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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
Florida Institute of Safety and Construction at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Annual Status Report
January 30, 2009

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    June 20, 2005 - Renewed February 10, 2006

    Alliance 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.

    The Fort Lauderdale OSHA Area Office and Florida Institute of Safety and Construction at Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Meetings - May 14, 2007 met with area director and Gene Oulette of FAU to discuss alliance and directions, July 17, 2008 discussed OSHA's participation in Contractor Licensing classes and promoting outreach to roofing and carpentry industry

    Activity - January 26, 2008 AGC Safety Expo; April 11, 2008 Construction Association of South Florida Safety Conference, March 3 and August 22, 2008; Accredited Program for Construction Safety Graduations (101 graduates)

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    1. September 10, 2007 through September 10, 2008

    Alliance Activity

    Training and Education

    • Two classes graduated from the Accredited Program for Construction Safety, totaling 150 students
    • Conducted OSHA 10-hour Construction and General Industry, Scaffolding, Steel Erection, Excavation and various other safety & health related classes

    Outreach and Communication

    • 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 and MAD 4 Roofing and carpentry self inspection check list

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • Participated in a safety expo (April 11, 2008) sponsored by the Construction Association South Florida (CASF) who has an alliance with the Ft. Lauderdale Area Office, and OSHA

    Alliance Products

    • None
  4. Results
    1. Training and outreach in the construction industry has helped to reduce the number of fatalities in construction in South Florida
    2. Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
      Hurricane Fact Sheets and Quick Cards Distributed


      Construction Safety & Health Expo


      OSHA 10 hour construction & general industry and other safety & health courses


      MAD 4 Roofing Packet


      Contractor Licensing Course




  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 and general industry courses
    • Participate in contractor licensing classes
    • Work together to sponsor the next safety expo with CASF, AGC and other associations that are in an alliance or partnership with the Fort Lauderdale area office
    • Work with Dean of this program to improve classes and outreach to industry

Report Prepared by: Vergie Y. Bain

For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA.

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