I. Alliance Background
December 22, 2004
Alliance was formed to provide local businesses with information, guidance, and access to training
resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety particularly in reducing and
preventing exposure to fall, amputation, ergonomic, chemical, electrical and other physical hazards
and addressing implementation of effective safety and health program issues.
Implementation Team Members
Brian Bothast, CAS (in 2004) and Diane Welton, Director of Training, American Red Cross, Central
II. Implementation Team Meetings
Brian Bothast has had two meetings with the American Red Cross Conference Committee, in preparation
for their local chapter conference. The new CAS, Peggy Zweber, has requested a meeting with Ms.
Welton to plan for the new year (2006).
III. Activities and Products
December 22, 2004 to December 22, 2005
Ms. Welton and Mr. Bothast had planned to have three sessions: general industry, construction and
service industry, with their trainers and OSHA to inform those groups about developing good safety
and health programs and the hazards related to their industry, in addition to Red Cross training on
first aid, CPR/AED training. Although flyers on the courses were sent out, the response was minimal
and therefore, the courses did not occur. However, Mr. Bothast did get involved in the planning
committee for the local chapter’s conference which will occur January 12, 2006. He will speak on
ergonomics and there will be an OSHA booth. Ms. Zweber has a planning meeting for 2006 with Ms.
Welton this month.
Ms. Zweber sits on the Homeland Security Region 10 (HSR10) committee with members of the American
Red Cross, from this local chapter and others. It is a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for
6 counties. The recently revamp LEPC went from 3 to 6 counties just in the last year and is
currently revamping its mission statement and goals. Each year, tabletop and formalized drills
occurred in which OSHA has been evaluator. The CAS attends and contributes to monthly meetings.
See Above. Planned activity did not occur due to lack of response to Red Cross mailings. The one
activity still being planned, the conference, did not occur in this reporting period.
This Alliance will be improved within the next year, as the new CAS will keep quarterly meetings
with the Director of Training for the local chapter on track. Due to the changes in the local Area
Office, the transition, with this particular Alliance, is still occurring.
|Type of Activity (Conference,
Training, Print and
Electronic Distribution, etc.)
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IV. Upcoming Milestones
The local chapter conference is occurring this month.
The new CAS plans to meet with the Director of Training this month to set plans for 2006, among
them, meeting regularly to see how resources can best be used.
Report Prepared by: Peggy Zweber, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA Peoria Area Office