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I. 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

II. Implementation Team Meetings

March 11, 2005
June 13, 2005
August 29, 2005
Emailed discussions
Emailed discussions
Chicago Medical Society Headquarters

III. Activities and Products

Evaluation Period.

September 24, 2004 – September 30, 2005

Alliance Activity.

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 training sessions.

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.

IV. Results

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 497

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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