Compliance with the Occupational Safety and health Act is a
must for all employers. Thus, the TSCA and the Tri-State
Building Trades were instrumental in developing the L.E.A.D.
(Labor Education and Development) Hazard Recognition Safety
Training Program in 1991 which was implemented into the
Tri-State Area Multi-Craft Agreement.
offers O.S.H.A. authorized instructors to conduct a hands on
Hazard Recognition course. The training classes are
designed to encourage the participation of a tripartite
group of contractors, building trade crafts and owner
representatives placing them into a classroom as safety
students and not adversaries. The Hazard Recognition course
is strictly voluntary and is normally held on two
Saturdays a month.
Safety and health topics can also be custom designed to meet
the needs of Craft Unions and Union Contractors serving our
Under the L.E.A.D. Program, annual drug testing is
performed on a voluntary basis unless the owner requires
mandatory and/or random testing in which case specific
arrangements to accommodate the owner are made. A dated
drug free photo certification card is issued to all
participants testing negative. Record of such tests are
maintained by an
Independent Test Laboratory on a confidential basis.
costs, such as for collection, analysis, reporting,
maintenance of records, issuing cards and notification are
borne by L.E.A.D. for all participants covered by the
appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Securing the
drug screen test is the applicant’s responsibility and is
performed on his own time.