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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

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

March 14, 2017


  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, 2016 - February 24, 2017

    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 Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
      Tony Mapes Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, General Industry Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs
      Bruce Love Program Analyst, Office of Small Business Assistance, DCSP
      Courtney Murray Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services (OCS), Directorate of Construction (DOC)
      Damon Bonneau Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, OCS, DOC

      SAIA

      Kevin O’Shea Hydro Mobile; Mastclimber Council Chair, SAIA
      Granville Loar Executive Director, SAIA
      Mike Russell Powerclimber; Immediate Past-President, SAIA
      James Hinton EZ Scaffold Company; Worker Representative, SAIA
      Michael Paladino Eagle Scaffolding Services, Inc.; Board of Directors, SAIA
      Ted Beville PERI Formwork Systems, Inc.; Vice President, SAIA
      Teresa Kee NES Rentals; AWP Council Co-Chair, SAIA
      Paula Manning Century Elevators; President, SAIA
      James Holcomb Crom Equipment Rentals (CER); President-Elect, SAIA

      Laborers’ Union:

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

       

  2. Implementation Team Meetings
    • February 29, 2016
    • July 25, 2016
    • February 22, 2017
  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: 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 Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    Other

    OSHA’s 2016 National Outreach Campaign Focusing on the Prevention of Falls in Construction

    SAIA support included:

    • On May 3, 2016, SAIA partnered with other organizations and TNT Crane Rental in the Houston area for a Fall Prevention Safety Day. There were 98 individuals that attend the event which had 4 topic presentations and 6 demonstration stations on PPE and Ladders. Region VI Area Director, Mark Briggs, participated in the event.
    • Posted information on the event to the SAIA website with links to OSHA’s resources and registration for the Fall Prevention Safety Day.
    • Distributed a flyer entitled Houston Fall Prevention Safety Day to the Houston area fire departments with information on the event.
    • Disseminated information on their Houston Stand-down on April 20, 2016 with an email blast submitted to 1,257 recipients with a 37% open rate on the emails and also submitted information on the National Fall Prevention Stand-down with an email blast submitted to 7,247 recipients with a 19% open rate on the emails.
    Fall Protection 8,602
    Other

    OSHA’s 2016 National Outreach Campaign Focusing on Heat Illness Prevention

    SAIA support included:

    • Distributed information and OSHA resources to 396 during the SAIA Annual Conference.
    • Disseminated information on Heat Awareness in an email blast to 6,803 recipients with a 25% open rate on the emails.
    Heat Illness Prevention 7,199
    Other

    OSHA’s National Outreach Campaign Focusing on Silica

    SAIA support included:

    • Distributed information and OSHA resources to 396 attendees during the SAIA Annual Conference.
    Silica 396
    Dissemination

    OSHA’s Outreach Campaign Focusing on the Working Walking Surfaces Rule

    SAIA support included:

    • Post on Facebook February 28, 2017-Walking Working Surface: OSHA’s New Final Rule.
    • During the 2017 SAIA Committee Week Darrell Domokos, SAIA Industrial Council Chair, gave a presentation entitled “Highlight Feature: Walking Working Surfaces” to 150 attendees.
    • SAIA published an article entitled “OSHA Issues New Regulations.” The article discusses the WWS rule in the January/February 2017 Issue of their Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine which is distributed to 2,000 in print and 5,000 digital.
    Working, Walking Surfaces 72 Followers

    150 Attendees at Conference

    2,000 Print
    5,000 Digital
    Dissemination

    Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine, June 2016 Issue

    • SAIA published an article entitled “OSHA Issues Hazard Alert on Scissor Lifts.”
    Fall Protection 2,000 Print
    5,000 Digital
    Dissemination

    Access, Lift & Handlers Magazine, July2016 Issue

    • SAIA published an article entitled “Mast Climbing Work Platforms-Proper Training, Proper Installation.”
    Fall Protection 2,000 Print
    5,000 Digital
    Dissemination

    Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine, August 2016 Issue

    • SAIA published an article entitled “OSHA’s Final Rule That Requires Electronic Submission of Injury Data Takes Effect August 10, 2016.”
    Fall Protection 2,000 Print
    5,000 Digital
    Dissemination

    Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine, September/October 2016 Issue

    • SAIA published an article entitled “Mast Climber Inspection and Maintenance are Both Vital-Are They Being Done Properly?”
    Fall Protection 2,000 Print
    5,000 Digital
    Dissemination

    Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine, November/December 2016 Issue

    • SAIA published two articles entitled “Top 10 OSHA Citations for 2016: New Recommendations for Safety Program” and “Safety Score Card: OSHA and MSHA Penalties Significantly Increased.”
    Health and Safety Programs 2,000 Print
    5,000 Digital
    Dissemination

    Facebook Page: November 2, 2016

    • How Fall Protection Has Changed Dramatically Over the Decades
    Fall Protection 78 Followers
    Dissemination

    Facebook Page: December 5, 2016

    • OSHA Issues Recommended Practices for Construction OSH Programs
    128 Followers
    Dissemination

    Facebook Page: December 21, 2016

    • OSHA: Worker Health and Safety Should Be an Integral Part of Sustainability Efforts
    50 Followers
    Dissemination

    Facebook Page: January 30, 2017

    • OSHA's training requirement, OSHA 29 CFR 1926.454(a) Reminder
    395 Followers

     

    Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: 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 Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    Event

    Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, March 24, 2016, Washington, DC.

    • Granville Loar and Ted Beville represented SAIA at the event.

    Fall Protection

    Not Applicable

    Event

    Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, September 15, 2016, Washington, DC.

    • Granville Loar represented SAIA at the event.

    Fall Protection

    Not Applicable

     

    Outreach and Communication: 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 Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    Alliance Product Fall Protection TBD
    Alliance Product Fall Protection TBD
    OSHA Product Review Fall Protection
    Dissemination

    SAIA Alliance Product Web Page Views February 2016-August 2016

    • AWP-Prestart Safety Checklist- 28 views
    • AWP Rescue Plans-16 views
    • AWP Risk Assessment-29 views
    • AWP System Equipment-51 views
    • AWP Jobsite Checklist-11 views
    • AWP Selecting Proper Equipment-1 view
    [136 Page Views February 2016-August 2016]
    Dissemination

    SAIA Alliance Product Web Page Views August 2016-February 2017

    • AWP-Prestart Safety Checklist- 127 views
    • AWP Rescue Plans- 94 views
    • AWP Risk Assessment-67 views
    • AWP System Equipment- 17 views
    • AWP Jobsite Checklist- 73 views
    • AWP Selecting Proper Equipment- 23 views
    [401 Page Views August 2016-February 2017]
    Dissemination

    SAIA and OSHA Alliance Web Page

    SAIA maintains an Alliance Web page on its Website with information on the Alliance agreement, links to OSHA’s electronic assistance tools, and links to products developed by SAIA through the Alliance Program.

    [537 Page Views February 2016-February 2017]
    Dissemination

    OSHA and SAIA Institute 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.

    743 Page Views

     

    Outreach and Communication: To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or SAIA's conferences, local meetings, or other regional events.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    Speech/ Presentation

    OSHA Consultation Conference, May 19, 2016, Kansas City, Kansas

    • SAIA provided two workshops on scaffolding safety to attendees at the OSHA Consultation Conference. Additionally, the morning session was made available through OSHA's website as a webcast.
    Small Business 37 [In Person]

    Exhibit

    SAIA Annual Conference and Exposition, July 10-13, 2016, Indianapolis, Indiana

    • SAIA provided exhibit and OSHA staff from Region V distributed OSHA and SAIA materials.
    396

    Exhibit

    ANSI A92 Annual Meeting, October 23-26, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada

    • SAIA provided exhibit and OSHA staff from Region IX distributed OSHA and SAIA materials.
    150

    Exhibit

    World of Concrete, January 16-20, 2017, Galveston, Texas

    • SAIA provided exhibit and distributed OSHA and SAIA materials.
    150

    Exhibit

    2017 SAIA Committee Week, February 12-15, 2017, Galveston, Texas

    • SAIA provided exhibit and James Shelton, Region VI, distributed OSHA and SAIA materials.
    85,000

     

    Outreach and Communication: 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 Areas of Emphasis Supported

    NumberReached

    Training

    SAIA’s MCWP Best Practices Seminar to Region IX OSHA Staff, April 14, 2016, Richland, Washington

    Speaker:
    Kevin O’Shea, Mastclimber Council Chair, SAIA, presented the classroom section of the training.

    Fall Protection 35

     

    TOTAL

     

     

    146,655
  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 SAIA Transport Platforms video. SAIA plans to develop videos based on their Alliance-developed tip sheets for Rescue Plan for Aerial Work Platform (AWP), Selecting and Implementing a Fall Protection System for AWP, and AWP Pre-Start Safety Checklist.

    SAIA will also partner to support OSHA’s National “Safe & Sound” Outreach Focusing on the Agency’s Safety and Health Program Guidelines, OSHA’s 2017 National Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction and OSHA’s 2017 National Outreach Campaign Focusing on Heat Illness Prevention. In addition, SAIA will continue to develop evaluation methods to determine the effectiveness of their Alliance activities and submit their results quarterly to OSHA.

    Lastly, SAIA members will attend meetings of the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable and will provide OSHA with Alliance exhibits at their 2017 Annual Convention, the 2018 World of Concrete, and at the 2018 SAIA Committee Week Conference.

    Report prepared by: Morgan Seuberling, Senior Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, March 14, 2017.

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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