WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the American Red Cross have renewed their alliance to continue efforts to reduce workplace incidents and protect workers from hazardous exposures. During this five-year alliance, OSHA and the Red Cross will focus on providing workers and employers with information and training resources on emergency preparedness, disease prevention education and first aid.
The Red Cross has been helpful in sharing information on updates to OSHA’s injury reporting requirements and also hosted a webinar on bloodborne pathogens and prevention of disease transmission in the workplace.
Founded in 1881, the Red Cross helps communities through disaster preparedness and service. Volunteers and staff provide care to people affected by disasters in the United States and support members of the military and their families.
The Red Cross also facilitates blood collection and distribution, health and safety education and training, and international relief and development.
Through its Alliance Program, OSHA works with unions, consulates, trade and professional organizations, faith- and community-based organizations, businesses and educational institutions to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses.
The purpose of each alliance is to develop compliance assistance tools and resources and to educate workers and employers about their rights and responsibilities.
Alliance Program participants do not receive exemptions from OSHA inspections or any other enforcement benefits.