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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT – FY 2017

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #478
Alliance Background: Signed April 18, 2012
Renewed: April 24, 2014


Overview

The purpose of the Alliance is to foster a culture of prevention through sharing best practices and technical knowledge to promote safe and healthful working conditions for Local 478 IUOE members and employees of various construction companies by providing information and guidance that will help them protect employees' health and safety by reducing and preventing exposure to workplace hazards.

Implementation Team Members

Robert W. Kowalski (ret.), Area Director, U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA, Bridgeport Area Office
Leona May, Compliance Assistance Specialist, U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA, Bridgeport Area Office
Craig Metz – Business Manager Local 478
Kyle Zimmer – Health and Safety Local 478
Kenneth Tucker – CONN-OSHA
John Able – CONN-OSHA
Paul Mangiafico, Compliance Assistance Specialist, U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA, OSHA Hartford Area Office

Contributors

None

Evaluation Period

FY 2017 - October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017

Team Meetings

***Numerous telephone calls and emails were exchanged throughout this evaluation period between Bridgeport Area Office's Compliance Assistance Specialist Leona May, Operating Engineer's President Kyle Zimmer.

October 21, 2016 – CAS Leona May attended a team meeting with the Connecticut Hearing Conservation Committee that the Operating Engineers is a member.
January 4, 2017 – CAS Leona May attended a team planning meeting with Operating Engineer's President Kyle Zimmer.
March 1, 2017 – CAS Leona May attended a team planning meeting with Operating Engineer's President Kyle Zimmer.

Events and Products

October 21, 2016 (and throughout this review period) – CAS Leona May participated on the Connecticut Hearing Conservation Committee with the Operating Engineers that are a member of the Committee.

March 3, 2017 – CAS Leona May attended the Local 478 sponsored Safety and Health Symposium at the Operating Engineer's main office in Hamden, CT.

June 9, 2017 – The Operating Engineers union sponsored a Hazwoper training course at their training center in Meriden, CT. OSHA personnel were invited and attended the training.

April 18th and 19th, 2017 – CAS Leona May attended the Construction Career Days hosted by the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local 777, in conjunction with the Operating Engineers' Union, Local 478. Bridgeport CAS attended the event and established an OSHA information booth with publications, information and publications.

Outreach and Communication

Outreach goals are to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health the construction industry.

Communication is primarily conducted through email, websites and mail distribution.

Results

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
October 21, 2016 - CT Hearing Conservation Committee

70

June 9, 2017 - Hazwoper Refresher Training

15

March 3, 2017 - Safety and Health Symposium

85

April 18th and 19th, 2017 - Career Day for Construction

1,000 high school student

TOTAL

94

Upcoming Milestones in FY 2018

The Bridgeport Area Office will continue to present various safety and health topics and training in coordination with Local 478.

Hazwoper Refresher Training

Bridgeport Area OSHA Office intends to renew this alliance in early FY18.

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