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I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

12-19-05

Overview.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Pittsburgh Area Office and The Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania aligned to provide Council members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to the hazards associated with the heavy and highway construction industry.

Implementation Team Members

Stephen Muck – President, CAWP
Richard Barcaskey – Director of Industrial Relations, CAWP
Jason Koss – Director of Safety, Education, and Membership, CAWP
Robert Szymanski – Area Director, OSHA Pittsburgh Area Office
Robert Carroll – CAS, OSHA Pittsburgh Area Office

Evaluation Period

December 19, 2005 to December 19, 2006

II. Implementation Team Meetings

December 19, 2005

April 13, 2006

October 17, 2006

December 12, 2006
In-person

In-person

In-person

In-person
Dormont, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Dormont, PA

III. Events and Products

Training and Education


February 10, 2006 – An OSHA representative presented information on construction standards, policies/procedures, fatality inspection statistics from the local area office, and OSHA’s internet site during a 10 hour OSHA training course.

March 10, 2006 – An OSHA representative presented information on construction standards, policies/procedures, fatality inspection statistics from the local area office, and OSHA’s internet site during a 10 hour OSHA training course.

Outreach and Communication

Representatives of CAWP and company members have called throughout the year for interpretations and guidance on construction standards and OSHA policy/procedure information. In addition, a variety of OSHA construction publications have been requested and supplied to the organization and its members.

IV. Results

The training and outreach communication information provided was well received. The CAWP representatives and recipients of the training and outreach communication found the information to be valuable in assisting them in promoting and improving their safety and health efforts at their jobsites

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
OSHA 10 Hour Construction Course at CAWP Training Center (2-10-06) 35
OSHA 10 Hour Construction Course at CAWP Training Center (3-10-06) 35
TOTAL 70

Note: The individuals trained and reached by the outreach communication activities 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 and the feedback on the Alliance has been very positive.

Upcoming Milestones

The Alliance is looking into future opportunities in providing information for affected parties through internet use, roundtable discussions and training sessions. The Alliance signatories will continue to work to address the safety and health needs of the affected parties.