Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region V

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

March 8, 2004


Purpose and scope of the alliance is to provide ILCA members with training, information, and guidance that will help them to protect the safety and health of themselves and their employees.

Implementation Team Members

CASs James Dillard, William Coulehan, Nancy Quick. And Peggy Zweber

II. Implementation Team Meetings
  1. 7/14/04- Phone discussion with other IL CASs concerning topic for 1st article.
  2. 11/04/04- Discussed on phone and prepared for Regional office use CAS activities for previous 5 months, including landscape activities.
  3. 11/10/04- Met with Chicago area CAS in Oak Brook, IL to discuss and lay out plans and activities for FY 2005 with respect to the landscaping industry.
  4. 1/26/15- Telephone conference call with other Chicago CASs to develop plans to prepare an OSHA 10-hour landscaping presentation.

III. Activities and Products

Evaluation Period.

1 complete year.

Alliance Activity.
  • Training and Education
    1. Conducted joint presentation 3/10/04 with representative from Bartlett Tree expert Company at the ILCA’s Winter Seminar in Hoffman Estate, IL
    2. The CASs from OSHA’s Chicago Area offices and other staff members from the OSHA Chicago North Area Office have contributed monthly articles for “The Landscape Contractor” monthly magazine, the official publication of the ILCA. The articles appear monthly in the “OSHA Update” section of the magazine.
  • Outreach and Communication
    1. March 1 & 3/2005- Staff members from the Chicagoland OSHA Area Offices, and a representative from the Illinois Onsite Safety and Health Consultation Program, developed and delivered the OSHA 10-hour training class tailored for 30 landscape owners and managers who are members of the ILCA. The course topics included Introduction to OSHA, Electrical (underground utilities/overhead power lines, safety-related work practices), PPE, Machine Guarding (hedge trimmers, chain saws, lawn mowers), Lockout/Tagout, Hazard Communication (pesticides), Roadcon/Vehicle safety/earth-moving equipment, Walking and Working Surfaces, Subpart D (ladders/riding vehicles), Introduction to Industrial Hygiene (hearing protection), Bloodborne Pathogens, Subpart Z, and Safety and Health programs
  • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health

Alliance Products.
  • Training and Education

    OSHA presentation at ILCA’s 2004 training and education winter seminar.

    OSHA organization and deliverance of the March 1 and 3, 2005 10-Hour class tailored to landscape owners and managers.

  • Outreach and Communication

    OSHA’s continuous contribution of monthly safety and health articles for the ILCA’s monthly magazine. Between 2500 and 3000 of the magazines are published and mailed monthly.

  • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health

    The magazine with the OSHA articles is circulated across the country.

IV. Results
  • The alliance has given the ILCA greater access to classes and materials delivered and published in both English and Spanish.
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and
Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Number of Individuals
Reached or Trained

872 members plus over
500 non-members
3/10/04 ILCA Winter Seminar and the OSHA 10-Hour class 100 and 30, respectively.
OSHA’s contribution of monthly safety and health articles for the ILCA’s monthly magazine. 2500 to 3000 circulated monthly.
The March 1 and 3, 2005 OSHA-developed and delivered 10-Hour safety and health class tailored to owners and managers. 30 owners and managers attended representing over 200 employees.
TOTAL 4400

IV. Upcoming Milestones
  • The Alliance plans to continue contributing the monthly magazine articles.

Report Prepared by: __James Dillard, CAS, Chicago North Area Office____________________

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