Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region III


I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

July 19, 2005

Overview

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 100 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, Area Director; Scott Shimandle, Compliance Assistance Specialist.

American Subcontractors Association of Central Pennsylvania: Robb-Ann M. Cook, Executive Director

Contributors

ASACP membership is comprised of 100 different companies throughout south central Pennsylvania.

Evaluation Period

July 19, 2005 thru July 19, 2006

II. Implementation Team Meetings

August 17, 2005 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.

July 19, 2005 through July 19, 2006 Numerous contacts to establish training and meeting objectives.

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

  • Events

    1. Sept 21, 2005 "OSHA, Multiemployer worksite policy" presentation provided by the Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) to 8 members of the ASACP.

    2. Oct 19, 2005 "OSHA top 10 cited hazards" was presented by the membership to 12 members of the ASACP.

    3. Nov 16, 2005 "Website negotiations" was presented by the CAS to 5 members of the ASACP.

    4. Dec 21, 2005 "Confined Space Entry/Hot work permits" was presented by the retained consultant to 16 members of the ASACP.

    5. Jan 18, 2006 "Safety awareness" was presented by the membership to 8 members of the ASACP.

    6. Feb 15, 2006 "Inspection process, OSHA 500 and 501 course information and information about the Keystone Occupational Safety and Health (KOSH)" was presented by the CAS to 12 members of the ASACP.

    7. Mar 15, 2006 - "OSHA Multi-employer worksite policy" was presented by the CAS to 8 members of the ASACP.

    8. Apr 19, 2006 "Health issues: silica and noise" was presented by the CAS to 8 members of the ASACP.

    9. May 17, 2006 - "Health issues: lead and asbestos" was presented by the CAS and the retained consultant to 8 members of the ASACP.

    10. Over the course of the year several training courses were repeatedly offered to employees of ASACP member companies:

      • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/ Automated External Defibrillators (AED) training was provided in 4 separate classes to 39 students.
      • First Aid was given to 12 students
      • Forklift training was provided to 21 students in 3 separate classes.
  • Products

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

Outreach and Communication

  • Events

    N/A

  • 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. Each issue includes a one page safety segment and over the course of the year discuss a wide range of topics from accident prevention to fire protection and prevention. These newsletters are available on the ASACP website: http://www.asacentralpa.com/

Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

  • Events

    N/A

  • Products

    N/A

IV. Results

The second year of the Alliance was primarily devoted to initially conducting training sessions and answering questions raised by member organizations during the American Subcontractor Associations 2005 and 2006 monthly meetings. Similar activities will occur during the third 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. Our efforts will continued be geared toward establishing relationships with inactive members and improving relationships with active members.

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
OSHA, Multiemployer worksite policy 8
OSHA top 10 cited hazards 12
Website negotiations 5
Confined Space Entry/Hot work permits 16
Safety awareness 8
Inspection process, 500 and 501 course info, KOSH 12
Multi-employer worksites 8
Health issues: silica and noise 8
Health issues: lead and asbestos 8
CPR/AED 39
FA 12
Forklift 21
Note: Participant companies represent over 1600 employees

V. Upcoming Milestones

1. August 16, 2006 an Alliance planning meeting has been set to bring the 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.

3. The Safety Team is also working on creating a generic safety program template for use by other members.