Alliance Annual Report
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Mobile Area Office
1141 Montlimar Drive Suite 1006
Mobile, Al 36609
(251) 441-6131; Fax (251) 441-6396
September 8, 2008
- Alliance Background
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 employee's 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)
Same as above
July 16, 2007 through September 8, 2008
- Implementation Team Meetings
October 19, 2007, January 25, 2008, April 4, 2008, May 16, 2008, August 22, 2008
- 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.
Outreach and Communication
- The DVD "Violence of the Job" which was developed by the CDC-NIOSH, was once again distributed to Alliance members.
- A list of workplace violence prevention resources were once again distributed to Alliance members. The listing included the following resources:
- OSHA's Workplace Violence Safety and Health Topics Page;
- OSHA Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail Establishments (PDF*)
- Risk Factors and Protective Measures for Taxi and Livery Drivers (PDF*)
OSHA Funded material
- Workplace Violence Awareness training materials for two hour, four hour and eight hour presentations, training handbook and posters Auburn University
- NIOSH Occupational Violence page
- NIOSH Publication No. 2004-100d, Violence on the Job
- Violence: Occupational Hazards in Hospitals
- Violence on the Job
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-100D (DVD)
A training and educational DVD from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin #57: Violence in the Workplace: Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 96-10 (July 1996)
- NIOSH Alert: Preventing Homicide in the Workplace
- DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 93-109 (May 1995)
- Minnesota Workplace Violence Prevention, A Comprehensive Guide for Employers and Employees
- Workplace Violence: Awareness and Prevention for Employers and Employees
- Robberies and Abusive Customers: Tips for Preventing Injuries (PDF*)
- Sample workplace violence prevention policy - for a health care facility (PDF*)
- Workplace Violence Manual, Hawaii's comprehensive manual that addresses workplace violence prevention, intervention, and recovery initiatives
- USDA Handbook on Workplace Violence Prevention and Response (PDF*)
- Security Portal for Information System Security Professionals, Workplace Violence Prevention Guidelines
- International Association of Chiefs of Police, Combating Workplace Violence
State OSHA programs
- Alliance members have been selected to participate in the development of the new Hospital e-tool by OSHA.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health FY
- Refer to the events above.
- 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:
- 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
- Alliance members are working with Florida representatives to develop a similar WPV Alliance in that State.
*Accessibility Assistance: Contact OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs at (202) 693-2200 for assistance accessing PDF materials.
All other documents, that are not PDF materials or formatted for the web, are available as Microsoft Office® formats and videos and are noted accordingly. If additional assistance is needed with reading, reviewing or accessing these documents or any figures and illustrations, please also contact OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs at (202) 693-2200.
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