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

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: November 30, 2004


    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

    Fred Bartol, CAS, David Martin, CAS, Darlene Robbins, President, Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers, Jennifer Davis, Training Director, Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers, Erin drew, Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers

    Evaluation Period

    January 2005 to December 2005

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Several planning meetings were held throughout 2005, and a final planning and evaluation meeting was held on November 8, 2005

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    • Events
    Completed a series of 5 seminars to its members addressing: Ergonomics, Preparing for an OSHA Inspection, Most frequently violated standards, Recordkeeping, and Violence in the Workplace.

    Outreach and Communication

    • Events
    The CAS provided a 3 hour class on Ergonomics, and a training session on "How to select a contractor."
    Provided a presentation on VPP, SHAPRS and IUP Consultation on 12/16/2004 to the safety roundtable
    The CAS also conducted a roundtable speech on VPP, IUP Consultation, and SHARPS on 1/26/2005
    A 3 hour class on preparing for an OSHA inspection was provided Jan. 24, 2005

    • Products
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    The CAS participated in the first annual OSHA/DEP Conference, providing a 3 hour presentation on a proactive OSHA approach, most misunderstood regulations, what to expect during an inspection, and the top 10 violations.

  4. Results

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Recordkeeping 20
    Ergonomics 10
    Safety Pays 30
    Preparing for an OSHA Inspection 10
    Workers' Compensation & OSHA 30
    Violence in the Workplace 30
    Being OSHA proactive 30
    TOTAL 190

  5. Upcoming Milestones:

    The members of the alliance will conduct a series of workshops on workplace safety and health issues that relate to their members interests. The CAS will write occasional articles for inclusion in the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers newsletter to members. OSHA and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Labor Management Council will continue to recognize the value of collaborative efforts to achieve workplace safety. OSHA and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Labor Management Council will remain committed to cooperative and proactive efforts to advance workplace safety and health. 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 Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers 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 Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers 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, and to explore new resources for providing such information to the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers members.