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


I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

July 11, 2006

Alliance Overview

This Alliance addresses safety and health related hazards in UBC's retail, manufacturing, and construction entities; including but not limited to, material handling issues resulting in musculoskeletal disorders; Hispanic training; and falls, trips, and slips. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and UBC recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

Implementation Team Members
  • Mark Hysell, Area Director
  • Dan Frost, UBC Corporate Safety Director
  • Jim Collins, Minnesota OSHA Consultation
  • Kim Dietz, Wisconsin Consultation
  • Greg Collins, Ohio Consultation
  • David Kramer, Illinois Consultation
  • Dave Humen, Michigan OSHA Consultation
II. Implementation Team Meetings

Conference Calls Held With Implementation Team Members:
  • 10/27/06
  • 01/05/07
  • 01/26/07
  • 02/16/07
  • 03/28/07
  • 05/18/07
III. Activities and Products

Evaluation Period

July 11, 2006 to September 13, 2007

Alliance Activity
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  • The Region wide Alliance between Region V and United Building Centers developed a consistent formal training presentation for the managers and first line supervisors of UBC resulting in over 280 managers being trained in five different States throughout the Region.
  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin -Three Locations
  • Minnesota - Four Locations
  • Michigan
  • Consultants from the various Consultation Programs, Federal and State Plan Compliance Officers, and the Region V Ergonomist all participated in the development and/or presentations of the training program.
Alliance Products
  • Training and Education
  • Outreach and Communication
  • Consultants from the various Consultation Programs, Federal and State Plan Compliance Officers, and the Region V Ergonomist all participated in the development and/or presentations of the training program.
IV. Results
  • A training program was developed as an abbreviated 10 hour type of training session to address safety and health related hazards in UBC's retail, manufacturing, and construction entities; including but not limited to, material handling issues resulting in musculoskeletal disorders; Hispanic training; and falls, trips, and slips.
  • This training focused on the first line supervisor and manager positions within the UBC Corporation providing training on their responsibilities as the employer for the protection of the employees in their workplaces.
10 Training Sessions in five States in Region V 280 Supervisors and Managers Attending the Training
TOTAL 280

V. Upcoming Milestones
  • One additional supervisor/manager training session is scheduled in the State of Michigan for spring of 2008.
  • The Implementation Team is scheduled to hold their next meeting in October 2007 to brainstorm and establish the Alliance FY-08 Goals.
Report Prepared by: Mark W. Hysell, Area Director

For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to www.osha.gov.