Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region V

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    Renewed February 23, 2007

    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
    Matt Taylor, Compliance Safety and Health Officer

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    February 23, 2007
    October 23, 2006
    July18, 2006
    April 24, 2006
    Re-signed Alliance, Carpenters Union Hall, Rossford, OH
    Meeting, Carpenters Union Hall, Rossford, OH
    Meeting, Carpenters Union Hall, Rossford, OH
    Meeting w/ the AGC executive members, Carpenters Hall

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    March 5, 2006 - May 6, 2007

    Alliance Activity.

    • Training and Education

      • CAS spoke to classes of apprentices about OSHA inspections and their employee rights.
      • OSHA wrote an article for the Carpenters' Blue Print Magazine
    • Outreach and Communication

      • Office provided various publications to the Carpenters such as the Hexavalent Chrome guidelines booklet, the Amputation safeguarding booklet and the various Avian Flu pocket guides.
      • OSHA/Carpenter Liaison CSHO received several calls throughout the year from Business Agents with various safety and health questions.
    Alliance Products.

    Due to time constraints and various other conflicts no staff members could attend the Carpenters' training courses this year.

  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 40
      CSHOs trained 0
      Article in Carpenters Blue Print Magazine 19,000
      TOTAL 19,040

    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: Jule A. Hovi, Area Director