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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
MILWAUKEE AREA OFFICE
METROPOLITAN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
January 30, 2010
- Alliance Background
Date Signed: 10/02/2007
Date Renewed: Alliance Expired 10/2009 - Not Renewed
This Alliance was established to provide the Metropolitan Builders Association
(MBA) members and others with information, guidance, and access to training
resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly
in reducing and preventing exposure to residential construction hazards and
addressing training issues.
Implementation Team Members.
Members of the Implementation Team are Scott Mathie, Director, Government
Affairs, MBA; Helen Tickanen, Membership Development Specialist, MBA; Terry
Moen, Wisconsin Consultation Program; Dick Lentz, Safety Supervisor, Wisconsin
Consultation Program; Jim Lutz, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Milwaukee Area
- Implementation Team Meetings
Several conference calls were generated during 2009 to discuss the progress with
the Alliance and member participation. A planning meeting was conducted on July
24, 2009 at the MBA office to explore calendar 2009 activities. The Association
significantly reduced its activity during 2009 due to economic conditions.
- Activities and Products
The date of the evaluation period includes the time period of November 30, 2008
to October 1, 2009.
MBA Sponsored an OSHA 10 Hour course for Construction during consecutive Mondays
in March 2009 which was attended by 10 MBA members/workers. OSHA participated in
this by developing the agenda and arranging as well as providing instructors for
the course. The Wisconsin Consultation program also provided an instructor and
issued 10 hour cards for students successfully completing the course.
MBA, with consultation from OSHA put a course together for members, “Safety on
the jobsite can save you substantial dollars and many headaches”. This class is
intended to help builders, remodelers, subcontractors, and suppliers with the
basics of establishing and implementing a safety plan. The MBA Trade Contractor
Agreement places an emphasis on a safe jobsite and safety planning is a crucial
element of complying with this requirement.
The interactive sessions conducted by OSHA and the Consultation Program provided
attendees with guidance on establishing an effective safety and health
management program. The MBA distributes the statewide OSHA construction
newsletter, and links to both the OSHA web page and the Consultation web page
are now part of the Association web site. Utilizing this approach, each of the
Alliance goals including Training and Education, Outreach and Communication, and
Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health was successfully achieved.
The impact of the Alliance during the reporting period was not that as
anticipated due to the significant economic downturn in the home building
industry. As a result of the downturn, membership has remained stagnant or may
have decreased and specific activities in the organization have slowed.
- Activities and Numbers of Individuals Reached or Trained
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution,
Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
OSHA 10 Hour
Safety on the Jobsite
Report Prepared by: Jim Lutz, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Milwaukee
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