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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 12, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed:

      July 28, 2004

      Renewal Dates:

      September 13, 2006; March 10, 2001; March 14, 2013; March 12, 2015; and March 9, 2017

    2. Evaluation Period

      May 31, 2016 through May 31, 2017

    3. Overview:

      OSHA and the 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).

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      Condell Eastmond, Area Director
      Vergie Bain, Compliance Assistance Specialist

      Alliance participant

      Toni Burrows, Executive Vice President - SCPBC

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Meetings were conducted by the group on the following dates:

    • 5/26/2016
    • 9/15/2016
    • 4/6/2017

    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
    Dissemination/Other On March 9, 2017, the OSHA CAS at the SCPBC's annual safety awards ceremony. The OSHA alliance was renewed with SCPBC for 5 years. Construction/Fall Prevention/heat Illness Prevention/ Workers/Small Business

    2,000

    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 Alliance group, led by the SCPBC, conducted 71 training classes. These courses included the following:
    • Forklift Operator and Train the Trainer
    • Permit-Required Confined Space
    • Fall Protection
    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), AED, and First Aid
    • Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Intermediate and Advanced
    • Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) and Safe Supervisor
    • Professional Driver Training
    • OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour
    • OSHA Recordkeeping
    • Aerial, Scissor & Bucket Lift Operator
    • Respirable Crystalline Silica
    Construction, Hazard Communication/Chemical, Small Business, Heat Illness Prevention, and Fall Prevention

    1,685/685

    Outreach and Communication: The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached/Attended
    Speech/Presentation During this period, the OSHA Ft. Lauderdale Area Office, Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) conducted a presentation focused on "Safety Hazards and Prevention." Construction and Small Business

    200/45

    Speech/Presentation During this period, the OSHA Ft. Lauderdale Area Office, CAS conducted a presentation focused on "What to Do If OSHA Comes Knocking" Construction and Small Business

    500/30

    Speech/Presentation During this period, the OSHA CAS conducted two presentations, which included an OSHA update and OSHA's recordkeeping guidelines for two Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) courses. Small Business

    500/10

    Dissemination During this period, the Alliance group supported the OSHA Falls and Heat Illness Prevention Stand-downs by disseminating outreach material. Construction/Fall Prevention/heat Illness Prevention/ Workers/Small Business

    2,000

    Dissemination During this period, the Alliance group supported the OSHA Region IV Landscaping Safety Stand-down. The group promoted the event and distributed outreach materials. Heat Illness Prevention and Small Business

    500

  4. Evaluation

    N/A

  5. Upcoming Milestones for 2017 - 2018

    • 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 workers that receive training on the safe operation of forklifts, lockout/tagout, silica as well as other topics.
    • The Alliance group will continue to work with the other OSHA area offices in Florida, as well as the safety councils throughout the state of Florida in an effort to promote occupational safety and health.

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

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