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SMC BUSINESS COUNCILS
ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
March 7, 2005


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    2-21-03

    Overview

    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, 2004 to February 21, 2005

  2. Implementation Team Meetings
    March 4, 2004
    Conference Call - Churchill, PA
    June 21, 2004
    In-person - Churchill, PA
    November 19, 2004
    In-person - Churchill, PA
    February 14, 2005
    In-person - Churchill, PA
  3. Events and Products

    Outreach and Communication

    June 21, 2004 - 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.

    October 2004 - An article explaining and promoting the OSHA Consultation Service was published in the SMC newsletter (October 2004). The article was written by John Engler, OSHA Consultation Program Director.

    November 19, 2004 - Met with SMC representatives and provided them with OSHA's Laminated Cold Stress Cards (Addresses recognition of symptoms and precautions to take relating to cold Stress) for handing out to their members.

    November/December 2004 - An article explaining and promoting the OSHA Consultation Service's SHARP program was published in the SMC newsletter (Nov/Dec 2004). The article was written by John Engler, OSHA Consultation Program Director.

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

  4. Results

    The information provided was well received. The members of the association 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
    Heat Stress Card Distribution 200
    An article explaining and promoting the OSHA Consultation Services was published in a newsletter 4000 (Members in the organization)
    Cold Stress Card Distribution 200
    An article explaining and promoting the OSHA Consultation Services SHARP program was published in a newsletter 4000 (Members in the organization)
    Cold Stress Card Distribution 200
    Total 4000 (Members in the organization)

    Note: The individuals reached by each activity represent companies with many employees that would be directly affected by the safety and health information provided.

    The working relationship between the Alliance Signatories and the feedback on the Alliance has been extremely positive. The positive working relationship resulted in the Signatories signing an Alliance Renewal Agreement extending the Alliance per the Directive.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Alliance is looking into future opportunities in providing information for affected parties through training seminars, newsletters, and possibly a Safety and Health Conference. The Alliance Signatories will continue to work together to address the safety and health needs of the affected parties. An Alliance Renewal Agreement was signed (2-14-05) extending the Alliance per the Directive.

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