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MOSH and MHBSA - Working Together for a Safer Maryland
AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION
MARYLAND OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
AND
THE MARYLAND HOME BUILDERS SAFETY ALLIANCE

Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) and the Maryland Home Builders Safety Alliance (MHBSA) recognize the value of continuing a collaborative relationship begun in 2006 to foster a safer and more healthful work environment in the residential construction industry including outreach to the non-English speaking workforce. MOSH and MHBSA therefore agree to renew their Alliance to use their collective expertise to help foster a culture of prevention.

MOSH and MHBSA agree to continue this Alliance to reduce injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the residential building trades. MOSH and the MHBSA will work together to achieve the following training, outreach and communication goals:
  • The Alliance will participate in the 2007 Chesapeake Region Safety Council Safety, Health and Environment Conference and at the Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Conference in 2008, focusing on Residential Construction.
  • The Alliance will sponsor a Roundtable meeting with other Builders to discuss their respective safety issues and best practices. Date and details to be determined.
  • The Alliance will determine the feasibility of creating an OSHA 10 hour Training Course for Residential construction for delivery in 2008.
  • The Alliance will sponsor the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Fall Protection Training class at a site to be determined.
  • The Alliance will conduct at least 2 additional training sessions on residential construction safety.
  • The Alliance will create at least 2 more safety handouts for informational purposes.
During quarterly meetings representatives of each organization will also develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet to develop, track, and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. One week before the end of each year of the Alliance tracking data related to Alliance will be collected and shared between both parties and more often if needed.

Any member of the Maryland Home Builders Safety Alliance may withdraw from the Alliance for any reason with 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of both signatories and may be terminated for any reason with 30 days written notice from either signatory.

 


 
J. Ronald DeJuliis
Commissioner Division of Labor & Industry
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation


 
Date


Signatures on Page 2 & 3
Collective Signature
Maryland Home Builders Safety Alliance
Partners to the Agreement (Page 3)


 
Date

 

Maryland Home Builders Safety Alliance Addendum
MOSH and MHBSA - Working Together for a Safer Maryland

Background:

The Maryland Home Builders Safety Alliance (MHBSA) joined in an Alliance with MOSH on March 10, 2006 with the common goal of reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities among residential building trades; including providing training designed for both English and non-English speaking workers. After successfully meeting the goals in the first year of the MOSH Alliance, founding members of the MHBSA voted unanimously to continue this Alliance in order to further promote safety in the residential construction industry.

Founding members of the Alliance (denoted by asterisk *) are pleased to join in signing this renewal agreement along with invited new members, whose commitment and expertise will ensure the success of our efforts. In Alphabetical order by Company:

 


 
Ron Beitzel*
Safety Consultant
AON Risk Services


 
Date


 
Andy Tompkins*
Customer Service Manager
KB Home Mid-Atlantic


 
Date


 
Robert S. Livingston*
Construction Safety Manager
Avalon Bay Communities


 
Date


 
John Clarke*
President
Maryland National Capital Building
Industry Association


 
Date


 
Larry Chazin*
Production Manager/Safety Director
Beazer Homes Corp


 
Date


 
Amy Van Sickle
Corporate Safety Engineer
NVR, Inc.


 
Date


 
Dave Roesler*
Production Manager
Beazer Homes Corp.


 
Date


 
Mike Schueler
Director MD Homebuilding
Winchester Homes


 
Date


 
Frank Jacob*
Safety & Quality Manager- Md. Operations
Centex Homes


 
Date


 
Larry Freiert*
Director Safety & Risk Management
Winchester Homes


 
Date


 
Jerry Phillips*
Safety Director
Clark Builders Group


 
Date


 
Tom Trauger*
Safety Manager
Winchester Homes


 
Date


 
John Wright*
VP - Safety & Storm Water Mgmt.
K. Hovnanian Homes


 
Date
   


 
Greg Ricker*
Safety & Water Intrusion Advisor
K. Hovnanian Homes


 
Date
   

Partners to the Agreement

The following parties will participate in Alliance meetings and activities as non-voting partners to the Alliance:

 


 
Dave Madaras, CSP, SHST
President
Chesapeake Regional Safety Council


 
Date