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Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP)

(signed February 19, 2004; renewed August 27, 2006; renewed April 28, 2008; concluded October 25, 2012)

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.

Related Documents

Alliance Agreements
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases

Activities and Events

  • 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."

Products and Resources

Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
OSHA eTools
Additional Resources
  • AOHP/OSHA Alliance page.

Alliance Implementation Team members participated in the development of this resource.


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