Region 5 - Alliance Agreement - May 3, 2023


The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Naperville, Chicago South, Chicago North, Fairview Heights, and Peoria Area Offices and Roofers & Waterproofers Local 11 recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safety and health practices and programs to improve American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and Roofers & Waterproofers Local 11 hereby form an Alliance to provide Roofers & Waterproofers Local 11 members and the public with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect workers by reducing and preventing exposure to fall hazards and addressing fall protection issues and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

This agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance's activities. Alliance participants also agree to meet the "Fundamental Requirements for OSHA Alliance Program Participants" and the "Guidelines for OSHA's Alliance Program Participants: Alliance Products and Other Alliance Projects."

Through the Alliance, the organizations will use available injury, illness, and hazard exposure data, when appropriate, to help identify areas of emphasis for Alliance awareness, outreach, and communication activities. The Alliance will also explore and implement selected options, including but not limited to member surveys, to evaluate the Alliance and measure the impact on improving workplace safety and health. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and Roofers & Waterproofers Local 11 recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-Site Consultation Program partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort, and that information about the products and activities of the Alliance may be shared with these partners for the advancement of common goals.

Raising Awareness: Outreach and Communication

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objectives:

  • To share information on OSHA's National/Regional/Local Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
  • To share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
  • To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on the hazards associated with cranes, earth moving, and other construction equipment to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
  • To speak, exhibit, or appear at Local 11 training facility or other events.
  • To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding best practices for hazards associated with roofing.
  • To encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by speaking at Local 11 OSHA 10- and 30-hour courses.
Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objectives:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for OSHA compliance officers (CSHO's) and Local 11
  • To develop effective training and education programs for Local 11 members to promote understanding of workers' rights, including the use of the OSHA complaint process, and the responsibilities of employers and to communicate such information to workers and employers.
  • To deliver or arrange for the delivery of the All About OSHA portion for OSHA 10 and 30-hour courses.

OSHA's Alliances provide organizations an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA's initiatives, outreach, communications, training, and education. These Alliances have proven to be valuable tools for both OSHA and Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with an organization, OSHA is not endorsing or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that organization's products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization will meet one to two times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. OSHA team members will include representatives of the Naperville, Chicago South, Chicago North, Fairview Heights, And Peoria Area Offices, and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plans' and OSHA On-Site Consultation program' participation on the team.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Any signatory may terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days' written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the written concurrence of both signatories.

Signed this 3rd day of May 2023.

James A. Martineck
Area Director
Chicago South Area Office

Gary Menzel
Roofers & Waterproofers Local 11

Sukhvir Kaur
Area Director
Chicago North Area Office

Trish Rankin
Acting Area Director
Peoria Area Office

Jacob C. Scott
Area Director
Naperville Area Office

Aaron L. Priddy
Area Director
Fairview Heights Area Office