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OSHA and Gilbane Building Company Alliance
Close-Out Report

On September 29, 2004, OSHA and the Gilbane Building Company formed an Alliance to provide Gilbane's employees and others in the construction industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect employees' safety and health, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to fall hazards. Through the Alliance, OSHA and Gilbane worked together by sharing information on fall hazards and assisting in the development of compliance assistance tools.

Due to the change in Gilbane's priorities and its focus on working with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices, there was limited activity to develop programs and products to meet the goals of the Alliance. As a result, OSHA concluded the Alliance as of January 31, 2006 and encouraged Gilbane to continue working with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices and explore the possibility of establishing and implementing local Alliances. The following successes resulted from OSHA and the Gilbane Building Company working together to meet the Alliance's goals:
  • Gilbane developed a banner for their worksites promoting the Alliance Program. The banner includes the OSHA, Alliance Program and Gilbane logos and reads, "Working Together for Safety."

  • A representative from Gilbane participated on the OSHA Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable Fall Protection Workgroup.

  • Gilbane included an article in the Autumn 2004 edition of the quarterly publication Gilbane Bulletin titled, "Working Together for Safety," which discusses the OSHA and Gilbane Alliance.

Report prepared by: Jess McCluer, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, December 28, 2005