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I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

May 7, 2003

Date Renewed

October 10, 2005
June 4, 2007


Overview

The OSHA and AAOHN Alliance is providing AAOHN members and others, including large and small businesses, with information, guidance and access to training resources to help them protect employees' safety and health. The Alliance focuses on safety and health issues, including workplace hazard preparedness and security issues, such as workplace violence, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) bloodborne pathogens (BBP) and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Implementation Team Members

OSHA:  
Shelia Arbury

Greg Barber

Sandi Khan
Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine (DSTM),
Office of Occupational Health Nursing (OOHN)
Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP),
Office of Federal Agency Programs
Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs,
Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)
   
AAOHN:  
Dean Burgess
Ann Cox
Susan Randolph
Public Policy and Advocacy Manager
Executive Director
President

Evaluation Period

May 7, 2006 May 6, 2007

II. Implementation Team Meetings

May 25, 2007
June 21, 2008
June 25, 2007
June 26, 2007
August 22, 2007
August 29, 2007
September 12, 2007
October 29, 2007
March 27, 2008
Hospital eTool Development Team Conference Call
Bloodborne Pathogens Web Cast Conference Call
Implementation Team Meeting, Conference Call
Hospital eTool Development Team Conference Call
Bloodborne Pathogens Web Cast Conference Call
Hospital eTool Development Team Conference Call
Bloodborne Pathogens Web Cast Conference Call
Bloodborne Pathogens Web Cast Conference Call
Implementation Team Meeting, Conference Call

III. Results

  1. Events and Products

    Outreach and Communication Goals


    • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and the AAOHN's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
    Products

    Workplace Violence in Healthcare Quick Tip Card and Violence in the Workplace Advisory


    Through the OSHA and AAOHN Alliance, AAOHN developed an Advisory, "Violence in the Workplace," and a Quick Tip Card, "Workplace Violence in Healthcare," that provides guidance for healthcare workers on prevention, response and recovery from a workplace violence incident. OSHA representatives reviewed and provided comments on the documents to AAOHN.

    OSHA and AAOHN Alliance Web page

    OSHA is continuing to update the OSHA and AAOHN Alliance Web page that is posted on the Agency Web site. The page includes the OSHA and AAOHN Alliance agreement, renewal agreements, annual reports, activities and events, and milestones and successes.

    AAOHN Web Site

    AAOHN continues to update its Web site with OSHA information related to the occupational and environmental health nursing profession. AAOHN also includes links to the Agency Safety and Health Topics pages and publications on the Public Policy page on its Web site. In addition, AAOHN provided information about the OSHA 2008 Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign, the 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, sponsored by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant and the 2008 Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference, sponsored by The Joint Commission/Joint Commission Resources (JCR), an Alliance Program participant.

    OSHA's Electronic Assistance Tools

    Through the OSHA and AAOHN Alliance, AAOHN representatives are serving on the editorial boards of the following Safety and Health Topics pages providing OSHA with their expertise and technical review:

    Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

    • Ann R. Cox, CAE, Executive Director, AAOHN; Atlanta, Georgia
    • Susan A. Randolph, MSN, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN, Clinical Instructor, Occupational Health Nursing Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Jean Randolph, RN, COHN-S/CM, MPA, Health Communications Specialist, DB Consulting Group; Tucker, Georgia
    Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention

    • Ann R. Cox, CAE, Executive Director, AAOHN; Atlanta, GA
    • Susan A. Randolph, MSN, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN, Clinical Instructor, Occupational Health Nursing Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Jean Randolph, RN, COHN-S/CM, MPA, Health Communications Specialist, DB Consulting Group; Tucker, Georgia
    Medical Screening and Surveillance

    • Dean Burgess, Director of Professional Affairs, AAOHN; Atlanta, Georgia
    • Mariann Cameron, RN, BSN, Global Health and Wellness Coordinator, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; Allentown, Pennsylvania
    • Dawn Eltermann, Director of Occupational Safety and Health, BioServices, McKesson Specialty Pharmaceutical Services; Rockville, Maryland
    • Pamela Hirsch, APRN, MS, Med, Clinical Program Manager, Occupational Health Program/Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards/VHA; Washington, DC
    • Barb Renner, RN, COHN-S, Case Manager, Barnes Care; St. Louis, Missouri
    • Susan Skelly, RN, COHN-S, PHR, Senior Case Management/Workers' Compensation Specialist; Upper Marlboro, Maryland
    •  Margaret Thompson, RN, MSN, COHN-S, FAAOHN, Croft-Taylor Consulting, LLC.; Ridgefield, Connecticut
    Occupational Health Professionals

    • Dean Burgess, Director of Professional Affairs, AAOHN; Atlanta, Georgia
    • Dawn Eltermann, Director of Occupational Safety and Health, BioServices, McKesson Specialty Pharmaceutical Services; Rockville, Maryland
    • Pamela Hirsch, APRN, MS, Med, Clinical Program Manager, Occupational Health Program/Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards/VHA; Washington, DC
    • Susan A. Randolph, MSN, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN, Clinical Instructor, Occupational Health Nursing Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Barb Renner, RN, COHN-S, Case Manager, Barnes Care; St. Louis, Missouri
    • Margaret Thompson, RN, MSN, COHN-S, FAAOHN, Croft-Taylor Consulting, LLC.; Ridgefield, Connecticut
    Tuberculosis

    •  Dean Burgess, Director of Professional Affairs, AAOHN; Atlanta, Georgia
    • Margaret Thompson, RN, MSN, COHN-S, FAAOHN, Croft-Taylor Consulting, LLC; Manhattan, New York
    •  Jean Randolph, RN, COHN-S/CM, MPA, Health Communications Specialist, DB Consulting Group; Tucker, Georgia
    Workplace Violence
     
    • Dean Burgess, Director of Professional Affairs, AAOHN; Atlanta, Georgia
    • Dawn Eltermann, Director of Occupational Safety and Health, BioServices, McKesson Specialty Pharmaceutical Services; Rockville, Maryland
    • Pamela Hirsch, APRN, MS, Med, Clinical Program Manager, Occupational Health Program/Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards/VHA; Washington, D.C.
    • Barb Renner, RN, COHN-S, Case Manager, Barnes Care; St. Louis, Missouri
    • Margaret Thompson, RN, MSN, COHN-S, FAAOHN, Croft-Taylor Consulting, LLC; Manhattan, New York
    • Jean Randolph, RN, COHN-S/CM, MPA, Health Communications Specialist, DB Consulting Group; Tucker, Georgia
       
    OSHA's Hospital eTool

    Through the OSHA and AAOHN Alliance, the following representatives from AAOHN are participating in the Agency update of its Hospital eTool, providing OSHA with their expertise and technical review:
     
    • Ann R. Cox, CAE, Executive Director, AAOHN; Atlanta, Georgia
    • Dean Burgess, Director of Professional Affairs, AAOHN; Atlanta, Georgia
    • Jean Randolph, RN, COHN-S/CM, MPA, Health Communications Specialist, DB Consulting Group; Tucker, Georgia
    • Karen Stoops, Occupational Health Nurse Program Manager, Naval Hospital; Pensacola, Florida
    • Jean Goss, Administrative Director, Employee Health Services, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center; Wake Forest, North Carolina
    • Yolanda Lang, Coordinator Employee and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburg Medical Center; Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
    • Christina Pionk, Nurse Practitioner, University of Michigan Employee Health Services; Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Olga Tomkins, Manager Occupational Health, Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation; Houston, Texas
       
    Publications and Newsletters

    AAOHN posted several OSHA-related articles in its monthly printed and electronic publications, AAOHN Journal, Leadership Link and AAOHN News and in its weekly eNewsletter, AAOHN eNews. In addition, AAOHN post the ProHealth Alert section of its monthly publication, AAOHN News, on its Web site. The articles provide AAOHN members with safety and health information. For a complete listing of the articles, see the Alliance Program Reach Table of this report.
     
    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or AAOHN's conferences, local meetings, or other events such as the annual AAOHN Symposium and Expo.
    Events

    AAOHN 2008 Symposium and Exposition, April 28-30, 2008, Salt Lake City, Utah


    Brett Besser, Industrial Hygienist, DSTM, OOM, USDOL-OSHA staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth and distributed OSHA compliance assistance and Alliance Program information, including the OSHA and AAOHN Alliance Activities Summary, to attendees at the AAOHN 2008 Symposium and Exposition, April 28-30, 2008, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding AAOHN's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by AAOHN and through OSHA- or AAOHN-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
    Events

    "Bloodborne Pathogens What You Need to Know to Prevent Disease Transmission in the Workplace" Web cast, November 8, 2007


    Through the OSHA and AAOHN Alliance and the OSHA and American Red Cross Alliance, the organizations worked together to develop the content for the Web cast, "Bloodborne Pathogens What You Need to Know to Prevent Disease Transmission in the Workplace" conducted on November 8, 2007.
    Sheila Arbury, Health Scientist, DSTM, OOHN, USDOL-OSHA; Dionne Williams, Team Leader, DEP, OHE, USDOL-OSHA; and AAOHN representative, Jean Randolph, Health Communications Specialist, DB Consulting Group provided information about OSHA's bloodborne pathogen standard, establishing an exposure control plan and personal protective equipment during the Web cast. Over 2,500 safety and health professionals viewed the Web cast.
     
    • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects including workplace hazard preparedness and security issues, such as workplace violence, MSDs, BBP and PPE, in the workplace that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
    Events

    2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week May 4-10, 2008


    On May 5, 2008, Deputy Assistant Secretary Donald Shalhoub, USDOL-OSHA spoke to OSHA staff, Alliance Program participants and other safety and health professionals during the 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week kick-off event at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for the 2008 NAOSH Week was "Safety is Good Business." AAOHN representatives also attended the 2008 NAOSH Week Kick-off event at the U.S. Department of Labor on May 5, 2008. The AAOHN, along with a number of other Alliance Program participants, supported the Week.

    2008 Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign

    Through the OSHA and AAOHN Alliance, AAOHN supported the OSHA 2008 Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign, "Build a Safe Work Foundation," and its Kick-off event on April 21, 2008 by posting information about and a link to the 2008 Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign on its Web site. The focus of the 2008 Campaign is construction with an emphasis on residential building. The Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign is a multi-year project dedicated to increasing awareness about workplace hazards and providing information about the hazards to young workers and their parents.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on healthcare issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues
    Products

    OSHA Regional and Area Office Alliances


    AAOHN Chapters are continuing to recognize the value of working together with OSHA through the Alliance Program. The following Regional and Area Office Alliances have been signed:

    • Region V, Appleton, Eau Clair, Madison and Milwaukee Area Offices with South Central Wisconsin Association of Occupational Health Nurses (SCWAOHN) signed December 13, 2004; renewed March 7, 2008

      Through the Alliance, the organizations are providing SCWAOHN members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in the area of ergonomics and patient handling, bloodborne pathogens, exposure to tuberculosis, chemical handling including anesthetic gases, slips/trips/falls, and personal protective equipment.
    • Region III, Wilkes-Barre Area Office with Susquehanna Valley Association of Pennsylvania Occupational Health Nurses (SVAPOHN), Inc. signed October 24, 2006

      Through the Alliance, the organizations are providing SVAPOHN members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources to address workplace health and safety issues, including emergency preparedness, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), and workplace violence.
       
  2. Executive Summary

    On June 4, 2007, OSHA and AAOHN signed an Alliance renewal agreement through which the organizations will continue to work together to address safety and health issues for large and small businesses. In particular, the OSHA and AAOHN Alliance focuses on workplace hazard/emergency preparedness and security issues, such as workplace violence, MSDs BBP and PPE.

    To meet the goals of the Alliance agreement, OSHA and AAOHN worked together on several projects. For example, AAOHN representatives are serving on the editorial boards for several of the Agency Safety and Health Topics pages, including Medical Screening and Surveillance and Workplace Violence to provide OSHA with expertise and technical review to assist the Agency with the update and maintenance of the Topics pages. In addition, OSHA and AAOHN representatives provided their expertise and shared information through a number of different avenues. For example:

    • AAOHN representatives are providing the Agency with their expertise and technical review on OSHA's update of its Hospital eTool.
    • Through the OSHA and AAOHN Alliance and the OSHA and American Red Cross Alliance, the organizations developed the content for the Web cast, "Bloodborne Pathogens What You Need to Know to Prevent Disease Transmission in the Workplace" and conducted the Web cast on November 8, 2007.
    • During the AAOHN 2008 Symposium and Exposition, OSHA representative, Brett Besser, Industrial Hygienist, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, staffed an Alliance Program exhibit and distributed compliance assistance and Alliance Program information to attendees.
    • AAOHN publishes safety and health information and OSHA-related articles in its monthly printed and electronic publications, AAOHN Journal, Leadership Link and AAOHN News and in its weekly eNewsletter, AAOHN eNews.
    • AOHN, along with other Alliance Program participants, supported 2008 NAOSH Week and the OSHA 2008 Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign.
       
    Finally, Alliances between OSHA's Area Offices and AAOHN Chapters throughout the U.S. continue to provide AAOHN members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety through outreach, education and training

  3. Alliance Program Reach
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
OSHA and AAOHN Alliance Web page on OSHA's Web site 7,265
AAOHN Web site
ProHealth Alert
42,900
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) Safety and Health Topics page 27,9542
Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention Safety and Health Topics page 192,009
Medical Screening and Surveillance Safety and Health Topics page 5,248
Occupational Health Professionals Safety and Health Topics page 5,248
Tuberculosis Safety and Health Topics page 49,982
Workplace Violence Safety and Health Topics page 122,920
May 2007
  •  OSHA Final Rule on Employer-Supplied PPE Expected
  • 14,000 Employers Have Higher than Average Injury, Illness Rates: OSHA
AAOHN News
7,294
May 7, 2007: OSHA Announces National Emphasis Program on Diacetyl
AAOHN eNews
6,289
May 21, 2007: OSHA and Red Cross Offer Worksite Emergency Preparedness Webinar
AAOHN eNews
6,289
May 29, 2007: OSHA Unveils New Pandemic Flu Guidance for Healthcare Workers
AAOHN eNews
6,289
June 2007
  • OSHA Announces National Emphasis Program on Diacetyl
  • OSHA Launches Youth Job Safety Campaign
AAOHN News
7,294
June 4, 2007: OSHA Proposes Updating Personal Protective Equipment Standards
AAOHN eNews
6,289
June 8, 2007: OSHA Renews Alliance with American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
OSHA News Release
69 News Services
June 11, 2007: OSHA Teen Workers Site Stresses Summer Job Safety
AAOHN eNews
6,289
June 11, 2007: AAOHN Renews Alliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration
AAOHN News Release
9,000
June 18, 2007: Needle Stick Injuries Topic of OSHA and NIOSH Safety Bulletin
AAOHN eNews
6,289
June 25, 2007: PAAOHN and OSHA Form Statewide Alliance
AAOHN eNews
6,289
July 2007
  • OSHA Announces National Emphasis Program on Diacetyl
  • OSHA Launches Youth Job Safety Campaign
AAOHN News
7,294
July 2007: PAOHN and OSHA Form Statewide Alliance
AAOHN Leadership Link
1,132
July 9, 2007: New OSHA Quick Card Focuses on Carbon Monoxide Hazards
AAOHN eNews
6,289
July 16, 2007: OSHA Fact Sheet Offers Advice on Working Outdoors in Heat
AAOHN eNews
6,289
July 23, 2007: OSHA Case Study Details Success of Safety and Health Program
AAOHN eNews
 
August 2007
  • OSHA Fact Sheet Offers Advice on Working Outdoors in Heat
  • New OSHA Quick Card Focuses on Carbon Monoxide Hazards
  • Needle Stick Injuries Topic of OSHA and NIOSH Safety Bulletin
AAOHN eNews
7,294
August 13, 2007: OSHA Offers New Health Care Compliance Assistance Module
AAOHN eNews
6,289
August 2007
  • OSHA Fact Sheet Offers Advice on Working Outdoors in Heat
  • New OSHA Quick Card Focuses on Carbon Monoxide Hazards
  • Needle Stick Injuries Topic of OSHA and NIOSH Safety Bulletin
AAOHN eNews
7,294
September 12, 2007: OSHA Debuts New Database of Chemical Information
AAOHN eNews
"6,289
September 19, 2007: OSHA Invites Public Comments on PPE Design Standards
AAOHN eNews
6,289
October 2007
OSHA Debuts New Database of Chemical Information
AAOHN News
7,294
October 2007: Free Bloodborne Pathogens November 8, 2007 Webinar
AAOHN Leadership Link
1,132
October 3, 2007: AAOHN Supports National Drug-Free Work Week October 14-20
AAOHN eNews
6,289
October 10, 2007: DOL Offers Resources for Participating in National Drug-Free Work Week
AAOHN eNews
6,289
October 17, 2007: OSHA Acts to Protect Employees Exposed to Butter Flavorings
AAOHN eNews
6,289
October 24, 2007: AAOHN, Red Cross and OSHA Present Free Bloodborne Pathogens Webcast
AAOHN eNews
6,289
November 2007
  • AAOHN co-sponsored a free November webcast on Bloodborne Pathogens with Alliance partners American Red Cross and OSHA.
  • OSHA Invites Public Comments on PPE Design Standards
AAOHN News
7,294
November 2007: Free Bloodborne Pathogens November 8, 2007 Webinar
AAOHN Leadership Link
1,132
November 8, 2007: "Bloodborne Pathogens What You Need to Know to Prevent Disease Transmission in the Workplace" Webinar 2,500
November 21, 2007: OSHA Publishes Employer-Paid PPE Final Rule
AAOHN eNews
6,289
December 2007
  • The free webcast on Bloodborne Pathogens that AAOHN co-sponsored with Alliance partners ARC and OSHA drew a combined audience of 740 attendees.
  • OSHA Acts to Protect Employees Exposed to Butter Flavorings
  • I understand that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can now enforce annual respirator fit testing. (Q&A)
AAOHN News
7,294
December 5, 2007: OSHA Unveils New Publications Page
AAOHN eNews
6,289
January 2008
  • The Association submitted a letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) commenting on Emergency Response and Preparedness (DocketH-0101).
  • OSHA Unveils New Publications Page
  • Past-President Susan Randolph Appointed to NACOSH
  • OSHA Publishes Employer-Paid PPE Final Rule
  • OSHA Handwashing Standard for Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., JD, Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), has been invited to speak as the 2008 Catherine Dempsey lecturer.
  • Recommendations are based on regulations and other materials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) pertaining to potential occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, guidelines by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and findings and recommendations by NIOSH.
AAOHN News
7,294
January 2, 2008: OSHA Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for New Respirator Fit-Testing Protocol
AAOHN eNews
6,289
January 9, 2008: OSHA Issues Direct Final Rule to Update its Standards Based on National Consensus Standards
AAOHN eNews
6,289
January 16, 2008: OSHA Offers Tips to Protect Employees During Cold Weather
AAOHN eNews
6,289
January 23, 2008: OSHA Accepting Comments on ABQLFT Protocol
AAOHN eNews
6,289
February 2008
  • OSHA Issues Direct Final Rule to Update its Standards Based on National Consensus Standards
  • OSHA Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for New Respirator Fit-Testing Protocol
AAOHN News
7,294
February 6, 2008: OSHA Reminds Employers to Post Injury/Illness Summaries
AAOHN eNews
6,289
February 20, 2008: OSHA Issues Hexavalent Chromium Standard Compliance Directive
AAOHN eNews
6,289
March 2008
  • Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., JD, Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational
  • Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), has been invited to speak as the 2008
  • OSHA Reminds Employers to Post Injury/Illness Summaries
  • OSHA Issues Direct Final Rule to Update its Standards Based on National Consensus Standards
  • OSHA Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for New Respirator Fit-Testing Protocol
  • OSHA Unveils New Publications Page
  • OSHA Publishes Employer-Paid PPE Final Rule
AAOHN News
7,294
March 12, 2008: OSHA Reminds Employers Posters and Publications are Free
AAOHN eNews
6,289
March 19, 2008: New OSHA Fact Sheet Addresses Combustible Dust Hazard
AAOHN eNews
6,289
April 2008
  • OSHA Reminds Employers Posters and Publications are Free
  • OSHA Issues Hexavalent Chromium Standard Compliance Directive
  • OSHA mandates that the employer shall ensure that appropriate eye or face protection is available and used by employees when exposed to eye or face hazards (Q&A)
  • A template for developing the plan is available from OSHA in the Model Plans and Programs for the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazard Communications Standards publication
AAOHN News
7,294
April 2, 2008: OSHA Readies 2008 Teen Safety Campaign
AAOHN eNews
6,289
April 9, 2008: NSC to Host PPE Webinar on OSHA PPE Standard
AAOHN eNews
6,289
April 28-30, 2008
AAOHN 2007 Symposium and Exposition
Salt Lake City, Utah
1,000
Exhibit booth  
TOTAL 978,341

IV. Upcoming Milestones

In the upcoming year, the OSHA and AAOHN Alliance will continue to work together to promote healthy and safe workplaces, for large and small businesses. In particular, the organizations will address workplace hazard preparedness and security issues, such as workplace violence, MSDs, BBP and PPE.

For example, AAOHN representatives will continue to serve on the editorial boards of a number of OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages, including Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention and Occupational Health Professionals to provide the Agency with expertise for updating and maintaining its Topics pages. AAOHN representatives will also continue to provide OSHA with input and expertise during the updating of its Hospital eTool.

Through the Alliance, AAOHN will also complete the development of the "Workplace Violence in Healthcare," Quick Tip Card and post it on the AAOHN Web site. OSHA will link to the card from the OSHA and AAOHN Alliance and Alliance Program Participants Developed Products Web pages on the Agency Web site.

In addition, AAOHN will continue to publish OSHA-related articles in its monthly printed and electronic publications, AAOHN Journal, Leadership Link and AAOHN News and in its weekly eNewsletter, AAOHN eNews and will update its Web site with OSHA-related information and add links to new compliance assistance products that the Agency develops. AAOHN will also support the 2008 Drug-Free Work Week, the 2009 NAOSH Week and the OSHA 2009 Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign.

Further, the OSHA and AAOHN Alliance is developing plans to promote the activities of the agreement through a number of speaking and exhibiting opportunities, including the AAOHN 2009 Symposium and Expo that will be held in Orlando, Florida. 


Report prepared by: Sandra Khan, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, June 22, 2007.