- Alliance Background
September 11, 2007
Provide Allegheny National Forest employees with information, guidance, and
training that will help protect forest employees’ health and safety.
Implementation Team Members
Don Scronek, S & H Program Manager; Linda Houston, Supervisor & Acting S & H
Program Manager; Mike Shelvey, Acting S & H Program manager; Mark Harmon,
Compliance Officer; Joe Chmielewski, Compliance Assistance Specialist.
Ed Selker, Area Director, Erie, Pa.
September 11, 2007 thru September 11, 2008
- Implementation Team Meetings
There were 14 meetings, phone conversations, presentations and strategy sessions
to develop an Alliance between the U.S. Forest Service and OSHA before the
Alliance was signed.
Since the Alliance has been signed, during this evaluation period, there were 11
meetings, phone conversations, presentations and strategy sessions.
- Events and Products
Training and Education
Prior to signing the following formal training was conducted:
- June 7, 2007 Presentation to the Forest Safety Committee, 12 members and
the topic was “Introduction to OSHA” and extensive Question and Answer
Session. Presentation was given by Joe Chmielewski.
- July 18, 2007 Presentation was to the managers, 60 employees and the
topics covered were: 1) Introduction to OSHA 2) Pineros Issue 3)
Recordkeeping 4) Forest Employees and Contractors 5) Alliance. Presentation
was given by Joe Chmielewski.
- August 14, 2007 Presentation was to all Forest employees, 150 employees
and topics covered were: 1) Introduction to OSHA 2) Common Violations 3)
Logging 4) Oil and Gas Drilling 5) Electrical. Presentations were conducted
by Mark Harmon and Joe Chmielewski.
- After Signing: January 10, 2008 Presentation to the Forest Safety
Committee, 12 Members and the topics were: 1) Pandemic Flu 2) Recordkeeping.
Presentation was given by Joe Chmielewski.
Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Individuals Reached or Trained
|See training and Educational
Section for attendance breakdown.
- A major issue in program implementation for the first year has been constant
turnover in safety and health staff at the Forest Service and three
reassignments of Forest Service alliance contacts to OSHA.
- Theresa Naim, Area Director of the Erie Area Office and Joe Chmielewski are
scheduled to meet on January 13, 2009 with Leanne Marten, Forest Supervisor and
Carol McMahon, Acting S & H Program Manager. Three out of the four people are
new to this Alliance. The forest supervisor is responsible for all 150 federal
employees at this National Forest.