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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

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

December 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

      FY 2018: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018

    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

    In additional to several project planning meetings, 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, OSHA standards/rulemakings, enforcement, and outreach campaigns.

    Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage- OSHA Website  1,271
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage- JCR Website 2,605
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage- JCR Website- Alliance Resources page Healthcare645
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18TJC Workplace Violence Prevention Portal- OSHA Resources sectionHealthcare1,037
    Facebook10/8/17Feature brief linking to Surveying Hospitals' Workplace Violence Preparation with OSHA referenceHealthcare33,645
    Twitter10/12/17Tweet promoting blog on how workplace violence is addressed in TJC standardsHealthcare2,142
    Facebook10/12/17Post on how workplace violence is addressed in TJC standardsHealthcare524
    Twitter11/1/17Tweet about nurse bullying and safety cultureHealthcare2,118
    Facebook11/1/17Post about nurse bullying and safety cultureHealthcare540
    LinkedIn11/1/17Post about nurse bullying and safety cultureHealthcare6,325
    Twitter11/19/17Tweet on connection between TJC standards and workplace violence preventionHealthcare1,874
    LinkedIn11/19/17Post on connection between TJC standards and workplace violence preventionHealthcare10,488
    Blog post12/22/17"Workplace Violence Prevention's High Profile in 2017"Healthcare514
    Twitter12/29/17Tweet on Year-end review of workplace violence prevention assetsHealthcare1,965
    Facebook12/29/17Post on Year-end review of workplace violence prevention assetsHealthcare1,100
    LinkedIn12/29/17Post on Year-end review of workplace violence prevention assetsHealthcare23,186
    Blog post1/4/18"Lessons Learned: Rival Gang Members in the Same Hospital" (with specific mention of OSHA's "Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers.")Healthcare1,795
    Twitter3/1/18Tweet on workplace bullying in healthcareHealthcare3,301
    Facebook3/1/18Post on workplace bullying in healthcareHealthcare2,600
    LinkedIn3/1/18Post on workplace bullying in healthcareHealthcare23,566
    Twitter4/12/18Tweet announcing upcoming release of Sentinel Event Alert 59: Physical and Verbal Violence Against Health Care WorkersHealthcare6,744
    Facebook4/12/18Post announcing upcoming release of Sentinel Event Alert 59Healthcare27,966
    LinkedIn4/12/18Post announcing upcoming release of Sentinel Event Alert 59Healthcare4,600
    E-Newsletter4/17/18Sentinel Event Alert 59: Physical and verbal violence against health care workersHealthcare44,000
    E-Newsletter4/18/18Joint Commission Online lead story: "New Sentinel Event Alert focuses on physical, verbal workplace violence against health care staff "Healthcare5,575
    Twitter4/18/18Tweet announcing release of Sentinel Event 59Healthcare6,333
    Facebook4/18/18Post announcing release of Sentinel Event 59Healthcare2,900
    LinkedIn4/18/18Post announcing release of Sentinel Event 59Healthcare28,522
    Blog post4/19/18"New Workplace Violence Prevention Recommendations"Healthcare4,148
    Twitter4/24/18Tweet promoting 4/19 blog postHealthcare1,543
    Facebook4/24/18Post promoting 4/19 blog postHealthcare2,300
    LinkedIn4/24/18Post promoting 4/19 blog postHealthcare14,973
    Twitter5/4/18Tweet promoting a Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) resource for active shooter planning and response in healthcare settingsHealthcare1,670
    Facebook5/4/18Post promoting HSCC resource for active shooter planning and response in healthcare settingsHealthcare980
    LinkedIn5/4/18Post promoting HSCC resource for active shooter planning and response in healthcare settingsHealthcare17,632
    Other email6/27/18Email promoting the Sentinel Event webinar, "Workplace Violence Prevention: Implementing Strategies for Safer Healthcare Organizations"Healthcare Not available
    E-Newsletter6/27/18Joint Commission Online article: "This just in: OSHA now requiring electronic submission of Form 300A data"Healthcare, Recordkeeping/ Reporting5,278
    Twitter6/8/18Tweet encouraging hospitals and healthcare systems to participate in the American Hospital Association (AHA)- Hospitals Against Violence Initiative (HAVA) National Day of Awareness to End Violence.Healthcare16,665
    Facebook6/8/18Post encouraging hospitals and healthcare systems to participate in the AHA-HAVA National Day of Awareness to End Violence.Healthcare1,200
    LinkedIn6/8/18Post encouraging hospitals and healthcare systems to participate in the AHA-HAVA National Day of Awareness to End Violence.Healthcare980
    Blog post7/2/18"Workplace Violence: It Doesn't Just Happen in Hospitals"Healthcare2,983
    Twitter7/9/18Tweet promoting 7/2/18 blog postHealthcare3,041
    Facebook7/9/18Post promoting 7/2/18 blog postHealthcare631
    LinkedIn7/9/18Post promoting 7/2/18 blog postHealthcare6,043
    Twitter7/25/18Tweet promoting TJC/JCR/OSHA webinar and workplace violence prevention resourcesHealthcare1,591
    Facebook7/25/18Tweet promoting TJC/JCR/OSHA webinar and workplace violence prevention resourcesHealthcare544
    LinkedIn7/25/18Tweet promoting TJC/JCR/OSHA webinar and workplace violence prevention resourcesHealthcare5,741
    E-Newsletter8/1/18Joint Commission Online article: "Webinar replay: Strategies to reduce workplace violence from Joint Commission, OSHA"Healthcare5,834
    Twitter8/10/18Tweet promoting recording of TJC/JCR/OSHA webinar from 7/25.Healthcare1,903
    Facebook8/10/18Post promoting recording of TJC/JCR/OSHA webinar from 7/25.Healthcare773
    LinkedIn8/10/18Post promoting recording of TJC/JCR/OSHA webinar from 7/25.Healthcare6,688
     
    TOTAL 351,022

    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 Participant Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title Of Presentation (if applicable) City State Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Exhibit4/18/18JCR Emergency Preparedness ConferenceLorenzo Williams, OSHA Tampa Area OfficeN/ALake Buena VistaFL ~375
    Event5/3/18OSHA Alliance Program ForumPaulo Pontemayor, TJCN/AWashingtonDC 50
    Webinar7/25/18Sentinel Alert WebinarGalen Blanton, OSHA; Mikki Holmes, OSHA National Office; Edward Pollak, TJC; Judith Arnetz, Michigan State UniversityWorkplace Violence Prevention: Implementing Strategies for Safer Healthcare Organizations Healthcare1,000
    Webinar8/1/18 -9/30/18Sentinel Alert Webinar: ReplayGalen Blanton, OSHA; Mikki Holmes, OSHA National Office; Edward Pollak, TJC; Judith Arnetz, Michigan State UniversityWorkplace Violence Prevention: Implementing Strategies for Safer Healthcare Organizations Healthcare2,200
     
    TOTAL 3,625
  5. Alliance Developed Products

    • As a Partner for Safe + Sound Week 2018, TJC/JCR collaborated with OSHA's Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG) in updating a Fact Sheet with Healthcare Safety Statistics.

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

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