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


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    Original: 3-11-03 Renewal: 3-4-05

    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

    Evaluation Period

    March 11, 2005 to March 4, 2006

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    May 17, 2005

    September 12, 2005

    December 9, 2005

    February 24, 2006
    Conference Call

    Conference Call

    In-person

    In-person




    Crafton, PA

    Crafton, PA

  3. Events and Products

    Outreach and Communication

    February 24, 2004 - Met with IWEA representative and provided the association with 50 Construction Industry Digest booklets and 50 Construction Worker Safety Pocket Guides for handing out to their members (to provide them to their foremen to use as quick reference guides at their respective jobsites).

    Billl Ligetti and member company representatives have called throughout the year for discussion on standards and policy information relating to their perspective work sites.

  4. Results

    The information provided was well received. In addition, Bill Ligetti, Executive Director, and his 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.

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Construction Industry Digest Booklets 50
    Construction Worker Safety Pocket Guides 50
    TOTAL 100

    Note: The member receiving the information 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.

  5. 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.