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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Ribault Building, Room 227
1851 Executive Center Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 232-2895; Fax (904) 232-1294
Report Contact: Joseph R. Roesler, Compliance Assistance Specialist

FEBRUARY 13, 2009

  1. Alliance Background:

    Date Signed:

    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 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.


    Same as Above

    Evaluation Period

    The Sunshine Safety Council Alliance milestone report covers the period January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008.

  2. Implementation Team:

    Representatives from OSHA and the Sunshine Safety Council participated in the following meetings: 02/27/08, 05/14/08 and 11/06/08

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    • The Sunshine Safety Council trained 286 employees and supervisors on work zone safety through training programs that they developed.
    • The Sunshine Safety Council, (SSC) continues in a cooperative agreement with the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) to provide work zone related training to persons needing the IMSA certification. 165 persons were trained in these curriculums. SSC was an exhibitor at IMSA's Florida Section annual conference, providing workzone safety and training information.
    • None
    Outreach and Communications

    • Work zone safety information was incorporated into the newly re-written 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.
    • The Sunshine Safety Council 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 November, this information was made available to approximately 4,500 drivers. Particular emphasis was placed on those attending classes for new drivers, senior drivers and aggressive drivers.
    • Sunshine Safety Council received renewal for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) 8-hour Intermediate Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Refresher course.
    • Sunshine Safety Council develops news releases and informational pieces to promote awareness events such as Workzone Safety Week, Fire Safety Week and holiday events. These are distributed to local companies for redistribution to their workers and sent to local media outlets.
    • The Sunshine Safety Council displays "Zelda" (a mannequin) in proper work zone apparel in their lobby area to communicate work zone safety.
    • The Sunshine Safety Council distributed information for driver safety in work zones at numerous safety & health fairs/displays reaching an estimated 5,000+ persons.
    • 2008 marked the Council's 25th Anniversary. A Safety & Health Expo was conducted as part of the anniversary celebration. 26 exhibitors of all varieties of safety & health related products and services provided information, samples, and resources to more than 300 participants.
    • Through a safety awareness grant from Government Employees Insurance Company (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 (USF) OSHA Training Institute Education Center.
    • The Sunshine Safety Council utilizes OSHA citation data to target companies for specific safety related information.

  4. Results

    Type of (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Distribution at Safety and Health Fairs and the Senior Expo 5000 Attendees
    Talking Points to Traffic Safety Instructors 4500 Students/drivers
    25th Anniversary Safety and Health Expo 300 participants
    Work zone safety training 268 Employees and Supervisors
    International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) trained for IMSA certification. 165 Employees and Employers
    Work Zone training provided during the OSHA Recordkeeping class 10 students
    Work Zone training provided during the February "Lunch and Learn" session at the Sunshine Safety Council for Hexavalent Chrome and OSHA first Aid training. 27
    Work Zone training provided during the February 27 presentation on OSHA Safety and Health Program training 11
    Work Zone training provided on May 14th during an OSHA 30 hour course held at the Sunshine Safety Council 16
    Work Zone Training provided in June at a USF OTI 510 class held at the Sunshine Safety Council 11
    TOTAL 10308 - Individuals Reached or Trained

  5. Upcoming Milestones:
    • Sunshine Safety Council will begin offering the Restricted Activities and Advanced MOT Courses in 2009 via a joint venture with the state-wide Florida Association of Safety Councils.
    • The Principles of Safety Management Program online version will be introduced in 2009.
    • SSC will continue efforts to support the American Association of Safety Engineers, Cocoa Chapter's Daytona Section.
    Report Prepared by: Joe Roesler, CAS Jacksonville, FL, AO

    For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-6932340 or go to OSHA.