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May 21, 2009

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    March 13, 2006

    Alliance Overview.

    During the three-year alliance, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the state of Illinois On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Service, the Life Services Network and the Life Services Network Trust will provide nursing homes in the state of Illinois with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to safety and health hazards found in nursing homes.

    The alliance will also promote and encourage participation in OSHA's cooperative programs. These include compliance assistance, safety and health consultation programs, the Voluntary Protection Programs and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

    Implementation Team Members.

    Nancy Quick, CAS, Aurora; Rita Mosley, Training Manager, Illinois Onsite Consultation Program; Karen Messer, Life Services Network; and Mike Miller, Life Services Network Trust.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Email and phone contact was maintained throughout the year to address technical and training issues. An implementation team meeting was held in November 2008 to discuss the possibility of conducting training on slips, trips, and falls.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    This report covers March 14, 2008 to March 14, 2009.

    Alliance Activity.

    The training video and companion workbook for "Slips, Trips, and Falls", produced during the last evaluation period, continued to be distributed to LSN members.

    OSHA shared presentation materials on safety committees with LSN and the Trust, which included a PowerPoint presentation and a workbook. Technical information was also provided.

    Alliance Products.

    No alliance products were produced during this evaluation period.

  4. Results

    No training was conducted during this evaluation period. While the Team explored the possibility of conducting distance learning (conference calls to nursing homes), we were unable to successfully implement the project.
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Alliance has concluded.

    Report Prepared by: Nancy M. Quick, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Aurora Area Office.