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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: November 4, 2005

    Renewed November 30, 2007

    Expiration Date November 30, 2009

    Initial Agreement was signed by the Area Directors from OSHA’s Calumet City, Chicago North and Aurora offices. The renewal in 2007 was signed by the Regional Administrator.

    Alliance Overview.

    Primary goals of the alliance was to recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful workplaces. OSHA and ICLTC formed the Alliance to provide ICLTC members with information, guidance, and access to training resources that helped protect employees’ health and safety by reducing and preventing exposure to the numerous health and safety hazards associated with nursing homes, such as but not limited to: bloodborne pathogens, ergonomic hazards from lifting and repetitive tasks, hazards associated with electrical equipment, and exposure to chemicals. The most frequently cited OSHA violations were bloodborne pathogens, uncontrolled electrical hazards, lockout/tagout, hazardous chemicals information, medical services and first aid, recordkeeping, egress and machine guarding issues.

    Implementation Team Members.

    Mr. Terrence P. Sullivan - Executive Director, Illinois Council on Long Term Care

    Mr. Gary J. Anderson - Area Director, Calumet City, IL OSHA

    Ms. Rita Mosley - DCEO On-Site Consultation

    Ms. Diane Turek - Area Director, Des Plaines, IL OSHA

    Mr. Robert P. Leonard - OSHA

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    The implementation team held meetings during 2008 and 2009. Additional discussions were conducted by phone regarding projects and alliance activities. At the end of the 2007-2009 period members of the implementation team met and evaluated the benefits of continuing the alliance.

    A decision was reached to continuing the relationship but end the formal alliance.

  3. Activities and Products

    This report summaries alliance activity since the last report.

    5/22/08 - OSHA 2hr talk to ICLTC members concerning OSHA compliance (50 attended, OSHA 55 # 802514711).

    4/08/09 - OSHA 2hr talk to ICLTC members concerning OSHA compliance (50 attended, OSHA 55 # 802515163).

    4/14/2009 - OSHA 2 hr talk to ICLTC members and others concerning OSHA compliance 45 attended, 55# 802515171).

    11/15/2009 - Article in ICLTC newsletter concerning OSHA’s renewed efforts to reduce nursing home injuries.

    Alliance Products.

    No specific outreach products have been developed through the alliance.

  4. Results

    The discussions to renew the alliance centered on benefits. A decision was made that the training relationship OSHA developed with ICLTC can continue without a formal alliance.

    The plan is to end the alliance and continue to work without a written alliance.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    It is recommended that the alliance not be renewed. As indicted, future training for members of ICLTC will be done without an alliance.

    Report Prepared by: Robert P. Leonard

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