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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
And the
Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program
Operating Engineers Local 150

May 23, 2018


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      Original Signing: May 7, 2008
      Renewal: March 21, 2017

    2. Evaluation Period

      March 2017 – March 2018

    3. 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.

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      James Martineck, Chicago South Area Office

      Alliance participant

      Brian Roland, Coordinator
      Glenn Minyard

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • An implementation meeting was held during the resigning of the Alliance on March 21, 2017.

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives:
    • To share information on OSHA's National/Regional/Local Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
    • To share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
    • To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on the hazards associated with cranes, earth moving, and other construction equipment to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
    • To encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by speaking at Local 150 ASIP OSHA 10 and 30 hour courses.
    Activity TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    Alliance Product"No Activities"  
    Dissemination"No Activities"  
    Event"No Activities"  
    Exhibit"No Activities"  
    OSHA Product Review"No Activities"  
    Speech/Presentation"See Training below"  
    TrainingAll About OSHA portion of OSHA 10 & 30 hour courses; 40 hour HAZWOPER courses and 8 hour HAZWOPER Refreshers; OTI Courses.
    The above courses were attended by Local 150 journeymen and apprentices; and OSHA Compliance staff from throughout the nation. Approximately 310 union members and OSHA personnel received training.
    Heat, Falls, Trenching, Construction, Young Workers310
    OtherOTI used the ASIP Training Facility to develop a webinar on Trench/Excavation Inspections.  
     
    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on the hazards associated with cranes, earth moving, and other construction equipment to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
    Activity TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    EvaluationAlliance Meeting and signing of RenewalConstruction8
     
    Training and Education:
    • To develop effective training and education programs for Local 150 ASIP members to promote understanding of workers' rights, including the use of the OSHA complaint process, and the responsibilities of employers and to communicate such information to workers and employers by delivery of the All About OSHA portion of OSHA 10 and 30 hour courses.
    • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for OSHA compliance officers (CSHOs) and Local 150 ASIP members regarding hazards associated with cranes, earth moving and other construction equipment, including operations associated with trenching/excavations and hazardous waste (HAZWOPER) sites.
    Activity TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    Training: 3/21/17All About OSHA for OSHA 10 hour courseHeat, Falls, Trenching, Construction22
    Training: 3/27/17All About OSHA for OSHA 30 hour courseHeat, Falls, Trenching, Construction14
    Training: 8/21/17All About OSHA for OSHA 10 hour courseHeat, Falls, Trenching, Construction, Young Workers12
    Training: 11/7/17All About OSHA for OSHA 10 hour courseHeat, Falls, Trenching, Construction10
    Training: 11/20/17All About OSHA for OSHA 10 hour courseHeat, Falls, Trenching, Construction14
    Training: 11/27/17All About OSHA for OSHA 10 hour courseHeat, Falls, Trenching, Construction5
    Training: 12/18/17All About OSHA for OSHA 10 hour courseHeat, Falls, Trenching, Construction27
    Training: 1/2/18All About OSHA for OSHA 10 hour courseHeat, Falls, Trenching, Construction10
    Training: 1/30/18All About OSHA for OSHA 30 hour courseHeat, Falls, Trenching, Construction23
    Training: 3/20/18All About OSHA for OSHA 30 hour courseHeat, Falls, Trenching, Construction45
    Training: 3/26/18All About OSHA for OSHA 30 hour courseHeat, Falls, Trenching, Construction10
    Education: 6/26 - 6/29/18OSHA 2050 - Cranes in ConstructionConstruction20
    Education: 11/14 - 11/6/17OSHA 2080 - Cranes and Materials Handling for General Industry 20
    Education: 10/31 - 11/2/17OSHA 3010 - Trenching and ShoringConstruction40
    Education: 7/2017OSHA 3030 - Concrete Forms and Shoring Construction20
    Education40 hour HAZWOPER course 4
    Education8 hour HAZWOPER refresher 8
    EducationDrone Class - Level 1. This course was developed and presented by Local 150 and attended by OSHA Compliance Officer from the Chicago South Area Office. The CSHO is going to test for a Drone license. 1
    EducationTrenching Webinar; Local 150 allowed OTI to use its facilities to develop a webinar for inspecting trenches and excavations.Construction 
     
    Outreach and Communication:
    • To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding best practices for hazards associated with cranes, earth moving and other construction equipment, including operations associated with trenching/excavations and hazardous waste.
    • To speak, exhibit, or appear at Local 150 ASIP's training facility or other events.
    Activity TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    OtherQuestions via phone and e-mail throughout the year between OSHA representative(s) and representatives of Local 150 discussing various topics. The majority of these activities were between Local 150 safety personnel and personnel located at the ASIP Training site and members of the Chicago South Area Office.ConstructionN/A
    Speech/PresentationAs noted above. Members of the Chicago South Area Office conducted the All About OSHA portion of OSHA 10 and 30 hour courses held by Local 150 for journeymen and apprentices.  
    OtherOTI was allowed use of the facility to develop a webinar on Inspecting Trenches and Excavations.Construction 
     
    TOTAL  600+
  4. Evaluations

    An Alliance evaluations are conducted annually and an Alliance Renewal was signed in March of 2017.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Local 150 Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program will continue to provide HAZWOPER Training and Refresher Training for OSHA personnel, as well as work with the OSHA Training Institute with various courses.

    Report Prepared by: James Martineck, AAD, Chicago South.

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