Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region III
October 17, 2007. Renewed on October 14, 2009.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Graphic Arts
Association (GAA) formed an Alliance to provide GAA members and others in the
graphic arts industry, including small businesses, with information, guidance,
and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health
and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to ergonomic and
noise hazards and by addressing machine guarding, lockout/tagout and hazardous
Implementation Team Members
Scott G. Shimandle, Compliance Assistance Specialist – OSHA Allentown
Margaret Baumhauer, President, GAA
Stephen Stankavage, EHS Manger, GAA
In addition to the names above the following individuals contributed to this
Alliance and its events over the past 12 months:
October 17, 2008 to October 14, 2009.
Implementation Team Meetings
November 7, 2008 Implementation Team Meeting
December 2, 2008 Outreach – Mock OSHA Inspection in Print Industry
March 5, 2009 Implementation Team Meeting
May 27, 2009 Outreach/Team Meeting – Accident Investigation
July 29, 2009 Outreach – Hazard Communication in Print Industry
September 28, 2009 Alliance Rewrite
October 14, 2009 Renewed Alliance
Events and Products
Training and Education
Outreach and Communication
See Outreach below.
No products currently under development.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
December 2, 2008, An Outreach session was held on a "Mock" OSHA Inspections,
using photographs within the Print Industry to depict hazards and violations
of OSHA standards.
May 27, 2008, An Outreach session was held on Accident Investigations and the
need to report/investigate "near miss" events.
July 29, 2009, An Outreach session was held on OSHA's Hazard Communication
Standard and it's applicability in the Print Industry.
No products created during this period.
None at this time.
None at this time.
Based on the positive feedback from the first presentation, the group had asked
we extend the time period to one-half day sessions, as the members/attendees
have numerous questions, not just on the topic of presentation, but on various
other safety and health issues within their facilities
Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Individuals Reached or Trained
Outreach – Mock OSHA Inspections in the Print Industry
10 individuals, representing 6 different companies
Outreach – Accident Investigation
6 individuals, representing 4 different companies
Outreach – Hazard Communication in the Print Industry
7 individuals, representing 5 different companies
The Graphic Arts Association and its have expressed an interest in continuing
(renewing) this Alliance as these members (although small in attendance) have
truly received a wealth of safety and health information over the past two
years. In fact, one company shared that they have been inspected twice over the
past few years and have not received a citation.
Modifications to the renewed Alliance includes outreach and training on powered
industrial trucks and development of a safety and health resource tool, which
may be in the form of an inspection checklist, a safety/health resource manual
or a safety and health training matrix, which can be utilized by the membership
to aid in the evaluation and/or enhancement of their safety and health programs.