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CCN March 2015 Meeting: An Introduction to OSHA

  • 11 Mar 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Cynwyd Club, 332 Trevor Lane Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004


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An Introduction to OSHA

James B. Harrity

Networking, 5:30 PM; Dinner, 6:30 PM; Talk and Business Session, 7:30 PM

Abstract: Description of OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) mission and procedures, followed by an update that will include the Agency’s current initiatives.

Bio: Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Resource Management with emphasis in Marine Science from the Pennsylvania State University. He began his Federal career at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard where he completed a Ship Fitter apprenticeship and became a journeyman. Jim moved into the Design Division as a Naval Architect Technician performing design and drafting functions for projects on Naval Combatant Ships. Jim transferred into the Environmental Health and Safety Branch in the Shipyard and served as a Safety and Occupational Specialist supporting the Structural Group and later as an Industrial Hygienist. Jim led many Safety and Health projects while working within the Shipyard to include the sampling and training initiatives for removal of the organic tin coatings on the USS Kennedy, which was the first ship of that size to have this coating system removed in a contained drydock.

In 1994 he moved on to the US Army Corps of Engineers serving as the District Industrial Hygienist in the Philadelphia District and later the New York District. Jim supported Superfund Projects, Military Construction and Civil Works Flood Control Projects with Occupational Safety and Health oversight for Government and contractor employees. Jim supported the Public Affairs Officer on numerous responses to include lead concerns from failing coatings on Corps of Engineers bridges over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Jim started with OSHA in 2002 as an Assistant Area Director in the Philadelphia Area Office where he has managed both Safety and Health Compliance Teams. Jim led the group inspection teams performing the area refinery inspections accomplishing the goals of the National Emphasis Program on Petroleum Refining. He was assigned as the Regional Process Safety Manager and continued with enforcement support in the Philadelphia Area OSHA Office. In 2014 Jim was assigned as the Compliance Assistant supporting outreach and compliance assistance efforts in the Philadelphia Area Office and Wilmington Delaware Area Office. He is currently Compliance Assistance Specialist for the Philadelphia and Wilmington Area Offices (OSHA,

Region III).


The Cynwyd Club, 332 Trevor Lane, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.From I-76 drive S on City Line Ave. (US Rte. 1). Turn right on Conshohocken State Rd. (Rte. 23); stay in right lane. After second light watch for white left-turn arrows painted on street (about .14 mi/750 ft). Do not follow Rte. 23 left at turn but instead go straight ahead onto Llandrillo Rd. (passing to right of Valley Press printing). In one block bear left onto Trevor Lane at stop sign. Clubhouse and parking are on the left. Please park in lot if space is available; otherwise park on Trevor Lane. If lost, call the club at 610-667-4524 or 610-667-4524, ext. 312.  

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Option 2 - Offline reservation: To make or cancel a dinner reservation, e-mail or call the ACS office at 215-382-1589 (leave message on voicemail if necessary). Fee, including food and beverages (wine, beer & sodas), is $25. Dietary restrictions accommodated on a limited basis. There is no charge for talk only, but registration is suggested using contact information above.

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