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January 2009

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    January 7, 2005

    Date Renewed:

    February 1, 2006 and January 10, 2008

    Alliance Overview

    An 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
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Several planning meetings were held throughout 2009. These were held 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 works with the committee to plan safety and health activities that further the goals of the alliance.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period

    December 2008 to December 2009

  4. Alliance Activity

    The OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist helped the Greater Hazleton Chamber present training seminars explaining required OSHA written programs, preparing for an OSHA inspection and other topics at the Chamber's Annual Human Resources Day Conferences held at Luzerne Community College, Hazleton Campus.

    • Training and Education
    • The Chamber conducted an OSHA 10 Hour certification class offered to the public during the 2009.

    • Outreach and Communication
    • The Chamber 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

    OSHA required written programs, May 2009




  6. Milestones

    The members of the alliance conducted workshops on workplace safety and health issues that relate to their members interests. The CAS wrote articles for the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce's monthly newsletter to members. The alliance participants provided information to the public through the "brown bag" lunch series.

    Prepared by David Martin, CAS, Wilkes-Barre, 2//10

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