Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region V
Renewed March 11, 2008 - Two year agreement
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
Outreach and Communication
- Continue the development of 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
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
- 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.
- Continue liaison contact between Northwest Ohio Carpenters and OSHA to
answer compliance questions, discuss current jobsite findings, and current
- Cross-train OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals on
the Northwest Ohio Carpenters best practices or effective approaches.
- Increase others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to
workplace safety and health whenever Northwest Ohio Carpenters leaders address
- 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
Charles Shelton, Compliance Assistant Specialist
Darin Von Lehmden, Safety and Health Compliance Officer
Implementation Team Meetings
Activities and Products
March 11, 2008 - March 11, 2009
Outreach and Communication
OSHA/Carpenter Liaison CSHO received several calls
throughout the year from Business Agents with various safety and health
Informed Union of VPP companies with in Northwest Ohio.
Due to time constraints and various other conflicts no OSHA
staff members could attend the Carpenters' training courses this year.
The Carpenters' leadership has been busy as well, which
hindered their ability to schedule meetings or events with the office. Over
the past year they have been involved in a re-organization of sorts,
implementing new programs for their business agents and stewards and enhancing
their job site visits. With staff and other changes, no quarterly meetings
were held in 2009. The Carpenters rejected our offer to terminate the
Alliance, stating they wanted it to continue and hoped that the upcoming
year's union activity would free up some time to schedule meetings and events
with the office.
The Area Director communicated several times with the
Carpenters' Executive Director during the FruCon settlement negotiations. This
case involved a carpenter who was fatally injured when the bridge scaffold he
was working from collapsed causing him to fall 80 feet.
- Open communication continues between the Northwest
Ohio Carpenters and the Toledo OSHA office.
- 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