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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
PITTSBURGH AREA OFFICE
PITTSBURGH REGIONAL BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES
COUNCIL
May 27, 2012


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    5-17-04

    Date Renewed:

    Last Renewal 5-25-12

    Alliance 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 Trades Council
    • Robert Szymanski - Area Director, OSHA Pittsburgh Area Office
    • Robert Carroll - Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA Pittsburgh Area Office
    • Christopher Robinson - Assistant Area Director, OSHA Pittsburgh Area Office
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • May 31, 2011 - In-person - Dormont, PA
    • August 22, 2011 - Conference Call
    • November 18, 2011 - In-person - Dormont, PA
    • February 22, 2012 - Conference Call
    • April 24, 2012 - In-person - Dormont, PA
    • May 25, 2012 - In-person - Dormont, PA

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period

    May 27, 2011 to May 27, 2012

    Alliance Activity

    May 31, 2011 - Alliance meeting with Trades Council’s Business Manager. Resources on the OSHA website on heat stress, and updated information on fatality stats and frequently cited standards were reviewed. Also information on upcoming construction jobs was discussed.

    June 2, 2011 - CAS had a meeting with the Sheet Metal Workers Local #12 Apprenticeship Coordinator and instructors to discuss safety and health curricula, resources on the website on heat stress(provided poster and facts sheet), and updated information on fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies.

    June 2, 2011 - CAS had a meeting with the Laborers District Council of Western Pennsylvania Apprenticeship Coordinator and instructors to discuss safety and health curricula, resources on the website on heat stress(provided poster and facts sheet), and updated information on fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies.

    June 3, 2011 - CAS had a meeting with the Plumbers Local #27 Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructor to discuss safety and health curricula, resources on the website on heat stress(provided poster and facts sheet), and updated information on fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies.

    June 3, 2011 - CAS had a meeting with IUPAT District Council #57 Apprenticeship Coordinator and instructors to discuss safety and health curricula, resources on the website on heat stress(provided poster and facts sheet), and updated information on fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies.

    June 6, 2011 - CAS had a meeting with Insulators & Asbestos Workers Local #2 Apprenticeship Coordinator and instructors to discuss safety and health curricula, resources on the website on heat stress(provided poster and facts sheet), and updated information on fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies.

    June 6, 2011 - CAS had a meeting with Boilermakers Local #154 President/ Apprenticeship Coordinator to discuss safety and health curricula, resources on the website on heat stress(provided poster and facts sheet), and updated information on fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies.

    June 9, 2011 - CAS provided the Western Pennsylvania Operating Engineers Local #66 Apprenticeship School with posters and fact sheets on heat illness campaign.

    June 9, 2011 - CAS had a meeting with Bricklayers and Allied Crafts Local #9 Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructor to discuss safety and health curricula, resources on the website on heat stress(provided poster and facts sheet), and updated information on fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies.

    June 9, 2011 - CAS had a meeting with Sprinkler Fitters Local #542 representatives to discuss safety and health curricula, resources on the website on heat stress(provided poster and facts sheet), and updated information on fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies.

    June 10, 2011 - CAS had a meeting with Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council of Carpenters Apprenticeship Coordinator and instructor to discuss safety and health curricula, resources on the website on heat stress(provided poster and facts sheet), and updated information on fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies.

    June 10, 2011 - CAS had a meeting with Steamfitters Local #449 Apprenticeship Coordinator/ Instructor to discuss safety and health curricula, resources on the website on heat stress(provided poster and facts sheet), and updated information on fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies.

    June 13, 2011 - CAS had a meeting with Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local #37 Apprenticeship Coordinator/ Instructor to discuss safety and health curricula, resources on the website on heat stress(provided poster and facts sheet), and updated information on fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies.

    June 14, 2011 - CAS had a meeting with Plasterers Local #31 Apprenticeship Coordinator/Business Manager to discuss safety and health curricula, resources on the website on heat stress(provided poster and facts sheet), and updated information on fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies.

    June 14, 2011 - CAS had a meeting with IBEW Local #5 Apprenticeship Coordinator/ Instructor to discuss safety and health curricula, resources on the website on heat stress(provided poster and facts sheet), and updated information on fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies.

    June 17, 2011 - CAS had a meeting with Cement Masons Local #31 Apprenticeship Coordinator/Business Manager to discuss safety and health curricula, resources on the website on heat stress(provided poster and facts sheet), and updated information on fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies.

    June 20, 2011 - CAS had a meeting with Ironworkers Local #3 Apprenticeship Coordinator and instructors to discuss safety and health curricula, resources on the website on heat stress(provided poster and facts sheet), and updated information on fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies.

    August 4, 2011 - CAS met with heavy equipment instructors of Western Pennsylvania Operating Engineers Local #66 to discuss and gather technical information on the safe operation of a CAT Front-end Loader.

    November 3, 2011 - CAS provided OSHA Nail Gun Safety Booklets and information from the website on residential construction to the Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council of Carpenters Apprenticeship Coordinator.

    November 18, 2011 - CAS met with the Trades Councils Business Manager to discuss their members’ involvement in the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania. In addition, information on the OSHA website for residential construction was reviewed.

    November 18, 2011 - CAS met with the Western Pennsylvania Operating Engineers Local #66 Apprenticeship Coordinator to discuss their members’ involvement in the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania.

    November 29, 2011 - CAS met with the Laborers District Council of Western Pennsylvania Apprenticeship Coordinator and instructors to discuss their members’ involvement in the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania. In addition, information on the OSHA website for residential construction was reviewed.

    December 13, 2011 - CAS met with the Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council of Carpenters Director of Research to discuss their members’ involvement in the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania.

    January 30, 2012 - CAS presented information on worker rights/OSHA procedures and answered questions on construction standards at two Journeymen level training classes (OSHA 30 hr & Cranes/Rigging Class) at the Ironworker Local #3 Apprenticeship School

    February 7, 2012 - CAS met with the Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council of Carpenters Training Director, Training Coordinator, and a Training Instructor to present and discuss information of residential construction. The power points on the website were shown to the instructors for use in training.

    April 5, 2012 - CAS provide the Trades Councils Business Manager with information on Workers Memorial Day.

    April 13, 2012 - The CAS attended the Ironworkers Local #3 Outstanding Apprenticeship Competition and Annual Contractors/Construction Professionals Open House event. The CAS provided updated OSHA information and answered numerous questions relating to OSHA construction standards/policies/procedures throughout the event day.

    April 24, 2012 - CAS met the Trades Councils Business Manager to discuss alliance renewal and participation in a future partnership on the construction of thirty-three story construction project with the P. J. Dick Corporation.

    May 9, 2012 - CAS met with the Western Pennsylvania Operating Engineers Local #66 Apprenticeship Coordinator and Crane Instructor providing and reviewing information on the heat stress and fall protection campaigns. The information on the OSHA website pertaining to heat stress and fall protection was reviewed. In addition, safety and health issues and concerns were discussed.

    May 9, 2012 - CAS met with the Bricklayers and Allied Crafts Local #9 Apprenticeship Coordinator/instructor providing and reviewing information on the heat stress and fall protection campaigns. The information on the OSHA website pertaining to heat stress and fall protection was reviewed. In addition, safety and health issues and concerns were discussed.

    May 10, 2012 - CAS met with the Plasterers Local #31 Apprenticeship Coordinator and instructor providing and reviewing information on the heat stress and fall protection campaigns. The information on the OSHA website pertaining to heat stress and fall protection was reviewed. In addition, safety and health issues and concerns were discussed.

    May 10, 2012 - CAS met with the Cement Masons Local #526 Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructor providing and reviewing information on the heat stress and fall protection campaigns. The information on the OSHA website pertaining to heat stress and fall protection was reviewed. In addition, safety and health issues and concerns were discussed.

    May 10, 2012 - CAS met with the IBEW Local #5 Apprenticeship Coordinator and Safety Representative Instructor providing and reviewing information on the heat stress and fall protection campaigns. The information on the OSHA website pertaining to heat stress and fall protection was reviewed. In addition, safety and health issues and concerns were discussed.

    May 10, 2012 - CAS met with the Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local #37 Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructor providing and reviewing information on the heat stress and fall protection campaigns. The information on the OSHA website pertaining to heat stress and fall protection was reviewed. In addition, safety and health issues and concerns were discussed.

    May 11, 2012 - CAS met with the Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council of Carpenters Apprenticeship Coordinator and instructors providing and reviewing information on the heat stress and fall protection campaigns. The information on the OSHA website pertaining to heat stress and fall protection was reviewed. In addition, safety and health issues and concerns were discussed. In addition, the CAS attended the Annual Design Build & Carpenter Competition on this day. The CAS provided updated OSHA information and answered numerous questions relating to OSHA construction standards/policies/procedures throughout the event day.

    May 25, 2012 - An Alliance Renewal was signed.

    Various Business Agents and Apprenticeship coordinators/instructors call monthly for discussion and guidance on construction standards and OSHA policy/procedure information.

  4. 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.

    Apprenticeship Coordinators, Instructors, Business Agents and members who have called throughout the year indicated the information received from the Pittsburgh Area Office was very helpful in interpreting OSHA’s policies and standards as they related to their current construction activities. The Council represents approximately 21,000 members. The information exchanged with the Building Trades Council would eventually have the potential to affect the entire membership, that being approximately 21,000 members. The working relationship between the Alliance Signatories and the feedback on the Alliance has been extremely positive.

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Pittsburgh Regional Building and Construction Trades Council - Business Manager meeting (provided information on heat stress/fatality stats/frequently cited standards) 5/31/11 21,000 members represented by Council
    Sheet Metal Workers Local #12 Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructors meeting (provided information on heat stress/fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies) 6/2/11 140
    Laborers District Council of Western PA - Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructors meeting (provided information on heat stress/fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies) 6/2/11 70
    Plumbers Local #27 Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructor meeting (provided information on heat stress/fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies) 6/3/11 75
    District Council #57 IUPAT Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructors meeting (provided information on heat stress/fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies) 6/3/11 229
    Insulators & Asbestos Workers Local #2 Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructors meeting (provided information on heat stress/fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies) 6/6/11 90
    Boilermakers Local #154 Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructors meeting (provided information on heat stress/fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies) 6/6/11 652
    Western PA Operating Engineers Local #66 - Apprenticeship School (provided information on heat stress) 6/9/11 178
    Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local #9 Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructor meeting (provided information on heat stress/fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies) 6/9/11 97
    Sprinkler Fitters Local #542 Representatives meeting (provided information on heat stress/fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies) 6/9/11 132
    Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council of Carpenters Apprenticeship Coordinator/instructors meeting (provided information on heat stress/fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies) 6/10/11 922
    Steamfitters Local #449 Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructor meeting (provided information on heat stress/fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies) 6/10/11 158
    Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Craft Workers Local #37 Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructor meeting (provided information on heat stress/fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies) 6/13/11 56
    Plasterers Local #31 Business Manager/Apprenticeship Coordinator meeting (provided information on heat stress/fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies) 6/14/11 140
    IBEW Local #5 - Apprenticeship Coordinator/instructor meeting (provided information on heat stress/fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies) 6/14/11 400
    Cement Masons Local #526 Apprenticeship Coordinator/instructor meeting (provided information on heat stress/fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies) 6/17/11 20
    Ironworkers Local #3 Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructors meeting (provided information on heat stress/fatality stats/frequently cited standards/OSHA policies) 6/20/11 200
    Western PA Operating Engineers Local #66 - Heavy Equipment Instructor technical meeting 8/3/11 3
    Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council of Carpenters Apprenticeship Coordinator meeting (provided information on nail gun safety and residential construction) 11/3/11 400
    Pittsburgh Regional Building and Construction Trades Council - Business Manager meeting (discussed member involvement in the natural gas industry and provided information on residential construction) 11/18/11 21,000 members represented by Council
    Western PA Operating Engineers Local #66 - Apprenticeship Coordinator meeting (discussed member involvement in the natural gas industry) 11/18/11 5000
    Laborers District Council of Western PA - Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructors meeting meeting (discussed member involvement in the natural gas industry and provided information on residential construction) 11/29/11 400
    Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council of Carpenters - Carpenters Director of Research meeting (discussed member involvement in the natural gas industry) 12/13/11 1000
    Ironworkers Local #3- CAS presented information/training on worker rights/OSHA policies/construction standards at two Journeymen Level training classes (OSHA 30 hr and Cranes/Rigging) 1/30/12 60
    Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council of Carpenters - Carpenters Training Director, Training Coordinator, and a Training Instructor meeting (Provided information on residential construction) 2/7/12 100
    Pittsburgh Regional Building and Construction Trades Council - Business Manager meeting (provided information on Workers Memorial Day) 4/5/12 21,000
    Ironworkers Local #3 Annual Outstanding Apprenticeship Competition and Construction Professional Day 4/13/12 250
    Western PA Operating Engineers Local #66 - Apprenticeship Coordinator meeting (Provided information on heat stress and fall protection) 5/9/12 180 apprentices
    7000 total members
    Bricklayers and Allied Crafts Local #9 - Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructor meeting (Provided information on heat stress and fall protection) 5/9/12 100 apprentices
    3000 total members
    Plasterers Local #31 - Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructors meeting (Provided information on heat stress and fall protection) 5/10/12 5 apprentices
    180 total members
    Cement Masons Local #526 - Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructor meeting (Provided information on heat stress and fall protection) 5/10/12 17 apprentices
    525 total members
    IBEW Local #5 - Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructors meeting (Provided information on heat stress and fall protection) 5/10/12 400 apprentices
    3200 total members
    Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local #37 - Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructor meeting (Provided information on heat stress and fall protection) 5/10/12 47 apprentices
    270 total members
    Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council of Carpenters Apprenticeship Coordinator/Instructors Meeting and Annual Design & Build Carpenter Competition Day (Provided information on heat stress and fall protection) 5/11/12 900 apprentices
    9000 total members
    TOTAL 21,000 total members represented by Council
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Alliance is continually looking into future opportunities in providing information for affected parties. The Alliance signatories will continue to work to address the safety and health needs of the affected parties.

Report Prepared by: Bob Carroll, CAS Pittsburgh Area Office

For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to www.osha.gov.

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