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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Fort Lauderdale Area Office
8040 Peters Road, Suite H-100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324
(954) 424-0242; Fax (954) 424-3073
Fort Lauderdale OSHA Area Office Annual Status Report
June 30, 2004

Florida Institute of Safety and Construction at Florida Atlantic University

Date Signed

June 20, 2003


OSHA and FAU agreed to establish an Alliance to promote safe and healthful working conditions for employees in the construction industry.

Milestones Met in FY 2003

  • Prior to signing the alliance, a methylene chloride training for employers using this solvent was conducted at FAU
  • Participated in a safety fair sponsored by the South Florida Construction Association in Ft. Lauderdale
  • Two classes graduated from the Accredited Program for Construction Safety, totaling over 100 students
  • Four CSHOs have completed the Accredited Program for Construction Safety
  • Distribute Region IV Electrical and Falls CDs
  • Participated in OTI courses conducted by Georgia Tech at the FAU campus
  • An excavation training was conducted by OTI for area office CSHOs, CSHOs from other OSHA offices and representatives from VPP sites utilizing the FAU campus; AVD equipment provided by FAU
  • Presentation given to the Treasure Coast Chapter of ASSE on OSHA and the Construction Industry in South Florida (April, 2004)
  • Participated on steering committee for the Feria Familiar de Salud y Seguridad, Family Safety & Health Fair, (March 27, 2004)
  • Conducted all scheduled Quarterly Alliance Meetings

Upcoming Milestones:

  • Continue to participate in the OTI courses conducted by Georgia Tech
  • Participate in several of the OSHA 10 hour construction courses conducted by FAU
  • Continue to promote safety & health in the construction industry
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