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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
JACKSONVILLE AREA OFFICE
1851 Executive Center Drive, Room 227
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 232-2895; Fax (904) 232-1294

THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA SAFETY COUNCIL
ALLIANCE – ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

September 8, 2017


  1. Alliance Background:

    1. Date Signed:

      June 26, 2003

      Date Renewed:

      July 14, 2005
      April 9, 2013
      August 13, 2015
      August 28, 2017

    2. Evaluation Period:

      This annual report for the NEFSC Alliance covers the period November 1, 2014, through August 31, 2017.

    3. 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.

    4. Implementation Team Members:

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

  2. Implementation Team:

    During this period, representatives from the Northeast Florida Safety Council and the OSHA Jacksonville, FL, Area Office, conducted at least two (2) implementation team meetings each year. In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance group maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results. Implementation team meetings were conducted by telephone, in person, and in conjunction with outreach events:

    • May 4, 2015
    • April 19, 2016
    • April 28, 2016
    • May 4, 2016
    • April 28, 2017
    • May 10, 2017
  3. Results

    Training and Education: The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
    • To develop effective training and education programs for employers and employees engaged in residential construction, specifically focused on fall protection to decrease the high rate of accidents.
    • To deliver or arrange for the delivery of heat illness prevention training course.
    Activity TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached

    Training

    During 2015, the Alliance group conducted the following workplace safety and health training courses for group members and others:
    • Fall protection training courses focused on OSHA's standards for the general and construction industries
    Construction; Fall Prevention; and Small Business

    50+

    Training

    During 2016, the Alliance group conducted the following workplace safety and health training courses for group members and others:
    • Fall protection training courses focused on OSHA's standards for the general and construction industries
    Construction; Fall Prevention; and Small Business

    50+

    Training

    During 2017, the Alliance group conducted the following workplace safety and health training courses for group members and others:
    • Fall protection training courses focused on OSHA's standards for the general and construction industries
    Construction; Fall Prevention; and Small Business

    25

    Training

    During 2017, the Alliance group worked collaboratively with the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) and HRH safety Training to conduct a fall protection training course focused on residential construction.Construction and Fall Prevention

    75

    Training

    During 2017, the Alliance group conducted the following workplace safety and health training courses for group members and others:
    • A five (5) hour training course focused on OSHA's new silica standard
    • Collaborated with a crane training school to offer a course on OSHA's crane standard
    • Fall protection training courses focused on OSHA's standards for the general and construction industries
    Construction; Fall Prevention; Hazard Communication/Chemical; and Small Business

    211

     
    Outreach and Communication: The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
    • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and the NEFSC's Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
    • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or the NEFSC's annual board meetings, local meetings, or other events such as an annual Worker's Memorial Day, to honor those workers injured on the job.
    Activity TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached

    Speech/Presentation

    In 2015, the Alliance group worked effectively to promote OSHA's National Fall Safety Stand-down by co-sponsoring an event.Construction and Fall Prevention

    50+

    Speech/Presentation

    In 2016, the Alliance group worked effectively to promote OSHA's National Fall Safety Stand-down by co-sponsoring an event.Construction and Fall Prevention

    50+

    Dissemination

    In 2016, the NEFSC's Worker's Memorial Day outreach efforts were promoted in several media outlets including the following:
    • CBS 47/Fox 30: Action News JAX (Jacksonville, FL). "OSHA: Florida No. 2 in workplace deaths." April 27, 2016.
    • News4Jax (Jackonsville, FL). " 'Alarming' uptick in number of Floridians killed on job." April 27, 2016.
    • The Florida Times-Union- Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL). Lead Letter: "Remember those lost on the El Faro and others." April 27, 2016.
    Construction

    1,000+

    Speech/Presentation

    On April 28, 2016, the NEFSC, OSHA and others worked collaborative to conduct a local Worker's Memorial Day, to annually honor those workers injured on the job. Construction

    60+

    Speech/Presentation

    In 2017, the Alliance group worked effectively to promote OSHA's National Fall Safety Stand-down by co-sponsoring an event.Construction and Fall Prevention

    50+

    Dissemination

    During this period, The NEFSC distributed an eblast alerting local employers to new OSHA standards, as well as its available training courses.Construction; Hazard Communication/Chemical; and Small Business

    2,500+

    Speech/Presentation

    On April 28, 2017, the NEFSC, OSHA and others worked collaborative to conduct a local Worker's Memorial Day, to annually honor those workers injured on the job.Construction

    60+

  4. Evaluations

    None

  5. Upcoming Milestones for 2017 - 2018

    • The Alliance group will continue to conduct a Worker's Memorial Day, which annually honor those workers injured on the job.
    • The Alliance group will continue to annually promote OSHA's National Fall Safety Stand-down.
    • The Alliance group will continue to annually provide workers with safety and health training focused on the prevention of falls in the workplace.
    • The NEFSC plans to expand its number of authorized instructors in support of its cooperative agreement with the Volunteer State Community College – OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTIEC).

Report Prepared by Brian Sturtecky, Area Director, Jacksonville Area Office

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

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