OSHA National Alliances with
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN)
(signed May 7, 2003; renewed
October 10, 2005)of
approximately 10,000 members across the country and is comprised of over 160
state, local and regional chapters nationwide.
- The association provides
education, research, public policy and practice resources for occupational
and environmental health nurses.
AAOHN's mission is
to advance and maximize the health, safety and productivity of domestic and
OSHA and AAOHN will work together and network with
interested parties to promote healthy and safe workplaces, for large and small
businesses, especially in the areas of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and
workplace violence and promoting the use of automated external defibrillators
(AEDs) in the workplace. In addition, OSHA and AAOHN will help businesses
promote employee wellness and prevent illnesses and injuries within the
workplace and respond to employee and employer concerns regarding health and
safety issues, review existing AAOHN or OSHA programs, and help to develop and
deliver new initiatives. The goals if the Alliance include:
- Disseminate health and safety
information and guidance directly to businesses and through meetings (e.g.
Chamber of Commerce events, Rotary Club meetings), conferences, events,
and print and electronic media, including links from OSHA's and AAOHN's
- Encourage AAOHN chapters to
build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address
health and safety issues, including MSDs, workplace violence, and
promoting the use of AEDs in the workplace.
- Develop electronic assistance
tools for OSHA's Web page that address health and safety issues, including
MSDs, workplace violence, and promoting the use of AEDs in the workplace.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and
- Raise awareness of and
demonstrate commitment to improving the health and safety of the workplace
and reducing injuries and illnesses whenever AAOHN and OSHA leaders
- Convene or participate in
forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on health and
safety issues, including MSDs, workplace violence, and promoting the use
of AEDs in the workplace to help develop innovative solutions in the
workplace and to provide input on health and safety issues.
- April 29 – May 6, 2005: AAOHN
2005 Symposium & Expo, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- May 5, 2005: David Ferkul,
Certified Industrial Hygienist, Workplace Safety Consultation, Minnesota
Department of Labor, gave a presentation to over 100 attendees on OSHA’s
- David Ferkul, Certified
Industrial Hygienist, Workplace Safety Consultation, Minnesota Department
of Labor, Jolyn Crum, Industrial Hygienist, Workplace Safety Consultation,
Minnesota Department of Labor and Sandi Khan, Safety and Occupational
Health Specialist staffed the OSHA-AAOHN Alliance exhibit booth.
- April 30 - May 7, 2004: 2004
American Occupational Health Conference, Kansas City, Missouri. Dan
Corcoran, Compliance Assistant Specialist, Missouri Area Office,
USDOL-OSHA staffed the OSHA exhibit booth.
- January 27-28, 2004: OSHA's
National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics, Hotel Washington, Washington DC
- January 27, 2004: Dr. Nancy
Menzel, representing AAOHN/OSHA Alliance gave a presentation entitled
"Stress and Pain Management: Intervention for Back Pain."
- September 18-20, 2003: Western
Occupational Health Conference 2003: Cultivating New Ideas, Napa Valley
Marriott Hotel and Spa, Napa, California.
- September 17-19, 2003:
Conference of Leaders 2003: Where Leaders Come Together, Baltimore,
- May 2-9, 2003: American
Occupational Health Conference (AOHC 2003), Georgia World Congress Center,
- May 7, 2003: Remarks to
the American Occupational Health Conference, John Henshaw, Assistant
Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, addressed the American Occupational Health
Conference and during his presentation he recognized the ACOEM and AAOHN
Safety and Health Topics Pages
- ErgoResources. This database lists ergonomic
resources that can provide information for businesses and occupational and
environmental health professionals.
- Workplace Violence. OSHA Training Material.