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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
MICHIGAN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
GREAT LAKES FABRICATORS & ERECTORS ASSOCIATION
IRONWORKERS LOCAL UNION #25 AND
OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL UNION #324
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA), the Great Lakes Fabricators &
Erectors Association (GLFEA), Ironworkers Local Union #25 (IW25), and Operating Engineers Local
Union #324 (OE324) mutually recognize the importance of providing a safe and healthy work
environment for the structural steel erection, fabrication & rigging industry and hereby form an
Alliance to collectively address these issues.
A key element of this Alliance is the development of a working relationship that creates mutual
trust and respect for each organization's respective role in the construction process. IW25's and
OE324's efforts to promote safe working conditions are pursuant to MCL 418.827(8). GLFEA's efforts
to promote safe working conditions are pursuant to MCL 418.131 and MCL 418.827(8).
MIOSHA, GLFEA, IW25, and OE324 agree to promote safe and healthy working conditions for structural
steel erection, fabrication & rigging employers and employees in the State of Michigan by providing
them with information and guidance that will help them protect employee health and safety.
Particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to the most prevalent industry hazards such as fall
hazards, struck-by hazards, caught in/between hazards, and electrical hazards.
Goals and Objectives
Outreach and Communication
- Foster a culture of injury/accident prevention by using the collective expertise and experience of
Alliance Team members to promote safe and healthy work-sites.
- Share injury/accident reporting data developed by Alliance Team members and other resources that
provide solutions to safety and health hazards.
- Raise safety awareness of positive and successful work-site programs by sharing information on best
practices through outreach and training programs.
- Establish avenues and processes for Alliance Team members to mentor and assist employer's personnel
as they proceed with their professional development.
Training and Education
- GLFEA will promote and encourage member organizations to participate in the MIOSHA cooperative
- Alliance member organizations will individually provide exhibits at the Michigan Construction Safety
- Alliance will disseminate information in Spanish and other languages when available
- Use Alliance member's newsletters, websites, and other resources as vehicles to disseminate
- Members will develop and deliver a presentation covering steel erection, fabrication, and rigging at
the Michigan Construction Safety Day program.
- Members will deliver presentations covering steel erection, fabrication, and rigging ate other
member's facilities and/or staff meeting.
- Cross train member's personnel in construction management's best safety practices
Roles and Responsibilities
- Convene or participate in forums and roundtable discussions on multi-employer work-site issues to
help forge innovative solutions to raising industry safety awareness in the workplace.
- Speak, exhibit and/or appear at conferences, local meetings, and/or other events in order to
demonstrate the effectiveness of existing or proposed safety and health programs.
Outcomes of Alliance Activities
- Provide a safe and healthy work environment for the structural steel erection, fabrication & rigging
industries by using their collective expertise to help foster a culture of accident/injury
prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge.
- Each organization will provide speakers, exhibits, training, & educational materials and/or
necessary resources to convey these best practices to the various user groups.
- One presentation per year jointly implemented by all member organizations covering steel erection,
fabrication, and rigging at the Michigan Construction Safety Day Program.
- One exhibit per year by each member organization at the Michigan Construction Safety Day Program.
- One presentation/training session semi-annually at rotating member facilities covering injury and
accident statistics, construction management's best safety practices, and suggested solutions.
- One article semi-annually covering new/innovative information about our industry will be published
on a rotating basis either in or on a member's newsletter, website or other publication as space
The Alliance agreement is effective on the date of signing and will be in effect for 2 years. Prior
to the expiration of the agreement, the parties will confer and evaluate whether the agreement
should be extended. Without regard to the term of the agreement, any of the parties can terminate
the agreement with 30 days written notification.
Ironworkers Local Union #25
Operating Engineers Local Union #324
D. James Walker
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