Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region V


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed. July 18, 2006

    Date Renewed. August 24, 2008

    Alliance Overview.

    OSHA and BCTC formed an Alliance to provide Building and Construction Trade Council members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing hazards, such as but not limited to falls and electrical, in the construction industry.

    Implementation Team Members.

    Scott Vaughn, Executive Director of the Building and Construction Trades of South Central Wisconsin
    Leslie Ptak, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Madison OSHA Office.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Monthly working group meetings were held on these dates: 11/28/07, 4/23/08 and 11/12/08.

    A Construction Workforce Diversity Meeting was attended on 10/17/08.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    September 30, 2007 through January 9, 2009

    Alliance Activity.

    The CAS manned a booth at a building and construction trades group fair that was hosted by the unions on April 9, 2008.

    CAS presented All About OSHA during the Bricklayers OSHA 30-hour course on February 9, 2008.

    The CAS distributed the quarterly Wisconsin General Industry, Construction and Compliance Assistance newsletters to the Building and Construction Trades email distribution lists on these dates when these were released by the Milwaukee and Madison offices.

    The CAS met with the training coordinator for the Laborers to discuss the possibility of OSHA training for apprentices on May 12, 2008.

    A Compliance Officer presented to the Operating Engineers during their OSHA 10-hour about OSHA and union members rights under OSHA on January 14, 2008.

    The CAS presented to the Operating Engineers during their OSHA 10-hour about OSHA and union members rights under OSHA on March 24, 2008.

    The CAS presented to IBEW 159 students during their OSHA 30-hour about OSHA and union members rights under OSHA on October 6, 2008.

    Operating Engineer representatives visited the Madison OSHA office to discuss an OSHA 30-hour that they are developing on November 14, 2008.

    Alliance Products.
    • No products have been produced as a result of this alliance.
  4. Results
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Career Fair 350
    Bricklayers OSHA 30 10
    Wisconsin newsletters 500
    Operating Engineers OSHA 10 45
    IBEW OSHA 30 50
    TOTAL 955

    Report Prepared by: Leslie Ptak, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Madison OSHA Office.