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


I. Alliance Background

Date Signed


August 18, 2005

Overview

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Safety Council (NSC), Broward County, Dade County, Palm Beach County, Southwest Chapters agreed to establish an Alliance to reduce and prevent employee exposure to workplace hazards in the construction and general industries, by developing effective safety and health tools (i.e., Safety and Health Management Systems, Fleet Safety Programs, Warehousing Safety, as well as First Aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) Programs).

II. Implementation Team and Contributors:

The Fort Lauderdale OSHA Area Office and the National Safety Council, South Florida Chapter,

Evaluation Period:

August 18, 2005 August 18, 2006

III. Implementation Team Meetings

Conference Call August 18, 2005, discussed courses that would enhance safety and health management systems and aid in the reduction of injuries and illnesses in South Florida

Conference Call Nov 1, 2005 discussed distributing OSHA hurricane fact sheets and quick cards

Class June 13, 2006, class on slips, tips and falls

Meeting June 14, 2006 Discussed outreach efforts

IV. Events and Products

Training and Education

Events

  • A total of 56 classes addressing occupational safety and health such as forklift operator training, MOT training at different levels, CPR and First Aid, Confined Spaces, Recordkeeping, and OSHA OTI classes
     
  • Three classes presented in Spanish for Work zone Safety, CPR and the OSHA -10 hour

Products

  • None

Outreach and Communication

Events

  • Assisted in the distribution of safety & health outreach material developed by OSHA Region IV, such as the Struck-By, Photo and Falls CDs along with the Tool Box Review Booklet
     
  • Assisted in the distribution of safety and health outreach material developed by OSHA such as hurricane fact sheets and quick cards

Products

  • None

V. Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

  • The NSC conducted free training on Slips, Trips and Falls as a result of a Susan Harwood grant to 45 employers in the South Florida area
     
  • NSC members promoted the Central Florida Feria Familiar de Salud y Seguridad, Family Safety and Health Fair, (August 20, 2005.) The primary purpose of this event was to promote safety and health in the Hispanic Community.

VI. Results

The following table list several but not all of the safety and health courses provided by NSC during the evaluation period. However, the courses below best match the focus of the OSHA NSC Alliances.

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Hurricane Fact Sheets and Quick Cards Distributed 500
8 - OSHA OTI 500 and 501 Courses 1000
10 MOT Courses 500
6- Fork lift Courses 500
TOTAL 2500

VII. Upcoming Milestones For 2007

  • Continue to promote occupational safety and health in the South Florida area
  • Continue to partner with Eastern Michigan University OTI Ed center to host OSHA courses
  • Continue to promote safety and health management systems
  • Continue to provide training for workers in MOT and motor vehicle safety, Firs Aid/CPR and AED,
  • Continue to develop and deliver effective safety and health tools in construction and general industry for the South Florida area