March 2, 2006
During the three-year alliance, the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA), the Residential Construction Employers Council (RCEC),
the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters (Carpenters), and the state of
Illinois Onsite Safety and Health Consultation Service will provide residential
contractors in the state of Illinois with information, guidance, and access to
training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety,
particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to safety and health hazards
found in residential construction.
The alliance will also promote and encourage participation in OSHA's cooperative
programs. These include compliance assistance, safety and health consultation
programs, the Voluntary Protection Programs and the Safety and Health
Achievement Recognition Program.
Implementation Team Members.
Nancy Quick, CAS, Aurora; Lou Couper, Executive Vice President, Residential
Construction Employers Council; Thomas Kavicky, Chicago Regional Council of
Carpenters; David Kramer, Program Manager, Onsite Consultation, IL DCEO.
Implementation Team Meetings
Team Members held one (1) meeting during the year to plan for the "Hot Topics"
event. Email and phone contact was maintained throughout the year to address
various technical subjects.
Activities and Products
This report covers March 3, 2008 to March 3, 2009.
OSHA and the RCEC worked on presenting the annual "Hot Topics" seminar in March
2009. OSHA speaks at this conference so participants can hear the latest
information and learn about the newest OSHA initiatives. However, due to low
enrollment, the event had to be cancelled. This may have occurred, in part, due
to the economy and slowdown in residential construction activities.
Although the Alliance provided valuable technical information to residential
contractors, we were unable to hold a training session due to low enrollment
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution,
Individuals Reached or Trained
- Upcoming Milestones
This Alliance has concluded.
Report Prepared by: Nancy M. Quick, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Aurora