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


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    March 11, 2003

    Overview

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Pittsburgh Area Office and the Ironworker Employers Association of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. (IWEA) aligned to foster and maintain an open line of communication with each other for the meaningful exchange of information on promoting OSHA compliance and Industry best practices in the Construction Industry.
     
    Implementation Team Members  
       
    Bill Ligetti Executive Director, IWEA
    Bob Szymanski OSHA Pgh. AO AD
    Frank Librich OSHA Pgh AO Safety Team Leader
    Bob Carroll OSHA Pgh AO CAS
       
    Contributors  
       
    Darlaine Taylor Century Steel

Evaluation Period

March 11, 2003 until March 18, 2004 (This Alliance pre-dates the Alliance Directive June 10, 2004).

  1. Implementation Team Meetings
  • March 11, 2003: In-person, Pittsburgh Area Office      
  • June 18, 2003: Conference Call  
  • August 18, 2003: Conference Call        
  • March 18, 2004: In-person, Crafton, PA
  1. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    January 15, 2004 – Training OSHA Policies, Common Cited Standards, & Recordkeeping

    Outreach and Communication

    February 10, 2004 – Pre-Construction meeting with Abate-Irwin on Fall Protection

    Bill Ligetti and member company representatives called approximately twice a month for discussion on standards and policy information relating to their perspective work sites.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    N/A

  2. Results

    The training presentation and pre-construction meeting were well received. The attendees expressed the information would be valuable in assisting them in promoting and providing improved safe and healthful working conditions at construction sites. In addition, the number of phone calls received discussing various safety and health issues indicate employer representatives are becoming more open to have a meaningful dialogue for the exchange of information relating to safety and health issues at their construction sites.

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and
Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Number of Individuals
Reached or Trained
Training Seminar on OSHA Policies, Common Cited Standards, and Recordkeeping 30
Pre-Construction Meeting 1
TOTAL 31

Note: The individuals in attendance at each activity represent companies with many employees that would be directly effected by the safety and health information provided.

  1. Upcoming Milestones

    The Alliance is looking into an event involving roundtable discussions and cross-training between OSHA, Employers, and Union Representatives. The Alliance signatories will continue to work together to address the safety and health needs of the affected parties.