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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

THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA SAFETY COUNCIL
ALLIANCE - ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

OCTOBER 2, 2009

 
  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    Originally signed on June 26, 2003
    Renewed on July 14, 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 focusing on work zone traffic safety and controls. 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 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, 2008 through July 1, 2009.

  2. Implementation Team

    Meetings:

    • September 22, 2008
    • January 21, 2009
    • April 22, 2009
  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Events

    • The Safety Council trained 60 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 4, 2008
      • May 14, 2009
    • Nine OSHA 10-hour construction courses were held with 62 employees completing the classes. The Construction Safety training course includes Work Zone Safety hazard awareness.

    • The Northeast Florida Safety Council held 29 NCCER (National Center for Construction Education Research) classes titled, "Construction Site Safety Orientation", for 578 students. Work Zone Safety hazard awareness is part of the training.

    • Completed three Competent Person - Scaffolding classes with 24 students participating.

    • Completed five Competent Person - Trenching and Excavating classes with 37 students participating.

    • Completed ten OSHA 30-Hour Construction and General Industry Classes with 33 participants.

    • Completed two OSHA 10-Hour Standards Compliance for Maritime with 13 students participating.

    • Completed seven OSHA 10-Hour Standards Compliance for General Industry with 33 students participating.

    • 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.

    • Thirteen Supervisor Leadership Development Classes with a concentration on safety were held with 187 students completing the classes.
    Products

    • None
    Outreach and Communications

    Events

    • 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

    • None
  4.  Results
     
    Type of (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Work Zone Safety for Supervisors 60 employees
    Competent Person Training Scaffolding 24 employees
    Recordkeeping and Safety and Health Program Training 7 employees
    29 NCCER (National Center for Construction Education Research) classes (including Work Zone Safety hazard awareness) 578 employees
    OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety training course (including Work Zone Safety hazard awareness) 62 employees
    OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety training course (including Work Zone Safety hazard awareness) 33 employees
    OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Safety training course (including Work Zone Safety hazard awareness) 33 employees
    OSHA 10-Hour Maritime Safety training course (including Work Zone Safety hazard awareness)  13 employees
    Supervisor Leadership Development Course
    (Safety Leadership course developed by JEA)
    187 employees
    Competent Person Training Trenching and Excavating 37 employees
    TOTAL 1,034 - Individuals Reached or Trained

  5. Upcoming Milestones for FY 2010

    • The Northeast Florida Safety Council and OSHA are looking into ways to continue to expand upon the message of work zone and 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.

    • Applied for Course Approval to the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Asbestos Licensing Unit for Asbestos Worker Refresher, Asbestos Project Management & Supervision Refresher, Asbestos Survey & Mechanical Inspector Refresher, and Asbestos Abatement Management Planner Refresher classes.

    • Offered new course "Incident Commander" for training as specified in 29 CFR 1910.120(q).

    • Scheduled a "Combustible Dust Safety Training - Preventing and Mitigating Combustible Dust Fires and Explosions" class presented in conjunction with Georgia Tech Research Institute.

Report Contact: Joseph R. Roesler, Compliance Assistance Specialist

For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's website.