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Through the OSHA and TJC/JCR Alliance, the organizations will provide TJC/JCR members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers. In particular, the Alliance will continue to address reducing and preventing exposure to physical, chemical, biological, and airborne hazards in healthcare and addressing emergency preparedness issues. The Alliance's goals include:

Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
  • To share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers through the publication of three Environment of Care News articles per year.
  • To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on health care worker safety related issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
Outreach and Communication
  • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and TJC's/JCR's web sites) to employers and workers in the healthcare industry.
  • To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding TJC/JCR best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by TJC/JCR through OSHA or TJC/JCR developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.
  • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or TJC/JCR conferences, local meetings, or other events such as the JCR Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference.

Related Documents

Alliance Agreements
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases

Products and Resources

Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
Environment of Care® News Articles








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