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


I. Alliance Background

Date Signed


July 28, 2004

Overview

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Safety Council of Palm Beach County, Inc. (SCPBC) agreed to establish an Alliance to reduce motor vehicle and work zone traffic accidents by sharing information, guidance, and training resources.

Implementation Team Membership

The implementation team consisted of representatives from the OSHA - Fort Lauderdale Area Office and the Safety Council of Palm Beach County, Inc. (SCPBC).

Contributors

Same as above.

Evaluation Period

July 28, 2005 – July 28, 2006

II. Implementation Team Meetings

Quarterly Meetings:

  • Conference Call – December 1, 2006, discussed new courses that would enhance the SCPBC safety training program and contribute to a reduction of injuries and illnesses in Palm Beach, FL

  • Awards Ceremony – March 8, 2006, Recognition of companies and organizations with exceptional safety & health programs

  • Conference Call – March 21, 2007, discussed outreach to the landscape community

  • Conference Call – May 22, 207, group met with the new OSHA Area Director in Ft. Lauderdale, to discuss the Alliance

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

Events

  • July 30, 2007, defensive driving class conducted for the OSHA compliance staff
     
  • A total of 60 classes were conducted by SCPBC during this period. These courses addressed the following occupational safety and health topics:
    - forklift operator training
    - MOT training at different levels
    - CPR and First Aid
    - OSHA OTI classes

Products

  • None

Outreach and Communication

Events

  • Assisted in the distribution of safety & health outreach material such as the Region IV Struck-By, Photo and Falls CDs , Tool Box Review Booklet along with the OSHA Quick Cards

Products

  • None

Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

Events

  • Awards ceremony to recognized members for innovative safety and health programs such as (1) The City of Boca Raton for their proactive approach to emergency preparedness fuel teams; (2) Gulfstream Goodwill Industries for their continued dedication to employee involvement through safety.

Products

  • None

IV. Results

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Hurricane Fact Sheets and Quick Cards Distributed 500
12 - OSHA OTI 500 and 501 Courses 1000
8 – MOT Courses 200
6- Fork lift Courses 300
TOTAL 2000

V. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2007

  • Continue to promote occupational safety and health in the Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Indian River counties
     
  • Continue to partner with University of South Florida OTI Ed center to host OSHA courses
     
  • Continue to promote safety and health management systems
     
  • Continue to provide training for workers in safe operation of forklifts, and motor vehicle safety