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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    December 13, 2004

    Date Renewed:

    March 7, 2008

    Date Closed:

    April 29, 2010

    Alliance Overview

    The purpose of the alliance is to improve the awareness of the benefits of occupational health nursing in workplaces and to promote wellness in the workplace.

    Implementation Team Members
    Kimberly Stille, Area Director
    Leslie Ptak, Compliance Assistance Specialist
    Cindy Groves, RN, BSN, COHN-S
    Judy Tracy, RN, COHN-S

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Meetings were held on these dates: April 4, 2008, July 22, 2008, November 14, 2008 and January 30, 2009.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period

    This report covers the period of June 2, 2009 to April 29, 2010.

    Alliance Activity

    Pat Olson, an occupational health nurse presented to the Madison OSHA office on the work that occupational health nurses do and what they offer the safety and health community on June 12, 2009.

    The SCWAOHN and OSHA decided to dissolve the alliance due to the lack of activity and projects they were unable to generate. This decision was made on September 18, 2009.

    The Madison CAS gave a presentation at the Wisconsin State Association of Occupational Health Nurses on October 14, 2009 about OSHA's plans for the future. This presentation had been planned well before the decision to dissolve the alliance.

  4. Results

    The alliance was resigned during the evaluation period and both OSHA and SCWAOHN decided to have a topic to pursue, wellness in the workplace. The alliance is continuing to refine how they approaching their alliance activities.

    Type of Activity
    (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

    Presentation to the OSHA office


    Wisconsin State Ass of Occupational Health Nurses




  5. Report Prepared by: Leslie Ptak, April 29, 2010.