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December 19, 2005

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    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 facilities.

    Implementation Team Members

    Sheila Hall
    CIH - OSHA
    Cecilia Merino
    Chicago Medical Society
    Aloysius Kleszynski
    DDS - Chicago Dental Society
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    March 11, 2005     Emailed discussions

    June 13, 2005     Emailed discussions

    August 29, 2005     Chicago Medical Society Headquarters

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period

    September 24, 2004 - September 30, 2005

    Alliance Activity

    • Training and Education
    • 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.

    • Outreach and Communication
    • 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 training sessions.

    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health

    Alliance Products

    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.

  4. Results
    1. 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.
    2. Using the table below, list each activity and the number of individuals reached or trained during the reporting period.

      Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
      Training conducted with Workbook 497
      Total 497
    4. Other Issues that had a Bearing on the Alliance
    5. Obtained Continuing Education Units, (CEUs), from the American Dental Association for the dentists.

  5. 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

For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's website.

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