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Date Signed: January 7, 2005
Date Renewed: February 1, 2006 and January 10, 2008
An alliance to provide the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce members and
others with training, information, guidance, and access to OSHA resources that
will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing
employee injury and illness.
Implementation Team Members:
David Martin CAS, Donna Palermo, President, Greater Hazleton Chamber of
Commerce, Leann Falabel, Vice-President for Marketing, Greater Hazleton Chamber
Implementation Team Meetings
Several planning meetings were held throughout 2009. These were held in
conjunction with the monthly meeting of the Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Human
Resources Committee. The OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist is a member of
the Chamber's Human Resource Committee, and works with the committee to plan
safety and health activities that further the goals of the alliance.
Activities and Products
December 2008 to December 2009
The OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist helped the Greater Hazleton Chamber
present training seminars explaining required OSHA written programs, preparing
for an OSHA inspection and other topics at the Chamber's Annual Human Resources
Day Conferences held at Luzerne Community College, Hazleton Campus.
The Chamber conducted an OSHA 10 Hour certification class offered to the
public during the 2009.
- Outreach and Communication
The Chamber maintains an active training calendar and provides information
services through electronic and print newsletters, and their web site.
Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Individuals Reached or Trained
OSHA required written programs, May 2009
The members of the alliance conducted workshops on workplace safety and health
relate to their members interests. The CAS wrote articles for the Greater
Hazleton Chamber of Commerce's monthly newsletter to members. The alliance
participants provided information to the public through the "brown bag" lunch
Prepared by David Martin, CAS, Wilkes-Barre, 2//10