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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    June 7, 2007

    Date Renewed:

    May 22, 2009

    Alliance Overview.

    Develop training and education programs for occupational health nurses and human resource professionals regarding OSHA standards and key issues in workplace safety and health training including such topics as bloodborne pathogens, OSHA recordkeeping, emergency preparedness, MSDs and workplace violence prevention.

    Implementation Team Members.

    Daurice Holly, President PAAOHN; Juanita Kantner, PAAOHN Alliance Coordinator; PA OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialists; Gregory Tate, OSHA; PAAOHN Chapter Presidents.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Numerous contacts (telephone conference calls and e-mail exchanges) were made to prepare for the training sessions, conferences and events throughout the year, including contacts directly with the area offices supporting the agreement.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    June 7, 2009 – June 7, 2010

    • Training and Education

      1. The CAS from the Allentown and Harrisburg Area Offices co- presented the OSHA Recordkeeping Rules and Regulations to 20 attendees. 9/3/09
      2. The CAS from the Harrisburg AO conducted 2 presentations reaching 75 attendees at the 47th annual Educational Conference at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA from December 2-4th, 2009. The first presentation included and OSHA Update including information on Recordkeeping, OSHA’s Top 10 Hazards, Ergonomics and the OSHA Field Operations Manual. The second presentation was an update on the H1N1 Influenza Pandemic. 12/3/09
      3. The CAS from the Allentown Area Office provided a training to PAAOHN members on OSHA Recordkeeping for approximately 22 attendees. 1/29/10
      4. OSHA staff from the Philadelphia Area Office presented a two-hour training for PAAOHN members. The training included the OSHA Update as well as information on Pandemic Influenza. There were approximately 30 attendees trained. 5/12/10
    • Outreach and Communication

      • Harrisburg CAS staffed an OSHA exhibit table for the 47th annual PAAOHN Conference in Hershey, PA, on December 2-4, 2009. Approximately attendees.
      • Alliance continued to implement the PAAOHN web site feature "Ask the OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist" which connects PAAOHN membership to OSHA staff for quick answers to OSHA compliance and occupational safety and health questions.
  4. Results

    • The PAAOHN Alliance continues to educate Occupational Health Nurses and professionals on current health and safety concerns, including OSHA Updates, pandemic flu, emergency response and OSHA recordkeeping.

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

    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

     See Training and Education Section for attendance breakdown  
    TOTAL: 147

  6. Upcoming Milestones

    Plans for the upcoming year include advanced OSHA Recordkeeping training for membership along with continued emphasis on programs that include OSHA Updates, emergency response and pandemic flu.

    Report Prepared by: Gregory Tate, Philadelphia Regional Office

    For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's webpage.