Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program << Back to Concluded Alliances

(signed October 3, 2003; concluded November 4, 2005)


ACPA's President, John Duffy, and OSHA's then-Deputy Assistant Secretary, Gary Visscher, sign the Alliance on October 3, 2003.
ACPA's President, John Duffy, and OSHA's then-Deputy Assistant Secretary, Gary Visscher, sign the Alliance on October 3, 2003.

OSHA and ACPA members tour the Hanson Concrete Pipe & Products, Inc plant in Manassas, Virginia after the national Alliance signing October 3, 2003.
OSHA and ACPA members tour the Hanson Concrete Pipe & Products, Inc plant in Manassas, Virginia after the national Alliance signing October 3, 2003.

OSHA members tour Rinker Materials  Hydro Conduit Concrete Pipe Plant, an ACPA member facility, in Frederick, Maryland January 12, 2004. From L-R: Scott McVicker, Kerr Concrete Pipe; John Duffy, ACPA; Edward Zimowski, OSHA; Lee Anne Jillings, OSHA; D.J. McKinney, Rinker Materials; Paula White, OSHA; Emil Golias, OSHA; Jess McCluer, OSHA; Rich Holsten, Rinker Materials; Keith Goddard, Maryland Division of Labor and Industry; and Greg Daugherty, Hanson Pipe and Products, Incorporated.
OSHA members tour Rinker Materials Hydro Conduit Concrete Pipe Plant, an ACPA member facility, in Frederick, Maryland January 12, 2004.
From L-R: Scott McVicker, Kerr Concrete Pipe; John Duffy, ACPA; Edward Zimowski, OSHA; Lee Anne Jillings, OSHA; D.J. McKinney, Rinker Materials; Paula White, OSHA; Emil Golias, OSHA; Jess McCluer, OSHA; Rich Holsten, Rinker Materials; Keith Goddard, Maryland Division of Labor and Industry; and Greg Daugherty, Hanson Pipe and Products, Incorporated.

OSHA's Alliance with the ACPA focuses on providing ACPA members and others in the industry with information, especially in reducing and preventing exposure to confined space hazards by developing, implementing, or improving confined space programs. OSHA and ACPA will work together to develop and disseminate outreach materials, identify topics that can be addressed in eTools and other electronic assistance products, cross train OSHA and ACPA personnel in confined space hazards specific to the concrete pipe industry, explore opportunities to establish forums for discussion, and encourage ACPA members to participate in OSHA's cooperative programs. Alliance goals are:

Outreach and communication:

  • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media that serve the concrete pipe industry, including, as applicable, links to selected pages on OSHA's and ACPA's web sites.
  • ACPA will assist OSHA in identifying safety and health issues specific to the concrete pipe industry that can be addressed in eTools and other electronic assistance products for the OSHA Web site.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences such as the annual ACPA conference, local meetings, or other events that serve the concrete pipe industry to promote the effectiveness of confined space programs in preventing injury or workplace illness.
  • Cross train OSHA personnel and ACPA safety and health professionals in confined space entry hazards specific to the concrete pipe industry and best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA and ACPA.
  • Explore opportunities to establish forums at ACPA conferences and regional or state chapter meetings to discuss injuries and illnesses relating to confined space issues that frequently occur in ACPA member's plants in order to help forge innovative solutions to these problems in the workplace.
  • Promote to ACPA members the potential benefits of their participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as Compliance Assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and SHARP.
Related Documents

Alliance Agreements

Alliance Annual Reports

Alliance News Releases

Activities and Events
  • February 23-25, 2006: MCPX 2006, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, California.
  • February 11-13, 2005: MCPX 2005, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana.
    • OSHA had a tabletop display at the exhibit hall.
  • February 14-15, 2005: ACPA 2005 Spring Production Short Course, Union Station Crowne Plaza Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana.
    • February 14, 2005: Ken Gilbert, Indianapolis Area Director, USDOL-OSHA, made a presentation on confined space, new hire orientation, pinch points, and lacerations during the "OSHA Punchlist" course to 25 attendees.
  • March 14-17, 2004: 96th Annual Meeting, Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California.
  • February 6-8, 2004: MCPX 2004, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia.
    • February 5, 2004: Jess McCluer, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation to the ACPA Safety Task Force on the status of the ACPA Alliance.
  • January 12, 2004: Paula White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA; Keith Goddard, Commissioner for the Division of Labor and Industry in the State of Maryland; Cheryl Kammerman, Assistant Commissioner for the Division of Labor and Industry in the State of Maryland, Lee Anne Jillings, Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA; and Jess McCluer, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA, attended a tour of an ACPA member facility in Frederick, Maryland, Rinker Materials - Hydro Conduit Concrete Pipe Plant. [More...]
Products and Resources

OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages

OSHA Success Stories

  • Hispanic Outreach Success Story: ACPA member, Rinker Materials Corporation, Hydro Conduit Division, describes their success in reaching out to Spanish-speaking employees.

Additional Resources