Region 8 - Alliance Annual Report - October 27, 2010
Colorado Healthcare Association
ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
October 27, 2010
Date Signed: September 18, 2008
To provide Colorado Healthcare Association (CHCA) members and others in the long term care industry with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, especially hazards related to ergonomics, bloodborne pathogens, slips, trips and falls and other hazards common to the long term care industry.
Implementation Team Members:
Megan Meagher & Todd Zentner - OSHA Denver Area Office CAS
George Flynn - OSHA Englewood Area Office CAS
Mike Testa - RTW Loss Prevention Consultant
Matthew Krell - A.J. Gallagher Area Senior Vice President
Brent Hill - CHCA Director of Finance
CHCA Safety Committee
September 2009 - September 2010
Implementation Team Meetings
11/10/09 - implementation team meeting held
1/27/10 - implementation team meeting held
3/17/10 - implementation team meeting held
Events and Products
Training and Education
11/12/09 - Present training for CHCA administrators group on OSHA recordkeeping, injury/illness rates, SST program
3/30/10 - Present training seminar for CHCA on OSHA recordkeeping.
4/14/10 - Present training seminar for CHCA on OSHA enforcement programs
Outreach and Communication
Attend CHCA safety and health committee meetings on 3/17/10, 4/21/10 and 7/21/10.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
The alliance raises the awareness level of CHCA members throughout the state of Colorado about OSHA enforcement activity and major hazards in the long term care industry, as well as compliance assistance resources available at the OSHA area offices. Historically, OSHA has not had a strong relationship with this organization. The alliance allows us to be more involved and break down barriers with CHCA members while providing them with regular updates on OSHA activity, including strategic plan focus areas, and an opportunity to interface directly with the Colorado CAS's.
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Attend Safety Committee Meetings, provide OSHA updates (3 meetings)
20 facility administrators, DON’s, SDC’s, and CHCA executives (60)
11/12/09 – SST training
3/30/10 – Recordkeeping training
4/14/10 – Enforcement programs training
The alliance concluded on 9/18/10. OSHA did not feel that this alliance was particularly effective during FY 10. The CHCA safety and health committee cancelled many of their meetings over the course of the year and there was an apparent lack of commitment to the alliance by the CHCA. At the conclusion of this alliance, the area offices did not intend to recommend renewal. However, the CHCA has indicated a desire to formally continue this relationship. They have committed additional support for the alliance and we are in the process of discussing a possible alliance renewal.