I. Alliance Background
August 23, 2002
Date November, 2005 Alliance Renewed for 3 years
The purpose of the Alliance is to provide Illinois Council on Long Term Care members 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 blood, ergonomic, chemical,
electrical and physical hazards and for the implementation of effective safety and health programs.
Implementation Team Members
Nancy Hauter, CAS, Chicago North, Robert Leonard, CSHO Calumet City and Terry Sullivan, Director of
II. Implementation Team Meetings
OSHA, Illinois On-site Consultation Service, and ICLTC met during the year. OSHA’s relationship with
the Council began in 1992. The relationship building and Safety and Health program development
stages have evolved. Most contact was made by E-mail and telephone. The council regularly requests
clarification on OSHA standards and encourages their members to seek answers from OSHA’s area
offices. The Council’s newsletter publishes every request by OSHA. Every council member uses a
safety and health program that was developed with OSHA’s guidance in 1994. The program was updated
in 1998 and again in 2001. Council members were retrained when the updates were released. OSHA,
Illinois On-site Consultation Service and ICLTC main contact during this reporting period has been
through training sessions.
There has been 3 training sessions conducted with OSHA. The sessions were announced in the Council’s
newsletters and many homes were encouraged to attend by fax and phone.
This office combined several nursing home sessions with members of the Illinois Council on Long Term
Care, Illinois Health Care Association and The Life Services Network.
When the renewal of the ICLTC Alliance was discussed with the Council, Terry Sullivan expressed his
satisfaction with the relationship.
III. Activities and Products
This report covers October 19, 2005 to January 10, 2007
As a part of the Alliance, The Chicago OSHA Offices in Illinois conducted 3 training sessions in the
Chicago Area for nursing homes in the Illinois Council on Long Term Care. The sessions covered:
recordkeeping, general nursing home hazards, ergonomics and limited lifting programs.
The Council’s Safety and Health Program, which was developed and updated with OSHA’s guidance, is
available to all nursing homes through the Council.
Year after year very few of the Council’s members appear on the list of high injury and illness work
sites. We have discussed ways to recognize homes with the lowest Injury and illness rates.
The Statewide training activity reached 40 to 55 nursing home representatives at each of the 3
sessions provided. As the nursing home communities, through their internal training sessions, would
share the information, it is estimated that the training affected working condition of least 5000
|Type of Activity
(Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
|Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
|IL Council on Long Term Care – January, 2006 Session
|IL Council on Long Term Care – April, 2006 Session
|IL Council on Long Term Care – August, 2006 Session
IV. Upcoming Milestones
Chicago North AO CAS and Robert Leonard, CSHO continue to schedule meetings with ICLTC regularly.
Report Prepared by: Bob Leonard – Calumet City Area Office and Nancy Hauter, Compliance Assistance
Specialist, OSHA Chicago North Area Office