(signed September 10, 2003; renewed November 15, 2005; renewed November 29, 2007; concluded September 10, 2009)
Through the Alliance, OSHA and Abbott will provide information, guidance, and resources that will help protect employees' health and safety. OSHA and Abbott will particularly address emergency preparedness and the business value of safety in the workplace. The Alliance's goals include:
Outreach and communication:
- 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 Abbott's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or Abbott's national and local meetings and other events such as health care industry conferences.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize their results.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
- Agreement signed September 10, 2003.
- Renewal Agreement signed November 15, 2005.
- Renewal Agreement signed November 29, 2007.
Alliance Annual Reports
- Alliance Annual Report 2003-2004, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2004-2005, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2005-2006, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2006-2007, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2007-2008, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
Alliance News Releases
- OSHA Forms Alliance with Abbott Laboratories. OSHA News Release (2003, September 10).
- OSHA Alliance with Abbott Leads to Case Studies on Benefits of Successful Safety and Health Programs. OSHA News Release (2005, April 4).
- OSHA Renews Alliance with Abbott. OSHA News Release (2005, November 15).
- OSHA Renews Alliance with Abbott. OSHA News Release (2007, December 5).
Products and Resources
- Through the Alliance, OSHA and Abbott worked together with the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business to develop the following PowerPoint® presentation and case studies that communicate the business value and competitive advantages of an effective safety and health program. These case studies are based on publicly available information from OSHA. These case studies were prepared by the OSHA and Abbott Alliance in coordination with Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business. Participation in an Alliance does not constitute an endorsement of any specific party or any party's products or services. These case studies were prepared as the basis for class discussion in the "Business Value of Safety." The product names and companies listed in these studies do not constitute an endorsement by OSHA of their products and services:
- Auto Parts Manufacturing: "Auto Parts Manufacturing Corporation." OSHA. April 2005.
- Ergonomics in an Office Setting: "Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island." OSHA. April 2005.
- The Business Case for Safety: Adding Value and Competitive Advantage. OSHA. March 2005. This PowerPoint® presentation is for use with the case studies.
- Ergonomics in Nursing Homes: "Countryside Care Nursing Home." OSHA. April 2005.
- Ergonomics in Manufacturing: "Ergonomic Improvements in Manufacturing." OSHA. April 2005.
- Fleet Safety: "Fleet Safety at Abbott." OSHA. April 2005.
- Stadium Construction: "The Great American Ballpark." OSHA. April 2005.
- Occupational Exposure Limits: "Procuring R-Active at Abbott." OSHA. April 2005.