May 19, 2005
Through the OSHA and American Red Cross (ARC) Alliance, the organizations are providing employers and employees, including non-English and limited English speaking employees, with information, guidance, and access to training resources. The Alliance specifically addresses workplace issues, including emergency preparedness, disease prevention education and first aid training.
Implementation Team Members
Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management (DTSEM)
Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs
American Red Cross:
Director, Program Management and Field Support
Health and Safety
May 19, 2011 – May 18, 2012
Implementation Team Meetings
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.
Outreach and Communication Goals
OSHA and the American Red Cross Alliance Web Page
OSHA continues to update and maintain the OSHA and ARC Alliance Web page that is posted on the OSHA Web site. The page includes the OSHA and ARC Alliance agreement, renewal agreement, annual reports, news releases, information on activities and events, and milestones and successes of the Alliance. The page also includes links to the ARC Pandemic Flu Web page and the ARC Alliance-related Web page on the ARC Web site.
American Red Cross Alliance Web Page
ARC continues to update the ARC and OSHA Alliance Web page on the ARC Web site. The page includes information about the ARC and OSHA Alliance. It addition, the page linked to information about 2011 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week and the OSHA Distracted Driving Web page.
OSHA Distracted Driving Initiative
Through the Alliance Program, ARC supported OSHA's national outreach initiative focusing on distracted driving, including the dangers of texting while driving and other distracted driver-related hazards. ARC helped to promote the outreach-related materials, including posting information about the initiative to the ARC and OSHA Alliance Web page.
OSHA Editorial Boards
A representative from ARC serves on the editorial board for the following OSHA Safety and Health Topics page on the Agency's Web site: Medical and First Aid. As of January 2012, the use of editorial boards has been suspended.
2012 OSHA Annual On-site Consultation Conference
A representative from ARC delivered a presentation to more than 20 people focusing on the organization's "Ready Rating" Program at the 2012 OSHA Annual On-site Consultation Conference on April 23-26, 2012, in Nashville, Tennessee. The program helps small businesses prepare and assist with their emergency response efforts.
2012 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week
On May 6-12, 2012, the ARC and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2012 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Association of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2012 was "Safety, it's What Every Business Needs." ARC helped support the Week through a number of activities, including posting information about the Week to ARC and OSHA Alliance Web page, as well as provided safety-related items for inclusion in the bags distributed to the attendees at the NAOSH Week Kick-off event at DOL on May 7, 2012.
During this evaluation period, OSHA and ARC Chapters did not sign or renew any Alliance agreements.
Promoting the National Dialogue Goals
First Aid Advisory Taskforce
Kay Dellinger, Medical Officer, Office of Occupational Medicine, DTSEM, serves on the ARC and American Heart Association (AHA), an Alliance Program participant, First Aid Advisory Taskforce. The First Aid Advisory Taskforce is responsible for updating cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and first aid guidelines every five years.
OSHA and ARC continue to work together to address workplace issues, including emergency preparedness, disease prevention education, and first aid training. As a result of this positive relationship, the organizations completed a number of projects and activities to meet the goals of the Alliance agreement. For example:
|Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)||Number of Individuals Reached or Trained|
|OSHA and ARC Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site||3,211|
|ARC and OSHA Alliance-related Web page on the ARC Web site||Data Not Available|
|OSHA Medical and First Aid Safety, Safety and Health Topics Page||31,923|
|2012 OSHA Annual On-Site Consultation Conference||20|
In the upcoming year, OSHA and the ARC will undertake several activities to meet the goals of the Alliance. For example:
Report prepared by: Todd Briggs, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, August 10, 2012.Back to Top
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