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


I. Alliance Background

Date Signed: November 30, 2004

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

David Martin, CAS, Darlene Robbins, President, Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers, Gina Whalen, Director of Education & Member Services, Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers, Erin Drew, Training Director, Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers, Chris Robbins, Director of Training and Development, Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers

Evaluation Period

January 2006 to December 2006

II. Implementation Team Meetings

Several planning meetings were held throughout 2005, and a final planning and evaluation meeting was held on October 25, 2006

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

  • Events

    Completed a series of seminars addressing: Preparing for a Workplace Emergency, Developing a Chemical Hazard Communication Program, Basics of OSHA and Effective Written Programs, Arc Flash Safety and NFPA 70E, Safety Committee Foundations, Lock-out Programs and Equipment Guarding, and OSHA Recordkeeping.

Outreach and Communication

  • Events: The CAS was the featured speaker at one of the organization’s monthly Safety Roundtables.

IV. Results

Type of Activity
(Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Number of Individuals
Reached or Trained
Training
Recordkeeping (two sessions) 21
Preparing for a Workplace Emergency (two sessions) 27
Developing a Chemical Hazard Communication Program 22
Arc Flash Safety and NFPA 70E 7
Basics of OSHA and Effective Written Programs 2
Safety Committee Foundations 13
Lock-out Programs and Equipment Guarding, and OSHA Recordkeeping 9
TOTAL 101

V. 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 Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers will continue to recognize the value of collaborative efforts to achieve workplace safety. OSHA and the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers will remain committed to cooperative and proactive efforts to advance workplace safety and health and 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.