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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
ERIE AREA OFFICE, REGION III
ERIE INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY
July 30, 2015


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: June 13, 2013

    Renewal Date: June 26, 2015

    Alliance Overview:

    The Participants have established a collaborative relationship to provide Erie Institute of Technology (EIT) with outreach training programs for students and faculty. The Alliance participants will provide training, information, guidance and access to OSHA resources and help reduce workplace injuries and illnesses in Northwest Pennsylvania.

    Implementation Team Members:

    • Paul Fitzgerald, EIT Director
    • Kate Hushon, Director of Education
    • Mark Harmon, USDOL/OSHA Erie Area Office
  2. Implementation Team Meetings/Activities

    • August 4, 2014 - Discussed the content of OSHA material relating to student course work with Kim Clark, Student Services Coordinator.
    • October 27, 2014 – Posted OSHA material on the school bulletin board highlighting several OSHA emphasis programs pointed toward young workers rights.
    • November 7, 2014 – Planned future OSHA training session with Welding Instructor, Doug Jordan.
    • December 5, 2014, – Planned future OSHA training session with Electrical Instructor, Will Stippich.
  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    June 13, 2014 through June 13, 2015

    Alliance Activity.

    • Training and Education

      Provide "Intro to OSHA" to students entering the workforce regarding hazards associated with their trade(s). This training includes resources that will help attendees gain a better understanding the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers. This knowledge will protect the health and safety of workers, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to occupational safety and health hazards.

    • Outreach and Communication

      Over the last year two separate all day training events for the Erie OSHA compliance staff were completed at EIT. The first was completed on December 22, 2014, by Instructor Will Stippich, Electrical Department. Mr. Stippich provided a basic electrical overview of OSHA regulations and industry consensus standards to educate the field inspectors. The second was completed on December 23, 2014, by Instructor Doug Jordan, Welding Department. Mr. Jordan provided a broad demonstration of various equipment used in the welding trades.

    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health

      As they had accomplished in 2014, EIT again hosted two public events (one in the AM, and one in the PM) for the 2015 OSHA National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction campaign. EIT Instructor Will Stippich provided students with information about the dangers of falls in the workplace with a demonstration of fall protection equipment and ladder safety. Brendan Claybaugh, AAD Erie AO, presented information about the success and purpose of the Stand Down at each of these events.

    Alliance Products.

    No Alliance specific products developed during this evaluation time frame.

  4. Results

    A. The table below lists each of the outreach activities and the number of individuals reached during the reporting period. NOTE: the table below does not include the various meetings held over the last year and the numerous participants that benefitted from the varied safety and health discussions at each of these meetings.

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    "Intro to OSHA" Training (Summer term) August 4, 2014 30
    "Intro to OSHA" Training (Fall term) October 27, 2014 80
    "Intro to OSHA" Training (Winter term) February 2, 2015 60
    "Intro to OSHA" Training (Spring term) April 14, 2015 43
    OSHA National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction campaign public events May 14, 2015 93
    TOTAL 306
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Participants are pleased with the second year's accomplishments of the Alliance. They agree to renew the Alliance and work together to improve the overall safety & health knowledge of young workers. The implementation team will encourage OSHA On-site Consultation Projects' participation on the team.

Report Prepared by: Mark Harmon, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Erie Area Office

For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to www.osha.gov.

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