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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    Renewed September 19, 2009 (Two Year agreement)


    The Northwest Ohio Carpenters Alliance provides union leaders and others in the construction industry with information and guidance that will help protect the health and safety of their members.  Evaluation Period

    April 22, 2011 - January 17, 2012

    Implementation Team Members

    Carpenters Ron Rothenbuhler, Executive Regional Director
    Dan Morey, Business Representative
    Douglas Zink, Business Representative
    Mike Ball, Training Coordinator
    OSHA Jule Hovi, Area Director (retired)
    Kimberly Nelson, Area Director
    Chad Positano, Compliance Assistance Specialist
    Dan Steffen, Compliance Safety and Health Officer
    Darin Von Lehmden, Compliance Safety and Health Officer

  2. Implementation Team Contacts/Meetings

    In July 2011, Darin Von Lehmden conducted an inspection at a wastewater treatment project where multiple union carpenters were working.  High gravity citations were issued as a result of the inspection.

    In September 2011, Chad Positano provided assistance over the telephone related to questions regarding competent person and supervisory responsibilities by Carpenter Union members, in relation to OSHA compliance issues.

  3. Events and Products

    Due to time constraints and various other conflicts, no OSHA staff members attended any Carpenters’ training courses this year.

  4. Results

    The Toledo OSHA office shared information on OSHA’s changes to the residential construction fall protection standards that began in July 2011.

    OSHA/Carpenter Liaison CSHOs received several calls throughout the year from Business Agents with various safety and health questions and referrals for unsafe activity.  These referrals were processed in accordance with the established complaint processing procedure.

    Although open communication continues between the Northwest Ohio Carpenters and the Toledo OSHA office, the Area office recommends discontinuing a formal Alliance at this time.

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

    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

    Residential Construction Changes (Print and Electronic Distribution) 


    Referrals for enforcement visits 




  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Toledo Area Office recommends discontinuance of this Alliance.

Report Prepared by: Kimberly Nelson, Area Director