Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region I

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

September 29, 2003


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Ironworkers District Council of New England Labor-Management Cooperation Trust (LMCT), recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and LMCT, hereby form an Alliance to provide LMCT members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to electrical, fall, struck-by, and crushed-by hazards.

Implementation Team Members

David Grafton - Special Assistant to OSHA Area Director Regional1

Robert E. Banks - Safety Director NEDC-LMCT



Evaluation Period

September 29, 2003 to October 14, 2003

II Implementation Team Meetings/Events and Products

Training and Education/Outreach and Communication/ Promoting the National
Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

September 29, 2003
Alliance signed with OSHA and New England District Council.

September 29th, October 4th & 5th 2003
OSHA 30 Hour -David Grafton and Charlie Williams
This program would not have been possible without the assistance and contributions of OSHA.

October 2003
Meeting with David Grafton and Vermont OSHA over SubPart R Training and other compliance issues.

November 2003
Met with Bridgeport, CT OSHA office with Action Steel for a hearing about full protection citations.
Action Steel will review Sub-Part R with men and increase awareness of fall protection requirements.

November 2003
Developed Hazard Awareness with class of Ironworkers Loca1 7 3rd year
apprentices with help of Dave Grafton.

January 2004
Developed a Safety Alert Newsletter insert for New England District Council newsletter - following serious accident involving an Ironworker from Local 7 in Boston (see item A) a thorough investigation by Methuen OSHA office lead to materials in article.

January 2004
Worked with OSHA (Dave Grafton) to develop immediate training for Ironworkers on Waltham Hospital job. OSHA 10 Hour and SubPart R training were given to all employees of Waltham job and also a job in Worcester.

March 2004
OSHA 30 Hour program for employees -coordinated with assistance from Dave Grafton, Pat Griffin and Charlie Williams.

Ironworker's job site death in Rhode Island. Worked with Dave Grafton and Compliance Inspectors at job closing conference.

May 2004
Met in Augusta, ME with OSHA staff and Dave Grafton to discuss SubPart R and Ironworkers assistance to clarify a communication problems.