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


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    April 17, 2012

    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.

    Tim Marabella - 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

    Larry Joswiak, Team Leader, OSHA

    Gary Weil, Compliance Officer, OSHA

    Sukhvir Kaur, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    April 18, 2012 - Safety Committee Meeting LCCA Office, Waukegan, IL.

    June 6, 2012 - Safety Committee Meeting LCCA Office, Waukegan, IL.

    July 18, 2012 - Safety Committee Meeting LCCA Office, Waukegan, IL.

    September 19, 2012 - Safety Committee Meeting - LCCA Office Waukegan, IL.

    September 27, 2012 - LCCA/OSHA/Abbott Joint Safety Day, North Chicago, IL.

    October 18, 2012 - Safety Committee Meeting - LCCA Office Waukegan, IL.

    November 29, 2012 - Safety Committee Meeting - LCCA Office Waukegan, IL.

    January 11, 2013 - Annual Award Ceremony- Grayslake, IL.

    January 18, 2012 - Safety Committee Meeting - LCCA Office Waukegan, IL.

    March 27, 2013 - Safety Committee Meeting - LCCA Office Waukegan, IL.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

      This report covers the time period of April 17, 2012 to April 17, 2013.
    Alliance Activity.

    • Training and Education
      • Joint Safety Day, September 27, 2012
      • Focus four hazards in construction
      • 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 focus four hazards in construction.
      • 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 the 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 - Focused four hazards in Construction 151
    OSHA 10 Hour 144
    OSHA 30 Hour 19
    First Aid/CPR 6
    TOTAL 320

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Alliance was renewed for another two years. 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 2013 Safety Day is scheduled for September 26, 2013 with the potential topics to be covered to include, distracted driving and updated hazard communication standard.
    • Continue to evaluate safety award criteria.
    • Update website to highlight all safety services available.
    • OSHA staff to continue participating in LCCA sponsored 10 and/or 30 hour courses.
    Report Prepared by: Sukhvir Kaur

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