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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the
Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRI)
March 31, 2006


I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

February 20, 2003

Date Renewed

July 21, 2005

Evaluation Period

February 19, 2005 - February 18, 2006

Overview

The OSHA and SWRI Alliance addresses improving working conditions for workers who work with sealant, waterproofing, and restoration products by providing information and guidance to help employers protect employees' health-particularly in the areas of reducing and preventing exposure to lead and silica-and safety hazards-particularly in the areas of confined spaces, fall protection, and staging requirements.

Implementation Team Members

 
OSHA:  
   
Dale Krupinski
Jess McCluer
Danezza Quintero
Dom Salvatore
Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)*
OOSA
Office of Construction Services*
Region III, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Area Office. Compliance Assistance Specialist
   
SWRI:  
   
David Carter
Eric Johnson
Deb Nemec
Ron Pilla
Safety Committee
Safety Committee
Associate Director
Chairperson, Safety Committee

* Member of the Implementation Team until October 2005.
* Member of the Implementation Team beginning in October 2005


II. Implementation Team Meetings
 
May 2, 2005
May 3, 2005
May 25, 2005
July 19, 2005
August 1, 2005
September 1, 2005
October 11, 2005
January 18, 2006
Fall Protection Workgroup, Washington, DC
Design for Safety Workgroup, Washington, DC
Meeting, Teleconference
Design for Safety Workgroup, Washington, DC
Fall Protection Workgroup, Washington, DC
Meeting, Teleconference
Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroup, Washington, DC
Meeting, Teleconference

III. Results
  1. Events and Products

    Outreach and Communication


    • Develop and disseminate information and guidance on relevant safety and health topics at SWRI conferences and through print and electronic media.
    Products

    OSHA and SWRI Alliance Web site


    OSHA is continuing to update the OSHA and SWRI Alliance Web page that is posted on the Agency's Web site. It includes the OSHA and SWRI Alliance agreement, news releases, events and milestones and successes.

    SWRI Web site (www.swrionline.org)

    SWRI continues to update its Web site to include information on the OSHA and SWRI Alliance and the products developed through the Alliance, including the SWRI Safety and Health Manual.

    Publications and Newsletters

    Information and news releases on the OSHA and SWRI Alliance's activities and OSHA's compliance assistance resources appeared in US Newswire, FacilitySafety Management, Alliance Quarterly Review and SWRI's Member Briefs. For more information on the articles, see the "Alliance Program Reach" table.

    OSHA's Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Safety and Health Topics Page

    Through participation on the editorial board of OSHA's Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Industry Safety and Health Topics page, the following Alliance implementation team members are continuing to participate, review and provide comments:

    • David Carter, Chapman Waterproofing Company, Inc.; Boston, MA

    • Eric Johnson, Spray-O-Bond Company; Milwaukee, WI

    • Jim Marasco, Corporate Safety Director, Culbertson Restoration, Ltd.; West Chester, PA
    SWRI Safety and Health Manual

    Through the Alliance, OSHA and SWRI developed an SWRI Safety and Health Manual for the association's members. The manual covers topics such as hazard communication, confined space, fall protection, recordkeeping, personal protective equipment, respiratory protection and scaffolding. A final copy of the manual was completed and distributed in CD format to SWRI members in July 2005.

    OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroups

    On July 8, 2004, representatives from SWRI participated in the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable for construction-related national Alliances. The Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroups were developed at the roundtable meeting.

      Fall Protection Workgroup - SWRI is participating on the Fall Protection Workgroup and helped develop Fall Protection Safety Tips Sheets for employers and employees. The Workgroup is also providing comments on the "Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry" training course, developed by OSHA's Office of Training and Education.

      • May 2, 2005 - SWRI member, Ron Pilla attended the Workgroup meeting and presented the group with his draft article on fall protection best practices

      • July 19, 2005 - SWRI member, Dan Cain and Mr. Pilla attended the Fall Protection Workgroup meeting

      • October 11, 2005 - Mr. Pilla attended the Workgroup meeting

      • January 31, 2006 - Mr. Pilla attended the Workgroup meeting
      Design for Safety Workgroup - SWRI is participating on the Design for Safety Workgroup and helped develop a general PowerPoint presentation on "Designing for Safety" along with a "Design for Safety" Web page. The Workgroup is currently developing a 2-4 Hour Design for Safety Training Course along with an OSHA 10 Hour Outreach Training Program for engineers. Mr. Pilla attended the workgroup meeting on May 3, 2005; August 1, 2005; October 11, 2005 and January 31, 2006.
    Events

    SWRI 2005 Fall Technical Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 23-25, 2005


    Domenick Salvatore, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA Region III Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Area Office, gave a presentation, "Don't Be Left Hanging: OSHA's Guide to Self Rescue," on October 25, 2005 at the SWRI 2005 Fall Technical Meeting to 200 attendees. Alvan Phillip, Exhibit Manager, OSHA Region IX, staffed the OSHA and SWRI Alliance exhibit booth during the conference. OSHA also provided publications on OSHA and the Alliance Program, including an OSHA-SWRI Alliance Activities Summary document, that were distributed during the event.

    SWRI 2005 Annual Meeting, Las Croabas, Puerto Rico, February 28- March 3, 2005

    Jose Carpena, Area Director OSHA Region II Puerto Rico Area Office, gave a presentation, "Emergency Response," on March 2, 2005 to 120 attendees at the Annual Meeting. Mr. Carpena also staffed an OSHA and SWRI Alliance exhibit booth. OSHA also provided publications on OSHA and the Alliance Program, including an OSHA and SWRI Alliance Activities Summary document, that were distributed during the event.

    • Promote and encourage SWRI members' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, Strategic Partnerships, and endorse mentoring among SWRI members.

      The OSHA and SWRI Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health Goals

    • In speeches and other public appearances, executives of SWRI and some of its members will attempt to raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health.

      The OSHA and SWRI Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.
  2. Executive Summary

    Through the Alliance Program, OSHA and SWRI have developed a productive working relationship and are continuing to work together to address safety and health issues in the sealant, waterproofing and restoration industry. In its third year, OSHA and SWRI committed to continuing the Alliance and signed an Alliance renewal agreement on July 21, 2005. This positive relationship has led to the development of several programs and projects that the implementation team is working on or has produced. To meet the outreach and communications goals, OSHA and SWRI worked together on projects including:

    • OSHA and SWRI developed a Safety and Health Manual that covers topics such as hazard communication, confined space, fall protection, recordkeeping, personal protective equipment, respiratory protection and scaffolding. A final copy of the manual was completed and distributed in CD format to SWRI members in July 2005.

    • SWRI representatives are continuing to serve on the Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Industry Safety and Health Topics page's Editorial Board.

    • Domenick Salvatore, Compliance Assistance Specialist in OSHA's Region III Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Area Office gave a presentation at the SWRI Fall Technical meeting in San Francisco, CA to more than 200 attendees. Alvan Phillip, Exhibit Manager, OSHA Region IX, staffed the OSHA-SWRI Alliance exhibit during the conference.

    • Jose Carpena, Director OSHA Region II Puerto Rico Area Office, staffed the OSHA-SWRI exhibit booth and gave a presentation to 120 attendees at the SWRI 2005 Annual Meeting in Las Croabas, Puerto Rico.

    • SWRI has representatives on the Design for Safety and Fall Protection Workgroups that were created at the July 8, 2004 OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting. Ron Pilla, SWRI, drafted an article on fall protection best practices for the Fall Protection Workgroup to review.

    • SWRI promoted the activities of the OSHA and SWRI Alliance and compliance assistance programs through articles in its monthly publication, Member Briefs. The articles focused on a number of topics such as the Compliance Assistance Web page update and the Alliance Quarterly Review.
    The presentations by OSHA representatives and the SWRI Safety and Health Manual important safety and health topics in the sealant, waterproofing and restoration industry. In addition, the Alliance Program exhibits at SWRI events and the articles in the SWRI Member Briefs publication and SWRI's Web page helped SWRI inform their members that OSHA's numerous compliance assistance materials and resources are available for use and distribution throughout the sealant, waterproofing and restoration industry.

  3. Alliance Program Reach
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
OSHA and SWRI Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site 4,476
SWRI Web site - Link to Alliance Agreement Data Not Available
OSHA Sealant, Waterproofing, and Restoration Industry Safety and Health Topics page 23,664
December 2005 - "New eTools, Safety and Health Topics pages Highlight OSHA's Alliance Program Fiscal '05 Safety and Health Products Development," Alliance Quarterly Review 300
December 2005 - "OSHA Enhances Web site," SWRI Member Briefs 700
October 25, 2005 SWRI Fall Technical Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Speaker: Domenick Salvatore, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA Region III Philadelphia Area Office, USDOL-OSHA
200
October 23-25, 2005 SWRI Fall Technical Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Alliance Program Exhibit
200
September 2005 - "Alliances Contribute to Development of New Safety Information Products," Alliance Quarterly Review 300
September 2005 - "Consultation Helps Small Businesses Establish Safety and Health Programs," SWRI Member Briefs 700
August 1, 2005 - "OSHA and SWRI Renew National Alliance," News for Oklahoma Safety Council (www.oksafety.org/news.htm) Data Not Available
August 1, 2005 - OSHA includes information on the OSHA/SWRI Alliance renewal signing in its bi-weekly e-newsletter; QuickTakes 55,700
August 2005 - "SWR Institute Industry Alliances," SWRI Member Briefs 700
July 28, 2005 - "OSHA Renews Alliance with Restoration Institute," BNA Occupational Safety and Health Reporter Data Not Available
July 22, 2005 - "Alliance Continues Pact to Reduce Lead and Silica Exposure," FacilitySafety Management (http://www.facilitysafetymanagement.com) Data Not Available
July 21, 2005 - "OSHA and SWRI Renew Alliance; Focus Continues on Reducing Lead and Silica Exposure, Improving Fall Protection," US Newswire (http://www.usnewswire.com) Data Not Available
July 21, 2005 - "OSHA and SWRI Renew Alliance," OSHA press release announcing Alliance renewal 68 News Sources
July 2005 - "Introducing the SWR Institute Safety and Health Manual," SWRI Member Briefs 700
June 2005 - "Safety and Health Manual Will Help Small Businesses Enhance Workplace Safety Efforts," Alliance Quarterly Review 300
May 2005 - "OSHA Alliance Update," SWRI Member Briefs 700
March 2005 - "Construction Alliances Meeting Focuses on Fall Protection and Designing for Safety," Alliance Quarterly Review 300
March 2, 2005 SWRI 2005 Annual Meeting, Las Croabas, Puerto Rico

Speaker: Jose Carpena, OSHA Region II Puerto Rico Area Office Director, USDOL-OSHA
120
February 28-March 3, 2005 SWRI 2005 Annual Meeting, Las Croabas, Puerto Rico

Alliance Program Exhibit
120
TOTAL 89,180

IV. Upcoming Milestones

In the upcoming year, OSHA's and SWRI's positive relationship will continue to grow and the implementation team will undertake a number of activities. For example, the Alliance implementation team will review the SWRI Safety and Health Manual to determine which chapters need to be updated (e.g. pictures, summary or talking points). In addition, SWRI's members will continue to serve on OSHA's Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Industry Safety and Health Topics page's editorial board and will review and provide comments on the page. SWRI will also participate in the Fall Protection and Design for Safety Workgroups that were created at the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable for on July 8, 2004.

OSHA representatives from the OSHA Region IV Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Area Office will staff an exhibit and make a presentation on "Site Specific Safety Plans" at the SWRI 2006 Winter Technical Meeting in Bal Harbour, Florida. Also, SWRI will invite an OSHA representative make a presentation on the Consultation Program at the 2006 SWRI Fall Technical meeting.

Finally, SWRI plans to promote OSHA compliance assistance materials through articles in their monthly publication, Member Briefs, and the SWRI Web page.


Report prepared by: Jess McCluer, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, March 31, 2006