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

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

Original Agreement: 5-17-04      Renewal Agreement: 5-15-06

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
Frank Librich – Acting Area Director, OSHA Pittsburgh Area Office

Evaluation Period

May 17, 2006 to May 29, 2007

II. Implementation Team Meetings

June 8, 2006

December 7, 2006

March 5, 2007

Conference Call
Conference Call

In-person

Conference Call

May 29, 2007


Pittsburgh PA

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

Outreach and Communication


January 11, 2007 – Met with Western Pennsylvania Operating Engineers’ Apprenticeship Coordinator to discuss safety and health curricula, concerns and needs. Questions were answered by the CAS on OSHA policies/procedures and interpretations of standards. In addition, the CAS provided updated handouts on the most frequently cited construction standard in Region III for the past two years, the fatality statistics out of the Pittsburgh Area Office, and OSHA booklets on construction standards.

March 23, 2007 - Met with the International Union of Painters and Allied Craft Local #57 Apprenticeship Instructors to discuss safety and health curricula, concerns and needs. Questions were answered by the CAS on OSHA policies/procedures and interpretations of standards. In addition, the CAS provided the instructors with updated handouts on the most frequently cited construction standard in Region III for the past two years, the fatality statistics out of the Pittsburgh Area Office, and OSHA booklets on construction standards.

March 23, 2007 - Met with Plumbers Local #27 Apprenticeship Coordinator to discuss safety and health curricula, concerns and needs. Questions were answered by the CAS on OSHA policies/procedures and interpretations of standards. In addition, the CAS provided the instructors with updated handouts on the most frequently cited construction standard in Region III for the past two years, the fatality statistics out of the Pittsburgh Area Office, and OSHA booklets on construction standards.

March 26, 2007 - Met with Ironworkers Local #3 Apprenticeship Coordinator to discuss safety and health curricula, concerns and needs. Questions were answered by the CAS on OSHA policies/procedures and interpretations of standards. In addition, the CAS provided the instructors with updated handouts on the most frequently cited construction standard in Region III for the past two years, the fatality statistics out of the Pittsburgh Area Office, and OSHA booklets on construction standards.

March 27, 2007 – Met with the Carpenters Regional District Council’s Apprenticeship Coordinator and Instructors to discuss safety and health curricula, concerns and needs. Questions were answered by the CAS on OSHA policies/procedures and interpretations of standards. In addition, the CAS provided the instructors with updated handouts on the most frequently cited construction standard in Region III for the past two years, the fatality statistics out of the Pittsburgh Area Office, and OSHA booklets on construction standards.

March 27, 2007 - Met with Bricklayers and Allied Crafts Local #9 Apprenticeship Coordinator to discuss safety and health curricula, concerns and needs. Questions were answered by the CAS on OSHA policies/procedures and interpretations of standards. In addition, the CAS provided the instructors with updated handouts on the most frequently cited construction standard in Region III for the past two years, the fatality statistics out of the Pittsburgh Area Office, and OSHA booklets on construction standards.

March 28, 2007 - Met with the Laborers District Council of Western Pennsylvania Apprenticeship Coordinator and Instructors to discuss safety and health curricula, concerns and needs. Questions were answered by the CAS on OSHA policies/procedures and interpretations of standards. In addition, the CAS provided the instructors with updated handouts on the most frequently cited construction standard in Region III for the past two years, the fatality statistics out of the Pittsburgh Area Office, and OSHA booklets on construction standards.

March 29, 2007 - Met with the Boilermakers Local #154 Apprenticeship Coordinator and Instructors to discuss safety and health curricula, concerns and needs. Questions were answered by the CAS on OSHA policies/procedures and interpretations of standards. In addition, the CAS provided the instructors with updated handouts on the most frequently cited construction standard in Region III for the past two years, the fatality statistics out of the Pittsburgh Area Office, and OSHA booklets on construction standards.

March 29, 2007 - Met with Insulators & Asbestos Workers Local #2 Apprenticeship Coordinator to discuss safety and health curricula, concerns and needs. Questions were answered by the CAS on OSHA policies/procedures and interpretations of standards. In addition, the CAS provided the instructors with updated handouts on the most frequently cited construction standard in Region III for the past two years, the fatality statistics out of the Pittsburgh Area Office, and OSHA booklets on construction standards.

April 2, 2007 - Met with Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local #37 Apprenticeship Coordinator to discuss safety and health curricula, concerns and needs. Questions were answered by the CAS on OSHA policies/procedures and interpretations of standards. In addition, the CAS provided the instructors with updated handouts on the most frequently cited construction standard in Region III for the past two years, the fatality statistics out of the Pittsburgh Area Office, and OSHA booklets on construction standards.

April 2, 2007 - - Met with Cement Masons Local #526 Apprenticeship Coordinator to discuss safety and health curricula, concerns and needs. Questions were answered by the CAS on OSHA policies/procedures and interpretations of standards. In addition, the CAS provided the instructors with updated handouts on the most frequently cited construction standard in Region III for the past two years, the fatality statistics out of the Pittsburgh Area Office, and OSHA booklets on construction standards.

April 3, 2007 – Met with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #5 Apprenticeship Coordinator to discuss safety and health curricula, concerns and needs. Questions were answered by the CAS on OSHA policies/procedures and interpretations of standards. In addition, the CAS provided the instructors with updated handouts on the most frequently cited construction standard in Region III for the past two years, the fatality statistics out of the Pittsburgh Area Office, and OSHA booklets on construction standards.

April 3, 2007 - Met with Plasters Local #31 Apprenticeship Coordinator to discuss safety and health curricula, concerns and needs. Questions were answered by the CAS on OSHA policies/procedures and interpretations of standards. In addition, the CAS provided the instructors with updated handouts on the most frequently cited construction standard in Region III for the past two years, the fatality statistics out of the Pittsburgh Area Office, and OSHA booklets on construction standards.

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.

Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

IV. Results


The outreach communication information provided was well received. The Apprenticeship Coordinators, Instructors, and Business Agents found the information and handouts to be valuable in assisting them in their efforts of promoting and providing safety and health training and information to their members in reducing and preventing exposure to the various hazards associated with the construction industry. The Council represents approximately 20.000 members. The information and handouts provided during the time frame of this annual report will affect the majority of the membership. The working relationship between the Alliance Signatories and the feedback on the Alliance has been extremely positive.

V. Upcoming Milestones

The Alliance is looking into future opportunities in providing information for affected parties through meetings, roundtable discussions and training sessions. In addition, meetings with the final three Apprenticeship Coordinators have been scheduled for the upcoming year. The Alliance signatories will continue to work to address the safety and health needs of the affected parties.