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I. Alliance Background:

Date Signed

Originally signed on June 26, 2003
Renewed on July 14, 2005

Overview

OSHA and the Northeast Florida Safety Council (NEFSC) formed the NEFSC Alliance to provide the Northeast Florida Safety Council members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety. This Alliance will also serve to educate Florida employers about the value-added to business by voluntarily implementing an effective safety and health management system.

Implementation Team Members

The implementation team consisted of representatives from the Northeast Florida Safety and Health Council and the OSHA Area Office in Jacksonville, Florida.

Contributors

Same as above

Evaluation Period

This NEFSC Alliance milestone report covers the period June 26, 2006 through June 25, 2007.

II. Implementation Team Meetings

Quarterly Meetings:

  • October 23, 2006
  • January 17, 2007
  • February 21, 2007
  • April 24, 2007

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

Events

  • The Safety Council trained 282 supervisors on Work Zone Safety through training programs that they developed.

  • Recordkeeping and Safety and Health Program training was given on the following dates:

    • November 7, 2006
    • May 24, 2007
  • The Northeast Florida Safety Council held 34 NCCER (National Center for Construction Education Research) classes titled, “Construction Site Safety Orientation”, for 1292 students. Work Zone Safety hazard awareness is part of the training.
     
  • The Northeast Florida Safety Council also trained 56 employees in the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety training course which includes Work Zone Safety hazard awareness.

Products

  • None

Outreach and Communications

Events

  • Published an article titled, “Work Zone Safety” in the July 2006 Council newsletter.
     
  • Published on the following dates, the “Penalty Box” section of the Council newsletter that contains recent violations and penalties that were issued by the Jacksonville OSHA office:

    • July 2006
    • August 2006
    • September 2006
    • October 2006
    • February 2007
    • June 2007
  • Published an article titled, “Safety Plan Management Guidelines” in the November 2006 Council newsletter.
     
  • The Northeast Florida Safety Council attended the SHADCO Safety Fair on August 12, 2006. The Northeast Florida Safety Council staffed a booth and provided information on their programs and discussed Work Zone Safety and OSHA’s Alliance. The 35 attendees to the DOT training focused on how to prepare for a DOT compliance review.

Products

  • No products were made during this evaluation period.

IV. Results

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Work Zone Safety for Supervisors 282 participants
Recordkeeping and Safety and Health Program Training 61
54 NCCER (National Center for Construction Education Research) classes (including Work Zone Safety hazard awareness) 1292 students
OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety training course (including Work Zone Safety hazard awareness) 56 employees
Supervisor Leadership Development Course
(Safety Leadership course developed by JEA)
238
Northeast Florida Safety Council participation in the SHADCO Safety Fair participation 65
TOTAL 1,994 - Individuals Reached or Trained

V. Upcoming Milestones

  • The Northeast Florida Safety Council and OSHA are looking into ways to continue to expand upon the message of fleet safety.
     
  • The Jacksonville OSHA office will be helping the Northeast Florida Safety Council by submitting safety-related articles and OSHA news for their newsletters. The main focus of these articles would be awareness for employees to wear their seatbelts when driving for their employers.
     
  • The Jacksonville OSHA office will continue to provide to the Council on a monthly basis copies of citations that were issued to employers with worksites in the Council’s coverage area. This information will eventually be published in their newsletter in the “Penalty Box” section.