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

  1. Alliance Background
  2. Date Signed

    August 18, 2005 and Renewed on May 2, 2008 and February 4, 2011

    Alliance Overview

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Safety Council (NSC) Alliance is focused on reducing and preventing employee exposure to workplace hazards in the construction and general industries.

  3. Implementation Team Meetings
  4. Representatives from OSHA and the NSC participated in Alliance meetings on the following dates: August 6, 2009; January 26, 2010; September 9, 2010; February 4, 2011; and April 4, 2011.

    Evaluation Period

    May 2, 2009, to May 19, 2011.

  5. Activities and Products
  6. Training and Education


    • During this period, the Alliance group continued to expand the NSC's Forklift Training Institute, with the goal of ensure that all area employers and employees have access to effective powered industrial truck safety and health training.
    • During this period, the Alliance group continued to provide effective work zone safety training in South Florida, for employers and employees engaged in the highway and bridge construction operations.
    • During this period, the Alliance group led by the NSC conducted a total of 51 classes addressing occupational safety and health focused in the following topics:
      • Forklift Operations
      • Permit-Required Confined Space
      • Job Hazard Analysis
      • Lockout/Tagout
      • Aerial Lift
      • Hazwoper Refresher
      • OSHA 10 and 30 hour Training


    • None

    Outreach and Communication


    • During this period, the Alliance group distributed the following safety and health outreach material developed by OSHA:
      • OSHA Resource CD
      • OSHA Photo Archive CD
      • Tool Box Review Booklets
      • OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Material


    • None

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health


    • During this period, OSHA and the NSC conducted a series of breakfast meetings for NSC-members and Non-Members on a variety of safety and health topics.


    • None

  7. Results

  8. The outreach activities have reached employees exposed to hazards that have resulted in many of the fatalities in South Florida.

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

    Number of Individuals
    Reached or Trained

    Workzone Safety




    OSHA 30hr


    OSHA 10 hr


    Forklift Safety


    Confined Spaces






  9. Upcoming Milestones

    • Develop a South Florida Taskforce focused on the prevention falls during roofing construction operations.

    • Continue to promote the OSHA Outreach 30-hour courses, to assure that supervisors are knowledgeable of their responsibilities in protecting employees from exposures to hazards.

    • Continue to conduct breakfast sessions on various workplace safety and health topics for NSC-members and non-members, especially small business owners.

    Report Prepared by: Vergie Y. Bain, CAS

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