Region 4 - Alliance Annual Report - October 8, 2019
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)
October 8, 2019
March 8, 2013
March 11, 2015 and April 5, 2017
March 11, 2018 through March 11, 2019
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 United States.
In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from all 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) Distribution of materials 5/18 thru 22/2018 During this period, the Alliance group promoted and distributed outreach material regarding the OSHA’s Trench Safety Stand-Down. Hispanic/Latino Workers, Heat Illness Prevention, Construction and Small Businesses 2,000 Dissemination of materials 5/2018 thru 5/2019 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 5,000 Distribution of materials 4/29 thru 30/2019 During this period, the Alliance group promoted and distributed outreach material regarding the Region 4’s Landscape and Heat Illness Prevention Safety Stand-down. Hispanic/Latino Workers, Heat Illness Prevention, Construction and Small Businesses 2,000 Distribution of materials 5/6 thru 10/2019 During this period, the Alliance group promoted and distributed outreach material regarding OSHA’s Fall Prevention Safety Stand-down Hispanic/Latino Workers, Fall Prevention, Construction and Small Businesses 2,000 Distribution of materials 8/13 thru 17/2018 During this period, the Alliance group disseminated material in support of OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week. Safety & Health Programs, Construction and Small Businesses 2,000 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 Dissemination/ Speech/ Presentation 8/2018 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 200 attended Dissemination/ Speech/ Presentation 3/29/2019 CAS conducted presentation on OSHA’s Recordkeeping Requirements at the Naples, FL Chapter Small Businesses 55
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 2018 - 2019 OSHA 10-hour and OSHA 30-hour Training Courses Representative Safe Alliance The Alliance group coordinated with the University of South Florida (USF) OSHA Training Institute Education Center to offer safety and health training. Ft. Lauder- dale FL Construction, Hispanic Workers, Temporary Workers/ Young, Workers & Small Businesses 1,000 Training Ongoing 2018 - 2019 Excavation and Trenching Training Representatives from Safe Alliance, OSHA and Sunbelt Rental The Alliance group coordinated with Sunbelt Rentals to offer safety and health training. Ft. Lauder- dale FL Construction, Trenching and Small Business 500 Training Ongoing 2018 -2019 Safety and Health Training Representative Safe Alliance 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 1,000 Training SAFE Alliance for Excellence EHS Expo Safety and Health Professionals The Alliance group held a Safety & Health Expo with training provided on various construction-related safety topics. Miami FL Construction, Hispanic Workers, Temporary Workers/ Young, Workers & Small Businesses 300
Report Prepared by: Vergie Bain, Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS), Ft. Lauderdale Area Office, October 8, 2019.