<<< Back to Region V Alliance Logo
Link to Printing InstructionsPrinting Instructions
 
ANNUAL LAKE COUNTY CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION ALLIANCE REPORT
June 19, 2009

  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.

    Gary Dowty, Executive Director of the Lake County Contractors Association (retired 12/08)
    Tim Penno, Executive Director of the Lake County Contractors Association
    Fred Rodheim, Chair of the Safety Committee, Lake County Contractors Association
    Nancy Hauter, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA

     
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    May 7, 2008 – Safety Committee Meeting LCCA Office, Waukegan, IL.

    June 19, 2008 - LCCA/OSHA/Abbott Joint Safety Day, North Chicago, IL.

    July 23, 2008 – Annual evaluation developed – via email.

    July 30, 2008 – Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Office Waukegan, IL.

    September 10, 2008 - Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Office Waukegan, IL.

    October 30, 2008 - Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Office Waukegan, IL.

    November 21, 2008 - Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Office Waukegan, IL.

    December 17, 2008 - Safety Committee Meeting – Wheeling, IL.

    January 28, 2009 - Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Office Waukegan, IL.

    February 26, 2009 – Annual Award Ceremony Grayslake, IL.

    March 25, 2009 – Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Office Waukegan, IL.

    April 22, 2009 - Safety Committee Meeting – LCCA Office Waukegan, IL.

      
  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    This report covers the time period of April 23, 2008 to April 23, 2009.

    Alliance Activity.

    • Training and Education
      • Joint Safety Day, June 19, 2008
      • NIOSH preventing MSD in Construction.
      • OSHA 10 hour courses
      • OSHA 30 hour course
      • Confined Space Training
      • Excavation Competent Person
    • Outreach and Communication
      • Email blast alerts sent out regarding safety recalls or other safety and health issues.
    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health
      • Updating webpage
      • Completing foreman safety manual.

    Alliance Products.

    • Training and Education
      • Lake County Contractor Safety and Health Program.
      • Joint Safety the topic was Ergonomic Hazards.
      • Tool Box Talks are in development.
      • Foreman Safety Manual in Development
    • Outreach and Communication
      • Joint Safety Day.
      • An OSHA Update was provided at every safety committee meeting.
      • Safety Awards Program
      • Participate in the Chicagoland Construction Safety Council’s annual Safety Expo as an exhibitor.
      • Reviewing training offered.
    • 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.
         
  4. Results

    One measure of the effectiveness of our program is the results of our Safety Awards program. In 2008, 43 member companies received an award and 27 of these had zero loss work days. This was up from 23 in 2007. In addition, the number of members who had LWD ratios better than the national average for their type of construction industry has also increased.

    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.
     
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Joint Safety Day – Ergonomics 70
    Recalls emailed 15,000
    Excavation Competent person 45
    OSHA 10-Hour 261
    OSHA 30-Hour 12
    Confined Space Entry Hazard Awareness 16
    TOTAL 15,404
     
     
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The organization is planning on continuing the Alliance. 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:
    • Begin a discussion on what subject to include on the 2010 Joint safety day.
    • Complete the Foreman Safety Manual.
    • Tool box talks linked to the website.
    • Revisit safety award criteria.

    Report Prepared by: Tim Penno, Fred Rodheim, Lisa Bock Grosskopf and Nancy Hauter

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