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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
And the
El Sol Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center

April 8, 2016

I.  Alliance Background

  1. Date Signed:

    February 27, 2015

  2. Evaluation Period

    February 27, 2015 - February 27, 2016

  3. Overview:

    OSHA and El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center agreed to provide information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect employees’ health and safety, particularly by reducing and preventing exposures to hazards in the construction industry. The Alliance participants will also work to increase the understanding of worker's rights and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

  4. Implementation Team Members

    OSHA

    Condell Eastmond – Area Director
    Vergie Bain – Compliance Assistance Specialist

    Alliance participant

    Dora Valdivia - Associate Director
    Betzy Rega - Health Coordinator

II. Implementation Team Meetings

In addition to formal meetings, the implementation team members maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results. Implementation team meeting were conducted on the following dates:

  • April 4, 2015
  • July 20, 2015
  • January 7, 2016

III. Results

The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives:

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on day laborers’ issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

Activity Type

Activity Name/Summary

OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

Number Reached

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Training and Education:

  • To develop effective training and education programs for the El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center regarding hazards such as falls, heat-related illness, struck-by, chemicals and electrical safety hazards and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers.
  • To deliver or arrange for the delivery of these courses to the El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center. The El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center will ensure that workers fully support these safety training courses.

Activity Type

Activity Name/Summary

OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

Number Reached

Training

During this period, the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10 hour safety and health training course for general industry employers and employees.

Ergonomics/ Hazard Communication/ Hispanic Workers/Temporary Workers/Young Workers/ and Small Businesses

100

Training

During this period, the Alliance group conducted a safety and health training course focused on Storm Clean-up for employers and employees.

Heat Illness Prevention/ Hispanic Workers/Temporary Workers/Young Workers/ and Small Businesses

200

Training

During this period, the Alliance group conducted a safety and health training course in support of the Region IV - Landscape Stand-down for FY 2015.

Hispanic Workers/Temporary Workers/Young Workers/ and Small Businesses

100

Training

During this period, the Alliance group conducted a safety and health training course in support of the 2015 National Fall Prevention - Stand-down.

Fall Prevention/ Hispanic Workers/Temporary Workers/Young Workers/ and Small Businesses

100

Training

During this period, the Alliance group conducted safety and health training in support of the OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Campaign.

Heat Illness Prevention/ Hispanic Workers/Temporary Workers/Young Workers/ and Small Businesses

100

Outreach and Communication: The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

Activity Type

Activity Name/Summary

OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

Number Reached

Speech/Presentation

During Labor Rights Week, the Alliance group conducted a presentation for day laborers and others regarding workers’ rights.

Hispanic Workers/Temporary Workers/Young Workers/ and Small Businesses

200

Speech/Presentation

During this period, the Alliance group conducted an Amputation Seminar for members and others.

Hispanic Workers/Temporary Workers/Young Workers/ and Small Businesses

50

IV. Evaluation

N/A

V. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2016 - 2017

  • Partner with the University of South Florida OTI center to provide training for day laborers and others for hazards related to storm clean up and the OSHA 10 hour for general industry.
  • Continue to support the OSHA National Campaigns focused on Fall and Heat Illness Prevention.
  • Renew the Alliance agreement for a 5-year term.

Report Prepared by: Vergie Bain, Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS), Ft. Lauderdale Area Office

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