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  • April 8-9, 2010: Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC.
    • April 8, 2010: Jordan Barab, Deputy Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, gave opening remarks and provided an OSHA update to attendees.
    • April 8, 2010: Patricia Bray, Medical Officer, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, USDOL-OSHA, presented "H1N1 Swine Flu: A Wake up Call for Pandemic Preparedness."
    • April 8-9, 2010: Sandra Khan and Gary Johnson, Jr., Safety and Occupational Health Specialists, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • September 14-16, 2009: The Joint Commission's Annual Conference on Quality and Patient Safety: Explore, Enhance, and Energize --Leadership for the Future, Sofitel Chicago O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois.
    • September 16, 2009: Rosemary K. Sokas, Director, Office of Occupational Medicine, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation, "The Worker Safety/Patient Safety Nexus."
  • August 21-22, 2009: Annual Infection Prevention and Control Conference, "Mastering Powerful and Practical Infection Prevention Strategies," Marriott Crystal Gateway, Arlington, Virginia.
    • August 21, 2009: Rosemary K. Sokas, Director, Office of Occupational Medicine, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, USDOL-OSHA, participated on a panel discussion about reducing health associated infections and the shared responsibility of the government, the healthcare industry, and consumers.
    • August 22, 2009: Patricia Bray, Medical Officer, Office of Occupational Medicine, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation, "OSHA inspections: Infectious Diseases in Healthcare and Lab Settings."
  • May 29, 2009: Healthcare and Security: Preventing Criminal Events Audio Conference.
    • Elise Handelman, Director, Office of Occupational Health Nursing, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, USDOL-OSHA, Kathleen McPhaul, PhD, MPH, RN, Assistant Professor, Work and Health Research Center, University of Maryland School of Nursing, and Merlin Wessels, Associate Director, Standards Interpretation Group, The Joint Commission, participated in the audio conference about workplace violence and hospital settings that are at high risk for workplace violence.
  • April 14-15, 2009: 2009 Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC.
    • April 15, 2009: John Ferris, Director, Office of Emergency Management, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation, "Introduction of New OSHA Office of Emergency Management for Protecting Employees Responding to Disasters."
    • Ryan Tremain and Sandra Khan, Safety and Occupational Health Specialists, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth during the conference.
  • September 18-19, 2008: Annual Infection Control Conference: Channeling Infection Control Practices into Sustainable Solutions, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
    • Patricia Bray, MD, MPH, then-Acting Director, Office of Occupational Medicine, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, OSDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation, "OSHA Guidelines for Infection Control in 2008 for the Health Care Worker."
  • May 1, 2008: 2008 Perioperative Safety Symposium Post Conference: Worker Safety in Perioperative Services: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
    • Sheila Arbury, RN, MPH, Health Scientist, Office of Occupational Health Nursing, Directorate Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation, "Sharps Safety."
  • April 8-9, 2008: Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference: "Practical Applications for Health Disaster Preparedness" Hilton Alexandria Mark Hotel, Alexandria, Virginia.
    • OSHA representatives staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth during the conference.
  • October 10-11, 2007: Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference: Preparing for the Unknown: "Are You Ready?" Hilton Alexandria Mark Hotel, Alexandria, Virginia.
    • Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation on the OSHA and The Joint Commission/Joint Commission Resources Alliance and an OSHA Update.
    • OSHA representatives staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth during the conference.
  • September 6, 2007: Health Care Worker Influenza Vaccination Protocols Audio Conference.
    • Kay Dellinger, Medical Officer, Office of Occupational Health Medicine, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation, "Increasing Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Rates in Healthcare Workers," and discussed the OSHA and The Joint Commission/Joint Commission Resources Alliance during the conference.
  • August 20-21, 2007: Annual Infection Prevention and Control Conference, The Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.
    • Don Wright, then-Director, Office of Occupational Medicine, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation on pandemic flu during the conference.
  • October 19-20, 2006: 2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference: Disaster Readiness on the Home Front, Renaissance Washington Hotel, Washington, DC.
    • October 19, 2006: Edwin J. Foulke, Jr., former-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, gave opening remarks and an OSHA update.
    • October 19, 2006: Thomas Galassi, then-Deputy Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation, "OSHA/JCAHO Emergency Management Standards," to 135 attendees.
    • October 20, 2006: John Piacentino, then-Medical Officer, Office of Occupational Medicine, Biological Specialized Response Team, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA gave a presentation, "Pandemic Flu: Pandemic preparedness and Response-guidance for Healthcare Workers and Healthcare employees," to 175 attendees.
    • Don Wright, then-Director, Office of Occupational Medicine, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA, was the conference moderator.
    • OSHA staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth during the conference.
  • January 25, 2006: American Heart Association's New Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) 25th Audio/Web Conference. [More...]
  • October 6-7, 2005: "Defending Your Front Lines," National Conference for Hospital-Based First Receivers, Renaissance Washington Hotel, Washington, DC.
    • October 6, 2005: David Ippolito, then-Director, Office of Science and Technological Assessment, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA, participated in a Question and Answer Session on OSHA's Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers.
    • October 6, 2005: Sven J. Rundman III, Senior Industrial Hygienist, Office of Health Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation entitled, "Hazwoper and Other OSHA Standards Applicable to Hospitals."
    • October 6, 2005: John Piacentino, then-Medical Officer, Office of Occupational Medicine, Biological Specialized Response Team, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA and Patricia Bray, Medical Officer, Office of Occupational Medicine, Biological Specialized Response Team, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation entitled, "Medical Monitoring of First Receivers: Maintaining Employee Health During an Incident."
    • October 7, 2005: Don Wright, then-Director, Office of Occupational Medicine, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine, USDOL-OSHA, and Robert A. Wise, then-Vice President, Division of Standards and Survey Process, JCAHO, gave a presentation entitled, "Making OSHA and Joint Commission Work for You-Together."