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Alliance Annual Report
Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Association
Wilkes-Barre Area Office

January 2009

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    January 7, 2005

    Date Renewed:

    February 1, 2006 and January 10, 2008


    Alliance to provide the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce members and others with training, information, guidance, and access to OSHA resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing employee injury and illness.

    Implementation Team Members

    David Martin
    Donna Palermo
    President, Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce
    Leann Scanton
    Marketing Director, Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce

    Evaluation Period

    November 2007 to November 2008

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Several planning meetings were held throughout 2007 in conjunction with the monthly meeting of the Hazleton Chamber of commerce Human Resources Committee. The OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist is a member of the Chamber's Human Resource Committee, and meets monthly to plan safety and health activities that further the goals of the alliance.

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    • Events
    • The CAS helped teach an OSHA 30 hour course for general industry to the members of the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce members.

      The CAS provided a training seminar on preparing for an OSHA inspection at the third Annual.

      Human resources Day Conference

    Outreach and Communication

    • The CAS wrote articles for the HR Corner in the Chamber newsletter

  4. Events and Products

    Training and Education

      The Chapter conducted multiple training classes in First aid, CPR, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), bloodborne pathogens and emergency preparedness for their workplace clients througout the year.

    Outreach and Communication

    • The Chapter maintains an active training calendar and provides information services through electronic and print newsletters, and their web site.

  5. Results

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

    preparing for an OSHA inspection




  6. Upcoming Milestones

    The members of the alliance will conduct workshops on workplace safety and health issues that relate to their members interests. The CAS will write occasional articles for inclusion in the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce's monthly newsletter to members. OSHA and the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce will continue to recognize the value of collaborative efforts to achieve workplace safety. OSHA and the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce will remain committed to cooperative and proactive efforts to advance workplace safety and health, and to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. The Chamber and OSHA will provide expertise to members in order to enhance workplace safety and health programs by requesting OSHA attendance and participation in selected Roundtables. The Alliance will encourage the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce members to participate in OSHA training courses offered through the OSHA Institute and/or through the designated Educational Centers.

    The alliance participants will continue to disseminate new or updated OSHA information through existing communication tools, including web sites and news letters (HR- Corner Topic), and to explore new resources for providing such information to the Chambers members.

    Prepared by David Martin, CAS, Wilkes-Barre, 1/2/09

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