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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Ft. Lauderdale Area Office
Jacaranda Executive Court
8040 Peters Road, Building H-100
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33324
(954) 424-0242; Fax (954) 424-3073
(Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville and Tampa Area Offices)

Florida Crane Safety Alliance - Annual Report
May 3, 2010

  1. Alliance Background:

    Date Signed:


    February 12, 2009

    Overview: OSHA, and Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida (ABC), South Florida Associated General Contractors of American (AGC), Construction Association of South Florida (CASF), and the Florida Crane Owners’ Council, Inc. (FCOC), Associated General Contractors of American (AGC) East Coast Chapter, Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Greater Florida, the Florida Transportation Builders' Association (FTBA) and the Commercial Builders Council – Florida Home Builders Association (CBC-FHBA) and the Central Florida Chapter of ABC (Central Florida – ABC) established a collaborative agreement to provide members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources focused on the reduction and prevention of crane accidents.

    Implementation Team Membership:
    Members consist of OSHA, ABC, South Florida - AGC, CASF, FCOC, AGC- East Coast Chapter, AGC of Greater Florida, FTBA, CBC-FHBA and the Central Florida – ABC

    Evaluation Period:
    February 12, 2009, through February 12, 2010
     
  2. Implementation Team Meetings:

    These meetings were conducted as scheduled on the following dates:
    June 24, 2009, July 16, 2009, August 12, 2009, October 7, 2009, November 5, 2010, January 13, 2010 and January 22, 2010
     
  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Event

     
    • On Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 7 to 8 a.m. the Florida Crane Safety Alliance conducted its first Florida "Crane Safety Stand-down." Contractors participated in this "stand down" on construction sites throughout Florida. During the "stand-down" construction contractors to educated their employees on crane and rigging safety awareness. Posters and talking points were made available by OSHA and other members of the Florida Crane Safety Alliance.
       
    • On December 13 and 15, 2009 the group conducted two, two-hour train-the-trainer sessions on proper rigging, which were developed by the Florida Crane Safety Alliance. The 8-hour course provided participants with awareness training regarding the hazards presented by cranes and rigging.
    Product
     
    • None
       
    Outreach and Communication

    Event
     
    • On April 9, 2009, an Alliance Addendum was signed with the AGC – Greater Florida Chapter.
       
    • On April 17, 2009, an Alliance Addendum was signed with the AGC – East Coast Chapter.
       
    • On May 22, 2009, an Alliance Addendum was signed with the Florida Transportation Builders’ Association.
       
    • On August 26, 2009, an Alliance Addendum was signed with the Commercial Builders Council - Florida Home Builders Association.
       
    • On January 8, 2010, an Alliance Addendum was signed with the Central Florida Chapter of the ABC.
       
    • The group effectively promoted the Florida Crane Alliance at the following events:
      • AGC Safety Expo
      • Florida Crane Owners Association Meeting
      • Construction Association of South Florida – Safety Conference
      • Workers’ Compensation Safety Seminars throughout Florida
    Product
     
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    Event
     
    • The "Crane Safety Stand-down" was promoted in the November 2009 edition of the Professional Women in Construction – South Florida Chapter newsletter and the Cape-Coral- Daily Breeze.
       
    • The Florida Crane Safety Alliance was promoted in the December 2009 edition of the Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) newsletter.
    Product
     
    • None

       
  4. Results

    Outreach Activities
     
    Date Event/Activity Workers Impacted
    3/11/2009 Presentation to South Florida AGC safety committee on alliance 500
    3/14/2009 AGC Safety Expo 350
    4/4/2009 Presentation to Florida Crane Owners Association 250
    4/24/2009 Construction Association of South Florida – Safety Conference 500
    3/2009-2/2010 80 - Workers’ Compensation Safety Seminars throughout Florida 10000
    11/4/2009 Crane Stand-down 20000
        Total Impacted: 31,600


     
  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2010-2011
     
    • The Florida Crane Alliance Committee is actively developing additional safety training modules to help employees work safely around rigging and cranes.
       
    • The group will continue to effectively promote the Florida Crane Alliance.
    Report Prepared by: Vergie Bain, CAS – Ft. Lauderdale Area Office
    For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's webpage.