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

(signed March 17, 2004; renewed August 21, 2006; concluded September 17, 2007)


Through the OSHA and MCAA Alliance renewal agreement, the organizations will encourage employers, including small businesses, to increase employee access to safety and health information and training resources, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to hazards associated with masonry wall bracing, scaffolding, silica and forklift operations. The Alliance's goals include:

Training and education:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for MCAA members and others in the masonry industry regarding masonry wall bracing, scaffolding, silica and forklift operations and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.

Outreach and communication:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and MCAA's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding MCAA's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by MCAA and through OSHA- or MCAA-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on designing for safety, masonry wall bracing, scaffolding, silica, and forklift operations that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on masonry wall bracing, scaffolding, silica and forklift operations issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.

Related Documents


Alliance Agreements

Alliance Annual Reports

Alliance News Releases


Activities and Events
  • October 26, 2006: Masonry Best Practices Seminar, Laborers' Training Facility, Carol Stream, Illinois. Overhead bricklaying and fall protection were among topics presented to government representatives during the Masonry Best Practices Seminar in Carol Stream, IL. [More...]
  • March 29-31, 2006: MCAA Masonry Showcase, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Nevada Consultation staffed the OSHA/MCAA Alliance exhibit booth during the conference.
  • January 26, 2006: Masonry Best Practices Seminar, Laborers' Training Facility, High Hill, Missouri. Overhead bricklaying and fall protection were among topics presented to government representatives during the Masonry Best Practices Seminar in High Hill, MO. [More...]
  • April 20-22, 2005: MCAA's Masonry Showcase at Construct America, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois.
    • OSHA had a tabletop display in the exhibit hall.
    • April 21-22, 2005: Camille Villanova, then-Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services, USDOL-OSHA, and John Rhailly, Construction Safety Council instructed a 10-Hour OSHA Construction course to over 20 attendees.
  • April 19, 2005: MCAA Annual Meeting, Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.
    • April 19, 2005: Jess McCluer, then-Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, USDOL-OSHA, and Camille Villanova, then-Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services, USDOL-OSHA, updated over 40 attendees on the Alliance Program and the activities of the MCAA Alliance.

Products and Resources


  • Masonry Headlines, November 6, 2006. MCAA's Masonry Headlines includes an article, "Region V OSHA Training Seminar," that describes the October 26, 2006 Masonry Best Practices Seminar.
  • Masonry Headlines, August 28, 2006. MCAA's Masonry Headlines includes an article, "OSHA and MCAA Extend Alliance," that discusses the signing and goals of the OSHA and MCAA Alliance renewal agreement.
  • MCAA Hosts Pilot Training Program for OSHA Field Personnel. The MCAA's February 2006 edition of its monthly publication, Masonry, includes an article, "MCAA Hosts Pilot Training Program for OSHA Field Personnel" that describes a masonry best practices seminar that was developed through the OSHA and MCAA Alliance.
Additional Resources
  • Alliance Program Construction Roundtable. Through the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable and its Design for Safety and Fall Protection Workgroups, a number of products and resources have been developed for the construction industry.