Region 1 - Alliance Annual Report - April 17, 2019

Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program
Alliance Background: Signed April 17, 2018


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Bridgeport and Hartford Area Offices, the State of Connecticut’s Department of Labor Division Of Occupational Safety and Health(CONN-OSHA) and Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program (YOEMP) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, CONN-OSHA and YOEMP hereby form an Alliance to provide medical fellows and medical residents and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by recognizing workplace hazards and mitigating and preventing exposure to occupational health hazards.

Implementation Team Members

Steven Biasi , Area Director-Bridgeport OSHA
Dale Varney, Area Director-Hartford OSHA
Kenneth Tucker, Director Connecticut OSHA
Carrie A. Redlich, Program Director, Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Steve Huot, MD, PhD, Yale-New Haven Medical Center


Bridgeport Area Office
Hartford Area Office
Connecticut Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA)
Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Evaluation Period

FY 2018/2019 – April 17, 2018 – April 17, 2019

Team Meetings

May 14, 2019

Events and Products

May 14, 2019 – Bridgeport Area Director conducted presented “OSHA overview and OSHA updates” presentation.

Outreach and Communication

Outreach goals are to promote the national dialogue on workplace safety and health.

Communication is primarily conducted through email, websites and mail distribution.


Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
OSHA Area Offices (Bridgeport/Hartford and CONN-OSHA) conducted field training with Occupational and Environmental Medicine residents and fellows.

30 residences were provided with OSHA field training

Bridgeport Area Director conducted an OSHA presentation on titled “OSHA overview and OSHA Updates” to the staff, residence, fellows and students at the Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine college.

100 attendees

OSHA Area Offices (CONN-OSHA/Bridgeport/Hartford) expanded relationships with state and local health agencies including the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health to review, recognize and evaluate occupational safety and health injury and illness trends for possible OHSA emphasis programs.


Bridgeport Area Office hosted an Occupational and Environmental Medicine fellow for three months who studied fatalities for FY 2018, FY2017, FY2016 and FY 2015 to identify fatality trends within Connecticut for a possible emphasis programs.




Upcoming Milestones in FY 2019/2020

1. Continue providing field training for the Occupational and Environmental Medicine residents and fellows.

2. Request Occupational and Environmental Medicine, staff, residents and fellows to conduct training for OSHA staff on various occupational safety and health illnesses currently trending in Connecticut workplaces.

3. Request an Occupational and Environmental Medicine staff member to speak on an occupational health topic at the upcoming Connecticut tri-office meeting in FY 2020.