Red Cross - Alliance Annual Report - May 19, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the American Red Cross
May 19, 2016

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed
      May 19, 2005

    2. Dates Renewed
      August 6, 2008
      November 9, 2015

      Evaluation Period

      May 19, 2012 – May 18, 2016

    3. Overview
      Through the Alliance, OSHA and the American Red Cross (Red Cross) aim to provide information, guidance, and access to training resources on emergency preparedness, disease prevention education and first aid training.

    4. Implementation Team Members

      Sheila Arbury
      Office of Occupational Health Nursing, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management (DTSEM)
      Todd Briggs
      Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
      Kay Dellinger
      Earl Hicks
      OOSA, DCSP
      Ethel Moreno
      OOSA, DCSP
      Christina Morgan
      OOSA, DCSP
      Christine Petitti
      Office of Emergency Management, DTSEM


      Red Cross

      Jean Erdtmann
      Jennifer Geiger

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • June 18, 2013
    • September 19, 2013
    • January 30, 2014
    • November 9, 2015
  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance’s activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreements for the timeframe of this report.

    Outreach and Communication: Events
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Event Red Cross supported the 2013 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week.   90,000
    Event On January 8, 2014, OSHA and Red Cross co-sponsored a webinar featuring Michael Pannell from OSHA’s Office of Health Enforcement (OHE), Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP), and Sheila Arbury, Office of Occupational Medicine and Nursing (OOMN), Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management (DTSEM). The presentation was entitled “Bloodborne Pathogens: What You Need to Know to Prevent Disease Transmission in the Workplace.” Healthcare 2000
    Event Tom Heneghan delivered a workshop session on healthcare hazards at the On-Site Consultation Conference in Denver, Colorado, in May 2014. Healthcare 90
    Event On April 20, 2016, Tom Heneghan gave a presentation on the Ready Rating™ 3.0 app to OSHA staff attending the Office of Emergency Management/DTSEM Quarterly State Emergency Preparedness and Response conference call. Emergency Preparedness 30
    Outreach and Communication: Dissemination
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Dissemination Red Cross provided OSHA with information regarding its Ready Rating™ 3.0 app for posting on OSHA’s Emergency Preparedness S&H topics page in November 2015. Emergency Preparedness Not applicable
    Dissemination Red Cross launched an alliance webpage in January 2016.   Not available
    Dissemination Red Cross helped to publicize OSHA’s Fall Stand-Down Initiative in 2015 and 2016. Fall Prevention Not available
    TOTAL   92,120 reached, plus unknown reached through outreach.
  4. Upcoming Milestones

    In the coming year, OSHA and Red Cross will work to build relationships between OSHA regional and area offices and Red Cross field operations to ensure better collaboration with regard to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The Red Cross will also continue to help disseminate information regarding OSHA rulemakings, enforcement initiatives, and outreach campaigns, as appropriate. The Red Cross and OSHA will also continue to share information with employers and workers related to emergency preparedness, disease prevention, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the use of automated external defibrillators, including annual training requirements.

Report prepared by: Christina Morgan, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, May 19, 2016