I. Alliance Background
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
March 11, 2004 to March 11, 2005
II. Implementation Team Meetings
|April 14, 2004
July 29, 2004
December 16, 2004
March 4, 2005
III. Events and Products
Training and Education
April 6, 2004 – Steel erection Training Course (Cross training)
Outreach and Communication
August 3, 2004 – Met with Ironworkers Union Representative at request of Bill Ligetti to discuss
setting up a future cross training event.
Billl Ligetti and member company representatives called approximately twice a month for discussion
on standards and policy information relating to their perspective work sites.
The information provided was well received. 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
|Steel erection training course (Cross Training)
|Ironworker Union Rep. Discussion
Note: The individuals in attendance at each activity represent companies/union
with many employees that would be directly effected by the safety and health information provided.
The working relationship between the Alliance Signatories has been very
positive. The positive working relationship resulted in the Signatories signing an Alliance Renewal
Agreement extending the Alliance per the Directive.
V. Upcoming Milestones
The Alliance is looking into future opportunities in providing information to affected parties
through 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. An Alliance Renewal Agreement was signed (3-4-05) extending
the Alliance per the Directive.