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  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      February 25, 2008

    2. Dates Renewed

      June 29, 2011

    3. Evaluation Period

      February 25, 2012 - February 24, 2013

    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 fall and caught-in-between hazards and issues related to mast climbing scaffolding, suspended scaffolding, and aerial lift equipment.

    5. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      Morgan Seuberling Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs
      Lloyd "Jim" Boom OCS, DOC
      Tony Mapes General Industry Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs


      SAIA

      Kevin O'Shea Mastclimbers LLC; Masterclimber Council Chair, SAIA
      Laurie Weber SAIA Executive Director
      Stephen Smith* Edge International; Past President, SAIA
      Marty Coughlin Waco Scaffolding & Equipment; President, SAIA
      Bob Backer Aerial Work Platform Council, SAIA
      James Hinton EZ Scaffold Company; Worker Representative, SAIA
      Ron Warde Southwest Carpenters Training Fund, SAIA
      Ismael Castillo Southwest Carpenters Training Fund, SAIA
      Mike Russell Power Climb Wind; President-Elect, SAIA


      Laborers' Union:

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


  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • May 21, 2012
    • September 17, 2012
    • January 9, 2013

    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.

    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
    Exhibit World of Concrete, February 5-8, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada
    Representatives from the SAIA Alliance promoted the Alliance and OSHA initiatives at the World of Concrete by disseminating OSHA publications and products developed through the OSHA and SAIA Alliance to industry safety and health professionals that attended the Alliance exhibit booth. 
    Fall Protection in Construction 1,500
    Other June 2012: Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine
    SAIA published an article entitled "US' Preeminent Occupational Health and Safety Organization Launch Fall Prevention Collaborative for Construction."
    Fall Protection in Construction 5,000
    Other June 2012: Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine
    SAIA published a full page advertisement of OSHA's Fall Prevention in Construction.
    Fall Protection in Construction 5,000
    Other July 2012: Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine
    SAIA published a full page advertisement of OSHA's Fall Prevention in Construction.
    Fall Protection in Construction 5,000
    Other August 2012: Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine
    SAIA published OSHA's General Duty Clause Information.
    General Duty Clause 5,000
    Other August 2012: Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine
    SAIA published a full page advertisement of OSHA's Fall Prevention in Construction.
    Fall Protection in Construction 5,000
    Other September 2012: Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine
    SAIA published a full page advertisement of OSHA's Fall Prevention in Construction.
    Fall Protection in Construction 5,000
    Other October 2012: Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine
    SAIA published a full page advertisement of OSHA's Fall Prevention in Construction.
    Fall Protection in Construction 5,000
    Other November 2012: Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine
    SAIA published a full page advertisement of OSHA's Fall Prevention in Construction.
    Fall Protection in Construction 5,000
    Other January/February 2013: SA Connection Newsletter
    SAIA publishedan article entitled "OSHA's Revised Hazardous Chemical Standard has 2013 Implications."
    Hazard Communication 5,000
    Other March 21, 2012: SAIA News Press Release
    SAIA published a press release entitled "US Department of Labor's OSHA revises Hazard Communication Standard -Regulation protects workers from dangerous chemicals, helps American businesses compete worldwide." 
    Hazard Communication 8,000
    Other March 21, 2012: SAIA News Press Release
    SAIA published a press release entitled "SAIA Makes Statement on LVL Scaffold Planks in California." 
    Fall Protection in Construction 6,000
    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, September 27, 2012, Washington, DC
    Representatives from the SAIA Alliance participated in the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants discussed products developed through the Roundtable, including the Construction Workplace Design Solutions, and identified potential projects and compliance assistance resources to help address safety and health hazards in the construction industry.
    Fall Protection Data Not Available
    Event OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Meeting, Department of Labor, March 8, 2012, Washington, DC
    Representatives from the SAIA Alliance participated in the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants discussed products developed through the Roundtable, including the Construction Workplace Design Solutions, and identified potential projects and compliance assistance resources to help address safety and health hazards in the construction industry.
    Fall Protection Data Not Available
    Event 2012 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 6-12, 2012
    The SAIA Alliance and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2012 NAOSH Week.  Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2012 theme: "Safety, What Every Business Needs." To help support the event, SAIA disseminated information about 2012 NAOSH Week to their membership through a press release in March.
      6,000
    Training and Education Goal: To develop effective training and education programs for workers in the scaffolding industry regarding mast climbing scaffolding, suspended scaffolding, and aerial lift equipment, and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Initiative Supported Number Reached
      During the reporting period, the OSHA and SAIA Alliance Implementation Team have not completed work on programs or projects to address this goal.    
    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
    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 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 Data Not Available
    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, milestones and successes of the alliance, and links to resources developed by SAIA through the Alliance Program. 
    Data Not Available
    Other July 2012: Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine
    SAIA published a article entitled "Interesting Facts About OSHA."
    OSHA 5,000
    Other August 2012: Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine
    SAIA published OSHA's QuickCard on Supported Scaffold Safety Tips.
    Fall Protection 5,000
    Other December 2012: Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine
    SAIA publishedthree articles entitled "Risk Management Overview of AWP Best Practices," "Fall Protection Tops OSHA's Violation List," and "OSHA and the National Safety Council Renew Alliance to Address Fall Protection, Injury, and Illness Prevention Programs."
    Fall Protection 5,000
    Other January/February 2013: Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine
    SAIA publishedan article entitled "The SAIA/OSHA Alliance Works to Create Common Ground."
    Alliance Program 5,000
    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
    Exhibit 2012 SAIA Annual Conference and Exposition, July 15-17, 2012, Huntington Beach, California
    July 16, 2012, Jay Vicory, Area Director, Region IX, San Diego, California Area Office, OSHA, staffed an Alliance exhibit and distributed OSHA publications and products developed through the OSHA and SAIA Alliance to industry safety and health professionals that attended the exhibit booth during the conference.
    90
    Speaker 2012 ASSE Professional Development  Conference, June 3-6, 2012, Denver, Colorado
    June 5, 2012, Kevin O'Shea, SAIA, participated on a panel presentation entitled "Mast Climbing Work Platforms-Best Practices for Safety and Health."
    Fall Protection 17
     
    Outreach and Communication Goal 3: To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding SCHC'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
    Training Mast Climbers Workplace Platform (MCWP) Best Practices Seminar Pilot
    Through the OSHA and SAIA Alliance, SAIA safety professionals conducted a MCWP Best Practices Seminar for OSHA participants from Region IV, Paris, Tennessee Area Office on November 28, 2012.  The SAIA trainer provided class room and hands on training regarding pre-operational inspection, unit operation, material handling, and load capacity for the safe operation of the equipment based on OSHA regulations, ANSI standards, and specific manufacturer recommendations.  SAIA trainer used both the Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use-Ground Conditions Fact Sheet and the Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use-Tying to the Structure Fact Sheet as resources during the Seminar.
    Fall Protection 26
    Training Mast Climbers Workplace Platform (MCWP) Best Practices Seminar Pilot
    Through the OSHA and SAIA Alliance, SAIA safety professionals conducted a MCWP Best Practices Seminar for OSHA participants from Region IV, Columbia, South Carolina Area Office on November 13, 2012.  The SAIA trainer provided class room and hands on training regarding pre-operational inspection, unit operation, material handling, and load capacity for the safe operation of the equipment based on OSHA regulations, ANSI standards, and specific manufacturer recommendations.  SAIA trainer used both the Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use-Ground Conditions Fact Sheet and the Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use-Tying to the Structure Fact Sheet as resources during the Seminar.
    Fall Protection 20
    Training Mast Climbers Workplace Platform (MCWP) Best Practices Seminar Pilot
    Through the OSHA and SAIA Alliance, SAIA safety professionals conducted a MCWP Best Practices Seminar for OSHA participants from Region IV, Charlotte, North Carolina Area Office on November 8, 2012.  The SAIA trainer provided class room and hands on training regarding pre-operational inspection, unit operation, material handling, and load capacity for the safe operation of the equipment based on OSHA regulations, ANSI standards, and specific manufacturer recommendations.  SAIA trainer used both the Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use-Ground Conditions Fact Sheet and the Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use-Tying to the Structure Fact Sheet as resources during the Seminar.
    Fall Protection 22
    Training Mast Climbers Workplace Platform (MCWP) Best Practices Seminar Pilot
    Through the OSHA and SAIA Alliance, SAIA safety professionals conducted a MCWP Best Practices Seminar for OSHA participants from Region IV, Raleigh, North Carolina Area Office on November 7, 2012.  The SAIA trainer provided class room and hands on training regarding pre-operational inspection, unit operation, material handling, and load capacity for the safe operation of the equipment based on OSHA regulations, ANSI standards, and specific manufacturer recommendations.  SAIA trainer used both the Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use-Ground Conditions Fact Sheet and the Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use-Tying to the Structure Fact Sheet as resources during the Seminar.
    Fall Protection 24
    Training Mast Climbers Workplace Platform (MCWP) Best Practices Seminar Pilot
    Through the OSHA and SAIA Alliance, SAIA safety professionals conducted a MCWP Best Practices Seminar for OSHA participants from Region III, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Area Office on June 26, 2012.  The SAIA trainer provided class room and hands on training regarding pre-operational inspection, unit operation, material handling, and load capacity for the safe operation of the equipment based on OSHA regulations, ANSI standards, and specific manufacturer recommendations.  SAIA trainer used both the Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use-Ground Conditions Fact Sheet and the Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use-Tying to the Structure Fact Sheet as resources during the Seminar.
    Fall Protection 14
    Training Mast Climbers Workplace Platform (MCWP) Best Practices Seminar Pilot
    Through the OSHA and SAIA Alliance, SAIA safety professionals conducted a MCWP Best Practices Seminar for OSHA participants from Region IV, Atlanta, Georgia Area Office on May 24, 2012.  The SAIA trainer provided class room and hands on training regarding pre-operational inspection, unit operation, material handling, and load capacity for the safe operation of the equipment based on OSHA regulations, ANSI standards, and specific manufacturer recommendations.  SAIA trainer used both the Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use-Ground Conditions Fact Sheet and the Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use-Tying to the Structure Fact Sheet as resources during the Seminar.
    Fall Protection 21
    Training Mast Climbers Workplace Platform (MCWP) Best Practices Seminar Pilot
    Through the OSHA and SAIA Alliance, SAIA safety professionals conducted a MCWP Best Practices Seminar for OSHA participants from Region I, Meridian, Connecticut Area Office on February 29, 2012.  The SAIA trainer provided class room and hands on training regarding pre-operational inspection, unit operation, material handling, and load capacity for the safe operation of the equipment based on OSHA regulations, ANSI standards, and specific manufacturer recommendations.  SAIA trainer used both the Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use-Ground Conditions Fact Sheet and the Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use-Tying to the Structure Fact Sheet as resources during the Seminar.
    Fall Protection 20
    Training Mast Climbers Workplace Platform (MCWP) Best Practices Seminar Pilot
    Through the OSHA and SAIA Alliance, SAIA safety professionals conducted a MCWP Best Practices Seminar for OSHA participants from Region I, Boston, Massachusetts Area Office on February 28, 2012.  The SAIA trainer provided class room and hands on training regarding pre-operational inspection, unit operation, material handling, and load capacity for the safe operation of the equipment based on OSHA regulations, ANSI standards, and specific manufacturer recommendations.  SAIA trainer used both the Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use-Ground Conditions Fact Sheet and the Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use-Tying to the Structure Fact Sheet as resources during the Seminar.
    Fall Protection 23
    TOTAL 86,777


  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 develop Aerial Work Platform (AWP) Checklists; AWP Tip Sheets; and an AWP Best Practices Seminar.   Through the Alliance, SIA will continue to conduct the Best Practices Seminars on the Mast Climbing Worker Platform.  SAIA will also develop training and guidance materials for Suspended and Frame Scaffolding.

    In addition, SAIA members will attend meetings of the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, when scheduled, and contribute to the development of Construction Workplace Design Solutions (CWDS) which focus on the prevention of falls in the construction industry.

    Finally, SAIA representatives will be joining with other Alliance Program participants to support the 2013 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH), May 5-11, 2013, "Worker Safety Works for Everyone."

    Report prepared by: Morgan Seuberling, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, March 6, 2013