Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region III

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    February 21, 2003


    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Pittsburgh Area Office, Pennsylvania/OSHA Consultation Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the SMC Business Councils aligned to promote safe and healthful working conditions at small business facilities/worksites, by better educating the smaller business community on the resources and support available to them through OSHA and PA/OSHA Consultation. The SMC Business Councils is the largest small business trade association in the state of Pennsylvania.
    Implementation Team Members
    Karen Campbell Vice President/Director, SMC People Management Resources
    Kathleen Green Employment Director/HR Consultant, SMC
    John Engler Project Manager, PA/OSHA Consultation
    Bob Szymanski Area Director, Pittsburgh OSHA Area Office
    Bob Carroll CAS, Pittsburgh OSHA Area Office
Evaluation Period

February 21, 2003 to March 3, 2004 (This Alliance pre-dates the Alliance Directive dated June 10, 2004).
  1. Implementation Team Meetings
  • February 21, 2003: In-person, Churchill, PA      
  • June 17, 2003: In-person, Churchill, PA  
  • November 12, 2003: In-person, Churchill, PA        
  • March 3, 2004: Conference Call
  1. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    September 30, 2003 – Training presentation on OHSA's Role relating to Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Planning

    November 14, 2003 – Training Seminar on OSHA Policies/Procedures, Common Cited Standards, and Recordkeeping.

    Outreach and Communication

    May 16, 2003 – Met with SMC representatives and provided them with OSHA's Laminated Heat Stress Cards (Addresses recognition of symptoms and precautions to take relating to heat stress) for handing out to their members. Also a variety of information relating to heat stress was provided for a newsletter article.

    SMC have called throughout the year to discuss various relevant compliance issues and request a variety of OSHA publications (Mainly geared to General Industry).

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health


  2. Results

    The training presentations were well received. The attendees found the information to be valuable in assisting them in promoting and providing improved safety and health at the facilities they work at or consult for.

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and
Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Number of Individuals
Reached or Trained
Training presentation on OSHA's role in emergency preparedness and disaster planning 125
Training Seminar on OSHA Policies/procedure, common cited standards, and recordkeeping 30
Heat Stress Card Distribution 150
Note: The individuals in attendance at each activity represent companies with many employees that would be directly effected by the safety and health information provided.
  1. Upcoming Milestones

    The Alliance is looking into providing information for articles in upcoming newsletters. The Alliance Signatories will continue to work together to address the safety and health needs of the affected parties. Plans currently are to continue the Alliance.