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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

February 28, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed:

      February 27, 2015

      Renewal Date:

      March 10, 2017

    2. Evaluation Period

      February 27, 2016 - February 27, 2017

    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

  2. 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:

    • March 11, 2016
    • June 16, 2016
    • February 27, 2017

  3. 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: The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goal related to 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

    No action to report in this area for this period.

    Training and Education: The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

    • 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 construction workers.

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

    48

    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

    55

    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 2016.

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

    20

    Training

    During this period, the Alliance group conducted a safety and health training course in support of the 2016 National Fall Prevention - Stand-down.

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

    55

    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

    38

    Training

    During this period, the Alliance group provided workers with electrical safety training and basic construction safety training.

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

    50

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

    • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, OSHA's and El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center's Web site) to employers and day laborers.
    • Effectively support El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center meetings, or other events and activities.
    • To share information among OSHA and El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center and other industry safety and health professionals regarding best practices or effective approaches for day laborer jobs and publicize results through outreach by El Sol and OSHA. Results may include various developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, lectures (or any other applicable forum).
    • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues affecting day laborers that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

    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

    55

  4. Evaluation

    N/A

  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2017 - 2018

    • Continue to work with El Sol to provide all day laborers with the OSHA 10-hour safety training for construction. In an effort to accomplish this goal, the Alliance group will continue to provide OSHA 10-hour course once a month to day laborers.
    • Continue to support the OSHA National Campaigns focused on the prevention of falls and heat illness.
    • Continue to support OSHA Region IV Landscaping safety stand-down events.

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

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