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Extending OSHA’s Impact. Paula O. White Director, Cooperative and State Programs USDOL-OSHA for the Construction Management Association of America. Assistant Secretary Henshaw’s Priorities. Expanded outreach, education, and compliance assistance efforts

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extending osha s impact

Extending OSHA’s Impact

Paula O. White

Director, Cooperative and State Programs

USDOL-OSHA

for the

Construction Management Association of America

assistant secretary henshaw s priorities
Assistant Secretary Henshaw’s Priorities
  • Expanded outreach, education, and compliance assistance efforts
  • Improved voluntary efforts with partnerships on every scale
  • Leading the national dialogue on safety and health
  • Strong, effective enforcement
alliances are flexible
Alliances Are Flexible
  • Few formal program requirements
    • No enforcement component
    • Less structured than Strategic Partnerships
  • Open to all--businesses, labor groups, trade or professional organizations, universities, or other government agencies
  • Low-Risk--designed to initiate dialog with OSHA, can serve as a stepping stone toward a more structured cooperative relationships
cmaa osha training education goals
CMAA-OSHA Training &Education Goals
  • Safety & health programs & guidelines
  • Delivery of OSHA’s construction course to CMAA members
osha cmaa outreach and communication goals
OSHA-CMAA Outreach and Communication Goals
  • Guidance and info
  • Speak or appear together
  • Cross-training OSHA and CMAA personnel
  • OSHA’s cooperative programs
osha cmaa promoting national dialogue goals
OSHA-CMAA Promoting National Dialogue Goals
  • Raise awareness & demonstrate commitment
  • Best practices in the industry
  • Forums & round table discussions on multi-employer worksite issues
www osha gov
Compliance Assistance

eTools

VPP

Partnerships

Alliances

Consultation Office Directory

Events

Publications

News Releases

Fact Sheets

Standards & Guidance

Training and outreach on new guidance & regs

What’s New

QuickTakes

www.osha.gov
vpp works
VPP Works
  • Nearly 820 workplaces and 180 industries in the Federal and State Plan State programs
  • Over 540,000 employees covered
  • In 2001, participants achieved injury rates 54% below their industry averages, with 5,876 lost workday cases avoided
construction in vpp sics 1521 1799
Construction in VPP SICs 1521-1799
  • Sites at the end of FY 02:
    • Federal: 27
    • States: 17
  • Employees covered at end of FY 02:
    • Federal: 5955
    • State: 2879
  • FY 01 Rates
    • DART 60% below the national average
    • TCIR 64% below the national average
vpp construction programs
VPP ConstructionPrograms
  • Star & Merit
  • Short Term Construction Demo
  • Mobile Workforce Demo
osha strategic partnerships
OSHA Strategic Partnerships

OSPs are voluntary, cooperative agreements between OSHA and groups of employers, employees, and other stakeholders.

success story idaho osha general contractor partnership program
Success Story: Idaho OSHA-General Contractor Partnership Program
  • Reduced construction fatalities
  • Improved OSHA’s relationship with stakeholders
  • Fostered other partnerships
  • Saved contractors money
fatality rate
Fatality Rate

2.1 1.0 0.42

per 10K Employees

Years

idaho claims rate
Idaho Claims Rate

Injuries per 100 Employees

25.0 21.0 21.0 20.9 201 18.9 17.8 15.1 15.2 14.9 14.2

Year

consultation for small businesses
Consultation: for Small Businesses
  • Free and confidential
  • Helps employer identify and correct hazards
  • Provides onsite & offsite training
  • Assists employer in developing or maintaining an effective safety and health management system
  • No citations issued or penalties proposed
contact
Contact

paula.white@osha.gov

202-693-2200