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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    December 2, 2008 at the St. Louis Area Office.

    Alliance Overview

    The Alliance focuses on minimizing the impact of pandemic incidences central to the OSHA-SLAO and PANDEMICPREP.ORG missions.

    Implementation Team Members

    Harlan Dolgin, CO-Chairperson, PandemicPrep.Org; Brandon Dempsey, Secretary, PandemicPrep.Org; David Reddick, Treasurer, PandemicPrep.Org; Larry Davidson, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA-St. Louis Area Office.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    February 17, 2009-Focused Discussion on minimizing pandemic incidences
    April 29, 2009- Focused Discussion on minimizing pandemic incidences
    May 20, 2009- Focused Discussion on minimizing pandemic incidences
    August 31, 2009-Focused Discussion on minimizing pandemic incidences
    November 18, 2009-2010 Annual Plan on minimizing pandemic incidences

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period

    12 Months - December 2, 2008 - December 1, 2009

    Alliance Activity
    • Pandemic preparation seminars-Joint provision of pandemic preparation lectures and written material to the general public, which included four seminars: (1) Antiviral Program & H1N1/H5N1 Update; (2) Update and Crisis Communications; (3) Preparing for the Next Pandemic; and (4) H1N1 Update; on May 28, July 28, September 10 and October 14, 2009, respectively -approximately 200 per seminar for a total of 800 attendees.
    • Outreach and Communication - Influenced pandemic preparation through pandemic information dissemination at seminars as well as granting two radio interviews about the purpose of the alliance. The two radio stations included the local affiliate with Metro Networks, Clayton, MO and KMOX Radio in St. Louis, MO.
    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health - Accomplished through Training and Education, as well as Outreach and Communication goals. A press release describing the alliance was printed in the January 8, 2009 edition of EHS Today (a free magazine for environment, health and safety leaders).

    Alliance Products

    No Alliance products were developed during this evaluation period.

  4. Results
    1. The pandemic preparation information provided helped the general public at large to be more prepared to reduce incidences during this current H1N1 pandemic.
    2. Using the table below, list each activity and the number of individuals reached or trained during the reporting period.

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    2 Radio Interviews KMOX has a market penetration of 29.5 percent in the city's metro population of 1.9 million people. As one of the few clear-channel stations in the country, KMOX's extensive reach can include as many as 44 states at night. Given its market share percentage of the metro area, 570,000 listeners were potentially reached.
    Pandemic Training - May 28, July 28, September 10 and October 14, 2009 ~ 800
    TOTALS ~ 570,800

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Through the Alliance, the parties will continue pursuing the reduction of incidences during influenza pandemics. Additional emphasis will be placed on helping federal workers to be better prepared for a pandemic influenza.

    Report Prepared by: Larry Davidson, St. Louis Area Office 314-425-4249

    For additional information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA website.