Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region IV


I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

October 21, 2003
Agreement Renewed January 19, 2006

Overview

OSHA, Georgia Tech, and GNHA hereby form an Alliance to provide GNHAs members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect nursing home employees health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), bloodborne pathogens, falls, workplace violence and other hazards.

II. Implementation Team Membership and Contributors:

Representatives from OSHA and Georgia Health Care Association conducted all required quarterly meeting by teleconferencing, formal meetings and training sessions on the following dates:
GHCA Annual Conference 01/18 19/2006
Recordkeeping and BBP/Needlestick Training Classes 03/29/06
Safety and Health Training Seminar 11/07/06

Evaluation Period:

September 28, 2005, through December 21, 2006

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

Events

  • OSHA participated in the Recordkeeping, Blood borne Pathogen and Needlestick Training Seminar on March 29, 2006, conducted by the OSHA Atlanta-East Area Office
  • Georgia Tech Onsite Consultation Program conducted 2 initial hazard surveys of nursing home facilities during this period
  • An 8-hour Safety and Health Training Seminar was conducted in Tifton, Georgia, for employers in the nursing home industry on November 7, 2006, by the OSHA Atlanta-East and Savannah Area Offices, as well as Georgia Tech Onsite Consultation Program

Products

  • None

Outreach and Communication

Events

  • Representative from the Georgia Tech Onsite Consultation Program, as well as the Atlanta-East, West and Savannah Area Offices of OSHA participated, in the GNHA's Winter Conference, January 18 through 19, 2006, in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Two of the participating employers was submitted for exemption deferral (pre-SHARP) consideration by Georgia Tech

Products

  • None

IV. Results

Refer to the Training and Education events above

V. Upcoming Milestones For 2007

  • Participation in the January 2007 GHCA Convention
  • Schedule and conduct a comprehensive OSHA recordkeeping training