I. Alliance Background
September 24, 2004
The purpose of this Alliance is to provide information, guidance and training resources to reduce
and prevent injuries and illnesses. This is to protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in
preventing exposure to bloodborne pathogen hazards and other hazards related to medical and dental
Implementation Team Members
Sheila Hall, CIH – OSHA
Cecilia Merino – Chicago Medical Society
Aloysius Kleszynski, DDS – Chicago Dental Society
II. Implementation Team Meetings
|March 11, 2005
June 13, 2005
August 29, 2005
Chicago Medical Society Headquarters
III. Activities and Products
September 24, 2004 – September 30, 2005
A total of ten training sessions were held to educate health care professionals in regard to the
necessity of annual safety and health training and education.
- Training and Education
- Outreach and Communication
- Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health
In addition Rita Mosley from the Illinois Onsite Consultation Service and Nancy Quick – Compliance
Assistance Specialist- with the North Aurora Area Office participated in the development of the
training materials. Paul Seidlitz, RN, from the Illinois Onsite Consultation provided one of the
Same as above.
The power point presentation that was used for the training was also used for two other seminars on
OSHA Standards for Healthcare Offices. This greatly reduced prep time for those seminars.
A. At the end of every training session, the attendees were given an evaluation form to complete
about the session. Almost every attendee gave a very high score and said that they learned something
new that they could apply to their own facility.
|Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and
Electronic Distribution, etc.)
||Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
|Training conducted with Workbook
C. Other Issues that had a Bearing on the Alliance
Obtained Continuing Education Units, (CEUs), from the American Dental Association for the dentists.
IV. Upcoming Milestones
OSHA will have a booth at the Annual CMS-CDS Conference and Meeting Feb 23-28, 2006. It is expected
that over 32,000 people will attend.
Approximately seven two-hour training sessions will be given on OSHA requirements during the next
fiscal year. In addition, three one-hour OSHA refresher classes will be conducted. A new handout is
to be developed for the refresher classes.
Report Prepared by: Nancy Hauter, CAS and Sheila Hall, CPM
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