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Lamar Outdoor Systems
Alliance Background: Signed February 3, 2003
Renewed: February 5, 2005


The purpose was to use their collective expertise to help foster a culture of prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge. Emphasis would be on reducing and preventing exposure to hazards found in outdoor advertising. Through the initiation of this local alliance, a National alliance was later formed.

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
Mathew Duddy-Vice President/Territory Manager
Daniel Carney – Vice President/General Manager


Tom Allen, Regional Product Specialist – Northeast, Werner Ladder Company
Andy DeLair, Senior Territory Sales Manager, Fall Protection Specialist, MSA North America
Jeff Swinehart, Total Distribution Sales Consultants LLC (Werner Ladder Company)

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, Matthew Duddy, Vice President/General Manager, Henry Boladz, Operations Manager, and Larry Nievel, Operations Manager.

Events and Products

October 31, 2016 – Lamar organized a safety training seminar for outdoor/billboard advertising employers and employees in Windsor, CT. CAS Leona May presented training on Office Safety. Staff from the Bridgeport OSHA staff, Hartford OSHA staff and the Springfield OSHA office staff attended.

February 8, 2017 – Lamar organized training with Lamar Bridgeport personnel and Barrett Outdoor personnel in Bridgeport, CT at Lamar's facility in Bridgeport, CT. Bridgeport CAS conducted a presentation at the evnt on Bloodborne Pathogens.

May 14, 2017 – CAS Leona May organized with Lamar Bridgeport training on Effective Safety Program in conjunction with the Safe and Sound Program to 10 attendees in Bridgeport, CT.

May 23, 2017 – CAS Leona May organized MSA North America to conduct fall protection training for the Bridgeport OSHA staff and Lamar employees (15 attendees).

September 13, 2017 – CAS Leona May organized Werner Ladders to conduct ladder training for Lamar Hartford, Lamar Springfield, Lamar Bridgeport in Windsor, CT (10 attendees).

Outreach and Communication

The Alliance utilizes Connecticut Safety Society Newsletter and the Connecticut OSHA Newsletter to announce programs, event and training opportunities. Additionally, the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce prints the announcements in their monthly newsletters.

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

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


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

Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

October 31, 2016 - Office Safety


February 8, 2017 - Bloodborne Pathogens/Wood Chipper safety


May 14, 2017 - Effective Safety Programs through the Safe and Sound Program


May 23, 2017 - Fall Protection training


September 13, 2017 - Werner Ladder training




Upcoming Milestones in FY 2018

The Bridgeport Area Office will continue to present various safety and health topics and training in coordination with Lamar Outdoor Systems members, general public and law enforcement personnel.

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

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