November 20, 2003
September 8, 2006
The OSHA and AHA Alliance focuses on advancing a culture of awareness, prevention and action while sharing best practices and technical knowledge to reduce death and disability from heart disease and stroke in the workplace and addressing employee wellness programs in the workplace. These efforts include a focus on providing information for individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
Implementation Team Members
*Robin McCune was a member of the OSHA and AHA implementation team until July 2007
November 20, 2006 - November 19, 2007
Implementation Team Meetings
In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.
Events and Products
Outreach and Communication Goals
OSHA and AHA Alliance Web Page
OSHA continues to update the OSHA and AHA Alliance Web page on the Agency's Web site. The Web page includes links to the OSHA and AHA Alliance agreement, renewal agreement, products and resources and milestones and successes.
AHA and OSHA Alliance Web Page
AHA redesigned its AHA and OSHA Alliance Web page on the organization's Web site. The Web page includes a number of links to OSHA's Web site, including the OSHA and AHA Alliance Web page, milestones and successes and OSHA Safety and Health Topic pages such as AEDs and Medical and First Aid.
OSHA's Safety and Health Topics Pages
AHA representative, Robin McCune, served on the editorial boards of the following OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages: Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), AED's in the Workplace, and Medical and First Aid until July 2007. Karen Orso replaced Robin McCune as the AHA representative on the editorial boards in August 2007.
2006 Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update, Orlando, Florida, June 22-25, 2006
Representatives from OSHA's National Office, Region IV and Florida On-site Consultation Program staffed an Alliance Program exhibit and distributed compliance assistance and Alliance publications, including the OSHA and AHA Alliance Activities Summary, to attendees at the 2006 Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update, June 22-25, 2007 in Orlando, Florida.
AHA representatives promoted the OSHA and AHA Alliance and distributed the OSHA and AHA Alliance Activities Summary from the AHA exhibit booth at several conferences through-out the United States including, the American Occupational Health Conference, May 6-9, 2007 in New Orleans, Louisiana and the Society of Critical Care Nursing Conference, February 17-21, 2007 in Orlando, Florida. In addition, AHA also exhibited at other Alliance Program participants conferences such as American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Symposium and Expo, April 16-20, 2007, in Orlando, Florida and the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare's Annual National Conference, September 26-29, 2007 in Savanna, Georgia.
Department of Labor (DOL) Safety Day, Washington, DC, June 6, 2007
The DOL's Safety Day was held on June 6, 2007 in Washington, DC for DOL employees. During the event, a number of organizations shared safety and health information with the attendees. AHA staffed an exhibit booth at the event and distributed information and answered questions about AHA's Programs and AEDs and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) issues.
Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) Congress of Presidents, Savannah, Georgia, September 27, 2007
Through the OSHA and AHA Alliance and the OSHA and AOHP Alliance, Alex Barbieri, Senior Case Manager, AHA, gave a presentation about the organization's Start Program to 35 attendees at the AOHP Congress of Presidents.
2007 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 6-12, 2007
AHA joined with more than 15 other Alliance Program participants to support 2007 NAOSH Week, May 6-12, 2007. NAOSH Week, sponsored by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, focuses on increasing the understanding of the positive benefits of investing in occupational safety, health and environmental programs among employers, employees and the public; raising awareness of the role and contribution of safety, health and environmental professionals; and reducing workplace injuries and illness by encouraging safety and health activities at all companies and organizations. AHA posted information about and a link to NAOSH Week on the organization's Alliance-related Web page.
AHA Relationship Building
AHA incorporated relationship building with OSHA's Regional, Area and State Plan offices into its Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) field staff's performance objectives. The ECC field staff holds a monthly conference call to share information, ideas and strategies including opportunities to work with the local OSHA Offices.
Promoting the National Dialogue Goals
First Aid Advisory Task Force
Donald Wright, M.D., Director, Office of Occupational Medicine, Directorate of Science, Technology and medicine, USDOL-OSHA continues to serve on the AHA and American Red Cross First Aid Advisory Taskforce.
Through the OSHA and AHA Alliance, the organizations are continuing to work together to develop products and resources to reduce death and disability from heart disease and stroke in the workplace and addressing employee wellness programs in the workplace. During the reporting period, the Alliance's Implementation Team worked on several programs and projects and shared information on OSHA's compliance assistance activities and cooperative programs. For example:
Based upon the ongoing successes realized through the OSHA and AHA Alliance the organizations agreed to renew their Alliance. The organizations will sign the renewal agreement in January 2008.
Alliance Program Reach
|Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)||Number of Individuals Reached or Trained|
|OSHA and AHA Alliance Web page||4,315|
|AHA and OSHA Alliance Web page||8,200|
|Medical and First Aid Safety and Health Topics page||36,120|
|Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Safety and Health Topics page||19,151|
|AED's in the Workplace Safety and Health Topics page||19,151|
|AED's in the Workplace Safety and Health Topics page||20,730|
February 17-21, 2007
|Data not available|
April 16-20, 2007
May 6-9, 2007
|Data not available|
June 22-25, 2007
September 26-29, 2007
September 27, 2007
Speaker: Alex Barbieri
In the upcoming year, OSHA and AHA implementation team will collaborate on a number of projects to support the goals of the Alliance agreement. For example, OSHA and AHA will continue to update and promote the Alliance's Web pages, such as the OSHA and AHA Alliance Web page on the Agency's Web site and the AHA and OSHA Alliance Web page on the organization's Web site with safety and health resources. AHA representative, Karen Orso will serve on the editorial boards of OSHA's Medical and First Aid, Automated External Defibrillators and AED's in the Workplace Safety and Health Topics pages.
OSHA and AHA are also developing plans to promote the Alliance through a number of speaking and exhibiting opportunities including, the 2008 Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update International Educational Conference and Expo, June 12-15, 2008, in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, AHA will promote the OSHA and AHA Alliance and distribute the OSHA and AHA Alliance Activities Summary at several healthcare-related conferences, including the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Symposium and Expo, American Occupational Health Conference, and the Society of Critical Care Nursing Conference.
Through the Alliance, AHA will also develop wellness informational products and OSHA will review and provide feedback on them to AHA. The products will be posted on the AHA and OSHA Alliance Web page on the organization's Web site and OSHA will link to the informational products from the OSHA and AHA Alliance Web page as well as the Alliance Program Participants Developed Products Web page on the Agency's Web site.
Finally, AHA is planning to support and promote 2008 NAOSH Week, May 4-10, 2008 and exhibit at the Department of Labor's 2008 Safety Day.
Report prepared by: Sandra Khan, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, November 27, 2007.Back to Top
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