AAOHN, Red Cross Sign MOU with Disaster Relief in Mind

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Inc. and the American Red Cross have renewed their collaborative relationship by signing a Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement allows the two organizations to share expertise and recruit nurses nationwide to assist the Red Cross with relief operations during disasters. The pact renews the previous agreement between the two organizations, extending the partnership from one year to another three years.

As part of the MOU, signed by AAOHN Executive Director Ann Cox and Red Cross Senior Vice President of Preparedness and Response Joseph Becker, AAOHN has agreed to:

  • provide occupational and environmental health nursing expertise related to programs, policies, and protocols of Red Cross health services activities;
  • encourage speakers at the local and national level; and
  • recruit occupational and environmental health nurses for the American Red Cross through the association chapters nationwide.

In turn, the Red Cross has agreed to:

  • provide disaster nursing expertise for AAOHN's emergency preparedness/disaster planning programs and activities;
  • promote training and retention of nurses at the local level and through the Disaster Services Human Resources system (AAOHN members must successfully complete the training and all Red Cross volunteer requirements);
  • encourage speakers at the local and national level; and
  • promote manuscript submission to the AAOHN Journal with the intent of enhancing the relationship through co-authored articles.

"Partnering with other agencies and organizations is instrumental in making the Red Cross better equipped to meet the needs of communities adversely affected by disaster," said Becker. "We are pleased with the results of our partnership with AAOHN thus far, and are confident that the next three years will bring continued positive outcomes in disaster relief operations."

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Easy to Use Safety Incident App

    Record incidents on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Collect data for multiple types of incidents including including near misses, vehicle and environmental incidents, and employee and non-employee injuries; at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. IndustrySafe is here to help. We put together a resource that’s easy to digest so you can get answers to your training questions and ensure you're complying with OSHA's standards.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus