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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
PITTSBURGH AREA OFFICE
THE IRONWORKERS EMPLOYERS’ ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN PA INC.
March 12, 2010
- Alliance Background
Date Signed: 3-11-03
Date Renewed: Last Renewal 3-16-09
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
Robert Szymanski – Area Director, OSHA Pittsburgh Area Office
Robert Carroll – CAS, OSHA Pittsburgh Area Office
Frank Librich – Assistant Area Director, Pittsburgh Area Office
- Implementation Team Meetings
April 16, 2009 Conference Call
July 21, 2009 Conference Call
October 27, 2009 In-person Greentree PA
January 12, 2010 In-person Greentree PA
March 12, 2010 Conference Call
- Activities and Products
March 17, 2009 to March 12, 2010
- Outreach and Communication
March 23, 2009 – Pre-construction conference was held with safety
representatives from a member company bidding a steel erection that had some
unique ornamental work. Construction standards and interpretations addressing
steel erection and fall protection issues were reviewed.
April 17, 2009 – CAS attended the “Ironworkers Outstanding Apprentice
Competition and Annual Contractors/Construction Professionals Open House”. The
CAS received cross training in Ironworker construction activity. In addition,
the CAS provided updated OSHA information and answered numerous questions
relating to the construction standards from a variety of construction
contractors/professionals throughout the day event.
May 19, 2009 – A construction information meeting on crane safety was
conducted with representatives of two member companies relating to a current
construction job that was in the beginning stages of steel erection.
June 25, 2009 – A safety bulletin on Miller Back Biter Lanyards was posted on
the Association website under IWEA + OSHA section of the website.
July 21, 2009 – Pre-construction conference was held with the Executive
Director on behalf of a member company to review concerns relating to OSHA’s
hexavalent chromium standard.
October 1, 2009 – An OSHA news release “OSHA revises enforcement policy for
fall protection during steel erection” was posted on the Association website
under the IWEA + OSHA section of the website.
January 12, 2010 – The Executive Director and CAS participated in reviewing
packets of a variety of construction jobs that had been submitted for upcoming
safety awards. This effort assisted in the recognition of companies and
employees that have maintained safety excellence at particular jobsites. In
addition, this activity enables OSHA to obtain “Best Practice” information on
steel erection construction jobsites.
Billl Ligetti, IWEA Executive Director, and member company representatives
have called throughout the year for general discussions on OSHA standards/
policy and requests for OSHA handouts/publications.
- Outreach and Communication
The IWEA’s website has a section “IWEA + OSHA” were various safety and health
information is posted (i.e. OSHA news releases, safety bulletins, product
recalls, etc.). The website lists electronic links to DOL, OSHA, and OSHRC.
The activities and information provided were well received. The Bill Ligetti,
Executive Director, and member representatives of the safety and health outreach
activities/communications found the information valuable in assisting them in
promoting and improving their safety and health efforts. In addition, OSHA
representatives found the shared information valuable in expanding their
knowledge base on the implementation of good safety practices on steel erection
|Type of Activity (Conference,
Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
||Number of Individuals Reached or
“IWEA + OSHA” section – OSHA news release/Safety Bulletin
Pre-Construction conferences & Information Meeting
Outstanding Apprentice Competition and Annual Contractors/Construction
Professionals Open House
The working relationship between the Alliance Signatories and the feedback on
the Alliance continues to be extremely positive.
- Upcoming Milestones
The Alliance continues to look at future opportunities in providing information
for affected parties. The Alliance Signatories will continue to work together to
address the safety and health needs of the affected parties.
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