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Trade News Release
October 27, 2005
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) have renewed their Alliance for another two years to continue targeting workplace violence, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and promoting the availability and use of automated external defibrillators (AED) in the workplace.
"Our Alliance with AAOHN has been very effective in working with frontline occupational safety and health professionals to improve safety and health in the workplace," said Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Jonathan L. Snare. "We look forward to furthering our joint efforts and achieving real improvements in workplace safety and health for occupational and environmental health nurses."
"AAOHN is pleased to renew our Alliance agreement with OSHA," said AAOHN President Susan A. Randolph. "We are committed to working together with OSHA to promote safe and healthful work environments and prevent worker injury and illness."
Under the Alliance, OSHA and AAOHN will continue to use their joint expertise to help small and large businesses promote employee wellness and the use of AEDs, and prevent workplace illnesses and injuries, particularly in the areas of MSDs and workplace violence.
OSHA and AAOHN will work together on outreach and communication, including the dissemination of health and safety information and guidance directly to businesses, and the development of electronic assistance tools for OSHA's web page. In addition, AAOHN chapters will act as resources for OSHA's training institute and education centers to assist in the promotion and presentation of health and safety courses.
During the initial two years of the OSHA and AAOHN Alliance, the organizations worked together to develop PowerPoint presentations on workplace violence and emergency preparedness. In addition, AAOHN representatives serve on the editorial board of a number of OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages, including bloodborne pathogens and workplace violence.
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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