I. Alliance Background
30 March, 2005
A cooperative initiative to assist the Keystone Contractors Association (KCA) with information and outreach assistance in a effort become fully compliant with OSHA Standards and Regulations applicable to the construction trade. The KCA is comprised of 59 different companies expressing a desire to stay up-to-date with OSHA regulations, safety training, professional and business development through varied educational seminars and programs, membership meetings and through receiving professional advice from a retained consultant.
Implementation Team Members
Harrisburg Area Office: OSHA Members: Robert M. Fink, Area Director; David Roccasecca, Assistant Area Director; Dale Glacken, Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS).
Keystone Contractors Association: Terrence M. McDonough, Executive Director
KCA membership is comprised of 59 different companies throughout Pennsylvania.
March 30, 2005 thru March 30, 2006
II. Implementation Team Meetings
October 14, 2005 – Keystone Contractors Association – Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) attended a Management Meeting to review the OSHA Alliance and to establish training opportunities for the following year.
December 6, 2005 – Keystone Contractors Association - Executive Director for KCA met with the Area Director and CAS to discuss opportunities to provide outreach and other forms of communication opportunities for the KCA members.
May 16, 2006 – Executive Director for KCA met with the Area Director, CAS and KCA’s retained consultant, J.W. Safety Management to discuss opportunities to provide outreach and other forms of communication opportunities for the KCA membership.
III. Events and Products
Training and Education
- March 3, March 10, and April 25, 2006 – “Confined Space Class” presentation provided by J.W. Safety Management to 55 members of the KCA.
- Between May 1, 2005 and May 1 2006 – “OSHA 500 Course for construction, 10 Hour” was presented to 85 labors in central PA.
Outreach and Communication
- Events: KCA held their Annual Safety Dinner on October 14, 2005 to recognize membership experiencing low incidence rates, categories included: zero lost time accidents, masonry contractors, KCA subcontractor with the best safety record, general contractor with the best safety record and contractor with the most improved safety record.
- Products: The KCA prepares and distributes a monthly safety newsletter, which is sent out to members of the KCA.
- Safety Manuals: KCA members are given the opportunity to have a safety manual prepared for them. Voluntarily, members complete a safety questionnaire, designed to break down the various safety programs and associated hazards. The completed questionnaire is then forward to their retained safety consultant for review. The consultant uses the information to develop safety manuals for their membership. The service if free to members. To date, 14 members have taken advantage of this service.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
The first year of the Alliance was primarily devoted to initial planning activities and developing relations with the KCA membership. It is believed that the alliance will continue to grow as we begin our second year working together. It would be beneficial for both parties if these efforts could focus on the types of injuries being experienced by the membership. This can only occur if their is continued dialogue, openness and a desire to reach the goals of our partnership.
|Type of Activity
(Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
|Number of Individuals
Reached or Trained
|OSHA 500 course for Construction, 10 Hour
|Confined Space Class
V. Upcoming Milestones
1. KCA is planning a fall 2006 seminar for KCA members to meet with OSHA, review a particular safety topic and have an open discussion.
2. Additional training sessions will be conducted and monthly newsletters will be prepared by KCA’s consultant, J.W. Safety Management & Training Inc.