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(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.
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases
- 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
- Beyond Getting Started: Workplace Violence in Healthcare Setting Web Reference Guide [PDF* - 150 KB]. Through the OSHA and Association of Occupational Health Professionals (AOHP) Alliance, AOHP developed a reference guide for Web resources that addresses workplace violence in healthcare facilities. (2012, December)
- Beyond Getting Started: Respiratory Protection in Healthcare Settings Web Reference Guide [PDF* - 117 KB]. Through the OSHA and Association of Occupational Health Professionals (AOHP) Alliance, AOHP developed a reference guide for Web page resources and links that addresses respiratory protection in healthcare. (2011, November)
- N95 Respiratory Training and Fit Testing Verification Card [PDF*
- 214 KB]. 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)
- Beyond Getting Started: A Resource Guide for Implementing a Safe Patient
Handling Program in the Acute Care Setting [PDF*
- 642 KB]. Through the OSHA and Association of Occupational Health Professionals
(AOHP) Alliance, AOHP developed a guide that addresses patient handling with
the goal of providing the necessary tools for the occupational health
professional to implement a safe patient handling program. (2006, June; updated 2011, November)
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
+Alliance Implementation Team members participated in the development of this resource.
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*These files are provided for downloading.