The OSHA and AOHP Alliance will focus on protecting employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to patient-handling hazards, bloodborne diseases, and emergency preparedness in healthcare facilities. The goals of the Alliance include:
Training and education
Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs and materials on bloodborne diseases and emergency preparedness for healthcare institutions and workers.
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 AOHP's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or AOHP's conferences, local meetings, or other AOHP sponsored events such as the AOHP Annual National Conference.
Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects related to patient-handling hazards, bloodborne diseases and emergency preparedness that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
October 3-6, 2012: AOHP 2012 National Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
October 3-5, 2012: Region IX OSHA staff at Alliance exhibit booth.
May 6-12, 2012: 2012 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Association of Occupational Health Professionals and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2012 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by ASSE and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2012 Theme: "Safety, What Every Business Needs."
September 28-October 1, 2011: AOHP 2011 National Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
September 28-30, 2011: Breca Tschida, Ergonomics Program Coordinator, Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA) and Jeff Wasvick, Industrial Hygienist, MNOSHA, staff an Alliance exhibit booth.
September 29, 2011: Presenter: Mary Bauer, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Eau Claire, Wisconsin Area Office, USDOL-OSHA. Presentation Name: "OSHA Updates."
May 1-7, 2011: 2011 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Association of Occupational Health Professionals and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2011 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 2011 was "Celebrating a Century of Safety."
N95 Respiratory Training and Fit Testing Verification Card (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Association of Occupational Health Professionals (AOHP) Alliance and in conjunction with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health's, National Personal Protective Technology Lab, AOHP developed a generic card to provide employees with a simple way to record the respirator make and model on which the s/he was fit tested and to provide safety tips for donning and doffing respirators. (2009, October).
†Alliance Implementation Team members participated in the development of this resource.
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