OSHA and the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) have renewed their alliance for another two years. The two organizations will continue targeting workplace violence, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and promoting the availability and use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the workplace.

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.