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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Kansas City Area Office
And
Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local #2
March 3, 2008

Date Signed/Renewed

Originally signed 9/26/06

Time Period Covered by This Report

September 26, 2006 – March 3, 2008

Implementation Team

Mark Banden, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Kansas City Area Office
Jay Lind, President, Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local 2

Alliance Activities
  • 11/13/2006 The Kansas City Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) performed a speech before Union Stewards at the Joint Apprentice Training Center (JATC) on fall protection. 23 people in attendance.

  • The Kansas City CAS made a 2-hour fall protection presentation on 1/29/07 to the Stewards at the JATC. About 30 people attended.

  • On 4/4/2007 the Kansas City CAS conducted a 2-hour Lockout/Tagout training session at the JATC. About 45 people attended.

  • On 5/16/2007 the Kansas City CAS participated in the 30-hour OSHA Class for Apprentices at the JATC. About 30 people were in attendance.

  • On 5/22/2007 the Kansas City CAS participated in the 30-hour OSHA Class for Apprentices at the JATC. About 26 people were in attendance.

  • On 10/2/2007 the Kansas City CAS participated in a planning session for developing a schedule of safety and health related classes for the Apprentices at the JATC for the upcoming year.

  • On 10/26/2007 the Kansas City CAS participated in the 30-hour OSHA Class for Apprentices at the JATC. About 28 people were in attendance.

  • On 12/3/2007 the Kansas City CAS participated in the 30-hour OSHA Class for Apprentices at the JATC. About 23 people were in attendance.

  • On 12/3/2007 the Kansas City CAS participated in the 30-hour OSHA Class for Apprentices at the JATC. About 25 people were in attendance

  • On 1/7/2008 the Kansas City CAS participated in the 30-hour OSHA Class for Apprentices at the JATC. About 19 people were in attendance.

  • On 2/25/2008 the Kansas City CAS participated in the 30-hour OSHA Class for Apprentices at the JATC. About 27 people were in attendance.
Alliance Program Reach
 
Type of Activity Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Two fall protection classes 53
One Lockout/Tagout class 45
One training needs planning session all
Seven OSHA 30-hour classes 188

Upcoming Plans

This Alliance is complimentary to the SMACNA Partnership. The SMACNA Partnership provides the “management commitment” and the Sheet Metal Workers Union Alliance provides the “employee involvement” elements necessary to change the culture of this industry, in accordance with the elements of an effective safety and health management system as set forth in the “1989 Voluntary Guidelines for and Effective Safety and Health Management System”. This dynamic interaction of the Alliance with the Partnership should serve as a model for future cooperative efforts within an industry.

Future plans are to continue to support the Sheet Metal Worker Local #2 with it's efforts to provide enhanced OSHA 30- hour safety and health training to their Apprentices, as part of the Union Apprenticeship program. Additionally, we plan to provide training sessions on specific needs topics such as fall protection and LO/TO to their journeyman level Union members.