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

I. 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 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: Robbi-Ann M. Cook, Executive Director


ASACP membership is comprised of 100 different companies throughout central Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley.

Evaluation Period

July 19, 2006 thru July 19, 2007

II. Implementation Team Meetings

August 16, 2006 – American Subcontractors Association - Joint planning meeting to establish training opportunities for the following year.

July 19, 2006 through July 19, 2007 – Numerous contacts to establish training and meeting objectives.

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

  • Events

    1. Sept 20, 2006 – "Safety Awareness Roundtable" presentation provided by the membership to 8 members of the ASACP.

    2. Oct 18, 2006 – "OSHA / Safety Training Requirements" was presented by the membership to 7 members of the ASACP.

    3. Nov 15, 2006 – "PPE, Respiratory Protection" was presented by the membership to 9 members of the ASACP.

    4. Jan 17, 2007 – "Accident Investigation and Root Causes" was presented by the membership to 10 members of the ASACP.

    5. Feb 21, 2006 – "Claims Management" was presented by the membership to 8 members of the ASACP.

    6. Apr 18, 2006 – "Safety Pays" was presented by the CAS to 10 members of the ASACP.

    7. May 16, 2006 - "Safety and Health Programs" was presented by the CAS and the retained consultant to 7 members of the ASACP.

    8. Over the course of the year several training courses were repeatedly offered to employees of ASACP member companies.
  • 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. 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: ASACP also sends each of the members an email message called, "Blueprint Weekly" to review current issues, including safety.

Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

  • Events


  • Products


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 Association’s 2006 and 2007 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
Safety Awareness Roundtable 8
Training Requirements 7
Personal Protective Equipment, Respiratory Protection 9
Accident Investigation and Root Causes 10
Claims Management 8
Safety Pays 10
Safety and Health Programs 7
Note: Participant companies represent over 1800 employees

V. Upcoming Milestones

1. Oct 17, 2007 – ASACP will be conducting an Educational Summit for all the membership. One of the three full day tracks will center around safety topics including: Accident Investigations, Objective Medicine, Claims Management and Safety Pays. In addition employees/employers may sign up for the 10 Hour OSHA 500 course and/or receive their CPR recertification at the Summit.

2. Additional training sessions will be conducted at several of the monthly meetings aimed at targeting safety hazards common to construction sites.