I. Alliance Background
Date Signed: The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc Alliance was signed
on December 11, 2003.
Overview: The Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) and the Sunshine Safety Council, Inc formed an Alliance to provide the
Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. members and others with information, guidance, and access to training
resources that will help protect employees’ health and safety by implementing work zone safety and
control programs and effective safety and health management systems.
II. Implementation Team Meetings
Representatives from OSHA and the Sunshine Safety Council, Inc., conducted all required quarterly
meetings by teleconferencing, formal meetings and training sessions on following dates: 01/14/04,
02/18/04, 03/25/04, 0818/04, 08/26/04, 02/15/05, 7/7/05 and 12/12/05
This annual status report for the Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. Alliance initiated by the OSHA Area
Office in Jacksonville, Florida, was completed on January 25, 2006. The milestones and
accomplishments achieved through this Alliance are listed below:
December 11, 2004 through December 9, 2005
III. Events and Products
Training and Education
- The Safety Council trained 623 employees and supervisors on work zone safety through training
programs that they developed.
- OSHA provided work zone awareness training:
- January 19th for the U.S. Corps of Engineers Safety Training
- February 9th for the North Florida Turf Equipment Technicians Association monthly meeting.
- February 15th at the American Society of Safety Engineers monthly meeting and also for the
student chapter at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
- May 25th, June 22nd, July 26th, August 24th, September 19th, October 24th, and November 28th at
the First Coast Technical Institute.
- December 8th during the OSHA 510 course held at the Sunshine Safety Council, Inc.
- December 12th during the OSHA 500 course held at the Sunshine Safety Council, Inc.
- The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. expanded a cooperative agreement with the International
Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) to provide work zone related training to persons needing the
- Work zone safety information was incorporated into the Advanced Safety Management (ASM) and
Principles of Safety Management (PSM) courses where applicable. The courses included Corporate
Driving & Fleet Safety, Traffic Mishap Investigation, Incident Reporting & Investigation and How
to Develop a Safety Program.
- The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. provided work zone information and “talking points” to the
Council’s staff of traffic safety instructors for incorporation into their presentations to driver
improvement students. Through October, this information was made available to approximately 7000
- Sunshine Safety Council received Florida Department of Transportation approval for an 8-hour
Intermediate Management of Traffic (MOT) Refresher course.
- Sunshine Safety Council partnered with other Florida Safety Councils to provide the MOT
Refresher course throughout the state.
Outreach and Communications
- The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. participated in IMSA’s State Conference with handout materials.
- OSHA provided information about the Alliance at the Florida Workers Compensation Conference in
Orlando in August 2005.
- The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. displays “Zelda” (a mannequin) in proper work zone apparel in
the window display to communicate work zone safety to pedestrians and drivers.
Refer to the goals achieved for more information about the alliance results in the area of education
and training, as well as the outreach and communication.
The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. has had limited success in their outreach and training programs in
the Ft. Pierce, FL area. Their office in Ft. Pierce is no longer in operation. As a result, they
have requested that we not renew the alliance with the Ft Lauderdale Area Office.
- OSHA and the Sunshine Safety Council plan to renew the Alliance agreement.
- OSHA will provide training at the upcoming extended lunch-and-learn session on OSHA’s VPP
- The Jacksonville Area Office will continue to provide to the Council on a monthly basis copies
of citations that were issued to employers with worksites in the Council’s area (Volusia, Flagler
and Putnam counties). This information will eventually be published in their newsletter.
- The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. and the Jacksonville Area Office are looking into ways that
they can provide training and outreach for fleet safety. The main focus of this would be awareness
for employees to wear their seatbelts when driving for their employers.