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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the
Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWR Institute)

March 4, 2014

  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, 2013 - February 19, 2014

    4. Overview

      The OSHA and SWR Institute Alliance provides SWR Institute 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

      • Courtney Murray - Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction
      • Morgan Seuberling - Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
      • Camillia McArthur - Program Analyst, Office of Small Business Assistance, DCSP

      SWR Institute

      • Dan Bagley - Otto Baum Company; Board Member, SWR Institute
      • Dan Cain - The George D. Alan Company; Past-President, SWR Institute
      • Dave Grady - Tri-State High Rise Services; Secretary/Treasurer, SWR Institute
      • Doug DeSilvio - The George D. Alan Company; Worker Representative, SWR Institute
      • Raymond Fornicola - Valcourt Exterior Building Services; Worker Representative, SWR Institute
      • Jeremy Davis - Tri-State High Rise Services; Worker Representative, SWR Institute
      • Ron Pilla - Valcourt Building Services; President, SWR Institute
      • Wayne Johns - The George D. Alan Company; Worker Representative, SWR Institute
      • Jennifer Crane - Vice President, SWR Institute
      • Nicole Cervantes Dayoub - Associate Director, SWR Institute

      Roofer's Union

      • John Barnhard - Director of Research and Education, Roofer's Union
  2. Implementation Team Meetings
    • May 9, 2012
    • September 12, 2012
    • January 23, 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, March 28, 2013,  Washington, DC

    Representatives from the SWR Institute 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 Applicable
     

    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 SWR Institute developed through the Alliance.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Initiative Supported

    Number Reached

     

    During the reporting period, the OSHA and SWR Institute 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 SWR Institute's Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Initiative Supported

    Number Reached

    Product

    SWR Institute and OSHA Alliance Web Page

    SWR Institute maintains an OSHA and SWR Institute 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 SWR Institute through the Alliance Program, including the SWR Institute Safety and Health Manual, the SWR Institute Safety and Health Field Manual in both English and Spanish, and the Guidance Document for Multi-component Chemical Products in Construction.  SWR Institute 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, SWR Institute developed a survey to evaluate the benefits of their Alliance developed products.  The survey was posted on the toolbox web page in January 2014.

     

    13,980 [Views for the Alliance Page during Reporting Period.]

    65,586 [Views for the Toolbox Talks Web Page during Reporting Period.]

    Product

    OSHA and SWR Institute Alliance Web Page

    OSHA maintains the OSHA and SWR Institute 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 SWR Institute through the Alliance Program. 

     

    1,979- [All SWR Institute Page Views]

    1,104- [Home Page Views]

    Product

    Toolbox Talks-Electrical Safety, PPE, Power Tools, Respiratory Protection

    SWR Institute developed toolbox talks for electrical safety, personal protective equipment, power tools, and respiratory protection.   The products were posted to the SWR Institute Web site and linked to from the OSHA and SWR Institute Alliance Web page in March 2013.

     

    Data Not Available for Individual Toolbox Talks

    Product

    Toolbox Talks- Powder Actuated Tools, First Aid, Fire Extinguisher Safety

    SWR Institute developed toolbox talks for powder actuated tools, first aid, and fire extinguisher safety.   The products were posted to the SWR Institute Web site and linked to from the OSHA and SWR Institute Alliance Web page in May 2013.

     

    Data Not Available for Individual Toolbox Talks

    Product

    Spanish Translated Toolbox Talks-Aerial Lift Safety, Fall Protection, Driver Safety

    SWR Institute translated the toolbox talks for aerial lift safety, fall protection, and driver safety into Spanish.   The products were posted to the SWR Institute Web site and linked to from the OSHA and SWR Institute Alliance Web page in July 2013.

     

    Data Not Available for Individual Toolbox Talks

    Product

    Toolbox Talk-Toolbox Talk Guidelines

    SWR Institute developed a toolbox talk for toolbox talk guidelines.   The product was posted to the SWR Institute Web site and linked to from the OSHA and SWR Institute Alliance Web page in July 2013.

     

    Data Not Available for Individual Toolbox Talks

    Product

    Toolbox Talks-Competent Person and Portable Generator Safety

    SWR Institute developed toolbox talks for competent person and portable generator safety.   The products were posted to the SWR Institute Web site and linked to from the OSHA and SWR Institute Alliance Web page in January 2014.

     

    Data Not Available for Individual Toolbox Talks

    Other

    SWR Institute's Support for OSHA's 2013 National Outreach Campaign Focusing on the Heat Illness Prevention, The theme was "Water. Rest. Shade."  

    SWRInstitute published an article entitled "OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Initiative" in the June 2013 Issue of the MembersBRIEFs.  The article included links to OSHA's Heat Illness Prevention Web page and links to the Bilingual Information Sheet/Portuguese Wallet Card.

    Heat Stress

    970

    Other

    SWR Institute's Support for OSHA's 2013 National Outreach Campaign Focusing on the Prevention of Falls in Construction.  The theme was "Plan. Provide. Train."

    SWR Institute published an article entitled "OSHA and NIOSH to co-host free April 10 webinar on preventing deadly falls in construction" in the 2013 April Issue of the MemberBRIEFS that included links to the webinar registration.  SWR Institute published an additional article in the 2013 July Issue of MemberBRIEFS entitled "NIOSH Ladder Safety Phone App."

    Falls in Construction

    1,940

    Other

    May 2013: MemberBRIEFS Magazine

    SWR Institute published an article entitled "OSHA Unveils New Educational Resource for Mobile Device, Young Worker Resources, ‘Rising Stars of Safety' Award."

    Youth Workers

    970

    Other

    August 2013: MemberBRIEFS Magazine

    SWR Institute published an article entitled "OSHA/SAIA Alliance Rolling Towers/Mobile Scaffold Inspection, Maintenance, & Use Tip Sheet."

    Fall Protection

    970

    Other

    September 2013: MemberBRIEFS Magazine

    SWR Institute published an article entitled "Government Shutdown and Alliance Related Activities."

     

    970

    Other

    November 2013: MemberBRIEFS Magazine

    SWR Institute published an article entitled "OSHA's Proposed Silica Rule."

     

    970

    Other

    December 2013: MemberBRIEFS Magazine

    SWR Institute published an article entitled "Protecting Temporary Workers."

    Temporary Workers

    970

    Other

    January 2014: MemberBRIEFS Magazine

    SWR Institute published a article entitled "Proposed Rulemaking on OSHA Injury and Illness Recording."

    OSHA Record Keeping on Injury and Illness

    970

     

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

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Initiative Supported

    Number Reached

    Exhibit

    2013 SWR Institute Winter Technical Meeting, March 3-6, 2013, Scottsdale, Arizona

    March 3-6, 2013, SWR Institute's Alliance team members staffed an exhibit and distributed OSHA publications and products developed through the OSHA and SWR Institute Alliance to industry safety and health professionals that attended the exhibit booth during the conference.

     

    100

    Exhibit

    2013 SWR Institute Fall Technical Meeting, September 15-17, 2013, Austin, Texas

    September 15-17, 2013, SWR Institute's Alliance team members staffed an exhibit and distributed OSHA publications and products developed through the OSHA and SWR Institute Alliance to industry safety and health professionals that attended the exhibit booth during the conference.

     

    120

    Speaker

    2013 SWRInstitute Fall Technical Meeting, September 15-17, 2013, Austin, Texas

    September 17, 2013, Ron Pilla, President, SWR Institute gave a presentation on the Alliance Program that included the Alliance relationship, the benefits and features of the OSHA and SWR Institute Alliance and an overview of the products developed through the Alliance at the Committee Show Case.

     

    65
     

    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

    2013 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 5-11, 2013

    The SWR Institute Alliance and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2013 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. 2013 theme: "Worker Safety Works for Everyone."

    To help support the event, SWR Institute Published an article on the event in the April edition of the MemberBriefs.

     

    Data Not Applicable

     

    TOTAL     91,664
  4. Upcoming Milestones

    In the upcoming year, OSHA and SWR Institute 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, SWR Institute will renew the Alliance and complete the toolbox talks focusing on Lockout/Tagout, drinking water, housekeeping, and illumination.  SWR Institute will complete revisions to the Safety and Health Field Manual.  In addition, SWR Institute will translate the toolbox talks on electrical safety, personal protective equipment, power tools, respiratory protection, powder actuated tools, first aid, fire extinguisher safety, competent person, and portable generator safety into Spanish.

    Through the Alliance, SWR Institute will also develop evaluation methods to determine the effectiveness of their Alliance-developed products and submit their results to OSHA.

    SWR Institute 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, SWR Institute will provide OSHA with an Alliance exhibit at their Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 Meetings.

    Finally, SWR Institute representatives will be joining with other Alliance Program participants to support the 2014 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH), May 4-10, 2014, "Workplace Safety Works for Everyone."

    Report prepared by: Morgan Seuberling, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, March 4, 2014.

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