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Chicago Roofing Contractors Association
March 31, 2009

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:


    Alliance Overview

    The purpose of the alliance was to facilitate the collective knowledge and experience of the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) and the Aurora Area OSHA Office in developing health and safety training and education programs that improve the awareness of OSHA safety and health regulations for members of the association.

    Implementation Team Members

    Joshua Moore
    AAD - Aurora
    Joe Knaff
    CSHO - Calumet City
    Frank Marino
    VP - Safety Check, Inc.
    Mike Adler
    President - Adler Roofing
    Linda McCue
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    11-29-07     Aurora OSHA office - Discussed roof cutter assignments for data collection.

    3-13-08     Aurora OSHA office - Discussed up-coming training as well as roof cutter issues.

    7-30-08     Aurora OSHA office - Discussed PPE requirements and developed a handout for member companies. Discussed aerial lift and forklift training program development.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period

    This report covers from November 29, 2007 to March 18, 2009

    Alliance Activity

    Several meetings were held with a goal of developing a request for a letter of interpretation on the use of roof cutters outside warning lines. Statistics were analyzed and a request for a letter of interpretation was drafted. The letter has not yet been sent to the National Office.

    Training was conducted during the CRCA annual trade show by Frank Marino and Josh Moore. Over 150 employees were in attendance. Training covered OSHA inspections and frequently cited OSHA violations, and included a 'Q&A' session.

    Alliance Products

    A study was conducted on the use of roof cutters and operations were video-taped. These materials will accompany the request for an interpretation on the use of the equipment outside warning lines. The letter was developed and is still being reviewed. It is anticipated that it will be sent this year.

  4. Results

    This alliance provides valuable technical information for contractors:

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    2 hour speech at the CRCA Tradeshow 150
    Total 150
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The request for the letter of interpretation will be sent this year.

Report Prepared by: _____Joshua Moore_________________

For additional information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's website.

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