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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
February 11, 2009
- Alliance Background
December 11, 2006
Alliance renewed for 3 years
Alliance to provide IHCA members 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 blood, ergonomic,
chemical, electrical and physical hazards and for the implementation of
effective safety and health programs.
Implementation Team Members.
Peggy Zweber, CAS, Peoria and Debbie Belt, Director of Training, IHCA were the
implementation team members until Peggy retired. Brian Bothast represented the
Peoria OSHA office after Peggy retired in May 2008.
- Implementation Team Meetings
Peggy Zweber and Debbie Belt had email contact, but no specific training or
outreach was completed during the first part of the year.
On January 28, 2008, following discussions with Debbie Belt, Brian submitted an
application to speak at the IHCA conference in Peoria, Illinois.
February 22, 2008, Brian Bothast had discussions with Debbie Belt to address
options for the alliance for 2008. Brian and Debbie addressed possible topics
and methods that could be used to help the IHCA members meet the OSHA
On November 10, 2008, Brian Bothast met with Ms. Belt and developed a list of
issues the IHCA would like to see OSHA address for their members in 2009 and set
up outreach sessions throughout the state.
- Activities and Products
This report covers December 11, 2008 – December 11, 2009
As a part of the Alliance, Brian Bothast of the Peoria Area Office spoke at the
IHCA Annual Conference, on September 9, 2008, in Peoria, Illinois. The IHCA
Annual Conference is the major event for their membership. Brian's presentation
addressed the local and national emphasis programs, personal protective
equipment, hexavalent chrome, bloodborne pathogens, hazard communication,
recordkeeping, lockout, asbestos, electrical, emergency preparedness, and
A handout was provided for participants at the conference addressing information
on fall hazards, powered industrial vehicle training requirements and a vehicle
inspection checklist, lead, silica, amputation hazards, personal protective
equipment requirements, hexavalent chrome exposure from welding on stainless
steel, common violations of the bloodborne pathogen standard, the hazard
communication requirements, OSHA recordkeeping requirements, lockout, asbestos,
electrical, emergency preparedness, and ergonomic hazards.
Individuals Reached or Trained
|IHCA Annual Conference – Peoria, IL
- Upcoming Milestones
Brian Bothast has completed a call for presentations for the IHCA conference in
September, 2009, and should hear if he was accepted in May, 2009.
Brian Bothast and Nancy Quick completed OSHA training for IHCA members at three
separate training sessions throughout the State of Illinois in lat January,
Brian Bothast developed an emergency action compliance checklist that was used
at the training session and will be disseminated to members to ensure they meet
the OSHA requirements.
Report prepared by: Brian Bothast
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