Iowa Illinois Safety Council (IISC)
ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
May 19, 2011
April 29, 2009
To provide Iowa Illinois Safety Council members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to electrical, fall, noise, portable tools, lawnmower, snow removal, heat and cold hazards by addressing hazards through a safety starts at home program.
- Bonita Winingham
- Area Director, Des Moines Area Office
- Laura Johnson
- Executive Director, Iowa Illinois Safety Council
- Margret Meade
- Director of Program Development and Training, Iowa Illinois Safety Council
- Mary McLaughlin
- Industrial Hygiene Compliance Officer Des Moines Area Office
- Bryon Doty
- Director of Program Development and Training, Iowa Illinois Safety Council, Margret Meade's replacement on the team
- Chester Razer
- Area Director, Des Moines Area Office, Bonita Winingham's replacement on the team
April 29, 2010 – April 29, 2011
April 29, 2009 In-Person Signature meeting May 28, 2009 In-Person Implementation meeting
October 27, 2010 M. McLaughlin, B. Doty, C. Razer, and L. Johnson, met to review the Alliance goals and gain fresh ideas for activities. November 10, 2010 In-Person meeting to reviewed outreach activities November 18, 2010 In-Person meeting to reviewed outreach activities February 1, 2011 In-Person meeting to reviewed outreach activities February 23, 2011 In-Person meeting to reviewed outreach activities
Events and Products
Training and Education
On April 28-29, 2011, the Iowa Illinois Safety Council Conference was held at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center Bettendorf, Iowa where about 300 safety and health professionals attended sessions focused on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses related to Off the Job Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Fall Protection.
The Iowa Illinois Safety Council offers online training through the National Safety Council for Defensive Driving and First Aid/CPR.
The Iowa Illinois Safety Council offers online training through Webinars focused on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses including such topics as "Falls and Aging Farmers: Prevalence and Prevention".
On February 1, 2011, Iowa Illinois Safety Council and the National Safety Council partnered with Summit Training Source® to bring access to more than 100 courses for safety and health training. Many of the courses are available in Spanish.
Outreach and Communication
On November 3-4, 2010, the Des Moines Area Office and the Iowa Illinois Safety Council attended the Iowa Governor's Safety and Health Conference in Des Moines, IA.
On November 18, 2010, the Iowa Illinois Safety Council gave a presentation on Safety Starts at Home to Roto Rooter Plumbing and Drain Service.
On January 28, 2011, the Iowa Illinois Safety Council held on open house inviting their stakeholders to the new offices and to participate in "taking a drive on the driving simulator".
Iowa Illinois Safety Council was interviewed by Dick Layman, WHO 1040 radio news anchor each month on a different safety topic. In March and April, the focus was on the importance of preventing injuries while operating ATVs and lawn mowers.
The Iowa Illinois Safety Council publishes a monthly Newsletter that reaches about 1200 members. The newsletter focuses on various safety and health topics and the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses through articles such as: "Winter Weather is Just Around the Corner - Are You Ready?"; "Understanding the Need for Noise Control"; "Home Heating" and "Carbon Monoxide Safety". Through the Alliance, the Des Moines Area OSHA Office provided three articles that were published between June, 2010 and April, 2011 entitled "Hot Summer Fun", "Preparing for a Safe, Happy Holiday Season" and "OSHA at 40 – What Have We Done? Where Are We Going?".
In August, 2009, Iowa Illinois Safety Council set up a Facebook page for outreach and communication on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses. The page has a monthly average of 240 visits and users. Through the Alliance, the Des Moines Area OSHA office provided input to this Web page. Status updates included "Safety at Home topics" such as, texting and driving, furnace safety and inspections, turkey fryer safety, winter driving safety, ladder safety, fireplace safety, severe weather safety and flood safety, and poison prevention, as well as posting information about Grain Mill accidents and safety recalls including Bosch Hammer drills, Genie trailer mounted aerial lifts, and Ikea SNIGLAR cribs.
In November 2010, Iowa Illinois Safety Council began providing public service announcements to WHO radio morning shows. Through the Alliance, the Des Moines Area OSHA office reviewed and provided comments on topics such as "Safety Tips during the Holidays" and "Eye Safety".
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
Through the Alliance, OSHA and the Iowa Illinois Safety Council (IISC) increased employer and employee access to safety and health information and training resources by focusing topics for off the job safety and related to reducing and preventing exposure to electrical, fall, noise, portable tools, lawnmower, snow removal, and environmental hazards.
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained Presentation to Roto Rooter Plumbing and Drain Service. 25 WHO radio broadcast public service announcements "Safety Tips during the Holidays" and "Eye Safety" 50,000 Watt station. Daytime listener base (~2 million adults) throughout the Midwest. Central IA adult population: about 250,000 WHO radio broadcast interviews on ATVs and lawn mower safety 50,000 Watt station. Daytime listener base (~2 million adults) throughout the Midwest. Central IA adult population: about 250,000 Monthly Newsletter 1200 Facebook (monthly average 240) 240 TOTAL
(The minimum total impacted through IISC presentations; monthly newsletter; the radio outreach was not included in the total)
The Des Moines Area OSHA plans to renew the alliance with the Iowa Illinois Safety Council. The renewed alliance will continue seeking ways to reach out and raise awareness among workers and employers about the hazards related to distracted driving and to address distracted driver issues.