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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Atlanta-East, Atlanta-west and Savannah Area Offices, the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (Georgia Tech), and the Georgia Health Care Association (GHCA) continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA, Georgia Tech, and the GHCA renew the Alliance signed October 21, 2003, and renewed on January 19, 2006, with a continued emphasis on the reducing and preventing hazards in the nursing home industry. Specifically, OSHA, Georgia Tech, and the GHCA are committed to providing GHCA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Through the Alliance, the organizations will continue to address the prevention of workers exposure to musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s) bloodborne pathogens, fall, workplace violence and other hazards in the nursing home industry. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and the AGC-MS recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goal related to raising awareness of OSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:
Training and Education
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
Outreach and Communication
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA’s Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement initiatives, training and education, and outreach and communication. These Alliances have proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with a party, OSHA is not endorsing or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that party’s products or services.
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1Training and Education topics will include the following: Intro to OSHA; OSHA Recordkeeping; Hazard Assessment; Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD’s); Bloodborne Pathogens, workplace violence; as well as Slip; Trips and Falls