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

December 29, 2016


  1. Alliance Background
  2. Date Signed: May 7, 2008       Initial Expiration Date: October 2, 2014

    Resigned:   October 2, 2012; December 2, 2014

    Expiration Date: December 2, 2016

    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. Daniel Reda - Assistant Coordinator - Safety Administrator - Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program

    Mr. James Martineck - OSHA - Calumet City Area Office

  3. Implementation Team Meetings

  4. Implementation team meetings are conducted by conference calls and e-mails regarding various projects and alliance activities. A meeting was held in October 2016 to meet the new facility director and go over future planning regarding the Alliance.

  5. Activities and Products

  6. This report summaries activities through the Alliance and includes activities since the report of September, 2015.

    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.

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

    Date

    Location

    Attendance

    11/23/15

    Wilmington

    6

    11/30/15

    Wilmington

    4**

    12/21/15

    Wilmington

    30

    4/11/16

    Wilmington

    4**

    4/27/16

    Wilmington

    10

    8/22/16

    Wilmington

    20*

    Total

     

    74

    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.

    Region V employees attended 40 hour HAZWOPER training courses and HAZWOPER refresher courses to satisfy their annual refresher training requirement.

    An Illinois Construction Consistency meeting was held at the training site in June of 2016. This meeting included training on trench measurement techniques and shoring options. For this training Local 150 ASIP dug multiple trenches in their indoor arena to assist Compliance staff measuring techniques and abatement options.

    Local 150 worked with the Regional Office and conducted a series of Crane Training courses for Region V employees.

    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

    Wilmington

    May 10 - 13, 2016

    OSHA 2050 Cranes in Construction

    Wilmington

    June 21 - 24, 2016

    OSHA 2080 Cranes and Materials Handling for General Industry

    Wilmington

    May 24 -26, 2016

    OSHA 2080 Cranes and Materials Handling for General Industry

    Wilmington

    August 16 - 18, 2016

    OSHA 2080 Cranes and Materials Handling for General Industry

    Wilmington

    November 15 - 17, 2016

    OSHA 3010 Trenching and Shoring

    Wilmington

    May 3 - 5, 2016

    OSHA 3010 Trenching and Shoring

    Wilmington

    September 20 - 22, 2016

    OSHA 3030 Concrete Forms and Shoring

    Wilmington

    July 7 - 9, 2016

    Region V Crane Training

    Wilmington

    October 27 - 29, 2015

    Alliance Products

    Training materials used in 2016 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.

  7. Results

  8. 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.

  9. Upcoming Milestones

  10. 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 met at the end of Fiscal Year 2016 to discuss future products that may be developed as part of the Alliance, as well as training sessions that will be conducted in FY17. Meeting will also be conducted throughout FY17 to discuss the Alliance.

    Report Prepared by:  James Martineck and Daniel Reda

    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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