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


  1. 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, 2004 to May 17, 2005

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    May 17, 2004, In-person, Pittsburgh PA
    September 16, 2004, Conference Call
    January 4, 2004, Conference Call
    May 16, 2005, Conference Call

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    January 27, 2005 - CAS conducted presentations for forty students in a 30 hour Safety/health OSHA construction course at the apprenticeship training center.

    Outreach and Communication


    August 3, 2004 - Met with Ironworkers Local #3 Apprenticeship Coordinator and representatives to discuss their safety and health curricula and needs.

    August 4, 2004 - Met with Cement Masons Local #526 Apprenticeship Coordinator and representatives to discuss their safety and health curricula and needs.

    August 4, 2004 - Met with Roofers Local #37 Apprenticeship Coordinator and representatives to discuss their safety and health curricula and needs.

    August 6, 2004 - Met with the Laborers District Council of Western PA’s Apprenticeship Coordinator and representatives to discuss their safety and health curricula and needs.

    August 17, 2004 - Met with Plasterers Local #31 Apprenticeship Coordinator and representatives to discuss their safety and health curricula and needs.

    August 18, 2004 - Met with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local #57 Apprenticeship Coordinator and representative to discuss their safety and health curricula and needs.

    August 19, 2004 - Met with Plumbers Local #27 Apprenticeship Coordinator and representatives to discuss their safety and health curricula and needs.

    August 20, 2004 - Met with Sheet Metal Workers Local #12 Apprenticeship Coordinator and representatives to discuss their safety and health curricula and needs.

    August 31, 2004 - Met with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #5 Apprenticeship Coordinator and representatives to discuss their safety and health curricula and needs.

    September 9, 2004 - Met with Sprinkler Fitters Local #542 Apprenticeship Coordinator and representatives to discuss their safety and health curricula and needs.

    September 14, 2004 - Met with the Carpenters Regional District Council Apprenticeship Coordinator and representatives to discuss their safety and health curricula and needs.

    November 10, 2004 - Met with the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local #9 Apprenticeship Coordinator and representatives to discuss their safety and health curricula and needs.

    November 18, 2004 - Met with Boilermakers Local #154 Apprenticeship Coordinator and representatives to discuss their safety and health curricula and needs.

    January 27, 2004 - Met with the Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local #2 Apprenticeship Coordinator and representatives to discuss their safety and health curricula and needs.

  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. In addition, the OSHA representatives found the safety and health curricula information at member union training centers to be valuable in cross-training compliance personnel.

    The training and outreach communication information directly affected 81 members. Indirectly, the information exchanged would affect the entire membership of the Pittsburgh Building and Construction Trades Council, that being approximately 20,000 members.

  5. 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.