I. Alliance Background
Original: 3-11-03 Renewal: 3-4-05
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 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
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
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
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.
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
|Construction Industry Digest Booklets
|Frequently Cited Standards and Fatality Statistics Handouts
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.