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ANNUAL ILLINOIS RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
EMPLOYERS COUNCIL (RCEC) ALLIANCE REPORT
May 21, 2009

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    March 2, 2006

    Alliance Overview.

    During the three-year alliance, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Residential Construction Employers Council (RCEC), the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters (Carpenters), and the state of Illinois Onsite Safety and Health Consultation Service will provide residential contractors in the state of Illinois with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to safety and health hazards found in residential construction.

    The alliance will also promote and encourage participation in OSHA's cooperative programs. These include compliance assistance, safety and health consultation programs, the Voluntary Protection Programs and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

    Implementation Team Members.

    Nancy Quick, CAS, Aurora; Lou Couper, Executive Vice President, Residential Construction Employers Council; Thomas Kavicky, Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters; David Kramer, Program Manager, Onsite Consultation, IL DCEO.

     
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Team Members held one (1) meeting during the year to plan for the "Hot Topics" event. Email and phone contact was maintained throughout the year to address various technical subjects.

      
  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    This report covers March 3, 2008 to March 3, 2009.

    Alliance Activity.

    OSHA and the RCEC worked on presenting the annual "Hot Topics" seminar in March 2009. OSHA speaks at this conference so participants can hear the latest information and learn about the newest OSHA initiatives. However, due to low enrollment, the event had to be cancelled. This may have occurred, in part, due to the economy and slowdown in residential construction activities.

    Alliance Products.

    None

     
  4. Results

    Although the Alliance provided valuable technical information to residential contractors, we were unable to hold a training session due to low enrollment (see above).
     
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
       
    TOTAL  

     
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    This Alliance has concluded.

    Report Prepared by: Nancy M. Quick, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Aurora Area Office.