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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the Scaffold & Access Industry Association, Inc. (SAIA)

April 21, 2016


  1. Alliance Background

    1.  Date Signed
    2. February 25, 2008

    3. Dates Renewed
    4. June 29, 2011
      December 18, 2013

    5. Evaluation Period
    6. February 25, 2015 - February 24, 2016

    7. Overview

      The OSHA and SAIA Alliance focuses on providing SAIA's members and others in the construction industry, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will continue to address the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing fall and caught-in-between hazards and by addressing issues related to frame scaffold, mast climbing scaffold, suspended scaffold, and aerial lift equipment.

    8. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      Morgan Seuberling* Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
      Bill Willson** Program Analyst, OOSA, DCSP
      Tony Mapes General Industry Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs
      Bruce Love Program Analyst, Office of Small Business Assistance, DCSP
      Michael Payne Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction

      SAIA

      Kevin O’Shea Hydro Mobile; Masterclimber Council Chair, SAIA
      Laurie Weber*** Executive Director, SAIA
      James Hinton EZ Scaffold Company; Worker Representative, SAIA
      Mike Russell Powerclimber; President-Elect, SAIA
      Ted Beville Safeway Services; Construction Hoist Council Co-Chair, SAIA
      Michael Paladino Eagle Scaffolding Services, Inc: Board of Directors, SAIA
      Teresa Kee NES Rentals; AWP Council Co-Chair, SAIA
      Paula Manning Century Elevators; Secretary, SAIA
      Granville Loar

      Executive Director, SAIA

      Laborers’ Union:

      Travis Parsons Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America, LiUNA

       

      *Morgan Seuberling served as the Alliance Coordinator until April 1, 2015.  Morgan Seuberling returned as the Alliance Coordinator on February 1, 2016.

      **Bill Willson served as the Alliance Coordinator from April 1, 2015 until December 31, 2015.

      ***Laurie Weber served on the OSHA and SAIA Alliance Implementation Team until October 31, 2015.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • No Alliance Team Meetings were held during the timeframe of this report.
  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance’s activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives Goal 1: To share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Initiative Supported

    Number Reached

    Other

    OSHA’s 2015 National Outreach Campaign Focusing on the Prevention of Falls in Construction

    SAIA support included:

    Partnered with other organizations for a Fall Prevention Safety Day on May 12, 2015, in Houston, Texas.  Consisted of Fall Prevention presentations and demonstrations with 167 attendees.

    • Posted a Houston Fall Prevention Safety Day Web page with links to resources and registration.
    • Posted information on the event to the SAIA website with links to the OSHA Construction Fall Stand-down Web page.
    • Submitted an invitation to the OSHA Region VI Area Director to participate at the event. 

    Fall Prevention

    167

    Other

    April 21, 2015: SAIA News Press Release

    • SAIA published a press release entitled “OSHA 2015 Stand Down.” 

    Fall Protection

    10,200

     

    Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives Goal 2: To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on fall, caught-in-between, and otherscaffolding related hazards to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Initiative Supported

    Number Reached

    Event

    Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, March 19, 2015, Washington, DC.

    • Laurie Weber and Ted Beville represented SAIA at the event.

    Fall Protection

    Not Applicable

    Event

    Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, September 10, 2015, Washington, DC.

    • Laurie Weber and Kevin O’Shea represented SAIA at the event.

    Fall Protection

    Not Applicable

     

    Out reachand Communication Goal 1: Todevelop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print andelectronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and the SAIA's Websites) to employers and workers in the industry.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Initiative Supported

    Number Reached

    Product

    SAIA and OSHA Alliance Web Page

    SAIA maintains the SAIA and OSHA Alliance Web page on its Website. Information includes links to the Alliance agreement and OSHA’selectronic assistance tools.  In addition, the page features links to products developed by SAIA through the Alliance Program, including the Mast Climber and Transport Platform (MCWP) resources.  SAIA includes OSHA initiatives on the Web page such as the Falls in Construction initiative, with resources, information, and links to the OSHA Web pages. 

    Falls in Construction

    4,718

    [Tip Sheet Downloads for the Alliance Web Pageduring Reporting Period.]

    Product

    OSHA and SAIA Alliance Web Page

    OSHA maintains the OSHA and SAIA Alliance Web page that is posted on the OSHA Website.  The page includes the Alliance agreement, renewal agreements, annual reports, and links to resources developed by SAIA through the Alliance Program. 

     

    1,508

    [Views for the Alliance Web Page during ReportingPeriod.]

     

     

    Outreach and Communication Goal 2: To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or SAIA’s conferences, local meetings, or otherregional events.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Initiative Supported

    Number Reached

    Exhibit

    SAIA 2015 Committee Week February 2015, Savannah, GA

    • SAIA Alliance team members staffed an exhibit and distributed products developed through the OSHA and SAIA Alliance to industry safety and health professionals that attended the exhibit during the event.

     

     

    Not Available

    Speech/ Presentation

    SAIA 2015 Annual Convention & Exposition July 2015, Philadelphia, PA

    • Matt McKernan, Fall Protection Equipment Council Chair, SAIA, gave a presentation on “Fall Protection Inspection”.

    Fall Prevention

    485

    Exhibit

    SAIA 2015 Annual Convention & Exposition July 2015, Philadelphia, PA

    • SAIA Alliance team members staffed an exhibit and distributed products developed through the OSHA and SAIA Alliance to industry safety and health professionals that attended the exhibit during the event.

     

    215

    Exhibit

    SAIA World of Concrete, February 14-17, 2016, LasVegas, NV

    • SAIA Alliance team members staffed an exhibit and distributed products developed through the OSHA and SAIA Alliance to industry safety and health professionals that attended the exhibit during the event.

     

    Not Available

    Exhibit

    SAIA Committee Week, February 14-17, 2016, Savannah, GA

    • SAIA Alliance team members staffed an exhibit and distributed products developed through the OSHA and SAIA Alliance to industry safety and health professionals that attended the exhibit during the event.

     

    Not Available

     

    Out reachand Communication Goal 3: To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding SAIA's good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Initiative Supported

    NumberReached

    Dissemination

    OSHA Tip Sheet on Transport Platforms

    • Completed and provided in video format andawaiting approval from OSHA to move forward with remainder.  Upon approval of design/format, the remaining ones will be produced.

     

    Not Applicable

    Other

    Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine, September/October 2015 Issue
     

    • SAIA published an article entitled “ The Do’s and Don’ts of an OSHA Inspection.” 

     

    2,000 Print
    5,000 Digital

     

    TOTAL

     

     

    24,293

  4. Evaluations

    SAIA did not submit results for evaluations performed during the reporting period.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    In the upcoming year, OSHA and SAIA plan to undertake several additional projects through the Alliance to provide information, guidance and access to training resources on safety and health issues in the construction industry. For example, SAIA will complete and publish the Aerial Work Platform (AWP) Checklist focusing on Safety Devices, Risk Assessment, and Selection of Proper Equipment.   SAIA will also submit a proposal for a Best Practices Seminars on AWPs for OSHA staff.  In addition, SAIA will develop evaluation methods to determine the effectiveness of their training programs and submit the results to OSHA.

    Lastly, SAIA members will attend meetings of the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, when scheduled and contribute to the development of products through the events. For completing their outreach goals, SAIA will provide OSHA with an Alliance exhibit at their 2016 Annual Convention and at the 2017 Committee Week Conference.

    Report prepared by: Morgan Seuberling, Senior Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, April 21, 2016

    Activity Types:

    Alliance Product: Products (e.g., fact sheets, videos, toolbox talks) developed by Alliance participants as part of the Alliance.  These are not OSHA products. 

    Dissemination: An Alliance participant sends OSHA information, Alliance products, or other safety and health information to its stakeholders.  This includes information sent by email or social media (Facebook, Twitter), and information included in newsletters and other publications.  It also includes hits on the Alliance participant’s or OSHA’s Web page.

    Evaluation: Any efforts by the Alliance participant to evaluate the effectiveness of an Alliance activity or the Alliance as a whole.

    Event: Participation in events such as the Construction Roundtable and NAOSH Week.

    Exhibit: OSHA exhibits at events sponsored by the Alliance participant.

    OSHA Product Review:  Review of an OSHA product by an Alliance participant.  For example, an Alliance participant may provide technical comments on an OSHA eTool or publication. The review itself is considered the Alliance activity.

    Speech/Presentation: Speeches or presentation by OSHA staff at events sponsored by the Alliance participant.

    Training: This includes best practice seminars or other training that Alliance participants provide for OSHA staff.  It also includes training for workers/employers/others by Alliance participants.

    Other: Use this if an activity does not fit into one of the other categories.

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis :

    • Agriculture
    • Asian American/Pacific Islander Workers
    • Construction
    • Ergonomics
    • Fall Prevention
    • Hazard Communication/Chemicals
    • Health Care
    • Heat Illness Prevention
    • Hispanic/Latino Workers
    • Maritime
    • Oil and Gas
    • Small Business
    • Temporary Workers
    • Transportation
    • Young Workers
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