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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
December 8, 2008
- Alliance Background
Date Signed: December 18, 2007
The Alliance was formed to provide students, local businesses, emergency
responders and others with information, guidance, and access to training
resources that will help them protect themselves and/or their employees’ health
and safety particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to hazards
associated with emergency preparedness and response, respiratory protection,
means of egress, emergency action plans, fire prevention and/or addressing the
needs of developing and implementation of effective safety and health programs.
Implementation Team Members
Thomas Barnowski, Director - Emergency Services Training, NCC
Judith Rex, Director – Center for Healthcare Education, NCC
Leo Thielmann, Director – Center for Business and Industry Technical Programs,
Scott Shimandle, CAS, USDOL/OSHA Allentown Area Office
Same as above.
December 18, 2007 through December 18, 2008
- Implementation Team Meetings
Feb. 12, 2008 Alliance Meeting @ Allentown Area Office
Mar. 13, 2008 Conference Call with Director of Emergency Services Training
Mar. 25, 2008 Conference Call with Director of Emergency Services Training
April 3, 2008 Alliance Meeting @ Northampton Community College
April 17, 2008 Conference Call with Directors of ER and Business/Industry
July 21, 2008 Alliance Meeting @ Allentown Area Office
Nov. 19, 2008 Alliance Meeting @ Northampton Community College
- Events and Products
Training and Education
Outreach and Communication
No training or education events took place this past year. All of our meetings
have been focused on information that may and will be used for outreach
sessions by educators at Northampton Community College (NCC).
No new OSHA products developed during this time-frame. However, based on
meetings, NCC has developed two new lesson plans for their courses –
Operational Hazard Communication and Regulatory Awareness of Hazardous
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
See comment above.
None at this time.
There have been no outreach milestones yet to report. However, the development
and subsequent OSHA review of the two lesson plans (noted above) has been well
received by NCC. It should be noted that during our last meeting on November 19,
2008, it was discussed that NCC through this Alliance is going to host a
half-day series of Occupational Safety and Health Seminars to cover OSHA
Recordkeeping Regulations, Fall Protection Issues in General Industry, Emergency
Action Plans, Hazard Communication, Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response
Operations and Interfacing with Emergency Responders. This event has been
scheduled for May 20, 2009.
It is strongly recommended that this Alliance continue.
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