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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    January 30, 2008
    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 discussed the alliance via phone conversations and email contact was maintained throughout the year.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.
    This report covers January 17, 2009 to January 01, 2010.

    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, NFPA 70E, 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 other consultants.

  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 324 employers. Evaluations consistently rated the handout material, speaker skills, and student involvement consistently high.

    Type of Activity
    (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Developing a Safety Culture - 2/25/2009 13
    NFPA 70E - 4/8/2009 70
    Motivating Management - 5/13/2009 10
    NFPA 70E - 5/28/2009 24
    Ergonomics - 6/24/2009 21
    How to Present Training - 7/8/2009 35
    Machine Guarding (4-hour) - 8/4/2009 35
    OSHA Inspections - 9/9/2009 27
    Safety and Health Management Programs (4-hours) - 10/14/2009 30
    Safety Committees - 11/18/2009 37
    Electrical - 12/15/2009 22
    TOTAL 324

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Alliance has concluded.

Report Prepared by: _____Nancy M. Quick, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Aurora Area Office_____