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August 4, 2005

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    July 1, 2004


    Cooperative initiative to assist the American Subcontractors Association of Central Pennsylvania (ASACP) with information and out reach assistance in a effort become fully compliant with OSHA Standards and Regulations applicable to the construction trade. The ASACP is comprised of 133 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, monthly membership meetings and professional advice from our retained consultants.

    Implementation Team Members

    Harrisburg Area Office: OSHA Members:

    Robert M. Fink
    Area Director
    David Roccasecca
    Assistant Area Director
    Dale Glacken
    Compliance Assistance Specialist

    Allentown Area Office: OSHA Members:

    Jean Kulp
    Acting Area Director
    Scott Shimandle
    Compliance Assistance Specialist

    American Subcontractors Association of Central Pennsylvania:

    Robb-Ann M. Cook
    Executive Director


    ASACP membership is comprised of 133 different companies throughout south central Pennsylvania.

    Evaluation Period

    July 1, 2004 thru July 1, 2005

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    August 19, 2004 - American Subcontractors Association - Joint planning meeting to establish training opportunities for the following year. This meeting also served as a kick off meeting for the Alliance.

    August 2004 through July 2005 - Numerous contacts to establish training and meeting objectives.

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    • Events
      1. August 19, 2004 - "Safety Pays" presentation provided by the OSHA staff to 18 members of the ASACP.
      2. October 20, 2004 - "Focused Inspections" presented by the OSHA staff to various member safety professionals and employers.
      3. October 21, 2004 - "OSHA 500 Course", 30 Hours of initial construction safety training was provided by a retained safety consultant to the membership.
      4. February 8, 2005 - "OSHA Inspections, An Overview" presented by the OSHA staff at the Annual ASACP Membership Meetings conducted in Harrisburg and in Allentown.
      5. Feb 16, 2005 - "Respiratory Protection" presented by the OSHA staff to safety professionals and employers.
      6. First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation classes were provided by a member of the Safety Team on: January 25, 2005, January 27, 2005, February 22, 2005, March 8, 2005, March 9, 2005, March 23, 2005, March 24, 2005, March 30, 2005, May 19, 2005 and May 24, 2005.
    • Products

      No products were developed or planned as part of this Alliance.

    Outreach and Communication

    • Events


    • Products

      The ASACP prepares and distributes a monthly newsletter, "The Blueprint" which is sent out to members of the ASACP and to professional businesses associated with the building trade.

    • The ASACP has prepared a questioner to further quantify each member companies safety and health program. Information collected from the survey will enable the ASACP Safety Team to focus their efforts in these areas requiring additional effort.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • Events


    • Products


  4. Results

    The first year of the Alliance was primarily devoted to initial planning activities and providing support and speakers for the American Subcontractor Association's 2004 and 2005 monthly meetings. Similar activities will occur during the second year of the Alliance, however, we will also try to establish an effective means for providing training more in line with the types of injuries being experienced within this chapters trades. There is frequent distrust of OSHA and the Federal government amongst small employers and our initial efforts will be geared toward alleviating those fears and establishing effective communications.

  5. Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Safety Pays speech18
    Focused Inspections speech20
    OSHA 500 Course, 30 Hour training8
    OSHA Inspections speech50
    Respiratory protection speech10
    First Aid and CPR Training105
  6. Upcoming Milestones
    1. August 17, 2005 - an Alliance planning meeting has been set to bring the eight members of the "Safety Team" together with the retained safety consultant to discuss initiatives and needs for the new year.
    2. Additional training sessions will be conducted at several of the monthly meetings aimed at targeting safety hazards common to construction sites.
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