OSHA established the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable to bring Construction-related Alliance Program participants together to discuss and share information on workplace safety and health. Through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, participants develop and share construction-related compliance assistance tools and other resources for workers and employers. [Learn More...]
In 2004, OSHA recognized that a number of Alliance Program participants shared a common interest in construction-related topics and issues. As a result, the Agency formed the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable to provide participants with the opportunity to share construction-related information about Alliance-related activities and successes, network with others in the Program, and develop compliance assistance tools and resources.
Initially, Fall Protection and Design for Safety (DFS) Workgroups were established. The Workgroups met regularly and developed and disseminated construction-related compliance assistance tools and other resources to employers and workers. Over time, the Workgroups began to meet jointly and work on joint projects. At the November 19, 2009, Construction Roundtable meeting,
the group agreed to discontinue the Fall Protection and DFS Workgroups to more broadly focus on safety and health issues and trends in the construction industry.
For information on the efforts of the Workgroups, please see the meeting notes.
Representatives from industry, labor, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health joined Debbie Berkowitz (front row), Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, at an OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting on March 20, 2014, at the Frances Perkins Building.
Other Design for Safety and Fall Protection Resources
Prevention of Strains, Sprains, and Material Handling Injuries in Construction (PPSX*) and (PDF*). Through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, participants developed a slide presentation on the prevention of strains, sprains, and material handling injuries in construction. (2010, July).
Prevention of Fall Fatalities and Injuries in Construction (PPT*) and Spanish (PPT*). Through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, participants developed a slide presentation focusing on the top causes of falls in the construction industry and providing fall prevention guidance for design engineers, contractors, and workers. (2008, October; Spanish translation 2009, April)
Ladder Safety Toolbox Talks. Through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, participants developed a series of toolbox talks focusing on ladder safety. (2007, October; Spanish Translation 2011, July):
Fall Protection Slide Presentation. Through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, participants developed a slide presentation addressing fall protection issues in the construction industry including fall protection systems. (2007, June; Spanish translation 2009, April)
Design for Construction Safety 2-4 Hour Course (PPT*). Through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, participants developed "Design for Safety 2-4 Hour Course." The course provides design and construction professionals with skills to identify construction safety hazards and technical information about designing for safety, including case studies. (2006, September)
Design for Construction Safety Web site. Through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, participants developed a Design for Safety Web site to provide information on prevention through design. (2005, September)
Fall Protection Safety Tips Sheets for Employers and Employees. Through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, participants developed Tips Sheets for employers and workers that describe general safety tips to help prevent fall-related injuries. (2005, May)
Activities and Events Conducted Through the Roundtable
June 4, 2009: American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo, Toronto, Canada.
John Mroszczyk, ASSE, presented "The Process of Prevention Through Design: An Overview."
November 18, 2008: ASSE's New England Chapter Professional Development Conference, Worcester, Massachusetts.
John Mroszczyk, ASSE, presented "Prevention of Fall Fatalities and Injuries in Construction," to 40 attendees.
June 11, 2008: ASSE's Professional Development Conference, Safety 2008, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Lee Anne Jillings, then-Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, DCSP, USDOL-OSHA; Danezza Quinterro, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services, DOC, USDOL-OSHA; Bradley D. Giles, Vice President, Washington Division of URS Corporation, Boise, Idaho; and Michael Behm, Assistant Professor, East Carolina University; presented "Incorporating Safety into Your Company's Design Build Process."
June 10, 2008: ASSE's Professional Development Conference, Safety 2008, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. John Mroszczyk, ASSE, presented "Designing for Construction Worker Safety- Recent Activity and Available Resources for Designers."
May 15, 2008: 6th International Conference on Occupational Risk Prevention 2008, A Coruna, Spain: John Mroszczyk, ASSE, presented "The Future of the Safety Engineering Profession in the US."
March 9-11, 2008: W99 Working Commission 14th Rinker International Conference -- Evolution of and Directions in Construction Safety & Health, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
March 10, 2008: John Gambatese, Member, Construction Institute - American Society of Civil Engineers (CI-ASCE), presented "Design for Construction Safety" to 20 academics and educators.
March 7, 2008: ASSE’s St. Louis Chapter Professional Development Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.
John Mroszczyk, ASSE, presented "Designing for Construction Safety 2-4 Hour Course."
February 12-14, 2008: 18th Annual Construction Safety Conference and Expo, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois.
February 12, 2008: T. Michael Toole and John Gambatese, CI-ASCE, presented "The Future of Design for Construction Safety."
January 16, 2008: Kentucky's Second Annual Conference on Construction Safety, Crowne Plaza Lexington-The Campbell House, Lexington, Kentucky.
John Mroszczyk, ASSE, presented "Designing for Construction Safety" to 35 attendees.
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