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Safety Fests of the Great Northwest

Every year, the Idaho Construction General Contractor/Construction Manager Partnership (#2) and the Idaho Construction Specialty Trades Partnership (#156) participants host Safety Fest of the Great Northwest events throughout Idaho. The free events provide employers, workers, labor, trade associations and government an opportunity to participate in safety and health education activities across Idaho. The events are designed by the Partnership participants to put undivided attention on safety and health. The following summaries come from the 2011 annual evaluations for the Partnerships:

Safety Fest of the Great Northwest Boise, Idaho
The seventh annual safety fest was held at the URS Engineering and Construction Corporate headquarters in Boise, Idaho, January 25-28, 2011. OSHA, URS Engineering and Construction, Idaho Associated General Contractors (AGC), Idaho Local Highway Technical Assistance Council, Idaho Department of Technical Education, and the Snake River Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) supported the event.

The safety fest offered forty-six free training classes that were attended by seven hundred fifty nine attendees from eight states including: Idaho, Washington, Utah, California, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, and Oregon. In addition, this free community event was open to all and included a collaboration developed through the Partnership of federal, state, county, and city government.

Safety Fest of the Great Northwest Post Falls, Idaho
The third annual safety fest was held during February 22-25, 2011 in the Idaho Army National Guard Armory, Post Falls, Idaho. The supporting partners for this event included: OSHA, Ansley Incorporated, URS Engineering and Construction, the Idaho AGC, the Inland Pacific Chapter of the Association of Builders and Contractors, the Idaho Local Highway Technical Assistance Council, NORCO, and the Timber Products Manufacturers Association.

The safety fest offered twenty-three free training classes that were attended by three hundred seventy nine attendees from four states including: Idaho, Washington, Montana, and Oregon. In addition, this free community event was open to all and included a collaboration developed through the Partnership of federal, state, county, and city government.

Safety Fest of the Great Northwest - Twin Falls, Idaho
The second annual safety fest was held during March 22-25, 201 on the campus of the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, Idaho. The supporting partners for this event included: OSHA, College of Southern Idaho, URS Engineering and Construction, the Idaho AGC, the Idaho Technology Transfer Center, and Norco, Inc.

The safety fest offered forty-seven free training classes that were attended by three hundred four attendees from four states including: Idaho, Washington, Nevada and Utah. In addition, this free community event was open to all and included a collaboration developed through the Partnership of federal, state, county, and city government.

Safety Fest of the Great Northwest - Pocatello Idaho
The second annual safety fest was held during April 26-28, 2011 in the Idaho Army National Guard Armory and on the fairgrounds in Pocatello, Idaho. The supporting partners for this event included: OSHA, URS Engineering and Construction, Idaho Technology Transfer Center, the Idaho National Laboratory/CWI and BEA, the Idaho AGC, Idaho State University, and Norco, Inc.

The safety fest offered forty-six free training classes that were attended by five hundred thirty nine attendees from seven states including: Idaho, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Montana and California. In addition, this free community event was open to all and included a collaboration developed through the Partnership of federal, state, county, and city government.

Safety Fest of the Great Northwest - Lewiston, Idaho
The second annual safety fest was held during October 25-27, 2011 on the campus of Lewis and Clark College, Lewiston, Idaho. The supporting partners included: OSHA, Clearwater Paper, Idaho Technology Transfer Center, URS Engineering and Construction, Idaho AGC, the Inland Pacific Chapter of the Association of Builders and Contractors, Lewis and Clark College, and Norco, Inc.

The safety fest offered twenty-six free training classes that were attended by two hundred thirty five attendees from five states including: Idaho, Washington, Montana, Illinois and Oregon. In addition, this free community event was open to all and included a collaboration developed through the Partnership of federal, state, county, and city government.

Technical Assistance
OSHA Boise Area Office staff and the Safety Director, Idaho AGC, developed the agenda for the fourteenth annual partnership meeting held in Boise, Idaho in December 2012. The annual partnership meeting is an opportunity to meet with the owners and safety directors from partnered companies to discuss OSHA current and future areas of interest, to review statistical data from the partnership and to present training sessions on various relevant topics. The highlight of this years meeting was a crane tip over presentation presented by the manufacturers safety director. Other topics presented included: safe crane operations, heavy equipment operations, and silica hazards and abatement. Approximately fifty-five participants attended the meeting.

Training:
Information acquired from the 2011 partnership annual evaluation revealed that 2,460 workers received more than 18,000 hours of training through the partnership. In addition, 313 supervisor/managers received more than 3,600 hours of training. A total of 734 training sessions were conducted during this reporting period.


Associated General Contractors, Colorado
#2
   
Partners: Andersen Construction
Bateman-Hall
Benchmark Construction, Inc.
Beniton Construction Company
Central Paving Company
CM Company, Inc.
Concrete Placing Co.
Contractors Northwest, Inc.
CSDI Construction, Inc.
Engineered Structures, Inc.
Ginno Construction
Guho Corporation
HC Company
Hansen-Rice, Inc.
Hoffman Construction (Idaho Division)
JC Constructors
K2 Construction, Inc.
Knife River
Kreizenbeck Constructors, Inc.
Layton Construction Company, Inc.
McAlvain Construction, Inc.
NorthCon
Owyhee Construction
Petra
Polin & Young Construction
RSCI
Scott Hedrick Construction
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center Construction
Starr Corporation
The Russell Corporation
W. W. Clyde & Co
Western Construction
Wright Brothers, The Building Company

Date Signed: September 1, 1996; renewed October 1, 2001

Contact Information: Boise Area Office, (208) 321-2960

Documents: Partnership Renewal Agreement October 1, 2001

Other Links: Amputations
Construction
Landscaping/Horticulture
Silica and Related Disease



Idaho Construction Specialty Trades Partnership
#156
   
Partners: Acoustic Specialties, Inc.
Boise Steel Erectors, Inc.
Doug Larsen Construction, Inc.
Hobson Fabricating
Interior Systems, Inc.
Intermech
Lea Electric
Leighton Enterprises, Inc.
Quality Electric
Quality Tile Roofing, Inc.
Track Utilities

Date Signed: June 18, 2000; renewed June 18, 2001

Contact Information: Boise Area Office, (208) 321-2960

Documents: Partnership Renewal Agreement June 18, 2001

Other Links: Amputations
Construction