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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:
    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:
    July 16, 2007 through September 8, 2008
  2. Implementation Team Meetings:
    October 19, 2007, January 25, 2008, April 4, 2008, May 16, 2008, August 22, 2008

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    • The group is currently preparing to conduct its second Workplace Violence Symposium. The event is scheduled for October 31, 2008, in Mobile, AL.
    • None
    Outreach and Communication

    • None
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health FY

    • None
    • None
  4. Results
    • Refer to the events above.
  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2009
    • On October 31, 2008, the group will conduct a Workplace Violence Symposium on the Mobile, Alabama, campus as the University of South Alabama. The following topics will be addressed at the event:

      1) Workplace Violence Prevention Strategies and Research Needs
      2) From the Crime Scene to the Emergency Room
      3) Arm Yourself: Workplace Violence - Education Prevention & Intervention
      4) Preparing a Workplace Violence Policy & Plan
    • Alliance members are working with Florida representatives to develop a similar WPV Alliance in that State.

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