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


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    April 16, 2008

    Alliance Overview:

    The alliance was developed to use collective expertise in order to help advance a culture of accident prevention while sharing information, guidance, best practices, access to training resources and technical knowledge that will help protect employees’ safety and health. In particular, the Alliance focuses on, but not limited to, efforts to reach members of the LCCA through outreach on safety and health issues.

    Implementation Team Members.

    Larry Anderson - Executive Officer, Lake County Contractors Association

    Scott Johnson, Co-Chair of the Safety Committee, Lake County Contractors Association

    Fred Rodheim, Co-Chair of the Safety Committee, Lake County Contractors Association

    Jake Scott, Team Leader, OSHA

    Gary Weil, Compliance Officer, OSHA

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    April 28, 2010 - Safety Committee Meeting LCCA Office, Waukegan, IL.

    May 19, 2010 - Safety Committee Meeting LCCA Office, Waukegan, IL.

    June 10, 2010 - LCCA/OSHA/Abbott Joint Safety Day, North Chicago, IL.

    August 18, 2010 - Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Office Waukegan, IL.

    October 27, 2010 - Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Office Waukegan, IL.

    November 17, 2010 - Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Office Waukegan, IL.

    December 8, 2010 - Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Office Libertyville, IL.

    January 27, 2011 - Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Office Waukegan, IL.

    February 23, 2011 - Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Office Waukegan, IL.

    February 24, 2011 - Annual Award Ceremony Grayslake, IL.

    March 30, 2011 - Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Office Waukegan, IL.

    April 27, 2011 - Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Office Waukegan, IL.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    This report covers the time period of April 23, 2010 to April 27, 2011.

    Alliance Activity

    • Training and Education
      • Joint Safety Day, June 10, 2010
      • Excavation Safety
      • OSHA 10 & 30 hour courses
      • First Aid Training/CPR
    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health
      • Updating webpage to highlight safety services
    Alliance Products.

    • Training and Education
      • Lake County Contractor Safety and Health Program. Program has been tailored to specific company needs when requested.
      • Joint Safety the topic was Trenching and Excavation Safety.
      • Tool Box Talks resources for members.
      • Continually updating webpage to highlight safety resources.
      • Video library for safety and health issues. Library has been updated with DVDs in multiple languages for members use.
    • Outreach and Communication
      • Joint Safety Day.
      • An OSHA Update was provided at majority of safety committee meetings.
      • OSHA participated in LCCA sponsored OSHA 10 and 30 hour courses. OSHA presented the intro to OSHA 2 hour portion of the courses.
      • Safety Awards Program
    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health
      • LCCA members know OSHA is available to them to answer questions. Members frequently call the Area Office requesting information and technical assistance.
      • LCCA issues a monthly newsletter that contains safety articles.
  4. Results

    The Abbott Laboratories-LCCA-OSHA Safety Day is providing an opportunity to expand our safety message by attracting non-member contractors to the free training program that is subsidized by Abbott and LCCA. The safety day also provides and opportunity for OSHA Compliance Officers to attend the training.

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

    Joint Safety Day – Trenching and Excavation Safety

    88

    OSHA 10 Hour

    56

    OSHA 30 Hour

    53

    First Aid/CPR

    6

    TOTAL

    203


  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Alliance is in effect for one more year. Both implementation team members and general members of the organization find the alliance a useful tool in protecting the safety and health of contractors in Lake County Illinois.

    Going forward there are several items on the agenda including:

    • The 2011 Safety Day is scheduled for September 2011 with the topic of cranes.
    • Continue to evaluate safety award criteria.
    • Update website to highlight all safety services available.
    • OSHA staff to continue participating in LCCA sponsored 10 hour courses
    Report Prepared by: Jake Scott

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