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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and
The Joint Commission (TJC) and Joint Commission Resources (JCR)

March 2018


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      July 27, 2004

    2. Dates Renewed

      November 8, 2006

      January 14, 2009

      August 21, 2013

    3. Evaluation Period

      July 27, 2016 – September 30, 2017

    4. Alliance Overview and Goals

      Through the Alliance, OSHA, TJC, and JCR aim to provide information and access to resources that will safeguard the health and safety of the healthcare workforce against occupational hazards such as musculoskeletal disorders from patient handling; workplace violence; bloodborne pathogens; tuberculosis; slips, trips, and falls; and others as appropriate.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • September 12, 2016
    • January 9, 2017

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.

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  4. Results of Alliance Activities in Support of Agreement Goals

    Dissemination: Alliance Program participant shared information on agency-developed or OSHA Alliance Program-developed tools and resources, Initiatives focusing on OSHA standards/rulemakings, enforcement, and outreach campaigns.

    Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Webpage 7/27/16 through9/30/17 Alliance Webpage- OSHA Website (https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/alliances/jcaho/jcaho.htm)   2187 unique views
    Webpage 7/27/16 through 9/30/17 Alliance Webpage- JCR Website (https://www.jcrinc.com/about-jcr/osha-alliance/)   2009 unique views
    Webpage 7/27/16 through 9/30/17 Alliance Webpage- JCR Website- Alliance Resources page (https://www.jcrinc.com/about-jcr/osha-alliance-resources/) Healthcare 614 unique views
    Webpage 7/27/16 through 9/30/17 TJC Workplace Violence Prevention Portal- OSHA Resources section (https://www.jointcommission.org/wpv_healthcare_osha/) Healthcare 1078 unique views
    Webpage 10/1/16 through 9/30/17 TJC Workplace Violence Prevention Portal - Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers (https://www.jointcommission.org/wpv_healthcare_osha/)- Referrals to OSHA's Safety & Health Topics Page on Worker Safety in Hospitals (https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hospitals/workplace_violence.html) Healthcare 225 unique views
    Webpage10/1/16 through 9/30/17TJC Workplace Violence Prevention Portal - Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers (https://www.jointcommission.org/wpv_healthcare_osha/) - Referrals to OSHA's Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers (https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3148.pdf)Healthcare373 unique views
    Blog1/3/17Barbara Braun, Associate Director, Department of Health Services Research, TJC, wrote a blog post entitled "Should OSHA officially address Workplace Violence?" announcing OSHA's 1/10/17 Public Stakeholder Meeting on Preventing Workplace Violence in Healthcare and Social Assistance and 12/7/17 Request for Information (81 FR 88147)Healthcare2672 readers
    Newsletter1/15/17TJC published an article in Physician Leader Monthly entitled "OSHA accepting comments on need for workplace violence prevention standard."Healthcare11,000 subscribers
    Newsletter2/22/17JCR published an article in Joint Commission Online entitled "New resources added to Sentinel Event Alert on preventing violence in health care settings," which links to the TJC's Workplace Violence Prevention Portal and relevant OSHA resources.Healthcare32,000 subscribers
    NewsletterAugust 2017TJC's August issue of Environment of Care News, which contained an Alliance-developed article on safe patient handling, was disseminated in print to 400 recipients.Ergonomics, Healthcare400 subscribers
    Twitter1/5/17TJC tweeted about OSHA's 1/10/17 public meeting and 12/7/17 RFI on workplace violence in healthcare and linked to Barbara Braun's 1/3/17 blog post on this topic.Healthcare(2266 users)
    Twitter1/20/17TJC tweeted an announcement that OSHA granted a petition for a standard for workplace violence in healthcare.Healthcare(2679 users)
    Twitter2/24/17TJC tweeted a "Save the Date" image for the first annual Safe + Sound Week.Safe + Sound Week, Safety & Health Programs(2679 users)
    Twitter5/24/17TJC tweeted a "Save the Date" image for the first annual Safe + Sound Week.Safe + Sound Week, Safety & Health Programs(2679 users)
    Twitter6/12/17TJC tweeted the partner badge for Safe + Sound Week 2017.Safe + Sound Week, Safety & Health Programs(2679 users)
    Twitter8/25/17TJC tweeted a link to the Alliance-developed Environment of Care News article, "Handling with Care: Practicing safe patient handling."Ergonomics, Healthcare2679 users
    LinkedIn1/5/17TJC published a LinkedIn piece about OSHA's 1/10/17 public meeting and 12/7/17 RFI on workplace violence in healthcare and linked to Barbara Braun's 1/3/17 blog post on this topic.Healthcare(4867 readers of the post)
    LinkedInMay 2017TJC shared the partner badge for Safe + Sound Week 2017.Safe + Sound Week, Safety & Health Programs(23,500 followers)
    LinkedInJune 2017TJC shared the partner badge for Safe + Sound Week 2017.Safe + Sound Week, Safety & Health Programs23,500 followers
    Facebook2/24/17TJC posted to Facebook a "Save the Date" image for the first annual Safe + Sound Week.Safe +Sound Week, Safety & Health Programs(12,867 followers)
    Facebook6/12/17TJC posted to Facebook the partner badge for Safe + Sound Week 2017.Safe + Sound Week, Safety & Health Programs(12,867 followers)
    Facebook6/14/17TJC updated their Facebook cover photo to show support for Safe + Sound Week 2017.Safe + Sound Week, Safety & Health Programs(12,867 followers)
    Facebook6/15/17TJC posted to Facebook the partner badge for Safe + Sound Week 2017.Safe + Sound Week, Safety & Health Programs12,867 followers
     
    TOTAL91,604 (Note that this total is mixing different units of people reached)

    Outreach Events and Training for non-OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in events which includes speeches/presentations, exhibits, roundtables, conferences, informational webinars or other meetings or training in support of the Alliance or an OSHA initiative.

    Activity Type Date Event Name Representative Name(s) and Affiliation(s) City State Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Exhibit4/19-4/20/17Joint Commission Emergency Preparedness ConferenceAlex Novas, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA Baton Rouge Area OfficeNew OrleansLAHealthcare375 (# who saw promotional message about conference)
     
    TOTAL 375
  5. Alliance Developed Products

    • Handling with Care: Practicing Safe Patient Handling. Environment of Care News, (2017, August). This article discusses musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in healthcare settings and describes strategies for implementing a safe patient handling and movement program.
    • As a Partner for Safe + Sound Week 2017, TJC/JCR collaborated with OSHA's Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG) in developing a Fact Sheet with Healthcare Safety Statistics.

    Report prepared by: Christina Morgan, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, March 2018

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