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


I. 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 5, 2006 to March 30, 2007

II. Implementation Team Meetings

May 16, 2006

October 11, 2006

December 12, 2006

January 12, 2007

March 30, 2007
Conference Call

Conference Call

In-person

In-person

In-person




Crafton, PA

Crafton, PA

Crafton, PA

III. Events and Products

Outreach and Communication


November 21, 2006 – Pre-construction meeting with a safety representative from a member company was held to review construction standards and interpretations addressing steel erection and fall protection issues.

January 12, 2007 – Met with IWEA Executive Director and discussed information on the new Hexavalent Chromium standard. In addition, fifty Construction Industry Digests were provided to handout to members.

March 30, 2007 – Met with IWEA Executive Director and provided him with the following three handouts: (1) Top twenty most frequently cited standards in all construction classifications for Region III in last two years (2) Top twenty-five most frequently cited standards in SICs classified as heavy construction for Region III in last two years (3) Fatality statistics for the last seven years out of the Pittsburgh Area Office. The IWEA Executive Director stated these handouts would be mailed out to members and affiliates with the next newsletter.

Bill Ligetti, IWEA Executive Director, and member company representatives have called throughout the year for discussion on standards and policy information relating to their perspective work sites.

IV. 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
Pre-Construction Meeting 10
Frequently Cited Standards and Fatality Statistics Handouts 1200
TOTAL 1260

V. Upcoming Milestones

The working relationship between the Alliance Signatories has been very positive.

An Alliance Renewal Agreement was signed the previously (3-4-05). The renewal agreement contains a clause that states the agreement will remain in effect for two years and will automatically be renewed annually thereafter. Presently, the current representatives of the signatory parties plan on maintaining and continuing the Alliance. As a requested formality the signatory parties signed a renewal document on 3-30-2007.

The Alliance is looking into future opportunities in providing information to affected parties through roundtable discussions, newsletters, 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.