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: 1/16 17/2007, 3/9/07 and 7/20/07

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, 2006, through November 30, 2007

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

Events
  • On October 10, 2007, OSHA and the GTRI conducted an 8-hour safety and health seminar in Stockbridge, GA. The seminar focused several topics including Introduction to OSHA, Pandemic Flu, Recordkeeping, Bloodborne Pathogen, Personal Protective Equipment, Ergonomics, Needlesticks and Electrical safety.
     
  • On October 11, 2007, OSHA and the GTRI conducted an 8-hour safety and health seminar in Gray, GA. The seminar focused several topics including Introduction to OSHA, Pandemic Flu, Recordkeeping, Bloodborne Pathogen, Personal Protective Equipment, Ergonomics, Needlesticks and Electrical safety.
     
  • On October 12, 2007, OSHA and the GTRI conducted an 8-hour safety and health seminar in Savannah, GA. The seminar focused several topics including Introduction to OSHA, Pandemic Flu, Recordkeeping, Bloodborne Pathogen, Personal Protective Equipment, Ergonomics, Needlesticks and Electrical safety.
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 GHCA's Winter Conference, January 16 through 18, 2006, in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Two of the participating employers were approved for participation in the Safety Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) by the Georgia Tech Research Institute Onsite Consultation Program.
    • Bethany - Savannah, GA
    • AG Rhodes Nursing Home Cobb County, GA
Products
  • None
IV. Results

Refer to the Training and Education events above

V. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2007
  • Participation in the January 2008 GHCA Convention
  • Schedule and conduct OSHA safety and health seminars