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I. Alliance Background

Date Signed: September 9 - 2002

Overview:

This alliance is an activity of the Providence Area Office (PAO) with several organizations in Rhode Island involved with occupational safety and health. The intent of the alliance is to facilitate education and outreach to the community by sharing resources of the members of the coalition. The group also helps its members know the occupational health and safety issues in Rhode Island. In addition, the members are able to inform each other about their activities so that the occupational safety and health players in Rhode Island know what events and opportunities are available in the state.

Implementation Team Members

Maryann Medeiros – USDOL –OSHA – PAO
Marie Stoeckel – RIDOH - 21(d) Consultation Program
Kathleen Wunschel – American Society of Safety Engineers, RI Section, Greater Boston Chapter
Diane Brousseau - Rhode Island Association of Occupational Health Nurses
Rene Boucher - Safety Association of RI
Ron Sito - Workers Compensation Association of RI Employers
James Celenza - RI Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
Guy Lanzi - The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company
Robert Parker - The Occupational & Environmental Health Center of RI
Edna Poulin - Worksite Wellness Council of RI
Charles Schwartz - Institute for Labor Studies and Research
Louis Swiczewicz - Roger Williams University, Program in Occupational Safety and Health
Barbara Nappa - RI Department of Labor and Training, Workers Compensation Unit
Victor Lepore - RI Department of Labor and Training, Safety Compliance Unit

Evaluation Period: September 9, 2003 – September 9, 2004

II. Implementation Team Meetings

10/30/03- meeting held at the Occupational and Environmental Health Center of RI
2/24/04 - meeting held at the Occupational and Environmental Health Center of RI
3/25/04- meeting held at the Occupational and Environmental Health Center of RI
4/29/04 - meeting held at the Occupational and Environmental Health Center of RI
5/20/04 - meeting held at the Occupational and Environmental Health Center of RI
7/1/04 - coalition meeting held. Guest speaker--

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

10/9/03- safe work/safe workers training held for teachers—2 sessions/25 attendees
7/1/04 – Daniel Berman from Federal Highway (RI) spoke to coalition members on traffic safety issues.

Outreach and Communication

4/1/04 - EA/FP info sheet and new coalition booklet including ASSE distributed to members

IV. Results

Type of Activity
(Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Trained Distribution, etc.)
Number of Individuals
Reached or Trained
Safe Work/Safe Worker teacher training
(two sessions)
25 – attendees, several indicated an interested in providing the information to their students
Coalition Booklet (print media) unknown
Emergency Action/Fire Prevention fact sheet
(print media)
unknown

V. Upcoming Milestones

The alliance will continue for another year. The group will focus on three projects: 1. additional emergency action/fire prevention fact sheets with an emphasis on RI changes to fire code; 2. List of H & S resources for small business; 3. Traffic safety project.