Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region III
- Alliance Background
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
||Vice President/Director, SMC People
||Employment Director/HR Consultant, SMC
||Project Manager, PA/OSHA Consultation
||Area Director, Pittsburgh OSHA Area Office
||CAS, Pittsburgh OSHA Area Office
February 21, 2003 to March 3, 2004 (This Alliance pre-dates the Alliance Directive dated June 10, 2004).
- 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
- 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
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
presentation on OSHA's role in emergency preparedness and disaster planning
Seminar on OSHA Policies/procedure, common cited standards, and
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.
- 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.