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OSHA and the Health Physics Society (HPS)
Close-Out Report
as of February 20, 2006

On February 20, 2004, OSHA and the Health Physics Society (HPS) formed an Alliance to provide HPS members and others with information, guidance and access to training resources to protect employees' health and safety. The Alliance focused on enhancing workplace health and safety and assisting employers in developing a preventive focus for radiological safety and health issues in workplace environments, especially related to emergency preparedness.

Due to the change in HPS's priorities and its focus on using the society's resources to address other issues for its members, there was limited activity to develop programs and products to meet the goals of the Alliance. As a result, HPS concluded the Alliance as of February 20, 2006. However, OSHA and HPS will continue to work together through other avenues to develop and share information on radiological safety and heath issues.

The following successes resulted from the organizations' working together to meet the Alliance's goals:
  • On July 10-14, 2005, Jeff Lodwick, Health Physicist, Salt Lake Technical Center, USDOL-OSHA, staffed an OSHA and HPS Alliance exhibit booth during the 50th Annual Meeting in Spokane, Washington.

  • On July 11-15, 2005, OSHA representatives staffed an OSHA and HPS Alliance exhibit booth during the HPS 49th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • In 2004, OSHA and HPS developed a Pregnancy and Radiation module that was added to OSHA's Ionizing Radiation Safety and Health Topics page.

  • Members of HPS served on OSHA's Ionizing Radiation and Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDD)/ Dirty Bombs Safety and Health Topics pages Editorial Boards.

Report prepared by: Sandra Khan, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, April 2, 2005