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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Kansas City Area Office (KCAO)

And

International Association of Sheet Metal Workers, Local #2 (SM#2)

October 21, 2009

Date Signed/Renewed

Originally signed September 26, 2006; renewed on September 14, 2009

Time Period Covered by This Report

March 4, 2008 – September 26, 2009

Implementation Team

Mark Banden, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Kansas City Area Office Tony Keithley, President, International Association of Sheet Metal Workers, Local 2

Alliance Activities

  • On 9/2/2008 the Kansas City Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) gave a speech to Union Apprentices at the Joint Apprentice Training Center (JATC) on An Introduction to OSHA as part of the OSHA-30 hour training. 19 people were in attendance.
     
  • On 10/17/2008 the Kansas City CAS made a 1-hour Introduction to OSHA presentation to Union journeymen at the JATC as part of OSHA 30 hour construction training. 13 people attended.
     
  • On 11/2008 the Kansas City CAS met with SMACNA/SM#2 safety committee to discuss training schedules for journeymen and apprentices as well as the OSHA/SMACNA Partnership and SM#2 Alliance renewal.
     
  • On 1/20/2009 the Kansas City CAS participated in the 30-hour OSHA Class for Journeymen at the JATC. 13 Journeymen attended.
     
  • On 2/20/2009 the Kansas City CAS participated in the 10-hour OSHA class for Journeymen at Fagan Corp. 16 Journeymen attended.
     
  • On 2/3/2009 the Kansas City CAS participated in the 10-hour OSHA Class for Journeymen at the JATC. 11 Journeymen attended.
     
  • On 3/10/2009 the Kansas City CAS conducted NFPA 70e training for SM#2 journeymen at the JATC. 12 Journeymen attended.
     
  • On 3/10/2009 the Kansas City CAS participated in the 10-hour OSHA class for Journeymen at the JATC. 17 Journeymen attended.
     
  • On 4/7/2009 the Kansas City CAS participated in the 10-hour OSHA Class for Journeymen at the JATC. About 30 people were in attendance.
     
  • On 5/6/2009 the Kansas City CAS participated in confined space training at the Mid America Safety conference. About 20 people attended.
     
  • On 6/9/2009 the Kansas City CAS participated in the 10-hour OSHA Class for Journeymen at the JATC. 3 people were in attendance.
     
  • On 7/14/2009 the Kansas City CAS participated in the 10-hour OSHA Class for Journeymen and Apprentices at the JATC. About 33 people were in attendance.
     
  • On 7/28/2009 the Kansas City CAS participated in the 10-hour OSHA Class for Journeymen at the Teamsters Hall in St Joseph, MO. About 40 people were in attendance.
     
  • On 8/4/2009 the Kansas City CAS participated in the 10-hour OSHA Class for Journeymen at the JATC. About 25 people were in attendance.
     
  • On 8/18/2009 the Kansas City CAS participated in the 10-hour OSHA Class for Journeymen at the JATC. 31 people were in attendance.
     
  • On 9/14/2009 the Kansas City Area Office signed the renewal alliance agreement with SM#2 in a signing ceremony. 67 people were in attendance.
Alliance Program Reach
 
Type of Activity Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
One NFPA 70e training session for Sheet Metal Journeymen 12
One confined space training session at Mid America Safety Conference 20
One training needs planning session all
OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour classes 262
Renewal Alliance Signing Ceremony 67
TOTALS 361

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.

The Alliance was renewed on September 14, 2009. Future plans are to continue to support the Sheet Metal Worker Local #2 with its efforts to provide enhanced OSHA 10- and/or 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 NFPA 70e, confined space, fall protection and LO/TO to their Journeyman level Union members.