May 19, 2005
August 6, 2008
Through the OSHA and American Red Cross Alliance, the organizations are providing employers and employees, including non-English and limited English speaking employees, with information, guidance, and access to training resources. In particular, the Alliance specifically addresses 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
Director, Program and Product Management/Health and Safety Services
May 19, 2009 – May 18, 2010
Implementation Team Meetings
In addition to the scheduled Implementation Team 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 is continuing 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-related Web Page
The ARC developed an Alliance-related Web page on the ARC Web site that features the goals of the OSHA and ARC Alliance and a link to the OSHA and ARC Alliance Web page on the Agency Web site. In addition, the page featured information about the 2010 NAOSH Week.
"Is Your Business Prepared For Pandemic Flu?" Web cast, September 24, 2009
Gary Lescallett, Senior Industrial Hygienist, Office of Science and Technology Assessment, DTSEM, and Ted Yee, Medical Officer, Office of Occupational Medicine (OOM), DTSEM, gave presentations on OSHA regulations, emergency preparedness and pandemic flu.
2010 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 2-8, 2010
On May 2-8, 2010, the ARC and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2010 North American Occupational Safety and Health (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 2010 was "Mission NAOSH 2010: Safe Workplaces."
OSHA Regional and Area Office Alliances
The ARC Chapters are continuing to recognize the value of working together with OSHA through the Alliance Program. The following Regional and Area Office Alliances have been signed:
Through the Alliance, the organizations are providing local businesses and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to falls, amputations, ergonomic, chemical, electrical and other physical hazards, development of emergency preparedness programs and/or addressing implementation of an effective safety and health program.
Through the Alliance, the organizations are providing local businesses and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to fall, amputation, ergonomic, chemical, electrical and other physical hazards and/or addressing implementation of effective safety and health program issues.
Promoting the National Dialogue Goals
First Aid Advisory Taskforce
Kay Dellinger, Medical Officer, OOM, 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. The positive relationship that OSHA and ARC established over the past five years has led to the development of many programs and projects that the team is currently working on or has produced. 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||4,982|
|ARC and OSHA Alliance-related Web page on the ARC Web site||Data not available|
|September 24, 2009: "Is Your Business Prepared For Pandemic Flu?" Web cast||1,800|
In the upcoming year, OSHA and the ARC will undertake several activities to reach the goals of the Alliance. For example:
Report prepared by: Sandra Khan, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, July 24, 2010.Back to Top
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