Ft. Lauderdale Area Office, Jacaranda Executive Court
1000 Pine Island Road, Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33324
(954) 424-0242; Fax (954) 424-3073
(Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville and Tampa Area Offices)
Florida Crane Safety Alliance - Annual Report
August 9, 2013
- Alliance Background:
- Implementation Team Meetings
- Events and Products
February 12, 2009
June 10, 2011
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
June 11, 2012 through June 10, 2013
These meetings were conducted on the following dates: August 1, 2012; October 1, 2012; January 30, 2013; and April 30, 2013.
Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
Training and Education
On June 20, 2012, a state-wide Crane Stand-down was conducted at construction sites across Florida to increase hazard awareness and to train workers on crane safety.
On October 25, 2012, the OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) in the Tampa area office and the Area Director in the OSHA Jacksonville area office participated in a Crane Safety Management seminar. The event was sponsored by Sims Crane and outreach material was distributed from an OSHA booth at the event.
On June 11, 2013, a representative from Sims Crane provided training for the OSHA Fort Lauderdale area office staff, which was focused on cranes and rigging.
Outreach and Communication
During this period, the Alliance group promoted and encouraged its members to register for the OSHA Region IV newsletter.
On October 30, 2012, the Florida Crane Safety Committee developed a Crane Awareness wallet card, which was forwarded to the OSHA Atlanta Regional Office for review.
On December 7, 2012, the CAS from the OSHA Tampa area office conducted a presentation for small business contractors, which was focused on crane-related struck-by hazards.
On January 15, 2013, members of the Alliance group distributed the Florida Crane Safety Alliance - Crane Awareness Cards.
On April, 2013, the Alliance group distributed safety material developed by Sims Crane, which highlighted common hazards including the following: crane over loading; and use of improper rigging.
During this period, the CAS in the OSHA Fort Lauderdale area office and the OSHA Tampa area office continued to effectively promote the Alliance at the following events:
The 2012 and 2013 Safety Committee meetings for the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America, the Associated Builders and Contractors(ABC), and the Construction Association of South Florida (CASF)
The 2013 Construction Association of South Florida (CASF) Safety Conference
The Florida Workers' Compensation Safety Seminars
The Florida Crane Safety Alliance Awareness Card was produced and distributed throughout Florida by Alliance members. This wallet size card provides contractors and workers with information on their responsibilities regarding the use of cranes.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
Significant safety and health achievements conducted by the CASF Alliance group have helped reduce the number of industry-related fatalities in South Florida.
Crane Management Seminar
Construction Association of South Florida - Safety Conference
80 - Workers' Compensation Safety Seminars throughout Florida
|6/10/12 thru 6/10/2013||
Presented information on crane safety including list of most frequently cited violations at AGC, ABC, CASF and Florida Crane Owners' meetings.
Renew the Florida Crane Safety Alliance
Continue to effectively promote the Florida Crane Safety Alliance
Continue to effectively educate employers and employees throughout Florida on crane safety
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 website.Back to Top