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International Union of Operating Engineers
Local 399
April, 2016

  1. Alliance Background
  2. Date Signed: October, 2009

    Renewed March, 2014Expiration Date March, 2016

    Alliance Overview.

    Primary goals of the Alliance are to strengthen the relationship with the Operating Engineers - Local 399, participate in training sessions and work on special projects that are mutually beneficial to all participants.

    Implementation Team Members.

    Mr. James Coates – Training Fund Administrator – International Union of Operating Engineers – Local 399

    Mr. James Martineck - OSHA -– Calumet City Area Office

  3. Implementation Team Meetings
  4. There has not been an implementation team meeting conducted since the last report, all correspondence between the Team Members has been via phone or e-mail. The last e-mail correspondence was in November, 2015.

  5. Activities and Products
  6. This report summarizes activities since the annual report of March, 2015.

    Alliance Activity.

    The foundation of the Alliance continues to be OSHA’s participation in the OSHA 10- hour program established by Local 399.

    Alliance activities are anticipated to continue in the spring of 2016 during which three to four OSHA 10 hour presentations will be conducted.

    Local 399 continues to make its training facility and HVAC lab equipment available to train OSHA CSHOs if needed.

    Participation in the OSHA 10 hour courses were as follows:

    Date Location In Attendance
    April 29, 2015 Chicago 29
    August 10, 2015 Chicago 45
    Total   74

    Each session included a Q / A session between Local 399 attendees and OSHA personnel. All the OSHA 10-hour courses include the required two-hour Introduction to OSHA module.

    In addition, Local 399 representatives contact OSHA with various questions on working conditions, the OSHA standards, and general assistance is provided as needed.

    Alliance Products.

    Through the Alliance, an awareness training session on asbestos in commercial / retail buildings was developed and presented in FY 2013. This session reviewed the OSHA requirements for building owners under 29 CFR 1910 and included a brief overview of the requirements found in 29 CFR 1926. This session was not designed to train or certify employees in asbestos removal or serve as the refresher training required by the standards.

  7. Results
  8. This Alliance has become stagnant over the last few years. There have been fewer opportunities presented to reach the members of Local 399 and OSHA has not had reason to use their facility for research and no new products have been generated. OSHA can continue its long-standing, strong relationship with Local 399 by conducting the All About OSHA portion of OSHA 10 hour classes when necessary, however, a formal Alliance is no longer necessary.

  9. Upcoming Milestones
  10. As mentioned, OSHA will continue to conduct the All About OSHA sessions for the OSHA 10 hour courses held by Local 399, however, it is recommended that this Alliance not be renewed due to lack of activity.

    Report Prepared by: James Martineck

    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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