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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
Implementation Team Members
Nancy Hauter, CAS, Chicago North, Robert Leonard, CSHO Calumet City and Terry
Sullivan, Director of ICLTC
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
There has been 1 training session conducted with OSHA. The session was announced
in the Council’s newsletters and many homes were encouraged to attend.
This office combines the nursing home sessions with members of the Illinois
Council on Long Term Care, Illinois Health Care Association and The Life
When the renewal of the ICLTC Alliance was discussed with the Council, Terry
Sullivan expressed his satisfaction with the relationship.
Activities and Products
This report covers January 2008 to January 2009
As a part of the Alliance, The Chicago OSHA Offices in Illinois conducted 1
training session in the Chicago Area for nursing homes in the Illinois Council
on Long Term Care. The session covered: recordkeeping, general nursing home
hazards, ergonomics and limited lifting programs.
One ICLTC member continues to support and help OSHA in conjunction with the
Abbott Laboratory Alliance, by updating on the how safety has paid since they
instituted a no lift policy.
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 200 nursing home representatives,
affecting 2000 nursing home employees. As the nursing home communities, through
their internal training sessions, share information and their safety and health
Type of Activity
||Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
IL Council on Long Term Care - May 22, 2008 Session
- Upcoming Milestones
The implementation team is planning to increase the number of training session
Report Prepared by: Bob Leonard - Calumet City Area Office and Nancy Hauter,
Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA Chicago North Area Office