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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Ft. Lauderdale Area Office
Jacaranda Executive Court
1000 South Pine Island Road, Suite 100
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33324
(954) 424-0242; Fax (954) 424-3073
(Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville and Tampa Area Offices)
Florida Crane Safety Alliance - Annual and Close-out Report
June 10, 2014


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    February 12, 2009

    Date Renewed

    June 10, 2011 and August 7, 2013

    Overview

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa and Jacksonville Area Offices; the Associated Builders and Contractors' (ABC) Florida East Coast, Central Florida, Florida Gulf Coast, North Florida and Florida First Coast Chapters; the Associated General Contractors of American (AGC) South Florida, Florida East Coast, and Greater Florida Chapters; the Construction Association of South Florida (CASF); the Florida Crane Owners' Council, Inc. (FCOC); the Florida Transportation Builders' Association (FTBA); and Crane Tech, LLC agreed to continue 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 Florida East Coast, Central Florida, Florida Gulf Coast, North Florida and Florida First Coast Chapters; AGC South Florida, Florida East Coast, and Greater Florida; CASF, FCOC, and Crane Tech, LLC.

    Evaluation Period:

    June 10, 2013 through June 10, 2014

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    These meetings were conducted on the following dates: 7/16/2013; 11/4/2013; and 2/21/2014

  3. Events and Products

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives

    Events

    • None

    Products

    • None

    Training and Education

    Event

    • On February 21, 2014, the CAS from the Fort Lauderdale Area Office conducted a presentation regarding changes to the crane standard at the Florida Crane Owners meeting in Orlando, FL.
    • On June 3, 2014, a representative from Sims Crane, which is a member of the Alliance group, conducted training on cranes and rigging for the OSHA Jacksonville Area Office staff.
    • On June 4, 2014, a representative from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) conducted a presentation on the crane standard. The presentation focused on the role of the lift director, as well as the certification requirements for the crane operator.

    Product

    • None

    Outreach and Communication

    Event

    • On October 17, 2013, the Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) from the OSHA Fort Lauderdale Area Office participated in a Crane Safety Management seminar. The CAS staffed a booth and distributed safety and health outreach material at the sponsored by Sims Crane.
    • During this period, the Alliance group effectively promoted the Florida Crane Safety Alliance at the following outreach and training events:
      • Safety and health committee meetings conducted by participating organizations including the South Florida Chapter, Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America, the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Inc., and the Construction Association of South Florida (CASF).
      • Workers' Compensation Safety Seminars conducted across the State of Florida.
      • Course conducted by the University of South Florida (USF) OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center including the following: OTI Course 500, Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Industry; OTI Course 502, Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers; and OTI Course 510, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Industry.

    Product

    • During this period, the Alliance group also continued to distribute the Florida Crane Safety - wallet card. The wallet card provides contractors and workers with information on their responsibilities regarding the safe operation of cranes. Approximately 5,000 crane wallet cards have been distributed to workers across the State of Florida.
  4. Results

    Outreach Activities

    Date

    Event/Activity

    Workers Impacted

    10/17/2014 Crane Management Seminar

    100

    5/2013-5/2014 75- Workers' Compensation Safety Seminars throughout Florida

    10000

    6/10/13 thru 6/10/2014 Presented information on crane safety including list of most frequently cited violations at AGC, ABC, CASF and Florida Crane Owners' meetings.

    500

    Total Impacted:

    10,600

  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2014-2015
    • None

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 www.osha.gov.

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