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I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

5-17-04

Overview

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Pittsburgh Area Office and The Pittsburgh Building and Construction Trades Council aligned to provide Council members, including youth apprentice workers, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to the various hazards associated with the construction industry.

Implementation Team Members

Richard Stanizzo - Business Rep., Pittsburgh Building and Construction Trade Council
Robert Szymanski – Area Director, OSHA Pittsburgh Area Office
Robert Carroll – CAS, OSHA Pittsburgh Area Office

Evaluation Period

May 17, 2005 to May 17, 2006

II. Implementation Team Meetings

June 1, 2005

October 11, 2005

January 17, 2006

May 15, 2006
In-person

Conference Call

In-person

In-person
Pittsburgh PA

 

Pittsburgh PA

Pittsburgh PA

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

June 20, 2005 – Provided an instructor at the Laborers District Council of Western PA’s apprenticeship school with power point slides and handouts addressing the fatality statistics/inspections conducted out of the Pittsburgh Area Office

July 20, 2005 – CAS conducted presentations for twenty-five students in a 30 hour Safety/health OSHA construction course at the Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local #2 apprenticeship training center.

Outreach and Communication

February 7, 2005 – Attended a Construction Expo with the Operating Engineers Local 66# and spent time at their booth answering questions addressing a variety of issues relating to OSHA policies/procedures and construction safety/health standards.

June 7, 2005 – Met with Steamfitters Local #449 Apprenticeship Coordinator and representatives to discuss their safety and health curricula and needs.

The various Business Agents and Apprenticeship coordinators/instructors called several times a month for discussion and guidance on construction standards and OSHA policy/procedure information.

IV. Results

The training and outreach communication information provided was well received. The member union representatives of the council found the information to be valuable in assisting them in their efforts of promoting and providing safety and health training to their members in reducing and preventing exposure to the various hazards associated with the construction industry.

Type of Activity
(Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Number of Individuals
Reached or Trained
Provided Laborers District Council Instructor with Power Point Slides and Handouts on Pittsburgh A.O. Fatality Statistics 150
OSHA Construction Course at the Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local #2 Apprenticeship Training Center 25
Construction Expo Operating Engineers Local 66 20
Steamfitter Apprenticeship Coordinator and Instructors 3
TOTAL 198

Note: The individuals trained and reached by the activities listed above represent companies/unions with many employees/members that would be directly affected by the safety and health information provided.

The working relationship between the Alliance Signatories has been very positive. The positive working relationship resulted in the Signatories signing an Alliance Renewal Agreement extending the Alliance per the Directive.

V. Upcoming Milestones

The Alliance is looking into future opportunities in providing information for affected parties through roundtable discussions and training sessions. The Alliance signatories will continue to work to address the safety and health needs of the affected parties. An Alliance Renewal Agreement was signed (5-15-05) extending the Alliance per the Directive.