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


  1. Alliance Background:

    Date Signed

    June 20, 2005 Renewed February 10, 2006

    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.

    Implementation Team Members

    Implementation team consist of representative from the Fort Lauderdale OSHA Area Office, as well as the Florida Institute of Safety and Construction at Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

    Contributors

    Same as above

    Evaluation Period

    August 3, 2005, through July 14, 2006

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • November 14, 2005, a meeting was conducted with FAU and hurricane quick cards and fact sheets were provided for distribution to students.
    • January 17, 2006, a conference call was with Gene Oulette, FAU, to discuss renewing the alliance.
    • February 10, 2006, the FAU Alliance was formally renewed.
    • April 26, 2006, a safety committee meeting with the Construction Association of South Florida was conducted.
  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Events


    • A class graduated from the Accredited Program for Construction Safety with a total of 40 students on March 31, 2006.
    • Conducted OSHA 10-hour Construction and General Industry, Scaffolding, Steel Erection, Excavation and various other safety & health related classes
    Products

    • None
    Outreach and Communication

    Events


    • Assisted in the distribution of safety and health outreach material developed by OSHA such as hurricane fact sheets and quick cards
    • Assisted in the distribution of safety & health outreach material developed by OSHA Region IV, such as the Struck-By, Photo and Falls CDs along with the Tool Box Review Booklet
    Products

    • None
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    Events


    • FAU Alliance members supported the Construction Safety & Health Expo conducted on March 23, 2006, and sponsored by the Construction Association South Florida (CASF).
    Products

    • None
  4. Results
     
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Hurricane Fact Sheets and Quick Cards Distributed 500
    Construction Safety & Health Expo 200
    OSHA 10 hour construction & general industry and other safety & health courses 500
    Accredited Program for Construction Safety 40
    TOTAL 1240

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    • Continue to promote safety and health in the construction industry in South Florida
       
    • Participate in several of the OSHA 10 and 30 hour construction courses
       
    • Continue to support the upcoming safety expo sponsored by the CASF and other local construction organizations and associations.