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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    June 10, 2006


    OSHA, Deep South Center, Safe State, EAP Lifestyle Management, Thomas Hospital, Infirmary Health System, Mercy Medical, Community Health Systems and Select Physical Therapy (formerly HEALTHSOUTH) established an Alliance to provide healthcare workers and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to workplace violence issues.

    Implementation Team Membership and Contributors:

    Members consist of OSHA, Deep South Center (UAB), EAP Lifestyle Management, Thomas Hospital, Safe State Onsite Consultation Program, Mercy Medical, Community Health Systems and Select Physical Therapy (formerly HEALTHSOUTH)

    Contributors: Same as above.

    Evaluation Period:

    June 9, 2006, through July 16, 2007

  2. Implementation Team Meetings:

    June 9, 2006, September 8, 2006, December 15, 2006, February 9, 2007, March 16, 2007, April 13, 2007, May 11, 2007, June 1, 2007, June 14, 2007, and July 16, 2007

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    • On June 15, 2007, the group conducted a Workplace Violence Symposium on the Montgomery, Alabama, campus of Auburn University. The event was attended by 65 health care professionals. The following topics were addressed at the event:
      • Workplace Violence Prevention Strategies and Research Needs
      • From the Crime Scene to the Emergency Room
      • Arm Yourself: Workplace Violence - Education Prevention & Intervention
      • Preparing a Workplace Violence Policy & Plan

    • Group developed a wallet-size tip card for employees in the health industry, regarding the prevention workplace violence incidents.
    Outreach and Communication



    • In 2006 a billboard funded by the alliance members was installed in Mississippi supporting the message of work zone safety during rebuilding efforts in the gulf coast.
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • None
  4. Results

    Refer to the Training and Education events above

  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2008

    • Provide training on workplace violence prevention to healthcare workers and others throughout the State of Alabama.
    • Alliance members will provide feedback on the development of material focused on the prevention of workplace violence for the OSHA Hospital e-tool.

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