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On August 10, 2004, OSHA and the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) formed an Alliance that focuses on helping to prepare employees, including but not limited to youth and Spanish-speaking workers, and small business employers and others, to respond to emergency situations by providing information, guidance, and access to training resources on various safety and health topics. Specifically, the Alliance focuses on emergency preparedness and response, including business continuity issues, and first aid information such as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) techniques.
The OSHA - ASHI Alliance implementation team also met on August 10, 2004 to develop ideas for projects or activities that could be pursued to achieve the goals of the Alliance. A number of the ideas generated by the implementation team included: