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  • September 30-October 6, 2010: 53rd Annual Biological Safety Conference, Hyatt Regency, Denver, Colorado.
    • October 3, 2010: Nancy Hauter, Director, Office of Health Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA, presented “All You Ever Wanted to Know About OSHA” to 30 attendees.
    • October 3-5, 2010: Representatives from OSHA Region VIII and the Directorate of Enforcement Programs staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • May 2-8, 2010: 2010 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The American Biological Safety Association and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2010 NAOSH Week, "Mission NAOSH 2010: Safe Workplaces." Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, 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.
  • October 19-25, 2009: 2009 Drug-Free Work Week. The American Biological Safety Association and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2009 Drug-Free Work Week. Sponsored annually by the U.S. Department of Labor's Working Partners for an Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace Program, the Week focuses on educating employers, employees and the public about the importance of being drug-free as an essential component of a safe and healthful workplace.
  • October 18-21, 2009: 52nd Annual Biological Safety Conference, Hyatt Regency Miami Convention Center, Miami, Florida. Representatives from Region IV staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth during the conference.
  • May 3-9, 2009: 2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The American Biological Safety Association and more than 55 other Alliance Program participants supported 2009 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, 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 2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home."
  • October 20-26, 2008: 2008 Drug-Free Work Week. The American Biological Safety Association and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2008 Drug-Free Work Week. Sponsored annually by the U.S. Department of Labor's Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Program, the Week focused on educating employers, employees and the public about the importance of being drug-free as an essential component of a safe and healthful workplace.
  • June 25-26, 2008: Summer Seminar Series and Review Course, Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland.  Dionne Williams, Industrial Hygienist, Office of Health Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA, staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth during the conference.
  • May 4-10, 2008: 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The American Biological Safety Association and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2008 NAOSH Week, "Safety is Good Business." Sponsored annually by American Society of Safety Engineers and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
  • October 7-10, 2007: 50th Annual Biological safety Conference, Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee.
    • October 7-10, 2007: Dionne Williams, Industrial Hygienist, Office of Health Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP), USDOL-OSHA, staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth.
    • October 7, 2007: Melody Sands, then-Director, Office of Health Enforcement, DEP, USDOL-OSHA; Dionne Williams, Industrial Hygienist, Office of Health Enforcement, DEP, USDOL-OSHA; and Karen Heckmann, Industrial Hygienist, Office of Training and Education, Directorate of Training and Education, USDOL-OSHA; presented a Professional Development Course, "Introduction to OSHA for Biosafety Professionals."
    • October 8, 2007: Dionne Williams, Industrial Hygienist, Office of Health Enforcement, DEP, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation, "OSHA Protection: Past, Present, and Future OSHA Efforts Concerning Workers."
  • May 6-12, 2007: 2007 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The American Biological Safety Association and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2007 NAOSH Week; "All Modes of Transportation." Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, 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.
  • October 1518, 2006: 49th Annual Biological safety Conference, Marriott Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts.
    • Dionne Williams, Industrial Hygienist, Office of Health Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP), USDOL-OSHA, staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth.
    • October 17, 2006: Melody Sands, then-Director, Office of Health Enforcement, DEP, USDOL-OSHA; Dionne Williams, Industrial Hygienist, Office of Health Enforcement, DEP, USDOL-OSHA; and Karen Heckmann, Industrial Hygienist, OSHA Training Institute, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA; provided a Professional Development Course, "Introduction to OSHA for Biosafety Professionals," during the conference.
  • March 18, 2006: Association of periOperative Registered Nurses 53rd Congress, Washington, DC.
    • Dionne Williams, Industrial Hygienist, Office of Health Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation, "OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens in Healthcare Safety," to over 25 attendees.
  • January 27, 2006: Multi-Regional Delegation, Department of State, United States Department of Labor, Washington DC.
    • Dionne Williams, Industrial Hygienist, Office of Health Enforcement, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation, "OSHA Overview-Healthcare Safety," to over 30 attendees.
  • January 23, 2006: Center for Disease Control; International Symposium on Biosafety, Atlanta, Georgia.
    • Melody Sands, then-Director, Office of Health Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA gave a presentation, "OSHA Safety and Health Requirements for Biosafety and Animal Research Facilities," to over 100 attendees.
  • October 23-26, 2005: 48th Annual Biological Safety Conference, Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC Canada.
    • Dionne Williams, Industrial Hygienist, Office of Health Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP), USDOL-OSHA, staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth during the conference.
      October 25, 2005: Melody Sands, then-Director, Office of Health Enforcement, DEP, USDOL-OSHA; Dionne Williams, Industrial Hygienist, Office of Health Enforcement, DEP, USDOL-OSHA; and Karen Heckmann, Industrial Hygienist, OSHA Training Institute, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA; taught a Professional Development Course entitled, "Introduction to OSHA for Biosafety Professionals," to over 40 attendees.
  • October 17-20, 2004: 47th Annual Biological Safety Conference, Adams Mark Hotel, San Antonio, Texas.
    • Dionne Williams, Industrial Hygienist, Office of Health Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP),USDOL-OSHA, and John Beck, then-Industrial Hygienist, Region VI, Austin, Texas Area Office, staffed the OSHA and ABSA Alliance exhibit booth during the conference.
    • October 19, 2004: Melody Sands, then-Director, Office of Health Enforcement, DEP, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation, "TB, Bloodborne Pathogens and More" to over 70 attendees.