November 20, 2003
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
Thomas Bennett III
November 20, 2009 - November 19, 2010
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-Related Web Page
AHA maintains an AHA and OSHA Alliance-related 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
An AHA representative serves on the editorial board for the following OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages on the Agency's Web site: Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs); Medical and First Aid; and AEDs in the Workplace.
Print and Electronic Media
News releases and articles on the OSHA and AHA Alliance and its renewal, as well as the Agency's signing of other Alliances, have appeared in a number of printed and online publications. For more information on the articles, please see the Alliance Program Reach table.
Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or AHA's conferences, local meetings, or other Alliance partner events such as the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update.
The OSHA and AHA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.
American Heart Association Safety Tips: Bloodborne Pathogens Safety Tips Sheet
Through the OSHA and AHA Alliance, the participants developed a safety tips sheet, which was posted to the AHA Web site in September 2010 and linked to from the OSHA and AHA Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site.
American Heart Association/American Red Cross (ARC) Best Practice Fact Sheet on Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Through the Alliance Program, AHA and ARC worked together to develop a draft fact sheet focusing on CPR psychomotor skills, which are how chest compressions and breaths are delivered. The product will be finalized in 2011 and posted to the AHA and OSHA Alliance Web page on the association's Web site and linked to from the OSHA and AHA Alliance Web page on the Agency's Web site.
DOL Safety Day, June 9, 2010, Washington, DC.
On June 9, 2010, an AHA representative staffed an exhibit booth and distributed safety and health information and answered questions at DOL Safety, June 9, 2010, at the Francis Perkins Building, in Washington, DC.
Encourage AHA chapters to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including AED Program implementation, CPR and first aid training.
The OSHA and AHA Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal
Promoting the National Dialogue Goals
First Aid Advisory Task Force
Kay Dellinger, Medical Officer, Office of Occupational Medicine, DTSEM, USDOL-OSHA serves on the AHA and American Red Cross First Aid Advisory Taskforce. The Taskforce identifies and reviews international science and knowledge relevant to first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) and to generate consensus on treatment recommendations every five years.
2010 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 2-8, 2010
On May 2-8, 2010, the National Safety Council Alliance and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2010 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Association of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2010 was "Mission NAOSH 2010: Safe Workplaces." Luke George, Manager, Government Affairs, NSC, attended the event, which, along with a number of other Alliance Program participants, supported the Week.
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:
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||3,892|
|AHA and OSHA Alliance Web page||2,001|
|Medical and First Aid Safety and Health Topics page||26,245|
|Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Safety and Health Topics page||27,290|
|AEDs in the Workplace Safety and Health Topics page||29,444|
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 the OSHA and AHA Alliance Web page on the Agency Web site and the AHA and OSHA Alliance-related Web page on the AHA Web site with safety and health resources.
AHA representative, Jeff Walters will continue to serve on the editorial boards of OSHA's AEDs and Medical and First Aid Safety and Health Topics pages.
Through the Alliance, AHA will develop slide presentations focusing on the use of AEDs in the workplace. AHA will also work with ARC to develop a draft fact sheet focusing on CPR psychomotor skills. The products will be posted on the AHA and OSHA Alliance Web page on the AHA Web site and OSHA will link to the products from the OSHA and AHA Alliance Web page as well as the Alliance Program Participants Developed Products Web page on the Agency Web site.
An AHA representative will staff an exhibit booth at DOL Safety Day at the Francis Perkins Building on June 8, 2011.
Finally, AHA is planning to support and promote 2011 NAOSH Week, May 1-7, 2011 and support OSHA's initiative focusing on distracted driving.
Report prepared by: Todd Briggs, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, February 3, 2011.Back to Top
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