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- Alliance Background
Date Signed: November 4, 2005
Renewed November 30, 2007
Expiration Date November 30, 2009
Initial Agreement was signed by the Area Directors from OSHA’s Calumet City,
Chicago North and Aurora offices. The renewal in 2007 was signed by the Regional
Primary goals of the alliance was to recognize the value of establishing a
collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful workplaces. OSHA
and ICLTC formed the Alliance to provide ICLTC members with information,
guidance, and access to training resources that helped protect employees’ health
and safety by reducing and preventing exposure to the numerous health and safety
hazards associated with nursing homes, such as but not limited to: bloodborne
pathogens, ergonomic hazards from lifting and repetitive tasks, hazards
associated with electrical equipment, and exposure to chemicals. The most
frequently cited OSHA violations were bloodborne pathogens, uncontrolled
electrical hazards, lockout/tagout, hazardous chemicals information, medical
services and first aid, recordkeeping, egress and machine guarding issues.
Implementation Team Members.
Mr. Terrence P. Sullivan - Executive Director, Illinois Council on Long Term
Mr. Gary J. Anderson - Area Director, Calumet City, IL OSHA
Ms. Rita Mosley - DCEO On-Site Consultation
Ms. Diane Turek - Area Director, Des Plaines, IL OSHA
Mr. Robert P. Leonard - OSHA
- Implementation Team Meetings
The implementation team held meetings during 2008 and 2009. Additional
discussions were conducted by phone regarding projects and alliance activities.
At the end of the 2007-2009 period members of the implementation team met and
evaluated the benefits of continuing the alliance.
A decision was reached to continuing the relationship but end the formal
- Activities and Products
This report summaries alliance activity since the last report.
5/22/08 - OSHA 2hr talk to ICLTC members concerning OSHA compliance (50
attended, OSHA 55 # 802514711).
4/08/09 - OSHA 2hr talk to ICLTC members concerning OSHA compliance (50
attended, OSHA 55 # 802515163).
4/14/2009 - OSHA 2 hr talk to ICLTC members and others concerning OSHA
compliance 45 attended, 55# 802515171).
11/15/2009 - Article in ICLTC newsletter concerning OSHA’s renewed efforts to
reduce nursing home injuries.
No specific outreach products have been developed through the alliance.
The discussions to renew the alliance centered on benefits. A decision was made
that the training relationship OSHA developed with ICLTC can continue without a
The plan is to end the alliance and continue to work without a written alliance.
- Upcoming Milestones
It is recommended that the alliance not be renewed. As indicted, future training
for members of ICLTC will be done without an alliance.
Report Prepared by: Robert P. Leonard
For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at
202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's