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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

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

March 9, 2015


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      February 25, 2008

    2. Dates Renewed

      June 29, 2011
      December 18, 2013

    3. Evaluation Period

      February 25, 2014 - February 24, 2015

    4. 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.

      Through the Alliance, the organizations will use relevant injury and illness data in their industry to help identify areas of emphasis for Alliance awareness, outreach, and communication activities. The Alliance will also explore and implement selected options to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alliance and measure the impact of its overall effort on improving workplace safety for employers and workers.

    5. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      Morgan Seuberling
      Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
      Lloyd "Jim" Boom*
      Office of Construction Services (OCS), Directorate Of Construction (DOC)
      Tony Mapes
      General Industry Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs
      Bruce Love
      Program Analyst, Office of Small Business Assistance, DCSP
      Michael Payne
      OCS, DOC

      SAIA

      Kevin O'Shea
      Hydro Mobile; Masterclimber Council Chair, SAIA
      Laurie Weber
      Executive Director, SAIA
      Marty Coughlin**
      Dependable Scaffolding & Equipment; President, 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

      Laborers' Union:

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

      * Lloyd "Jim" Boom served on the OSHA and SAIA Alliance Implementation Team until December 31, 2014.

      ** Marty Coughlin served on the OSHA and SAIA Alliance Implementation Team until May 31, 2014.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • May 12, 2014
    • September 17, 2014
    • January 21, 2015

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.

  3. Results

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

    These tables are best viewed on tablets, notebooks, or desktop computer screens.

    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 National Outreach Campaign Focusing on the Reporting Requirements

    SAIA's support included:

    • Published an article entitled "OSHA Update: New Reporting Requirements Start January 1" in the October/November issue of Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine.
    • Published an article entitled "New Reporting Requirements Start January 1" in the December/January issue of Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine.
    • Posted the OOC article on their SAIA Facebook page.
    • Submitted an email blast entitled "OSHA Update: New Reporting Requirements Start January 1" based on the OOC drop-in article.
    • Linked the OSHA web page on Reporting Requirements to their Alliance web page.
    Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements 35,000
    Other

    OSHA's 2014 National Outreach Campaign Focusing on the Prevention of Falls in Construction

    SAIA's support included:

    • Published an article entitled "Fall Protection Innovations Take on Worker Fatigue" in the January/February 2014 issue of Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine.
    • Hosted a Fall Prevention Stand-down on July 29, 2014, in Austin, Texas, during their 2014 SAIA Conference. OSHA Staff from Region VI participated in the event.
    • Provided a slider page on their homepage with a direct link to OSHA's outreach initiatives on the National Safety Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction.
    • Submitted an email blast May 28, 2014, announcing their support of OSHA's National Safety Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction. The email blast contained a video of Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor and a link to OSHA's webpage on the stop falls step-down campaign.
    • Published an article in the April 2014 issue of the SA Connection entitled "SAIA Supports OSHA's Stand-down Week" announcing support for the National Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction week.
    • Published three articles entitled "All Good Things," "Stand Down, Don't Fall," and "OSHA Talks" in the May/June 2014 issue of Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine. All three articles focus on OSHA's fall prevention in construction initiative.
    • Published an article in the June 2014 issue of the SA Connection entitled "Austin's Safety Stand Down Day Slated for July 29."  The blurb contained the OSHA video of Secretary Perez on the National Safety Stand-Down for Prevention of Falls in Construction.
    • Published an article entitled "Falls Costs, Safety Always Pays" in the July/August 2014 issue of Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine. The article focuses on OSHA's fall prevention in construction initiative and highlights the need for training temporary workers on fall prevention.
    • Hosted a Safety Stand-down for Fall Prevention in Houston, Texas, on October 17, 2014.
    Fall Prevention 60,405
    Other

    April 2014: SA Connection Newsletter

    SAIA published an article entitled "OSHA Revises Safety Standard for Power Line Work."  The article included links to the OSHA web page on Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Standard.

      10,000
    Other

    February 20, 2015: SAIA Email Blast

    SAIA submitted an email blast entitled "Settlement Resolving Legal Challenges to Final Rule Revising 29 CFR 1910.269 and 29 CFR Part 1926, Subpart V."  The email blast discusses the general industry and construction standards for electric power generation, transmission and distribution installations.

      10,000
     
    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 other scaffolding 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

    OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Meeting, Department of Labor, March 20, 2014,  Washington, DC

    Representatives from the SAIA Alliance participated in the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable (APCR) meeting in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants discussed compliance assistance resources to help address the National Stand-down on Fall Prevention in Construction and other safety and health hazards.

    Fall Protection Data Not Applicable
    Event

    OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Meeting, Department of Labor, September 30, 2014,  Washington, DC

    Representatives from the SAIA Alliance participated in the OSHA APCR meeting in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants discussed fall prevention products developed through the Roundtable.

    Fall Protection Data Not Applicable
     
    Outreach and Communication Goal 1: To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and the SAIA's Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Initiative Supported Number Reached
    Event

    Renew the OSHA and SAIA Alliance Agreement

    • The Alliance renewed the OSHA and SWR Institute Alliance agreement on December18, 2013.
    • SAIA published an article entitled "Aligned for Success" in the March/April 2014 issue of the Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine. The article discussed their Alliance renewal and goals for the Alliance.
      10,000
    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's electronic 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 93
    [Views per Month for the Alliance Web Page during 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, news releases, information on activities and events, and links to resources developed by SAIA through the Alliance Program.

      2,153
    [Views for the Alliance Web Page during Reporting Period.]
    Other

    Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine, July/August 2013 Issue

    SAIA published two articles entitled "OSHA and SAIA Alliance Develop Rolling Towers/Mobile Scaffold Tip Sheet" and "Safety from All Sides."

    Fall Protection 10,000
    Other

    August 13, 2013: SAIA News Press Release

    SAIA published a press release entitled "OSHA and Scaffold & Access Industry Association Alliance Develop Rolling Towers/Mobile Scaffold: Inspection, Maintenance, and Use Tip Sheet."

    Fall Protection 10,200
    Other

    September 10, 2013: SAIA News Press Release

    SAIA published a press release entitled "OSHA and Scaffold & Access Industry Association Alliance Develop Five Tip Sheets for Aerial Work Platform (AWP) Equipment."

    Fall Protection 10,200
    Other

    December 18, 2013: SAIA News Press Release

    SAIA published a press release entitled "OSHA renews alliance with Scaffold and Access Industry Association to protect workers from scaffold hazards."

    Alliance Program 10,200
     
    Outreach and Communication Goal 2: To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or SAIA's conferences, local meetings, or other regional events.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Initiative Supported Number Reached
    Event

    2014 SAIA Region VII Spring Meeting, April 29, 2014, St. Louis, Missouri

    Speaker:
    Mike Minicky, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region VII, St. Louis, Missouri Area Office, USDOL-OSHA.
    Presentation: "An OSHA Perspective- General Requirements Inspectors Look For on Job Sites."

    Fall Protection and Onsite Consultation 9
    Event

    2014 SAIA Region I Spring Meeting, May 9, 2014, Peabody, Massachusetts

    Speaker:
    Don Delikat, Environmental Engineer, Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards.
    Presentation: "OSHA Consultation Program."

    Speaker:
    Merrill MacInnis, Environmental Engineer,Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards.
    Presentation: "Scaffolding Specific Fall Protection and Safety."

    Fall Protection and Onsite Consultation 13
    Event

    2014 SAIA Annual Conference and Exposition, July 27-30, 2013, Austin, Texas

    Alliance Exhibit:
    Joann M. Natarajan, Industrial Hygienist, CAS, Region VI, Austin, TX, Area Office staffed the Alliance exhibit from July 29-30, 2014 in order to distribute OSHA publications and answer questions from conference attendees.

      77
    Event

    2014 SAIA Region VIII Toolbox Talks with OSHA, August 3, 2014, Denver, Colorado

    Speaker:
    Megan Meagher, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Denver, Colorado Regional Office, USDOL-OSHA.
    Presentation: "Onsite Consultation, Competent Person and Work Site Inspections."

    Onsite Consultation 14
    Event

    2014 SAIA Region III Toolbox Talks with OSHA, August 26, 2014, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Speaker:
    James Harrity, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; and Nicholas DeJesse, Assistant Area Director, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Area Office, USDOL-OSHA.
    Presentation: "Onsite Consultation, Competent Person and Work Site Inspections."

    Onsite Consultation 9
    Event

    2014 SAIA Region II Toolbox Talks with OSHA, September 19, 2014, East Elmhurst-Queens, New York

    Speaker:
    John Frowd, Compliance Assistant Specialist, Region II, Manhattan Area Office, USDOL-OSHA.
    Presentation: "Onsite Consultation, Competent Person and Work Site Inspections."

    Onsite Consultation 13
    Event

    2014 SAIA Region V Toolbox Talks with OSHA, September 25, 2014, Chicago, Illinois

    Speaker:
    James Martineck, Supervising Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, Region V, Calumet City Area Office, USDOL-OSHA.
    Presentation: "Onsite Consultation, Competent Person and Work Site Inspections."

    Onsite Consultation 11
     
    Outreach and 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 Number Reached
    Event

    2014 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 4-10, 2014

    SAIA support included:

    • SAIA linked to the 2013 NAOSH Week Web page
    • Distributed information on the event to SAIA members through email blasts.
      279
    Training

    SAIA's MCWP Best Practices Seminar to OSHA Staff, August 25, 2014, Boston, Massachusetts

    Speaker:
    Kevin O'Shea, Mastclimber Council Chair, SAIA

    Fall Protection 7
    Other

    Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine, September/October 2014 Issue

    SAIA published an article entitled "Mast Climber Best Practices for Jobsite Safety."

    Fall Protection in Construction 10,000
     
    TOTAL     179,706
  4. 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 AWP Checklists/Tip Sheets focusing on Safety Devices, Risk Assessment, and Selection of Proper Equipment. Through the Alliance, SIA will update the proposals for the Best Practices Seminars on both MCWPs and AWPs and develop a video of the seminars for distribution to OSHA staff. SAIA will also develop evaluation methods to determine the effectiveness of their training programs and Alliance-developed products and submit the results to OSHA.

    In addition, SAIA members will attend meetings of the APCR, when scheduled and contribute to the development of products through the roundtable. For completing their outreach goals, SAIA will provide OSHA with an Alliance exhibit at their 2015 Annual Convention and at the 2015 Committee Week Conference.

Report prepared by: Morgan Seuberling, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, March 9, 2015

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