- 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 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
The Sunshine Safety Council Alliance milestone report covers the period January
1, 2008 through December 31, 2008.
- 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
- 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.
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)
- 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
- 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.
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
Talking Points to Traffic Safety Instructors
25th Anniversary Safety and Health Expo
Work zone safety training
268 Employees and Supervisors
International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) trained for IMSA
165 Employees and Employers
Work Zone training provided during the OSHA Recordkeeping class
Work Zone training provided during the February "Lunch and Learn" session at
the Sunshine Safety Council for Hexavalent Chrome and OSHA first Aid
Work Zone training provided during the February 27 presentation on OSHA
Safety and Health Program training
Work Zone training provided on May 14th during an OSHA 30 hour course held
at the Sunshine Safety Council
Work Zone Training provided in June at a USF OTI 510 class held at the
Sunshine Safety Council
10308 - Individuals Reached or Trained
- Upcoming Milestones:
Report Prepared by: Joe Roesler, CAS Jacksonville, FL, AO
- 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.
For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at
202-6932340 or go to OSHA.