Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region IV


  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 has also served to educate Florida employers about the value-added to business by voluntarily implementing an effective Safety and Health Management System (SHMS).

    Implementation Team Members.

    The implementation team consisted of representatives from the NEFSC and the OSHA Area Office in Jacksonville, Florida.

    Contributors

    Same as Above

    Evaluation Period

    This NEFSC Alliance milestone report covers the period July 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010.
     
  2. Implementation Team:

    Meetings:
    • November 12, 2009
    • May 26, 2010
    • November 18, 2010
     
  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Events

    • During this period, the Alliance group conducted a total 13 Work Zone Safety courses and trained 88 supervisors.
    • During this period, the Alliance group conducted training focused on OSHA Recordkeeping and SHMS on the following dates:
      • November 12, 2009 (8 students)
      • May 26, 2010 (2 students)
      • November 18, 2010 (3 students)
    • During this period, the Alliance group conducted a total of 22 OSHA 10-hour construction courses and trained 140 employees. All of these courses included a module on Work Zone Safety.
    • During this period, the Alliance group conducted a total of 43 National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER) classes titled, "Construction Site Safety Orientation" and trained 943 students. All of these courses included a module on Work Zone Safety.
    • During this period, the Alliance group also conducted safety and health related courses focused on the following topics:
      • Completed two Construction Site Safety Orientation courses, which were taught in Spanish for a total of 26 students.
      • Completed 10 Competent Person - Scaffolding courses for a total of 54 students.
      • Completed 12 Competent Person - Trenching and Excavating courses for a total of 104 students.
      • Completed 19 OSHA 30-hour outreach courses for workers in both the construction and general industries for a total of 66 students.
      • Completed one OSHA 10-hour outreach course for workers in the maritime industry for a total of 7 students.
      • Completed 10 OSHA 10-hour outreach courses for workers in the general industry for 31 students.
    Products

    • None

    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    • During this period, the Alliance group supported two Sheriff’s Advisory Council (SHADCO) safety fairs by staffing a booth and distributing outreach material.
    • During this period, OSHA has also supported the NESFC monthly newsletter. OSHA’s recent enforcement activity is highlighted in a section of the newsletter, under the heading the "Penalty Box."

    Products

    • None

  4. Results

    Type of (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

    Work Zone Safety for Supervisors

    88 employees

    Competent Person Training Scaffolding

    54 employees

    Recordkeeping and Safety and Health Program Training

    13 employees

    29 NCCER (National Center for Construction Education Research) classes (including  Work Zone Safety hazard awareness)

    969 employees

    OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety training course (including Work Zone Safety hazard awareness)

    140 employees

    OSHA 30-Hour Construction and General Industry Safety training course (including Work Zone Safety hazard awareness)

    66 employees

    OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Safety training course (including Work Zone Safety hazard awareness)

    31 employees

    OSHA 10-Hour Maritime Safety training course (including Work Zone Safety hazard awareness)

    7 employees

    Supervisor Leadership Development Course
    (Safety Leadership course developed by JEA)

    327 employees

    Competent Person Training Trenching and Excavating

    104 employees

    TOTAL

    1,799 - Individuals Reached or Trained


  5. Upcoming Milestones

    • OSHA and the Northeast Florida Safety Council support renewing the Alliance and potentially expanding the agreement to address fleet safety, as well as work zone issues.
    • The Jacksonville OSHA office will continue to support the NEFSC Alliance by submitting safety-related articles for their newsletter. The Jacksonville OSHA office will also continue to support the publication’s "Penalty Box" section.
    • The Alliance group will continue to provide effective safety and health training in the Jacksonville area.

    Report Contact:  Eric Peterson, Compliance Assistance Specialist

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