I. Alliance Background
March 29, 2004
August 10, 2005;
August 20, 2007
Cooperative initiative to assist the American Subcontractors Association of
Central Pennsylvania (ASACP) with information and out reach assistance in a
effort become fully compliant with OSHA Standards and Regulations applicable to
the construction trade. The ASACP is comprised of 100 different companies
expressing a desire to stay up-to-date with OSHA regulations, safety training,
professional and business development through varied educational seminars and
programs, monthly membership meetings and professional advice from our retained
Cooperative initiative to assist PA Chamber members with information and
outreach assistance in a effort become fully compliant with OSHA Standards and
Implementation Team Members
OSHA Members: Robert M. Fink, Area Director; David Roccasecca, Assistant Area
Director; Dale Glacken, Compliance Assistance Specialist
PA Chamber Members: Susan Smith, Director, Customer Learning; David Kreider, VP
August 10, 2007 thru August 20, 2008.
II. Implementation Team Meetings
August 2007 through August 2008 – Numerous contacts (telephone conference
calls and e-mail exchanges) were made to prepare for each of the sessions.
III. Events and Products
Training and Education
Outreach and Communication
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
1. September 12, 2006: The Harrisburg Area Office (HAO) Area Director (AD) spoke
at the PA Chamber of Business and Industry’s, "Fall OSHA Roundtable" in
Grantville, PA and reviewed updates to the current standards. Session was also
attended by Mr. Joe Boslet from Inservco Insurance Services who presented
information about "Workplace Violence" Prevention. It was followed up by
Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS), Dale Glacken to explain OSHA’s response
to workplace violence. Mr. Kyle Stewart from American Westech provided an
overview of "OSHA Fall Protection" requirements. The session ended with a
question and answer segment where the audience asks the presenters safety/OSHA
related questions. 88 members of the Chamber were present.
2. March 6, 2008: The HAO CAS provided an OSHA Update for members of the PA
Chamber of Business and Industry’s, "Ask OSHA Roundtable" in Harrisburg, PA.
Session was also attended by CAS, Steve Delp who explained "Complying with
OSHA’s Revised Electrical Standard Requirements, Subpart S". This was followed
up by Mr. Joe Boslet from Inservco Insurance Services who presented "Electrical
Systems Safety and Arc Flash— Practical Applications". The session ended with a
question and answer segment where the audience asked the presenters safety/OSHA
related questions. 210 members of the Chamber were present.
3. May 22, 2008: The PA Chamber of Business and Industry hosted a full day "OSHA
& Workplace Safety Conference" that was attended by 73 Chamber members. The
sessions were put on by OSHA (Dale Glacken, John McFee) and local safety
consultants (Colin J. Brigham, Steven D. High, Steve Katch, Troy Burd, Jeffrey
Lee), topics included: An "OSHA update", "Voluntary Protection Program (VPP)",
"Emergency Planning in the Real World", "Preventing Back and Overexertion
Injuries", "The Little Things That Cause Injuries",
"Cranes/Hoists/Lifts/Overhead Objects", "Noise Exposure Evaluation and Control"
and "Complying with the Personal Protective Equipment Standard". The session
ended with a question and answer segment where the audience had the opportunity
to ask the presenters safety/OSHA related questions.
The fourth year of the Alliance has been devoted to presenting information to
the Chamber’s members at three different "Ask OSHA Roundtable" sessions. Similar
activities will occur during the fourth year of the Alliance.
Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Individuals Reached or Trained
|Half day, "Ask OSHA roundtable",
|Half day, "Ask OSHA roundtable",
|Full day, "Ask OSHA roundtable"
V. Upcoming Milestones
Two Roundtables will be conducted this coming year with a full day
OSHA/Chamber Roundtable being planned for 2009. We will continue to have
meetings with the Chamber to work out the details for each. The Pennsylvania
Chamber is currently the second largest state Chamber in the United States.
They have over 10,000 members; 82% are considered small employers with less
than 100 employees and 1/3 of their members have less than 10 employees.
Sept 9, 2008: A half day "Ask OSHA Roundtable" presentation has been scheduled
to provide an OSHA update and to review three topics: "Complying with
OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard", "Value and Timing of Flu Shots"
and the "Prevention of Combustible Dust Explosions".