Schlouch to Partner With OSHA as Part of ABC Safety Program

Fri September 28, 2007 - Northeast Edition

Schlouch Incorporated, site design and site construction specialists serving eastern Pennsylvania, has signed a partnership agreement with the Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA) and the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC). Schlouch is one of only eight companies in the OSHA ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Strategic Partnership.

Gold Medal Company

Schlouch was eligible for the partnership because it attained a Gold Level of achievement in ABC’s Safety Training and Evaluation Program (STEP).

Participating in the signing of the partnership were Barry and Deb Schlouch, co-founders of the company; company team leaders; Jean G. Kulp, MS, CIH, area director of OSHA; Michael Gibson, president of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of ABC; and Scott G. Shimandle, compliance assistance specialist of OSHA.

Priority on Safety

“Safety is the number one priority at Schlouch,” Barry Schlouch, company coordinator, told those attending the signing.

“We plan to take full advantage of the input from OSHA and ABC that this partnership affords us and we will contribute in any way we can to the partnership’s goal of improving workplace safety.”

The three-year partnership agreement places Schlouch on the ABC Safety Committee, requires the company to participate in quarterly meetings to review strengths and weaknesses in the STEP results for each participant and makes OSHA and ABC mentoring at Schlouch facilities available to the company.