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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT-FY 2017
Griffin Hospital Occupational Medical Center
Signed: September 27, 2005
Renewed: September 27, 2007


Overview
The purpose was to use their collective expertise to help foster a culture of prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge. Emphasis would be on reducing and preventing exposure to hazards found in healthcare and manufacturing.

Implementation Team Members

  • Robert W. Kowalski (ret.), Area Director, U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA, Bridgeport Area Office
  • Leona May, Compliance Assistance Specialist, U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA, Bridgeport Area Office
  • Myra Odenwaelder, DPT Director, Rehabilitation Services, Griffin Hospital Occupational Medicine
  • Dierdre Laverty Client Services, Griffin Hospital Occupational Medicine

Contributors

  • Griffin Hospital Safety and Health Director
  • Griffin Hospital Physical Therapy Department
  • Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, Shelton, CT
  • Serra and Delvecchio Agency - Human Resource Services, Shelton, CT
  • Connecticut OSHA

Evaluation Period

FY 2017 - October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017

Team Meetings

***Numerous telephone calls and emails were exchanged throughout this evaluation period between Bridgeport Area Office’s Compliance Assistance Specialist Leona May, representatives from Griffin Hospital Occupational Medicine, Carol Pendagast, Director of Human Resource Services for Serra and Delvecchio and Nancie Gray, Vice President of Marketing and Special event for the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce.

October 18, 2016 – CAS Leona May attended a safety planning meeting at Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce.

February 17, 2017 – CAS Leona May attended a safety planning meeting at Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce.

May 25, 2017 – CAS Leona May attended a safety planning meeting at Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Events and Products

October 18, 2016 – CAS Leona May presented OSHA’s Top 10 seminar at the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce to 30 attendees.

January 26, 2017 – Physical Therapist Sharon Oakley conducted an Ergonomics presentation and hands-on Ergonomic training with the Bridgeport Area Office OSHA staff.

February 16th and 17th, 2017 - 10 hour OSHA Construction course presented by Connecticut OSHA (Catherine Zinsser and Federal OSHA (Leona May) at the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce to the general public that work in the construction field.

May 25, 2017 – CAS Leona May presented Effective Safety Committees seminar at the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce to the general public and Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce members.

Outreach and Communication

The Alliance utilizes Connecticut Safety Society Newsletter and the Connecticut OSHA Newsletter to announce programs, event and training opportunities. Additionally, the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce prints the announcements in their monthly newsletters.

Outreach goals are promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health in the healthcare, manufacturing and construction industry.

Communication is primarily conducted through email, websites and mail distribution.

Results

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
November 18, 2016 - OSHA Top 10 seminar 30
January 26, 2017 - Ergonomic training for the Bridgeport AO staff 14
February 16th and 17th, 2017 - OSHA 10 hour construction course 20
May 25, 2017 - Effective Safety Committee seminar 30
TOTAL 94

Upcoming Milestones in FY 2018

The Bridgeport Area Office will continue to present various safety and health topics and training in coordination with Griffin Hospital Occupational Medical Center, Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce members, general public and law enforcement personnel.

November 2017 – CAS Leona May along with local law enforcement personnel will present a Workplace Violence seminar.

Bridgeport Area OSHA Office intends to renew this alliance in early FY18.

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