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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:


    Date Renewed:


    Alliance Overview

    To provide contractors in the state of Illinois with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to safety and health hazards found in the construction industry.

    Implementation Team Members

    The following persons are the members of the S&H Committee that attend the quarterly meetings:

    Shaun Rainey, Power Construction Co.
    Josh Moore, Aurora OSHA Office
    Dan Lichthardt, Everest Excavating
    Paul Penzkover, M.A. Mortenson
    Josh Campanelli, Lamp, Inc.
    Jim McInerney, Leopardo Companies, Inc.
    Paul Jansyn, IHC Construction Co.
    Bill Wilson, Shales McNutt Construction
    Ryan Kaderavek - Assurance Agency
    Brian Gawlik - Construction Safety Council
    Kara Grollemond - Metrolift

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    S&H Committee meetings were held on the following dates:
    January 26, 2011

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period

    This report covers from December 4, 2010 to November 29, 2011

    Alliance Activity

    Construction compliance staff were available for the many questions the membership had on OSHA related issues. The construction industry is becoming more aware of the need for safety in this tough economic times. The availability of OSHA when discussing questions regarding the new crane standard and residential roofing.

    Continued training was conducted with Kevin Vojtech at FVAGC Annual OSHA update. This event is held in October of each year and over the last 5 years has averaged 100 field workers. This training brings workers and safety coordinators up to date on what is new with OSHA and keeps safety fresh in the minds of the workers.

    Team Leader, Robert Murphy participated in an OSHA 10-hour course where the complaint process and OSHA updates were given.

    Alliance Products

    Quarterly updates from OSHA at the FVAGC Safety Committee meetings on any changes or safety hazards to make the membership aware of.

  4. Results

    This alliance provides valuable technical information for contractors:

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

    OSHA 10- hour


    Annual OSHA Update




  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Conduct OSHA 10hr with participation from Robert Murphy and Kevin Vojtech

Report Prepared by: Kathy Webb

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