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Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association
ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
January 2008

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, Chris Robbins, Director of Training and Development, Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers

Evaluation Period

December 1, 2006 to December 31, 2007

II. Implementation Team Meetings

Several planning meetings and telephone meeting were held throughout 2007.

III. Events and Products

Training and Education Events

Completed a series of seminars addressing: Basics of OSHA and Effective Written Programs, Arc Flash Safety and NFPA 70E, Lock-out Programs and Equipment Guarding, and OSHA Recordkeeping, Accident Investigation with interviewing skills.

Outreach and Communication

Events: The CAS was the featured speaker at one of the organization’s monthly Safety Roundtables, addressing the topics of Ergonomics Update, Pandemic Planning and MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).

IV. Results

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

Training

Recordkeeping (two sessions), 26
Arc Flash Safety and NFPA 70E (two sessions), 25
Accident Investigation, 13
OSHA Basics and effective safety programs, (two sessions) 9
OSHA Required Written programs (two sessions), 10
TOTAL 83

V. Upcoming Milestones

The CAS will write occasional articles for inclusion in the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers newsletter to members, and responds to technical inquiries that are channeled through the Association's staff. 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.