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


  1. 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 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, 2010, through December 31, 2010.
     
  2. Implementation Team:

    Meetings were held on 01/10/2010, 3/2010, 6/2010, 10/2010, and 12/12/2010
     
  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Events

    • During this period, the Alliance group trained 272 employees and supervisors on Maintenance of Traffic (work-zone) safety through Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) approved training programs.
    • Work zone safety information was effectively communicated to Alliance participants through the "Principles of Safety Management (PSM) Certificate Program." The course topics included the following:
      • Incident Reporting & Investigation
      • How to Develop a Safety Program
      • Loss Control and Employment Screening & Safety Orientation.
    • During this period, OSHA representatives participated in the following events coordinated by the Alliance group:
      • In January 2010, the Alliance group conducted an OSHA VPP Lunch and Learn session.
      • In March 2010, the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour safety and health course for the General Industry.
      • On June 15 2010, the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour safety and health course for the Construction Industry.
      • In October 2010, the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour safety and health course for the General Industry.
      • In December 2010, the Alliance group conducted a Recordkeeping Seminar.
    Products

    • None
    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    • During this period, the Sunshine Safety Council. Inc. began using social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn to share work zone safety information with safety professionals and the general public.
    • During this period, 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.
    • During this period, the Sunshine Safety Council distributed information regarding safe driving in construction work zones at numerous safety and health fairs. This material was distributed to approximately 5,000 drivers.

    Products

    • Through a safety awareness grant from Geico, the Alliance group obtained an "Impaired Driver Awareness Pedal Car" to use during community events. With the use of special goggles, the pedal car simulates a level of visual impairment (0.08 Blood Alcohol Content). This allows participants to experience and appreciate the hazards associated with impaired driving in a secure environment.
  4. Results

    Refer to the events list above


  5. Upcoming Milestones for FY 2011 - 2012:

    • Renew the Sunshine Safety Council Alliance
    • Conduct an OSHA Recordkeeping Seminar for Alliance participants.
    • Sunshine Safety Council will continue its efforts to support the American Society of Safety Engineers, Cape Canaveral Chapter’s Daytona Section.

    Report Contact: Eric Peterson, Compliance Assistance Specialist

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