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

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: May 6, 2008

    Date Renewed: N/A

    Alliance Overview

    The purpose of the alliance was to facilitate the collective knowledge and experience of the Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Authority of Northern Illinois (PAMCANI) and the Aurora Area OSHA Office in developing health and safety training and education programs that improve the awareness of OSHA safety and health regulations for members of the association.

    Implementation Team Members

    Nancy M. Quick, CAS - Aurora
    Jerry Yankus, Safety Consultant, PAMCANI
    Stan Peters - Exec. Dir., Plumbers and Mechanical Contractors Authority of Northern Illinois
    Mike Wiedmaier - V.P. Hayes Ind., President of CISCO
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Implementation Team Members discussed the alliance via phone conversations and email contact was maintained throughout the year.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period

    This report covers from July 7, 2009 to May 5, 2010

    Alliance Activity

    Although in the first year of the alliance, OSHA participated in five (5) training session, reaching 242 members, no training opportunities availed themselves in the subsequent year. The Safety Summit, to be held in March 2010, was cancelled, due to low enrollment.
    OSHA kept PAMCANI up-to-date on OSHA and technical issues with regional e-mail newsletters. The newsletters provided technical information and PowerPoint materials. This information was disseminated to PAMCANI in their weekly & monthly newsletters.

    Alliance Products

    No alliance products were produced during this evaluation period.

  4. Results

    This alliance provided valuable technical information for contractors and their employees. In addition, a dialogue was established between OSHA, the plumbing contractors and the unions.

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained ()
    Presentation on confined spaces in construction, DeKalb on 11/18/2008 75
    OSHA Update @ member luncheon on 11/20/2008 40
    OSHA 30-hour presentation @ Plumbers Union, North Aurora on 2/14/2009 40
    OSHA 30-hour presentation @ Plumbers Union, North Aurora, on 2/28/2009 46
    OSHA 30-hour presentation for Plumbers in Volo, on 2/21/2009 41
    TOTAL 242

    The Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division is instrumental in educating students about their rights as teen workers. Initially the Alliance was developed to further educate the students of the construction program, but adding Wage and Hour to the program, further enhanced the potential results of the education effort. Both OSHA and Wage and Hour representatives act as liaisons between the Polaris Career Center and the Department of Labor. Each student was provided contact information for future references and/or assistance.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Alliance has concluded.

    Report Prepared by: _____Nancy M. Quick_________________