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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    January 17, 2006

    Alliance Overview.

    During the three-year alliance, OSHA and the state of Illinois will work together to develop and communicate information to help employers and workers recognize and prevent job-related hazards and to increase access to information and training resources. The alliance will develop safety and health training and education programs to improve business awareness of OSHA regulations, safety and health management systems and cooperative programs.

    Implementation Team Members.

    Nancy Quick, CAS, Aurora, Peoria; Rita Mosley, Training Manager, Illinois Onsite Consultation Program; Mark Enstrom and Mark Petrilli, Small Business Development Centers, State of Illinois.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Implementation Team Members held meetings during the year and email contact was maintained throughout the year.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    This report covers January 18, 2008 to January 16, 2009.

    Alliance Activity.

    The Alliance continued the series of breakfast seminars at the Eigerlab in Rockford. These training seminars provided low-cost training to small businesses on OSHA inspection procedures, workplace violence, ergonomics, and Safety and Health Management Systems.

    Alliance Products.

    Training materials were developed for each Eigerlab breakfast seminar. The training seminars were interactive, so the training materials included workshops. The materials were developed by Rita Mosley, Training and Promotions Manager, Illinois Onsite Consultation Program, with input and review conducted by Nancy Quick, CAS, Aurora Area Office and Paul Seidlitz, Consultant, Illinois Onsite Consultation Program.

  4. Results

    This Alliance provided valuable technical information to small employers. Small employers were able to receive quality, affordable training at convenient locations. The courses cost less than $50.00 to attend.
    During the evaluation period, the Alliance provided training to 310 employers. Evaluations consistently rated the handout material, speaker skills, and student involvement consistently high.

  5. Type of Activity
    (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Job Safety Analysis (JSAs) – 2/13/2008 40
    OSHA Inspections – 3/12/2008 45
    Workplace Violence – 4/9/2008 45
    Ergonomics – 6/18/2008 45
    Machine Guarding – 7/16/2008 10
    Inspections & Audits – 9/23/2008 45
    Hearing Conservation – 10/22/2008 16
    OSHA 10-hour – 11/12/2008 26
    Bloodborne Pathogens – 11/20/2008 15
    OSHA 10-hour – 12/10/2008 23
    TOTAL 310

  6. Upcoming Milestones

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