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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
AMERICAN RED CROSS, GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER
August 7, 2008
I. Alliance Background
August 17, 2007
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Allentown Area Office, and the American Red Cross, Greater Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania Chapter formed an Alliance to provide local businesses and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to falls, amputations, ergonomic, chemical, electrical and other physical hazards, development of emergency preparedness programs and/or addressing implementation of an effective safety and health program.
Implementation Team Members
Scott G. Shimandle, Compliance Assistance Specialist, USDOL/OSHA – Allentown
Joy Zukauskas, Director, Health and Safety Services, American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley
August 17, 2007 – August 16, 2008
II. Implementation Team Meetings
III. Events and Products
Training and Education
The Workplace Safety Seminar conducted was for new prospective clients of the American Red Cross and topics covered included Emergency Action Plans, First-Aid/CPR/AED’s and Bloodborne Pathogens.
V. Upcoming Milestones
Due to a change in the staff at the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley, a change in our planned activities had to be discussed. As a result of the latest Implementation meeting, it was decided that our first outreach effort would be with the American Red Cross trainers (paid staffers, volunteer instructor/trainers as well as the third party trainers). During this upcoming session (scheduled for Oct. 1, 2008) we will be presenting information on the OSHA Alliance, its’ goals and objectives and to conduct a brainstorming session with these trainers to identify safety and health issues that they have encountered when they are conducting safety and health training services to Red Cross clients. It was identified during the Implementation team meetings that many of the instructors/trainers are asked specific safety and health issues outside of the presented safety/health training curriculum and the instructors may not know how to answer the concerns or where to go to find the information to assist these employers.