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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
JACKSONVILLE AREA OFFICE
Ribault Building, Room 227
1851 Executive Center Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 232-2895; Fax (904) 232-1294

SUNSHINE SAFETY COUNCIL ALLIANCE -
ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
DECEMBER 23, 2009

 
  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    Originally signed on December 11, 2003
    Renewed on February 27, 2006
    The Alliance is now automatically renewed annually.

    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 Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. and the OSHA Area Office in Jacksonville, Florida.

    Contributors

    Same as above

    Evaluation Period

    The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. Alliance milestone report covers the period January 1, 2009 through December 15, 2009.

  2. Implementation Team

    Meetings were held on 01/15/09, 05/06/09 and 09/22/09

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Events
     

    • The Sunshine Safety Council Alliance group trained 270 employees and supervisors on Maintenance of Traffic (work zone) safety through Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) approved training programs.
    • The Sunshine Safety Council Alliance group was instrumental in the acquirement of Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Provider status for the Florida Association of Safety Councils (FASC).
    • The Sunshine Safety Council Alliance group introduced the FDOT approved Maintenance of Traffic Restricted Activities Course, targeting high-hazard employers such as landscapers and tree trimmers.
    • The Sunshine Safety Council, on behalf of FASC, submitted three Maintenance of Traffic courses to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation for the issuance of continuing education credits for licensed Surveyors and Mappers.
    • The Sunshine Safety Council continued in a cooperative agreement with the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) to provide work zone related training to persons needing the IMSA certification. As a result, 123 persons were trained in these curriculums.
    • OSHA provided work zone awareness training:

      • On January 15 when the Recordkeeping Seminar was presented by OSHA at the Sunshine Safety Council facility.
      • On February 17 when the OSHA 502 class was presented by the USF OSHA Education Center at the Sunshine Safety Council facility.
      • On February 24 when the OSHA 510 class was presented by the USF OSHA Education Center at the Sunshine Safety Council facility.
    Products

    • None
    Outreach and Communication

    Events
     

    • 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 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.
    • The Sunshine Safety Council displayed "Zelda" (a mannequin) in proper work zone apparel in our 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.
    • The Sunshine Safety Council Alliance group utilized citation data to target companies for specific safety related information.
    • The Sunshine Safety Council, representing FASC, was an exhibitor at the Florida Surveyors and Mappers annual conference with work zone safety materials and information.
    • The Sunshine Safety Council Alliance group attended IMSA’s national conference, providing work zone safety and training information.
    • Work zone safety information was communicated to participants in the Principles of Safety Management (PSM) certificate program. The courses included Incident Reporting & Investigation, How to Develop a Safety Program, Loss Control and Employment Screening & Safety Orientation.
    Products

    • Sunshine Safety Council developed news releases and informational pieces to promote awareness events such as Work Zone Safety Week, Fire Safety Week and holiday events. These were distributed to local companies for redistribution to their workers and sent to local media outlets.
    • Through a safety awareness grant from GEICO, an insurance company, the Sunshine Safety Council obtained an "Impaired Driver Awareness Pedal Car" to use at the above discussed community events. With the use of special goggles, the pedal car simulates a 0.08 BAC level of visual impairment. This allows participants to experience and appreciate the hazards associated with impaired driving in a secure environment.
  4. Results
     
    Type of Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc. Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
     
    Maintenance of Traffic work zone safety training 270 Employees and Supervisors
    Work zone related training for people who need International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) certification. 123 Employees and Employers
    Work zone training that was provided during the January OSHA Recordkeeping class 14 students
    Work zone training provided during the February OTI 502 class 10 students
    Work Zone training provided during the February OTI 510 class 13 students
    Work zone information and "talking points" distributed to driver improvement students  4,500 drivers
    Information for driver safety in work zones that was distributed at numerous safety and health fairs/ displays 5,000+ people
    News releases and informational pieces to promote events such as Work Zone Safety Week were distributed to local media outlets and local companies for redistribution to their workers. Unknown
    TOTAL 9,930 - Individuals Reached or Trained

  5. Upcoming Milestones for FY 2011

    • Sunshine Safety Council will continue to offer the Restricted Activities and Advanced MOT Courses in 2010 via a joint venture with the state-wide Florida Association of Safety Councils.

    • The Principles of Safety Management Program online version will be continued in 2010.

    • Sunshine Safety Council will continue its efforts to support the American Society of Safety Engineers, Cocoa Chapter’s Daytona Section.

Report Contact: James D. Borders, Area Director

For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's website.