Region 4 - Alliance Annual Report - March 24, 2018
ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Ft. Lauderdale Area Office
1000 South Pine Island Road, Suite 100
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33324
(954) 424-0242; Fax (954) 424-3073
Safety Alliance For Excellence (SAFE)
March 24, 2018
March 8, 2013; renewed March 11, 2015; renewed April 5, 2017
March 11, 2017 through March 11, 2018
OSHA and SAFE formed an alliance to provide SAFE members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, by reducing and preventing exposures in the construction industry related to the four leading causes of fatalities; Falls, Electrical, Struck-By and Caught-In-Between and understanding the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).
Implementation Team Members
Condell Eastmond – Area Director
Vergie Bain – Compliance Assistance Specialist
Implementation Team Meetings
During this period, the Implementation Team met on a monthly basis in conjunction with the group's monthly meetings. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month. This organization has now established several chapters throughout Florida.
In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.
Results of Alliance Activities in Support of Agreement Goals
Dissemination: Alliance Program participant shared information on OSHA-developed or OSHA Alliance Program-developed tools and resources, OSHA standards/rulemakings, enforcement, or outreach campaigns.
Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Area(s)* Number Reached (numeric value) Dissemination/Speech/Presentation 3/2018
During this period, the OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) in the Ft. Lauderdale Area Office conducted a presentation on the following topics:
1) New silica standard for construction
2) OSHA's electronic recordkeeping
Hispanic Workers, Silica, Construction Workers and Small Businesses
140 attended (impacted 5,000)
Dissemination/Speech/Presentation 4/2018 During this period, the Alliance group hosted the registration page for the OSHA Region IV Heat Illness Prevention Safety Stand-down, as well as Landscaping Safety Stand-down. Heat Illness Prevention, Hispanic Workers, Temporary Workers, Young Workers and Small Businesses
Dissemination/Speech/Presentation 5/2018 During this period, the Alliance group continued to disseminate its weekly newsletter. This publication provides information on OSHA, as well as other safety & health related issues. Hispanic Workers, Temporary Workers, Young Workers and Small Businesses
Dissemination/Speech/Presentation 06/2018 During this period, Bryan Bencosme with United Rentals conducted a presentation on excavation and trenching. Hispanic Workers, Construction Workers, Trenching and Small Businesses
50 attended (impacted 1,000)
Dissemination/Speech/Presentation 06/2018 During this period, the Alliance group participated in a Safe Digging Seminar, which addressed excavation and trenching safety. Hispanic Workers, Construction Workers, Trenching and Small Businesses
100 attended (impacted 6,000)
During this period, the OSHA Area Director conducted the following outreach events:
1) FY 2019 in South Florida and an OSHA Update.
2) Conducted an OSHA update at a safety summit sponsored by Safe Alliance for Excellence.
Heat Illness Prevention, Hispanic Workers, Temporary Workers, Young Workers and Small Businesses
Outreach Events and Training for non-OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in events, which includes speeches/presentations, exhibits, roundtables, conferences, informational webinars or other meetings or training in support of the Alliance or an OSHA initiative.
Activity Type Date Event Name Representative Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title Of Presentation (if applicable) City State Emphasis Area(s)* Number Reached (numeric value) Training Ongoing in 2018 OSHA 10-hour and OSHA 30-hour Training Courses Safe Alliance Rep. The Alliance group coordinated with the University of South Florida (USF) OSHA Training Institute Education Center to offer safety and health training. Ft. Lauderdale FL Construction, Hispanic Workers, Temporary Workers/Young, Workers & Small Businesses
Training Ongoing in 2018 Excavation and Trenching Training Safe Alliance Rep OSHA and Sunbelt Rental Rep. The Alliance group coordinated with Sunbelt Rentals to offer safety and health training. Ft. Lauder- dale FL Construction, Trenching and Small Business
Training Ongoing in 2018 Safety and Health Training Safe Alliance Rep. The Alliance group coordinated with the Unified Commission of Safety to offer cost-effective safety and health training to small employers. Ft. Lauder- dale FL Construction, Hispanic Workers, Temporary Workers/Young, Workers & Small Businesses
Report Prepared by: Vergie Bain, Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS), Ft. Lauderdale Area Office