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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the
Safety Council of Palm Beach County, Inc. (SCPBC) Annual
July 14, 2016


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed
    2. July 28, 2004

      Renewal Date

      September 13, 2006; March 10, 2011; and March 14, 2013; and March 12, 2015

    3. Evaluation Period
    4. May 31, 2015 through May 31, 2016

    5. Overview
    6. OSHA and the Safety Council of Palm Beach County (SCPBC) renewed this alliance with a continued emphasis on reducing and preventing employee exposure to workplace hazards in the construction and general industries, by developing effective safety and health tools (i.e., fleet safety programs, workzone safety, as well as safety and health management systems).

    7. Implementation Team Members
    8. OSHA

      Condell Eastmond; Area Director
      Vergie Bain; Compliance Assistance Specialist

      Alliance participant from SCPBC

      Toni Burrows

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Meetings were conducted by the group on the following dates: 8/15/2013; 3/14/2014; and 4/3/2014

    • 6/1/2015
    • 12/3/2015
    • 4/12/2016.

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goal related to raising awareness of OSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:

    • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions or stakeholder meetings on fleet safety management issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached/Attended
    None

    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 employees and employers in the construction and general industries regarding fleet safety programs, work zone safety, as well as safety and health management systems, and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers.
    • To deliver or arrange for the delivery of fleet safety, work zone safety and other training courses.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached/Attended
    Training During this period, the SCPB 58 training classes with the support and assistance of OSHA. These courses included the following:
    • Forklift Operator and Train the Trainer
    • Permit-Required Confined Space
    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), AED, and First Aid
    • Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Intermediate and Advanced
    • Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) and Safe Supervisor
    • Hazwoper
    • Professional Driver Training
    • OSHA 10 Hr and 30 Hr
    • Signs & Markings 1
    • Aerial, Scissor & Bucket Lift Operator
    Construction, Transportation, Hazard Communication/ Chemical, and Small Business 1,685/685
    Training During this period, a Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO) from the OSHA Ft. Lauderdale Area Office conducted a presentation on heat illness prevention for the Alliance group. Construction, Heat Illness Prevention, and Small Business 500/60
    Training During this period, the Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) conducted a presentation regarding the new construction industry confined spaces standard. Construction and Small Business 200/45
    Training During this period, the CAS conducted a presentation regarding the new amputation National Emphasis Program (NEP). Construction and Small Business 500/30
    Training During this period, the CAS supported two Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) courses, by providing an OSHA update presentation and training on the OSHA recordkeeping requirements. Construction and Small Business 500/10

    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 SCPBC’s Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
    • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or the SCPBC’s educational awareness seminars, conferences, local meetings, and other SCPBC events.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached/Attended
    Dissemination During this period, the Alliance group distributed OSHA outreach material focused on the OSHA’s Falls and Heat Illness Prevention Stand-downs. Construction/Fall Prevention/heat Illness Prevention/ Workers/Small Business 2,000
    Dissemination On March 12, 2016, the Area Director and the CAS for the Fort Lauderdale Area Office spoke at the Annual SCPBC Safety Awards Ceremony. Construction/Fall Prevention/heat Illness Prevention/ Workers/Small Business 2,000
    Speech/Presentation During this period, the SCPBC distributed promotion for the Region IV - Landscape Stand-down. Heat Illness Prevention, Small Business 500
  4. Evaluation

    N/A

  5. Upcoming Milestones for 2014 to 2015

    • The Alliance group will continue to promote occupational safety and health by conducting outreach to employers and workers in Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Indian River counties.
    • The Alliance group will continue to promote safety and health management systems (SHMS) by expand the number of employers working with SCPBC.
    • The Alliance group will continue to provide effective safety and health training for workers, by increasing the number of worker that receive training on the safe operation of forklifts, lockout/tagout, as well as other topics.
    • The alliance will work with the other OSHA area offices in Florida and the safety councils throughout the state of Florida to promote occupational safety and health events.

Report Prepared by: Vergie Y. Bain, Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS), Ft. Lauderdale Area Office

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