ALLIANCE CLOSE-OUT REPORT
HARRISBURG AREA OFFICE
The AMERICAN SUBCONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL
PENNSYLVANIA AND MEMBER CONTRACTORS
November 23, 2010
- Alliance Background
Date Signed: August 4, 2009
Cooperative initiative to assist the American Subcontractors Association of Central Pennsylvania (ASACP) with information and out reach assistance to develop and implement safety and health programs for construction contractors that effectively control jobsite hazards and eliminate potential for injury and illness at work.
Implementation Team Members.
Harrisburg Area Office: Steve Delp, 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.
August 4, 2009 thru August 4, 2010
- 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.
October, 2008 - Alliance oversight responsibilities assigned to Steve Delp, Compliance Assistance Specialist, HAO.
July 7, 2009 - American Subcontractors Association - Joint Planning Meeting to establish training opportunities for the following year.
July 19, 2008 through July 19, 2009 - Numerous contacts to establish training and meeting objectives.
- Events and Products
Training and Education
October '09 - Overview of an Injury and Illness Prevention Program, S.Delp - 10 members attended
November '09 - Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Management Leadership and Employee Involvement, S. Delp - 10 members attended
December '09 - Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Worksite Analysis and Hazard Control, S. Ziegler, Gleim Excavation - 8 members attended
February '10 - Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Training, T. Sholansky, Kreider Excavation - 10 members attended.
April '10 - Discussion on future of Alliance. Group decided that the role of the ASA Safety group did not lend itself well to developing tools to be used by the subcontracting industry. Wanted to return to monthly informational meetings with no additional obligations. Explained that this would not meet OSHA's criteria for an Alliance and they acknowledged that outcome. - 10 members attended
May '10 - OSHA Inspection Procedures, S. Delp - 10 members attended
When the Alliance was renewed in August of 09, this group agreed to develop an I2P2 self assessment tool for the subcontracting industry, similar to ABC's STEP program. By the end of the 1st year of the new Alliance they had decided not to do this.
Outreach and Communication
March 25, 2010: "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. 9 companies had no lost time injuries last year and another 8 had injury rates below the average for their NAICS Code.
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
The 1st year of the renewed alliance ended with this organization making the determination that they did not have the capacity and resources to meet the terms of the Alliance and made the decision to return to information exchange meetings only. They acknowledged that this likely would result in termination of the Alliance.
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained Overview of an Injury and Illness Prevention Program 10 Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Management Leadership and Employee Involvement 10 Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Worksite Analysis and Hazard Control 8 Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Training 10 OSHA Inspection Procedures 10 Open Discussion on ASACP Alliance with OSHA 10 TOTAL 58 Note: Participant companies represent over 1800 employees
- Upcoming Milestones
For the 2009/2010 meeting year, several goals were established to enhance the outcomes of this alliance including:
- Meetings have been modified to be more like workshops. The theme of the entire years workshops will be developing and implementing effective H&S Management Systems.
- A Self Assessment Tool will be developed by the membership to gauge the effectiveness of their management systems.
- A letter will be developed by the membership to be used by all members to enhance communications with General Contractors on Multi-Employer Worksite Roles/Responsibilities/Authority issues.
- Attendance at meetings and recognition of attendance at Awards Dinner will be implemented.
None of these goals were met after the 1st year of the Alliance and it is recommended that this Alliance be terminated.
Report Prepared by: Steven Delp, CAS Harrisburg AO
For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's web page.