I. Alliance Background
July 19, 2007
The alliance will provide CIB/AGC members and others with information, guidance
and access to training resources that will help protect employees, particularly
in reducing and preventing exposure to construction industry hazards related to
falls, being crushed, electricity, and amputations.
Implementation Team Members
The Implementation Team Members included the Peoria OSHA office's Compliance
Assistance Specialists and representatives from Central Illinois Builders Safety
|Mitch Schinzler, Chairman
Rental Service Corporation
Anderson Electric, Inc.
The Petry-Kuhne Company
Cannon Cochran MSI
BRH Builders & Constructors
Henson Robinson Company
Bodine Electric of Decatur
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Henry Nelch & Son Co.
J.P. Cullen & Sons
Vissering Construction Co.
II. Implementation Team Meetings
On September 18, 2007 Brian Bothast and Peggy Zweber, Compliance Assistance
Specialists, met with several members of the Safety Committee to develop a
suitable action plan for the alliance. The group agreed to develop three
training sessions and made arrangements for facilities, promotion and
On January 23, 2008 and June 25, 2008 Brian Bothast participated in
implementation meetings with representatives from the Safety Committee.
III. Activities and Products
The evaluation period was from July 19, 2007 to July 19, 2008
Three training session were organized for members and subcontractors of the
Central Illinois Builders group. OSHA representatives conducted the training
On December 5, 2007, Karl Armstrong (CSHO) presented a training session on
OSHA's national and local emphasis programs. Karl discussed excavation hazards,
fall hazards, lead, silica, amputation hazards and hazards associated with
powered industrial vehicles.
On January 23, 2008, Brian Bothast (CAS) presented a training session on OSHA's
recordkeeping requirements, common errors, developing an effective safety and
health program and the Voluntary Protection Program.
On March 5, 2008, Peggy Zweber (CAS) presented a training session on OSHA's
construction related fatalities and the top ten OSHA violations in the
OSHA representatives provided participants with a variety of useful resources
including: trench cards (describing the sloping requirements on one side and
general trenching requirements on the other side), roofing cards (describing
residential roofing requirements), cheat sheets for items that are not
recordable, a safety and health program scorecard for evaluating their existing
safety and health program and general handouts related to OSHA standards.
A. Impact of the Alliance activities and products
The Peoria Area OSHA Office was able to reach out to personnel with safety and
health responsibility and decision makers at central Illinois construction
companies at a time of the year when construction activity is diminished.
The Central Illinois Builders group provided the publicity and facilities for
the outreach sessions. OSHA's participation allowed the Agency to reach effected
workers to provide an understanding of the requirements and the methods to
control related hazards.
The presentations focused on ensuring participants gained an understanding of
the requirements for issues covered by local and national emphasis programs,
improving safety and health programs and controlling hazards that have caused
work related fatalities. At the sessions, OSHA representatives also answered
questions on a variety of safety and health topics. The implementation team
indicated the alliance has helped Illinois construction firms to understand and
B. Activity and the number of individuals reached or trained
||OSHA's national and local
safety and health programs and the Voluntary Protection Program
Total participation was 58.
V. Upcoming Milestones
At the June 25, 2008, implementation meeting the Safety
Committee indicated the alliance was valuable and several additional ideas were
advanced to improve hazard identification and control.
Report prepared by: Brian Bothast