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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: November 30, 2004

    Date Renewed: January 3, 2008
                           April 5, 2010
                           July 16, 2012

    Alliance Overview:

    Alliance to provide the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association 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, USDOL-OSHA Compliances Assistance Specialist (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

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    April 2, 2012; May 22, 2012; July 16, 2012.

  3. Events and Products

    Evaluation period:
    January 1, 2012 to January 1, 2013

    Alliance Activity:

    Raising awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives,

    • No activities in this area in 2012.

    Training

    • No activities in this area in 2012.

    Outreach and Communication

    • May 22, 2012 – CAS conducted presentation at Association's monthly Safety Committee Roundtable. Topic was VPP. The 4 principle elements of Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) were discussed as well as the requirements for entry into VPP.

    • November 15, 2012 – As part of our alliance presented "OSHA Rights" talk to 60 high school students at Pine Grove High School as part of NEPA MAEA's Your Employability Skills (YES) program which prepares students for entry into the workforce.

  4. Results

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    May 17 Safety Committee Roundtable Meeting 15
    November 21 Safety Committee Roundtable Meeting 60
    TOTAL 75


  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The CAS will be participating in a 1 day workshop on ergonomics in May. The CAS will be participating in an "Introduction to OSHA for Small Business" roundtable discussion scheduled for later this year, as well as an ergonomics best practices roundtable.

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.