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  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      February 20, 2003

    2. Dates Renewed

      July 21, 2005
      July 11, 2007
      July 6, 2009
      June 24, 2011

    3. Evaluation Period

      February 20, 2012 - February 19, 2013

    4. Overview

      The OSHA and SWRInstitute Alliance provides SWRInstitute members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers. Through the Alliance, the organizations will continue to address fall, motor vehicle, and hazard communication hazards and issues related to small businesses.

    5. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA  

      Dean McKenzie* Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of
      Construction Services (OCS), Directorate of
      Construction (DOC)
      Dewayne Blye**
      Courtney Murray
      Morgan Seuberling
      Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, OCS, DOC
      Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, OCS, DOC
      Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of
      Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of
      Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
      Robert Sanders*** Program Analyst, Office of Small Business Assistance, DCSP

      SWRInstitute  

      Dan Bagley
      Dan Cain
      Otto Baum Company; Board Member, SWRInstitute
      The George D. Alan Company; Past-President,
      SWRInstitute
      Dave Grady Tri-State High Rise Services; Secretary/Treasurer,
      SWRInstitute
      Deb Nemec****
      Doug DeSilvio
      Associate Director, SWRInstitute
      The George D. Alan Company; Worker Representative,
      SWRInstitute
      Raymond Fornicola Valcourt Exterior Building Services; Worker
      Representative, SWRInstitute
      Jeremy Davis Tri-State High Rise Services; Worker Representative,
      SWRInstitute
      Rick Heckel***** Structural Preservation Systems; Contractor Director,
      SWRInstitute
      Ron Pilla
      Wayne Johns
      Valcourt Building Services; President, SWRInstitute
      The George D. Alan Company; Worker Representative,
      SWRInstitute
      Jennifer Crane
      Nicole Cervantes
      Vice President, SWRInstitute
      Associate Director, SWRInstitute

      Roofer's Union  

      John Barnhard Director of Research and Education, Roofer's Union

      *Dean McKenzie served on the OSHA and SWRInstitute Alliance Implementation Team until January 31, 2013.
      **Dewayne Bly served on the OSHA and SWRInstitute Alliance Implementation Team until October 15, 2012.
      ***Robert Sanders served on the OSHA and SWRInstitute Alliance Implementation Team until December 31, 2012.
      ****Deb Nemec served on the OSHA and SWRInstitute Alliance Implementation Team until August 31, 2012.
      *****Rick Heckel served on the OSHA and SWRInstitute Alliance Implementation Team until May 15, 2012.
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • May 10, 2012
    • September 10, 2012
    • January 28, 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 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 SWRInstitute 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 SWRInstitute 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

     

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives Goal 2: To encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by sharing awareness of the Safety and Health Field Manual that SWRInstitute developed through the Alliance.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Initiative Supported

    Number Reached

    Product

    Hazards and Safe Use of Multi-Component Chemical Products in Construction
    Through the OSHA and SWRInstitute Alliance, SWRInstitute developed a guidance document to help employers and workers identify key hazards, OSHA requirements, and safe handling procedures for multi-component products used in this industry.

    The Guidance document was posted to the SWRInstitute Alliance Web page and linked to from the OSHA and SWRInstitute Alliance Web page

    Hazard Communication

    195

     

    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 SWRInstitute's Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Initiative Supported

    Number Reached

    Product

    SWRInstitute and OSHA Alliance Web Page
    SWRInstitute maintains an OSHA and SWRInstitute Alliance Web page on its Website with information on the Alliance agreement and links to OSHA's electronic assistance tools. In addition, the page features links to products developed by SWRInstitute through the Alliance Program, including the SWRInstitute Safety and Health Manual, the SWRInstitute Safety and Health Field Manual in both English and Spanish, and the Guidance Document for Multi-component Chemical Products in Construction. SWRInstitute also includes links to resources developed through the APCR, such as the Fall Hazard Awareness Course, Fall Protection Slide Presentation, and Ladder Safety Toolbox Talks.

    In addition, SWRInstitute includes OSHA initiatives on the Web page such as the link to the OSHA Hazard Communication Web page with compliance assistance tools for the 2012 Hazard Communication Standard.

    Hazard Communication

    195

    Product

    OSHA and SWRInstitute Alliance Web Page
    OSHA maintains the OSHA and SWRInstitute 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 SWRInstitute through the Alliance Program

     

    Data Not Available

    Other

    January 2013: MemberBRIEFS Magazine
    SWRInstitute published two articles entitled "Best Responses to 5 Biggest PPE Excuses" and "Is it OK to provide PPE, or Do you have to make em wear it?"

    Personal Protective Equipment

    1021

    Other

    December 2012: MemberBRIEFS Magazine
    SWRInstitute published an article entitled "Safety Shortcuts Put Lives at Risk Part II."

    Safety and Health

    1021

    Other

    November 2012: MemberBRIEFS Magazine
    SWRInstitute published an article entitled "Safety Shortcuts Put Lives at Risk Part."

    Safety and Health

    1021

    Other

    September 2012: MemberBRIEFS Magazine
    SWRInstitute published an article entitled "OSHA's Fall Protection."

    Fall Protection

    1021

    Other

    July 2012: MemberBRIEFS Magazine
    SWRInstitute published an article entitled "OSHA's Outreach Training Program."

    OSHA

    1021

    Other

    June 2012: MemberBRIEFS Magazine
    SWRInstitute published three articles entitled "OSHA's 2012 Heat Campaign"; "OSHA, NIOSH, and NIOSH's National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Construction Sector Council have launched a campaign to prevent falls in construction"; and "OSHA Issues FAQs for Cranes and Derricks Standard."

    Fall Protection

    1021

    Other

    April 2012: MemberBRIEFS Magazine
    SWRInstitute published an article entitled "Us Department of Labor's OSHA revises Hazard Communication Standard."

    Hazard Communication

    1021

    Other

    February 2012: MemberBRIEFS Magazine
    SWRInstitute published an article entitled "OSHA Recognizes SWRInstitute Members OSHA Success Stories, George D. Alan Company and Tri-State Building Services."

    Small Business

    1021

     

    Outreach and Communication Goal 2: To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or SWRInstitute's conferences, local meetings, or other regional events.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Initiative Supported

    Number Reached

    Exhibit

    2012 SWRInstitute Winter Technical Meeting, March 11-14, 2012, Naples, Florida
    March 12, 2012, SWRInstitute's Alliance team members staffed an exhibit and distributed OSHA publications and products developed through the OSHA and SWRInstitute Alliance to industry safety and health professionals that attended the exhibit booth during the conference.

     

    100

     

    Outreach and Communication Goal 3: To work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on fall protection, motor vehicle safety and hazard communication that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Initiative Supported

    Number Reached

    Event

    2012 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 6-12, 2012
    The SWRInstitute 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, SWRInstitute linked to the 2012 NAOSH Week Web page from the SWRInstitute Website.

     

    Data Not Available

     

    TOTAL

       

    8,658


  4. Upcoming Milestones

    In the upcoming year, OSHA and SWRInstitute plan to undertake several additional projects through the Alliance to provide information, guidance and access to training resources on safety and health issues for small businesses. For example, SAIA will complete the toolbox talks focusing on electrical safety; personal protective equipment; power tools; and respiratory protection. SWRInstitute will also develop toolbox talks on powder actuated tools; first aid; and fire extinguishers. In addition, SWRInstitute will translate the toolbox talks on aerial lift safety, fall protection, and driver safety into Spanish.

    SWRInstitute will continue to participate in the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, when scheduled, and contribute to the development of Construction Workplace Design Solutions. For completing their outreach goals, SWRInstitute will provide OSHA with an Alliance exhibit at their Fall and Spring Meetings.

    Finally, SWRInstitute 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 8, 2013.