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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

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


March 15, 2017

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      February 20, 2003

    2. Dates Renewed
      • July 21, 2005
      • July 11, 2007
      • July 6, 2009
      • June 24, 2011
      • March 20, 2014
    3. Evaluation Period

      February 20, 2016 - February 19, 2017

    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, particularly by reducing and preventing falls and continuing to address issues related to small business, motor vehicle, and hazard communication.

    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

      • Doug DeSilvio - The George D. Alan Company; Safety Committee Chair/Board of Directors, SWR Institute
      • Nicole Cervantes Dayoub - Associate Director, SWR Institute
      • Dave Grady - Tri-State High Rise Services; Member, SWR Institute
      • Ron Pilla - Valcourt Building Services; Member, SWR Institute
      • Dan Cain - The George D. Alan Company; Member, SWR Institute
      • Vince Griffin - RAM Construction Services; Member, SWR Institute
      • Jim Dougherty - Spider, Division of Safeworks, LLC; Member, SWR Institute
      • Wayne Johns - The George D. Alan Company; Worker Representative Member, SWR Institute
      • Miguel Robles - The George D. Alan Company; Worker Representative Member, SWR Institute
      • Raymond Fornicola - Valcourt Building Services; Worker Representative, SWR Institute

       

      Roofer's Union

      • John Barnhard - Director of Research and Education, Roofer's Union
  2. Implementation Team Meetings
    • April 13, 2016
    • September 12, 2016
  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

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    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: To share information on OSHA's National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.

    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Dissemination

    OSHA's National Outreach Campaign Focusing on the Silica Standard

    SWR Institute support included:

    • Published an article entitled "OSHA announces final rule to improve U.S. workers' protection from the dangers of respirable silica dust" in an email blast to 1,100 members on 4/1/16. Email blast was linked to OSHA's QuickTakes article on Silica.
    • Published the drop-in article in the June 2016 MemberBriefs publication submitted to 970 members.
    • Posted the drop-in article and PPTs on the SWR Institute "MySWRI" group threads.

    2,070
    Dissemination

    Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In, November 2016

    • New OSHA Accident Reporting Rules Out of Mandatory Post-Accident Drug Testing
    Facebook – 187 Followers
    Twitter – 278 followers
    LinkedIn – 6,139 Members
    Dissemination

    Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In, December 2016

    • Small Entity Compliance Guide For The Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard For Construction
    Facebook – 187 Followers
    Twitter – 278 followers
    LinkedIn – 6,139 Members

    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

    Dissemination

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

    SWR Institute support included:

    • SWR Institute disseminated the Fall Prevention in Construction Stand-down resources via three email blast to 1,200 members on each submission for an outreach total of 3,600.
    • SWR Institute posted the Fall Prevention in Construction Stand-down resources on their webpage as a Rotating Stand-Down Banner along with the outreach resources on 3/25/16.
    • SWR Institute provided the "2016 Falls in Construction Stand-down" hard hat stickers to 3,000 members in May 2016.
    • National Stand Down also promoted on my.swrionline.org online community for SWR Institute Members. Event was published in the event section and open forum of the community.
    • SWR Institute had 40 member companies' sign up to have their own Stand-Down, with a combined outreach of more than 7,736 employees.
    Fall Prevention 14,336
    Dissemination

    OSHA's 2016 National Outreach Campaign Focusing on the Prevention of Heat Stress Illness

    SWR Institute support included:

    • SWR Institute posted heat illness prevention information and resources on their web page on 3/25/16.
    Heat Illness Prevention NA

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on falls, vehicle safety, and other industry 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.

    • Chris Bates, Doug DeSilvio, and Ron Pilla represented SWR Institute at the event.
    Fall Prevention 4 Members Attended
    Event

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

    • Doug DeSilvio represented SWR Institute at the event.
    Fall Prevention 5 Members Attended

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

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    Alliance Product Not Available
    Alliance Product Fall Prevention Not Available
    Alliance Product Not Available
    Alliance Product Not Available
    Spanish Translation of Alliance Product
    • Power Tools English (PDF), Spanish (PDF). (2013, March; Spanish Translation 2016, September).
    Not Available
    Alliance Product
    • Silica (2015, March; Revised 2016, October)
    Not Available
    Dissemination

    SWR Institute and OSHA Alliance Web Page

    SWR Institute maintains an Alliance Web page on its Website with information on the Alliance agreement and links to OSHA's electronic assistance tools, links to products developed by SWR Institute through the Alliance Program, such as 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. In addition, SWR Institute includes links to resources developed through the APCR, such as the Fall Hazard Awareness Course, Fall Protection Slide Presentation, and Ladder Safety Toolbox Talks.

    253

    [Views for the Alliance Web Page during Reporting Period.]

    Dissemination

    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, and links to resources developed by SWR Institute through the Alliance Program.

    714

    [Views for the Alliance Web Page during Reporting Period.]

    Outreach and Communication: 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 Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    Exhibit

    Fall Technical Meeting, September 18-20, 2016, Philadelphia, PA

    • SWR Institute provided exhibit and distributed OSHA and SWR Institute materials.
    260
    Exhibit

    Spring Technical Meeting, March 5-8, 2017, Huntington Beach, CA

    • SWR Institute will provide exhibit and distribute OSHA and SWR Institute materials.
    Not Available

    Outreach and Communication: To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding SWR Institute'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

    Number Reached

    Dissemination

    March 2016: MemberBRIEFS Magazine

    SWR Institute published two articles entitled "National Safety Stand Down" and "NIOSH and OSHA provide online resources to prevent aerial lift injuries and fatalities."

    1,137
    Dissemination

    April 2016: MemberBRIEFS Magazine

    SWR Institute published two articles entitled "OSHA Announces Final Rule To Improve U.S. Workers' Protection From The Dangers Of Respirable Silica Dust" and "Berlin Builders Faces $385K In OSHA Fines For Continually Ignoring Life-Threatening Dangers At Job Sites In Two States."

    Also promoted "Driver Safety Toolbox Talk" in this publication.

    1,137
    Dissemination

    May 2016: MemberBRIEFS Magazine

    SWR Institute published four articles entitled "Spanish Safety & Health Field Manual Revisions are Complete!!!", "National Safety Stand-Down", "June Is National Safety Month", and "OSHA Issues Final Rule To Make Employers, Public Better Informed About Workplace Injuries, Illnesses."

    Also promoted "Ariel Lifts Toolbox Talk" in this publication.

    1,137
    Dissemination

    July 2016: MemberBRIEFS Magazine

    SWR Institute published two articles entitled "OSHA Delays Effective Date For Enforcing Anti-Retaliation Section Of Injury Tracking Rule" and "Judge Upholds OSHA Citations And $249K In Penalties Against Contractor For Scaffold Hazards At Manhattan Construction Site."

    Also promoted "Barricades Toolbox Talk" in this publication.

    1,137
    Dissemination

    September 2016: MemberBRIEFS Magazine

    SWR Institute published two articles entitled "OSHA Hear & Now – Noise Safety Challenge" and "Get A Temporary Certificate Today And Your OSHA Card in 4-6 Weeks."

    Also promoted "Competent Person Toolbox Talk" in this publication.

    1,137
    Dissemination

    Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In, September 2016

    • Safety and Health Networks
    • OSHA Alliances
    Facebook – 187 Followers
    Twitter – 278 followers
    LinkedIn – 6,139 Members
    Dissemination

    Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In, October 2016

    • Basic OSHA Outreach Training
    Facebook – 187 Followers
    Twitter – 278 followers
    LinkedIn – 6,139 Members
    Dissemination

    Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In, December 2016

    • Tracking On The Job Injuries
    Facebook – 187 Followers
    Twitter – 278 followers
    LinkedIn – 6,139 Members

    TOTAL 56,347
  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 revise their Fall Protection Awareness Course. SWR Institute 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, SWR Institute will continue to develop evaluation methods to determine the effectiveness of their Alliance activities and submit their results quarterly to OSHA.

    Lastly, SWR Institute will also continue to participate in the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, when scheduled, and will provide OSHA with an Alliance exhibit at their 2017 Fall Technical and 2018 Winter Technical Meetings.

    Report prepared by: Morgan Seuberling, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, March 15, 2017.

  5. 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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