Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region III

  1. Alliance Background
  2. Date Signed:

    November 30, 2004

    Date Renewed:

    January 3, 2008
    April 5, 2010

    Alliance Overview:

    Alliance to provide the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers 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:


    Steve Delp, CAS, Darlene Robbins, President, Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers
    Gina Whalen, Director of Education & Member Services, Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers
    Chris Robbins, Director of Training and Development, Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers

  3. Implementation Team Meetings
  4. May 17, 2011, November 21, 2011.

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.

  5. Events and Products
  6. Evaluation Period

    January 1, 2011 – January 1, 2012.

    Alliance Activity:

    Raising awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives,

    • May 17, 2011 – CAS conducted presentation at Association's monthly Safety Committee Roundtable. Topics included Top 5 Compliance Issues in Manufacturing, Residential Construction Fall Protection Changes, Heat Stress, Administrative Penalty Increases and the Severe Violators Enforcement Program.
    • November 21, 2011 – CAS conducted OSHA Update presentation at monthly Safety Committee Roundtable. Topics included OSHA Personnel Updates, 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards, Workplace Fatality Statistics, Review of WBAO Fatalities, OSHA Inspection Scheduling Strategies, SST Inspection Program, I2P2, NEP's, REP's and LEP's and Globally Harmonized Haz Com Status.

    Training

    • All training goals were fulfilled in prior years of this Alliance agreement.

    Outreach and Communication

    • May 17, 2011 – CAS conducted presentation at Association's monthly Safety Committee Roundtable. Topics included Top 5 Compliance Issues in Manufacturing, Residential Construction Fall Protection Changes, Heat Stress, Administrative Penalty Increases and the Severe Violators Enforcement Program.
    • November 21, 2011 – CAS conducted OSHA Update presentation at monthly Safety Committee Roundtable. Topics included OSHA Personnel Updates, 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards, Workplace Fatality Statistics, Review of WBAO Fatalities, OSHA Inspection Scheduling Strategies, SST Inspection Program, I2P2, NEP's, REP's and LEP's and Globally Harmonized Haz Com Status.

  7. Results

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

    Number of Individuals
    Reached or Trained

    May 17 Safety Committee Roundtable Meeting

    21

    November 21 Safety Committee Roundtable Meeting

    27

    TOTAL

    48

  9. Upcoming Milestones
  10. Scheduled to do May 22 Safety Committee Roundtable on OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program. Also CAS is working with Implementation Team to renew this Alliance. Changes that are currently being discussed include providing periodic safety articles to be included in the monthly NEPAMEA Journal. Conducting 1 Safety Seminar yearly that would be offered free to membership, and providing safety expertise assistance in the Association's YES Program which provides employability training to students, GED Students, recently released from prisons, and English as second language students.

    Report Prepared by: Steven Delp, CAS, Wilkes-Barre Area Office

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