I. Alliance Background
Original: 3-11-03 Renewal: 3-4-05 Renewal: 3-30-07
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 30, 2007 to March 14, 2008
II. Implementation Team Meetings
|March 30, 2007
April 24, 2007
August 10, 2007
December 12, 2007
January 16, 2008
III. Events and Products
Outreach and Communication
August 14, 2007 – The Pittsburgh Area Office e-mailed a safety alert on a defect a JLG lift had with
bolts shearing off to the IWEA Executive Director. The Director distributed this alert to the
membership by posting it on their website.
September 28, 2007 – Pre-construction meeting with a safety representative from a contractor
conducting steel erection work was held to review construction standards and interpretations
addressing steel erection and fall protection issues.
January 16, 2008 – Met with IWEA Executive Director and provided him with updated handouts on top
twenty-five frequently cited standards in both construction and general industry to distribute to
his membership. In addition, the CAS participated in reviewing and judging submitted packets on jobs
that had no lost time accidents for upcoming safety recognition awards.
February 07, 2008 – At the request of the IWEA Executive Director and in conjunction with another
existing Area Office Alliance, the CAS met with the Ironworkers apprenticeship coordinator to review
training information for an upcoming construction safety course. In addition, the CAS provide
updated information and handouts on frequently cited standards, fatality stats, scaffolding
publications, and “All about OSHA” publications. A variety of questions were answered on OSHA
Billl 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
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
|Website Safety Alert Posting
||Approximately 1200 construction personnel would have
access to this information
|Provided Frequently Cited Standards (const. & GI)
|Safety Training information reviewed and provided to
Ironworker Apprenticeship Coordinator
V. Upcoming Milestones
The working relationship between the Alliance Signatories has been very positive.
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, association website, and training sessions. The Alliance signatories
will continue to work together to address the safety and health needs of the affected parties.