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


I. Alliance Background:

Date Signed

Originally signed on December 11, 2003
Renewed on February 27, 2006

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.

Implementation Team Members

The implementation team consisted of representatives from the Northeast Florida Safety and Health Council and the OSHA Area Office in Jacksonville, Florida.

Contributors

Same as above

Evaluation Period

The Sunshine Safety Council Alliance milestone report covers the period January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.

II. Implementation Team Meetings

Triennial Meetings: 03/03/06, 08/03/06, 12/6/06

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

Events

  • The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc., participated in the International Municipal Signal Association’s (IMSA) State Conference with handout materials.
     
  • The Sunshine Safety Council received recertification for the Florida Department of Transportation’s 8-hour Intermediate Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Refresher Course.
     
  • OSHA provided information about the Alliance at the Florida Workers Compensation Conference in Orlando in August 2006.
     
  • The Sunshine Safety Council partnered with other Florida Safety Councils to provide the MOT refresher course throughout the state.
     
  • The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. displays “Zelda” (a mannequin) in proper work zone apparel in its window display to communicate work zone safety to pedestrians and drivers.

Products

  • The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc., has continued a cooperative relationship with the IMSA to provide work zone related training to persons needing the IMSA certification.
     
  • Work zone safety information was incorporated into the Council’s Principles of Safety Management (PSM) courses where applicable. The courses included Incident Reporting & Investigation, How to Develop a Safety Program, Loss Control and Employment Screening & Safety Orientation.
     
  • OSHA continues to post this success story on the OSHA web page.

IV. Results

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
USDA Forestry Service Conference 125 Participants
National Association of Minority Contractors Conference 123 Participants
Modular Builders Association Annual Conference 425 Participants
Florida Rural Water Association meeting 93 Participants
Volusia Manufacturers Association meeting 68 Participants
Associated Builders and Contractors of Jacksonville meeting 27 Participants
Columbia County Builders Association Meeting 87 Participants
Work zone safety training 528 Employees and Supervisors
Talking Points to Traffic Safety Instructors 4965 Students/drivers
Various Safety and Health Fairs and the Senior Expo 3000 attendees
TOTAL 9441 - Individuals Reached or Trained

V. Upcoming Milestones

  • OSHA will provide an OSHA update at an upcoming lunch-and-learn session.
     
  • The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. and the Jacksonville OSHA 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.
     
  • The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. is providing help to the Jacksonville OSHA Area Office to get an Alliance with the Volusia County Schools apprenticeship program.