I. Alliance Background
The Alliance was signed on October 27, 2005.
The OSHA and American Red Cross Alliance focuses on preparing employers and employees, including the
American Red Cross employees, to respond to disasters, life threatening injuries and emergencies.
Through the Alliance, the organizations are providing information, guidance, and access to training
resources on safety and health topics including emergency preparedness, disease prevention and first
aid in the workplace. These efforts include a focus on individuals with Limited English Proficiency
(LEP) and youth workers.
Implementation Team Members
Albert D’Imperio- Area Director
James P Touey– Compliance Assistance Specialist
Nick De Jesse-Safety and Occupational Health Specialist
Barbara Bray-Technical Information Specialist
Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter American Red Cross:
Kathleen Cassidy – Director of Health and Safety Services
Cindy Rafferty –Senior Workplace Specialist
Lynda Connely- Manager of Health & Safety Services
October 27, 2006 – October 27, 2007
II.Implementation Team Meetings
|November 27, 2006
September 7, 2007
|Implementation Team Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
Implementation Team Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
American Red Cross Safety Program Seminar - November 30, 2006. 30 employers’ representatives were
trained on the elements of a successful safety and health program.
This alliance has been focusing on safety and health and emergency response training for small
employers. To date approximately ninety employer representatives have been trained from a variety of
industrial and construction environments.
During the prior year, there was limited activity between the parties involved with the Alliance.
This was due in part to the re-assignment of OSHA’s point-of contact, Philadelphia Area Office
Compliance Assistant Specialist who assumed new responsibilities within the Agency. OSHA’s hired a
new Compliance Assistance Specialist in September 2007. Additionally a new point-of contact was
assigned for the Red Cross of SE Pennsylvania. The new Alliance representatives met on September 7,
2007 and mapped out a schedule of events to revitalize the Alliance.
A Red Cross/OSHA Alliance Seminar was held on November 28, 2007, and was initiated by the signing of
a renewal agreement which will extend the Alliance until November 28, 2009. The re-signing was
attended by Public Affairs representatives for both the Red Cross and OSHA with a joint press
release issued for the signing. The re-signing was followed by an OSHA Seminar focusing on assisting
small business representatives with the development of effective Safety & Health Programs for their
entities. Portions of this seminar were conducted with the attendees, under the guidance of an OSHA
presenter, interactively using OSHA’s website e-tools to develop a model site specific safety
program. The program lasted for 4 hours with approximately 50 small business representatives in
Based on the interest generated by co-sponsored training sessions, additional training will be
scheduled in the near future. The parties have agreed to continue to meet quarterly and are hopeful
to conduct at least on more joint event within the next year.