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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA SAFETY COUNCIL

U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
JACKSONVILLE AREA OFFICE
Ribault Building, Room 227
1851 Executive Center Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 232-2895; Fax (904) 232-1294
Report Contact: Joseph R. Roesler, Compliance Assistance Specialist

SEPTEMBER 18, 2008

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed:


Originally signed on June 26, 2003
Renewed on July 22, 2005

Overview

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (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 Member

The implementation team consisted of representatives from the Northeast Florida Safety 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, 2007 through June 25, 2008.


II Implementation Team Meetings:

Quarterly Meetings:
  • October 3, 2007
  • January 24, 2008
  • April 3, 2008
  • May 28, 2008

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

Events
  • The Safety Council trained 160 supervisors on Work Zone Safety through training programs that they developed, and an additional 10 students completed refresher training for Work Zone Safety.
     
  • Recordkeeping and Safety and Health Program training was given on the following dates:
    • November 28, 2007
    • May 6, 2007
  • Eight OSHA 10-hour construction courses were held with 60 employees completing the classes. The Construction Safety training course includes Work Zone Safety hazard awareness
     
  • The Northeast Florida Safety Council held 36 NCCER (National Center for Construction Education Research) classes titled, "Construction Site Safety Orientation", for 1147 students. Work Zone Safety hazard awareness is part of the training.
     
  • The Northeast Florida Safety Council held one Department of Transportation (DOT) Seminar for 14 employees during which Work Zone Safety hazard awareness was discussed.
     
  • Attended two "SHADCO" (the Sheriff’s Advisory Council) safety fairs at the Regency and Avenues Malls in Jacksonville, and staffed a booth to provide information on the council, Work Zone Safety, and OSHA. Approximately 700 attended both events.
     
  • Three "Response and Recovery to Natural and Manmade Disaster Seminars" were held in conjunction with Florida Community College at Jacksonville through a Susan Harwood OSHA Grant. There were nine participants.
     
  • Twelve Supervisor Leadership Development Classes with a concentration on safety were held with 383 students completing the classes.
Products
  • None
Outreach and Communication

Events
  • Published an article titled, "It’s not just dust…. It could explode!" in the July 2008 Council newsletter.
     
  • The "Penalty Box" section of the Council newsletter was published in every monthly issue, and it contained recent violations and penalties that were issued by the Jacksonville OSHA office.
Products
  • No products were made during this evaluation period.

IV. Results
 
Type of (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Work Zone Safety for Supervisors 160 employees
Refresher for Work Zone Safety for Supervisors 10 employees
Recordkeeping and Safety and Health Program Training 23 employees
36 NCCER (National Center for Construction Education Research) classes (including Work Zone Safety hazard awareness) 1147 employees
OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety training course (including Work Zone Safety hazard awareness) 60 employees
Supervisor Leadership Development Course
(Safety Leadership course developed by JEA)
383 employees
Northeast Florida Safety Council participation in two SHADCO Safety Fairs 700 participants
Response and Recovery to Natural and Manmade Disaster Seminars 9 employees
DOT Seminars 14 participants
TOTAL 2,506 - 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 newsletter. The main focus of these articles would be awareness for employees to wear their seatbelts when driving for their employers, and other timely topics.
     
  •  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.