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Annual Alliance Report
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
and the
LAKE COUNTY CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION (LCCA)
October 1, 2015


  1. Alliance Background
    1. Date Signed

      September 3, 2014

    2. Evaluation Period

      September 3, 2014 – September 3, 2015

    3. 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.

    4. Implementation Team Members
      Steve Dalbec
      President, Lake County Contractors Association
      Tim Marabella
      Executive Vice President, Lake County Contractors Association
      Fred Rodheim
      Chairman Safety Committee, Lake County Contractors Association
      Scott Johnson
      Co-Chair of the Safety Committee, Lake County Contractors Association
      Pete Olson
      President, Lake County Building and Construction Trades Council Affiliated with Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
      Larry Joswiak
      Team Leader, OSHA Chicago North Area Office
      Gary Weil
      Compliance Officer, OSHA Chicago North Area Office
  2. Implementation Team Meetings
    September 3, 2014
    Signing of the OSHA/LCCA/LCBT Alliance
    September 18, 2014
    LCCA/OSHA/LCBTC/Abbott Joint Safety Day, North Chicago, IL
    October 21, 2014
    Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Libertyville, IL.
    December 9, 2014
    Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Libertyville, IL.
    January 13, 2015
    Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Libertyville, IL.
    February 5, 2015
    Safety Awards, Mundelein IL.
    March 19, 2015
    Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Libertyville, IL.
    April 22, 2015
    Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Libertyville, IL.
    May 8, 2015
    Abbott Abbvie & LCCA Fall Stand Down.
    May 20, 2015
    Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Libertyville, IL.
    June 23, 2015
    Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Libertyville, IL.
    July 29, 2015
    Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Libertyville, IL.
    September 18
    2015 Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA North Chicago, IL.
  3. Activities and Products

    Alliance Activity.

    • Training and Education
      • Joint Safety Day, September 18, 2014
      • Fall Protection & Rescue, Ladder Safety and Distracted Driving
      • OSHA 10 & 30 hour courses
    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health
      • Updating webpage to highlight safety services
      • LCCA and LCBTC keep an open line of communication on a monthly basis to report any safety issues or concerns that employees may have with contractors that LCCA can work with contractors to resolve or report to OSHA

    Alliance Products

    • Training and Education
      • Lake County Contractor Safety and Health Program. Program has been tailored to specific company needs when requested.
      • Joint Safety Day the topic was Fall Protection & Rescue, Ladder Safety and Distracted Driving.
      • 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.
      • LCCA sponsored OSHA 10 and 30 hour 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 Joint 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 LCC. The safety day also provides an 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 – Fall Protection 2014 –Confined Spaces & Rescue 2015100
    OSHA 10 Hour78
    OSHA 30 Hour25
    First Aid/CPR0
    TOTAL203

    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.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Going forward there are several items on the agenda including:

    • The 2015 Safety Day is September 17, 2015 with the topic OSHA Region V fatality statistics, Chicago North Area Office fatalities and accidents, OSHA regulatory update, Confined Space in Construction and Confined Space and Fall rescue.
    • Joint seminar by OSHA/ LCCA/LCBTC highlighting hazards in construction to be presented at Plumbers Union Local 130, Volo, IL
    • Participate in National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction in 2016
    • 2016 Safety Awards dinner and OSHA presentation
    • Continue to evaluate safety award criteria.
    • Update website to highlight all safety services available.
    • LCCA to continue to sponsor 10 and/or 30 hour courses.

Report Prepared by: Larry Joswiak and Tim Marabella

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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