OSHA and SDMS Alliance
OSHA and the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Achieve Their Goal
The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ended its alliance with the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) which was created to protect sonographers' health and safety, particularly by reducing or preventing work-related musculoskeletal injuries.
“Through the Alliance, we have shared expertise and information on safety and health issues through OSHA's exhibiting at SDMS conferences and SDMS representatives providing input to OSHA during the development of the Agency's Sonography Module of the OSHA Hospital eTool,” stated Steven F. Witt, Director of Cooperative and State Programs.
“While the agreement is [ending] … OSHA looks forward to continuing to work together with SDMS to address workplace safety and health issues through other collaborative efforts, including SDMS's continued participation on the editorial board of the OSHA Hospital eTool,” stated Witt.
OSHA created the Alliance Program to enable organizations committed to safety and health to work with OSHA to prevent injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the workplace. OSHA and Alliance Program participants work together to reach out to, educate, and lead the nation’s employers and their employees in advancing workplace safety and health.
Activities and Events
The SDMS Discussion Forums include an area specifically for SDMS members to discuss of issues related to musculokeletal injury and their impact on sonographers.
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SDMS President Jean Lea Spitz, Assistant Secretary
for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke Jr., and SDMS Founder Joan Baker
SDMS President Jean Lea Spitz and
SDMS Founder Joan Baker