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


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    July 1, 2004

    Renewed:

    July 19, 2005;
    July 30, 2007

    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: Robbi-Ann M. Cook, Executive Director

    Contributors

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

    Evaluation Period

    July 19, 2007 thru July 19, 2008

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    July 17, 2007 American Subcontractors Association - Joint planning meeting to establish training opportunities for 2007.

    July 17, 2008 American Subcontractors Association - Joint planning meeting to establish training opportunities for the following year.

    July 19, 2007 through July 19, 2008 Numerous contacts to establish training and meeting objectives.

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education


    • Events

      1. July 19, 2007 "In's and Outs of EMR" presentation provided by Richard Atkinson, HDH Byerly Insurance to 10 members of the ASACP
      2. Oct 17, 2007 "Safety Pays" presentation by the CAS at the Holiday Inn in Grantville, PA
      3. Nov, 21 2007 "How Does your Safety Program Stack Up", presented by the CAS to 9 members of the ASACP.
      4. Dec 19, 2008 "Jobsite Security", presented by the membership to 13 members of the ASACP.
      5. Jan 16, 2008 "Legal Liabilities in Construction", presented by Beckley and Madden to 8 members of the ASACP.
      6. Feb 20, 2008 "Call Before You Dig", presented by Pennsylvania One Call to 8 members of the ASACP.
      7. Mar 19, 2008 "Drug Testing in Construction", presented by the membership to 8 members of the ASACP.
      8. Apr 16, 2008 "New Lifting Techniques", presented by the membership to 5 members of the ASACP.
      9. May 21, 2008 "Youth in Construction", presented by Ms. Barb Adams of the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Office to 8 members of the ASACP.
       
    • Products

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

    • Events

      March 15, 2008: "Safety Awards Banquet". ASA conducts an annual awards banquet. Awards are awarded in 2 categories: Those without a lost time injury and those with accident rates below their BLS industry average. The best record so far has been 300,000 man-hours without an injury.
       
    • 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. Current distribution is 325 member companies, General Contractors, Construction Managers and architects. 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 crane safety. 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

      N/A
       
    • Products

      N/A
  4. Results

    The fourth year of the Alliance was primarily devoted to conducting monthly training sessions, giving OSHA updates and answering questions raised by members during the American Subcontractor Association's 2007 and 2008 monthly meetings. Similar activities will occur during the next year of the Alliance, however, we will continue provide 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
    In's and Outs of EMR 10
    How Does your Safety Program Stack Up 9
    Jobsite Security 13
    Legal Liabilities in Construction 8
    Call Before You Dig 8
    Drug Testing in Construction 8
    New Lifting Techniques 5
    Youth in Construction 8
    TOTAL 69
    Note: Participant companies represent over 1800 employees

  5. Upcoming Milestones

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