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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
MILWAUKEE AREA OFFICE
METROPOLITAN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
January 30, 2010

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: 10/02/2007

    Date Renewed: Alliance Expired 10/2009 - Not Renewed

    Alliance Overview.

    This Alliance was established to provide the Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to residential construction hazards and addressing training issues.

    Implementation Team Members.

    Members of the Implementation Team are Scott Mathie, Director, Government Affairs, MBA; Helen Tickanen, Membership Development Specialist, MBA; Terry Moen, Wisconsin Consultation Program; Dick Lentz, Safety Supervisor, Wisconsin Consultation Program; Jim Lutz, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Milwaukee Area Office. 
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Several conference calls were generated during 2009 to discuss the progress with the Alliance and member participation. A planning meeting was conducted on July 24, 2009 at the MBA office to explore calendar 2009 activities. The Association significantly reduced its activity during 2009 due to economic conditions.

     
  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    The date of the evaluation period includes the time period of November 30, 2008 to October 1, 2009.

    Alliance Activity.

    MBA Sponsored an OSHA 10 Hour course for Construction during consecutive Mondays in March 2009 which was attended by 10 MBA members/workers. OSHA participated in this by developing the agenda and arranging as well as providing instructors for the course. The Wisconsin Consultation program also provided an instructor and issued 10 hour cards for students successfully completing the course.

    MBA, with consultation from OSHA put a course together for members, “Safety on the jobsite can save you substantial dollars and many headaches”. This class is intended to help builders, remodelers, subcontractors, and suppliers with the basics of establishing and implementing a safety plan. The MBA Trade Contractor Agreement places an emphasis on a safe jobsite and safety planning is a crucial element of complying with this requirement.

    Alliance Products.

    The interactive sessions conducted by OSHA and the Consultation Program provided attendees with guidance on establishing an effective safety and health management program. The MBA distributes the statewide OSHA construction newsletter, and links to both the OSHA web page and the Consultation web page are now part of the Association web site. Utilizing this approach, each of the Alliance goals including Training and Education, Outreach and Communication, and Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health was successfully achieved.

     
  4. Results
     
    1. Impact

      The impact of the Alliance during the reporting period was not that as anticipated due to the significant economic downturn in the home building industry. As a result of the downturn, membership has remained stagnant or may have decreased and specific activities in the organization have slowed.
       
    2. Activities and Numbers of Individuals Reached or Trained

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    OSHA 10 Hour 10
    Safety on the Jobsite 75
    TOTAL 85

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  6. Upcoming Milestones

    None.

    Report Prepared by: Jim Lutz, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Milwaukee Area Office.

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