapter ADSC
    Ray Fassett - President, West Coast Chapter ADSC
    Bob Birdsall - Co-Chair, West Coast Chapter ADSC

    Contributors

    Alan Traenkner, Director, Analysis and Evaluation, Federal OSHA

    Evaluation Period

    September 2, 2008 to September 2, 2009


  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    On March 23, 2009, a conference call was conducted between to discuss training opportunities for Federal OSHA and CalOSHA CSHOs.
     
    On May 15, 2009, an annual meeting was conducted at the Holiday Inn, Sacramento, CA between Federal OSHA and the President, Executive Director, and two co-chairs.


  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Events

    The ADSC-WCC provided training for 2 Federal OSHA Compliance Officers and 4 CalOSHA Compliance Officers at the drill Operators Training Class, Local 3 Northern California in Rancho Murietta, CA from March 26 to 28, 2009. The classroom training included safety awareness, drilling tools and equipment, construction math, chemistry, and the history of drilling. The field training includes operating different drill rigs, and hands on slurry school.
     
    Federal OSHA and CalOSHA participated in the ADSC-WCC Annual Conference on May 15 at the Holiday Inn, Sacramento, CA. Peter Wilsey, Compliance Assistance Specialist, gave a presentation about the history of the alliance, examples of products created by alliances, and a description on developing alliance products. Mike Donlan, Senior Safety Engineer gave a presentation on hazards of the drill shaft industry.

    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    On May 15, Peter Wilsey set up and staffed a booth with Compliance Assistance products at ADSC-WCC Annual Conference on May 15 at the Holiday Inn, Sacramento, CA.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    Events

    Federal OSHA and CalOSHA participated in the ADSC-WCC Annual Conference on May 15 at the Holiday Inn, Sacramento, CA. Peter Wilsey, Compliance Assistance Specialist, gave a presentation about the history of the alliance, examples of products created by alliances, and a description on developing alliance products. Mike Donlan, Senior Safety Engineer gave a presentation on hazards of the drill shaft industry.


  4. Results

    The Alliance focused on cross-training opportunities between the Alliance members, the two OSHA agencies, as well as the California State Department of Transportation. The WCC-ADSC has provided a better understanding of what the Drill Shaft alliance members do in their line of work, and the OSHA Agencies provided training on the hazards of their type of work.
     
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Training by ADSC-WCC 6 CSHOs
    Training by FedOSHA 150 Attendees
    Training by CalOSHA 150 Attendees
    Conference 150 Attendees
    TOTAL 456

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    As part of the alliance, Federal OSHA intends to give a presentation at the October 23, 2009 NDOT Education Drill Shaft Meeting with the ADSC- WCC and NV DOT.