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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
HARRISBURG AREA OFFICE
AND
THE AMERICAN SUBCONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL
PENNSYLVANIA AND MEMBER CONTRACTORS


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    July 18, 2007

    Overview

    Cooperative initiative to assist the American Subcontractors Association of Central Pennsylvania (ASACP) with information and out reach assistance to develop and implement safety and health programs for construction contractors that effectively control jobsite hazards and eliminate potential for injury and illness at work.

    Implementation Team Members

    Harrisburg Area Office - OSHA Members:

    Robert M. Fink
    Area Director
    David Roccasecca
    Assistant Area Director
    Dale Glacken
    Compliance Assistance Specialist

    Allentown Area Office - OSHA Members:

    Jean Kulp
    Area Director
    Scott Shimandle
    Compliance Assistance Specialist

    American Subcontractors Association of Central Pennsylvania:

    Robbi-Ann M. Cook
    Executive Director

    Contributors

    ASACP membership is comprised of 100 different companies throughout central Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley.

    Evaluation Period

    July 19, 2008 thru July 19, 2009

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    July 17, 2007 - American Subcontractors Association - Joint planning meeting to establish training opportunities for 2007.

    July 17, 2008 - American Subcontractors Association - Joint planning meeting to establish training opportunities for the following year.

    October, 2008 - Alliance oversight responsibilities assigned to Steve Delp, Compliance Assistance Specialist, HAO.

    July 7, 2009 - American Subcontractors Association - Joint Planning Meeting to establish training opportunities for the following year.

    July 19, 2008 through July 19, 2009 - Numerous contacts to establish training and meeting objectives.

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    • Events
      1. September '08 - Workers Comp Claims Management - 9 members attended
      2. October '08 - Safety Issues of an Aging Workforce - 7 members attended
      3. November '08 - Safety Education for the Younger Generation - 12 members attended
      4. December '08 - No meeting scheduled
      5. January '09 - Solutions for Lock Out/Tag Out - 11 members attended
      6. February '09 - Confined Spaces - 10 members attended
      7. March '09 - Open Discussion on ASACP Alliance with OSHA - 6 members attended
      8. April '09 - Training & Training Facilities - 9 members attended
      9. May '09 - Top 10 Safety Issues & HazCom - 11 members attended
    • Products

      No products were developed or planned as part of this Alliance.

    Outreach and Communication

    • Events

      March 27, 2009: "Safety Awards Banquet". ASA conducts an annual awards banquet. Awards are awarded in 2 categories: Those without a lost time injury and those with accident rates below their BLS industry average. 9 companies had no lost time injuries last year and another 8 had injury rates below the average for their NAICS Code.

    • May 9, 10, 2009 - OSHA 10 Hour Training was conducted by Dennis Buck for 10 ASACP members.
    • Products

      The ASACP prepares and distributes a monthly newsletter, "The Blueprint" which is sent out to members of the ASACP and to professional businesses associated with the building trade. Current distribution is 325 member companies, General Contractors, Construction Managers and architects. Each issue includes a one page safety segment and over the course of the year discuss a wide range of topics from accident prevention to crane safety. These newsletters are available on the ASACP website. ASACP also sends each of the members an email message called, "Blueprint Weekly" to review current issues, including safety.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • Events

      N/A

    • Products

      N/A

  4. Results

    The fifth year of the Alliance was primarily devoted to conducting monthly training sessions, giving OSHA updates and answering questions raised by members during the American Subcontractor Association's 2007 and 2008 monthly meetings. Similar activities will occur during the next year of the Alliance, however, we will continue provide training more in line with the types of injuries being experienced within this chapters trades. Our efforts will continued be geared toward establishing relationships with inactive members and improving relationships with active members.

  5. Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Workers Comp Claims Management

    9

    Safety Issues of an Aging Workforce

    7

    Safety Education for the Younger Generation

    12

    Solutions for Lock Out/Tag Out

    10

    Confined Spaces

    8

    Open Discussion on ASACP Alliance with OSHA

    6

    Training & Training Facilities

    9

    Top 10 Safety Issues & HazCom

    11

    TOTAL

    72

    Note: Participant companies represent over

    1800 employees

  6. Upcoming Milestones

    For the 2009/2010 meeting year, several goals have been established to enhance the outcomes of this alliance including:

    1. Meetings have been modified to be more like workshops. The theme of the entire years workshops will be developing and implementing effective H&S Management Systems.
    2. A Self Assessment Tool will be developed by the membership to gauge the effectiveness of their management systems.
    3. A letter will be developed by the membership to be used by all members to enhance communications with General Contractors on Multi-Employer Worksite Roles/Responsibilities/Authority issues.
    4. Attendance at meetings and recognition of attendance at Awards Dinner will be implemented.
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