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August 11, 2009

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    July 2, 2008


    OSHA and MANTEC established an Alliance to provide Small to Medium size Enterprise (SME) employers and others with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to hazards impacting those south central Pennsylvania employers who comply with the General Industry standards.

    Implementation Team Members

    OSHA Members:

    A. Bryan Seal
    Area Director
    Dale Glacken
    Compliance Assistance Specialist

    MANTEC Members:

    Kent Keller
    Human Resource Management Specialist



    Evaluation Period

    July 2, 2008 thru July 2, 2009

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    July 2008 through present - Numerous contacts (telephone conference calls and e-mail exchanges) were made to prepare for this years events.

    March 18, 2009 - Long range planning telecom was conducted to set up 2 events this year, one proposed for August 2009 at the Franklin County Career Technical Center and a second for March 2010 in York, PA.

  3. Events and Products
  4. Training and Education

    • Events
      1. On September 23, 2009 MANTEC, Foundry men's Industry Partnership and the Workforce Investment Board (WIB), hosted a 3 Hour, "Combustible Dust Safety and Standards for the Ferrous/Non-Ferrous Foundry Industry" presentation. Training sessions were held at the Liberty Place in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The event described combustible dust hazards, helped employers to recognize combustible dust hazards in their workplaces, reviewed dust terminology, controls, Class II electrical requirements and standards companies need to follow to reduce the probability for an explosion hazard. The event was attended by 30 participants.

      2. On Nov 17, 2008 MANTEC offered employers in the York area an opportunity to participate in a 3 and a half hour event titled, "OSHA Advantages and Opportunities". The event was held at BAE Systems in York, PA. The Harrisburg Area Office Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) discussed a variety of topics: An OSHA update, the OSHA inspection process, various inspection targeting programs, how a company can perform rate calculations, how to use the 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), means to control hazards, internet resources, consultation, educational centers, VPP and information about pandemic flu. 25 participants attended the event.

    • Products
    • N/A

    Outreach and Communication

    • Events
    • N/A

    • Products
    • MANTEC has devoted a portion of their web page to Environmental Health and Safety issues. Tools on the web page include: OSHA Assessments, OSHA Training Requirements, General Industry standards, most frequently cited OSHA standards, and safety committee certification. Many of these tools link directly to OSHA's web page.

    • Safety articles are printed and distributed to MANTEC's membership in the "Delivers" a MANTEC publication. The information is also available on MANTEC website.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • Events


    • Products


  5. Results

    This was the first year for the alliance. This year the alliance was devoted to getting to know the small businesses represented by MANTEC, their needs and interests. Participants all have a common goal with OSHA, the need to provide safe workplaces for their employees. Our first session this year focused on an old, little understood hazard, combustible dust. The second seminar grounded the participants in some of the fundamentals of occupational safety and health including the OSHA standards, OSHA resources, how to compare a companies accident rates and the OSHA inspection process.

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

    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

    Combustible Dust Safety and Standards for the Ferrous/Non-Ferrous Foundry Industry


    OSHA Advantages and Opportunities




  6. Upcoming Milestones

    For the 2009/2010 meeting year, several goals have been established to enhance the outcomes of this alliance including:

    1. We will be conducting another session with MANTEC in Franklin County on August 26, 2009 to review OSHA resources, the OSHA inspection process and how to use the General Industry Standards.
    2. Another session will be conducted in March 2010. Details for this session will key off areas of interest to companies participating in the August 2009 session.
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