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ILLINOIS LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
August 14, 2007

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed:
March 8, 2004

Date Renewed:
June 1, 2006

Alliance Overview

The purpose of this alliance is to provide information, guidance and access to training resources that will help protect employee’s safety and health. In particular, reducing and preventing exposure to the most commonly identified general industry, construction and agriculture hazards for the landscape industry.

Implementation Team Members

The purpose of this alliance is to provide information, guidance and access to training resources that will help protect employee’s safety and health. In particular, reducing and preventing exposure to the most commonly identified general industry, construction and agriculture hazards for the landscape industry.

II. Implementation Team Meetings

June 1, 2006 – Alliance renewal signing.

April 20, 2007 – Phone conversation regarding OSHA 10 hour training.

III. Activities and Products

Evaluation Period.

June 1, 2006 to May 31, 2007.

Alliance Activity.
  • Training and Education
    • Carlos Gallegos presented (in Spanish) on March 15, 2007 at the ILCA -Business Program for Hispanic Companies – His topic was Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities Under OSHA.
  • Outreach and Communication
    • OSHA staffed a booth (Carlos Gallegos and Vilma Cantu) August 16, 2006 at the ILCA Summer Field Days.
Alliance Products.
  • Training and Education
    • Discussion occurred about training materials used to conduct OSHA 10 hour course specifically for landscape workers.
  • Outreach and Communication
    • OSHA Area Office staff has written 12 articles for the Illinois Landscape Contractor Magazine.
Month Article title Author
June 2006 Identify Heat Related Illness Rick Langenderfer - CSHO
July 2006 Behavioral Based Safety Nancy Hauter - CA
August 2006 Job Hazard Analysis Nancy Hauter - CA
Sept 2006 Tree Trimming Safety Nancy Hauter - CA
Oct 2006 Near Misses Bill Coulehan - CA
Nov. 2006 SHARP Nancy Hauter - CA
December 2006 Tips for keeping warm in cold weather Nancy Hauter - CA
Jan 2007 The OSHA Inspection Nancy Hauter - CA
February 2007 Counting the days, Help for keeping OSHA injury and Illness records Nancy Hauter - CA
March 2007 OSHA's Violations and Penalties Nancy Hauter - CA
April 2007 OSHA Offers Tips to Protect Working Teens from Injury during Landscaping Activities Angie Loftus - Supervisor
March 2007 OSHA Focus: Powered Industrial Vehicles Nancy Hauter - CA


IV. Results


The alliance activities and products have had a positive impact on the landscape community. The quality of the articles has improved and the topics of interest continue to grow in an effort to provide OSHA guidance where most needed. Providing safety and health training in Spanish has been well received by the target audiences and appears to be successful.

 
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Monthly Magazine subscribers 6,000
ILCA Field Days 1,000
ILCA Hispanic Business 25
TOTAL 7025

V. Upcoming Milestones

Through the Alliance, we will continue to write articles, attend Summer Field Days and speak/train when requested.

Report Prepared by: Patricia Cassidy and Nancy Hauter