Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region IV


  1. Alliance Background:

    Date Signed

    June 20, 2003

    Overview

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Florida Institute of Safety and Construction at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) agreed to establish an Alliance to promote safe and healthful working conditions for employees in the construction industry.

  2. Implementation Team and Contributors:

    OSHA and Florida Institute of Safety and Construction at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) conduct all required quarterly meeting by both teleconferencing and formal personal meetings, August 19, 2004; February 18, 2005; March 3, 2005, May 20, 2005, June 27, 2005 and July 08, 2005

    Evaluation Period

    June 20, 2004, through August 3, 2005

  3. Events and Products:

    Training and Education FY 2004

    • Two classes graduated from the Accredited Program for Construction Safety, totaling over 70 students
       
    • One CSHO completed the Accredited Program for Construction Safety
       
    • Participated in OTI courses conducted by the University of South Florida at the FAU campus
       
    • OTI 2220,Respiratory Protection course training was conducted by OTI for area office CSHOs, utilizing the FAU campus; AVD equipment provided by FAU
    Outreach and Communication FY 2004

    • Assisted in the distribution of safety and health outreach material developed by OSHA Region IV, such as the Struck-By and Photo CDs, as well as the Tool Box Review Booklet
       
    • Registered for the OSHA Region IV newsletter
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health FY 2004

    • Participated in a safety expo ( March 10, 2005) sponsored by the South Florida Construction Association, OSHA, FAU and South Florida Chapter of AGC in Ft. Lauderdale
       
    • One of the graduates from the Accredited Program for Construction Safety participated as the instructor for Creole safety courses at the Feria Familiar de Salud y Seguridad, Family Safety & Health Fair, (June 4, 2005). One of the primary purposes of this event was to promote safety and health in the Hispanic and Creole communities.
  4. Results:

    Significant achievements in the area of training and education include the accomplishment of courses in steel erection, confined space, excavation and trenching safety and the OSHA 10 and 30 hour courses conducted by FAU, which resulted in over 1000 workers trained. During this period the OSHA 10 hour course was conducted in Spanish for workers in the Hispanic community.

  5. Upcoming Milestones:

    • Participate in several of the OSHA 10 hour construction courses conducted by FAU
       
    • Continue to promote safety & health in the construction industry
       
    • Work together to sponsor another safety expo with the Construction Association of South Florida and other partners in the construction industry