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ANNUAL AREA OFFICE ALLIANCE REPORT
Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program - Operating Engineers, Local 150

September 17, 2014
  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    May 7, 2008

    Renewed

    October 2, 2012

    Expiration Date

    October 2, 2014

    Alliance Overview.

    Primary goals of the Alliance are to strengthen the relationship with the Operating Engineers - Local 150, participate in training sessions and work on special training projects that are mutually beneficial to all participants.

    The Alliance includes participation by all the OSHA offices in Illinois.

    Implementation Team Members.

    Mr. Martin Turek - Assistant Coordinator - Safety Administrator - Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program

    Mr. James Martineck - OSHA - Calumet City Area Office

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Implementation team meetings are conducted by conference calls and e-mails regarding various projects and alliance activities. Last meeting was in March, 2014.

  3. Activities and Products

    This report summaries activities through the Alliance and includes activities since the report of September, 2013.

    Alliance Activity

    The foundation of the Alliance is OSHA’s participation in training sessions and the OSHA 10 & 30 hour programs established by Local 150.  Alliance activities also included Local 150 providing HAZWOPER and/or HAZWOPER Refresher courses to OSHA personnel.  Local 150 also works with the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) on conducting the Cranes & Rigging (#2050), Cranes and Materials Handling for General Industry (#2080), Trenching and Shoring (#3010) and Concrete Forms & Shoring (#3030) courses.  These courses are held at the ASIP training facility in Wilmington, IL. In addition, Local 150 hosted bringing an India delegation to the ASIP site.

    Participation in the OSHA 10/30 hour courses were as follows:

    Date

    Location

    Attendance

    11/12/13

    Wilmington

    10

    1/21/14

    Wilmington

    16**

    2/18/14

    Wilmington

    8

    3/3/14

    Wilmington

    30

    3/10/14

    Wilmington

    20

    3/24/14

    Wilmington

    5**

    3/31/14

    Wilmington

    15

    4/14/14

    Wilmington

    21

    4/28/14

    Wilmington

    20*

    8/19/14

    Wilmington

    15*

    8/20/14

    Wilmington

    13

     

     

     

    Total

     

    173

    The sessions marked with an “*” notes OSHA 10 Hour courses offered through Local 150 for High School teachers specializing in vocational programs and students in these programs. This represented a very unique opportunity for educators and students to obtain an OSHA 10-Hour card and for OSHA to interact with this audience.

    The sessions marked with an “**” were OSHA 30 Hour courses.

    Each session included a Q / A session between Local 150 attendees and OSHA personnel.

    Five Region 5 employees attended the HAZWOPER training to satisfy their annual refresher training requirement.

    As indicated in prior evaluations of this Alliance, the value of this type of cooperative action, especially with the limited availability of these resources to OSHA, can not be overstated.

    Local 150 conducted the following training courses for OTI:

    Course Number & Title

    Location

    Dates

    OSHA 2050 - Cranes in Construction

    Las Vegas

    April 8-11, 2014

    OSHA 2050 Cranes in Construction

    Wilmington

    May 13-16, 2014

    OSHA 2050 Cranes in Construction

    Hawaii

    May 20-23, 2014

    OSHA 3010 Trenching and Shoring

    Wilmington

    June 3-5, 2014

    OSHA 2050 Cranes in Construction

    Wilmington

    June 17-20, 2014

    OSHA 2080 Cranes and Materials Handling for General Industry

    Wilmington

    June 24-26, 2014

    OSHA 3030 Concrete Forms and Shoring

    Wilmington

    July 8-10, 2014

    OTI bringing the India delegation

    Wilmington

    September 24 & 25, 2014

    Alliance Products

    Training materials used in 2014 included the handouts for the OSHA 10 Hour, OSHA 30 Hour, HAZWOPER and HAZWOPER refresher courses reference above. These materials were assembled by Local 150 and OSHA especially for these training sessions. Previous training products developed through the Alliance include the Power Point and webinar material used in the Quick Coupler training and the material provided during the Tower Crane training.

  4. Results

    This Alliance has been very successful in continuing the strong relationship between OSHA and Local 150. This Alliance should be considered a major success, and the cooperation of Local 150 should be commended.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Local 150 Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program (ASIP) will continue to provide HAZWOPER Refresher Training for OSHA personnel, as well as work with the OSHA Training Institute on Crane Courses. OSHA will provide speakers for the OSHA 10 and 30 hour courses.

    OSHA and ASIP will meet early in Fiscal Year 2015 to discuss future products that may be developed as part of the Alliance, as well as training sessions that will be conducted in FY15.

    Report Prepared by:  James Martineck and Martin Turek

    For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to www.osha.gov.

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