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I. Alliance Background:
Originally signed on December 11, 2003
Renewed on February 27, 2006
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
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.
Same as above
The Sunshine Safety Council Alliance milestone report covers the period January 1, 2007 through
December 31, 2007.
II. Implementation Team Meetings
Representatives from OSHA and the Sunshine Safety Council participated in the following meetings:
02/07/07, 03/29/07, 4/23/07, 5/23/07, and 12/13/07
III. Events and Products
Training and Education
Outreach and Communications
- The Sunshine Safety Council received recertification for the Florida Department of
Transportation's 8-hour Intermediate MOT (Maintenance of Traffic) Refresher course, and received
approval to continue to teach the 16-hour Intermediate Management of Traffic 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.
- The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. distributed information for driver safety in work zones at
numerous safety & health fairs/displays; e.g. The Senior Expo which had approximately 4,000
attendees; as well as safety & health fairs for the local entities such as: Raydon Corporation,
The Homac Companies, Council on Aging, plus several church groups.
- The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. has continued a cooperative relationship with the IMSA
(International Municipal Signal Association) 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
- The Sunshine Safety Council provide work zone information and "talking points" to the Council's
staff of traffic safety instructors for incorporation into their presentations to driver
- Sunshine Safety Council developed and posted a new website, www.sunshinesafety.org to promote
safety awareness events, such as Work Zone Safety Week, Fire Safety Week and others.
- OSHA continues to post this
success story on the OSHA web page.
- In Coordination with their State Association, the Sunshine Safety Council sent to all local
media safety and health news releases that were focused on holiday events.
- Through a safety awareness grant from GEICO, SSC obtained an “Impaired Driver Awareness Pedal
Car” to use at above community events. With the use of special goggles, the pedal car simulates a
0.08 blood alcohol content level of visual impairment. This allows participants to experience and
appreciate the hazards associated with impaired driving in a secure environment.
- Sunshine Safety council is an authorized Host Training Site for the University of South
Florida's OSHA Training Institute Education Center.
|Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and
Electronic Distribution, etc.)
||Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
|Talking Points to Traffic Safety Instructors
|Work zone safety training
||373 Employees and Supervisors
|International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA)
trained for IMSA certification.
||148 Employees and Employers
|Distribution at Safety and health Fairs and the
|Work Zone training provided during the February Lunch
and Learn at the Sunshine Safety Council for Hexavalent Chrome and OSHA first Aid training.
|Work Zone training provided during the March 10-hour
course for General Industry at the Sunshine Safety Council
|Work Zone training provided in the April OSHA OTI 502
course held at the Sunshine Safety Council
|Work Zone Training provided in the May Fall
Protection training held at the Sunshine Safety Council
|Work Zone Training provided in the December
Hexavalent Chrome training that was given at the Sunshine Safety Council
||9306 - 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.