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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    March 4, 2005

    Alliance Overview

    The Northwest Ohio Carpenters Alliance provides union leaders and others in the construction industry with information and guidance that will help protect the health and safety of their members. Goals of the Alliance include:

    Training and Education

    • Develop training and education programs based on best practices for working safely in the construction industry and give recognition to the members for taking said training. Share information on best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA and Northwest Ohio Carpenters and their employers through jointly developed training programs and materials. Promote their implementation through print or electronic media, at conferences, or by other means of outreach.

    • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of educational courses specific to the construction industry.

    Outreach and Communication

    • Provide OSHA with access to Northwest Ohio Carpenters newsletters, meetings, and other resources as the means to disseminate information and guidance on workplace safety and health issues.

    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events.

    • Appoint a compliance officer to act as a liaison between Northwest Ohio Carpenters and OSHA to answer compliance questions, discuss current jobsite findings, and current violation trends.

    • Cross-train OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals on the Northwest Ohio Carpenters best practices or effective approaches.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • Increase others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever Northwest Ohio Carpenters leaders address groups.

    • On a quarterly basis, convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings to discuss safety and health issues and topics of importance to both OSHA and the Northwest Ohio Carpenters.
    Implementation Team Members


    Ron Rothenbuhler, Executive Regional Director
    Tim Moran, Business Representative


    Jule Hovi, Area Director
    Laura Ulczynski, Compliance Assistance Specialist
    Matt Taylor, Compliance Safety and Health Officer

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    April 6, 2005
    July 21, 2005
    December 19, 2005
    Meeting, Carpenters Union Hall, Rossford, OH
    Meeting, Carpenters Union Hall, Rossford, OH
    Meeting, Carpenters Union Hall, Rossford, OH

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    March 5, 2005 - March 5, 2006

    Alliance Activity.

    • Training and Education
      • CAS spoke to classes of apprentices about OSHA inspections and their employee rights.
    • Outreach and Communication
      • OSHA's article titled "Labor and Government Working Together" was published in the June 2005 Ohio and Vicinity Regional Council of Carpenters Blue Print Magazine
    Alliance Products.

    None to Report

  4. Results

    1. The OSHA/Northwest Ohio Carpenter Alliance provided an opportunity to increase the safety and health knowledge of union construction workers in Northwest Ohio. OSHA personnel have made presentations to union members at meetings and classes to improve hazard recognition skills and understand employee safety and health rights.

    2. Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals
      Reached or Trained
      Apprenticeship classes 34
      Article in Carpenters Blue Print Magazine 19,500
      TOTAL 19,534

    3. Open communication continues between the Northwest Ohio Carpenters and the Toledo OSHA office.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The OSHA/Northwest Ohio Carpenters Alliance implementation team has discussed activities for the upcoming year. The Carpenters will continue to allow all of OSHA's Region V personnel to attend any of their Continuing Education Classes at their training facility. A representative of OSHA will continue to speak to classes of Carpenter apprentices. The Carpenters and OSHA are planning to hold an information sharing forum with the local AGC contractors.

    Report Prepared by: Laura A. Ulczynski, Compliance Assistance Specialist

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