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

SUNSHINE SAFETY COUNCIL ALLIANCE -
ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

March 6, 2015


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    December 11, 2003

    Date Renewed:

    February 27, 2006
    March 12, 2013

    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.

    Evaluation Period:

    The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. Alliance milestone report covers the period January 1, 2013 through December 1, 2014.

  2. Implementation Team

    During this period, representatives from the Sunshine Safety Council and the OSHA Jacksonville, FL, Area Office conducted a minimum of three implementation team meetings by telephone, in person and in conjunction with outreach events.

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Events

    • During this period, the Alliance group conducted the following workplace safety and health training events:
      • The Sunshine Safety Council Alliance group conducted Maintenance of Traffic (work zone) safety training in coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). A total of 313 workers and supervisors participated in the training course.
      • The Sunshine Safety Council Alliance group conducted OSHA 10 and 30 Hour safety and health training for workers in the general and construction industries. A total of 20 workers and supervisors participated in the training course.
      • The Sunshine Safety Council alliance group conducted work zone safety training in cooperation with the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA). A total of 335 workers and supervisors were trained in this subject.

    Products

    • None

    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    • During this period, the Alliance group used informational emails and bulletins to effectively promote a wide range of safety and health topics, including Global Harmonization (Hazard Communication).
    • In May 2014, the Alliance group exhibited roadway safety training information and materials to approximately 800 attendees at IMSA's annual Florida Section Conference conducted in St. Pete Beach, Florida.
    • The Sunshine Safety Council continued to display "Zelda" (a mannequin) in proper work zone apparel in our lobby area to promote work zone safety.
    • The Sunshine Safety Council Alliance group continues to effectively promote the OSHA Alliance program using the organization's website.
  4. Results

    Refer to information provided above.

  5. Upcoming Milestones for FY 2015:

    • During this period, OSHA and the Sunshine Safety Council will work together to renew the Alliance.
    • During this period, the Sunshine Safety Council Alliance group continues to provide effective safety and health training to workers in north Florida.
    • The Sunshine Safety Council and OSHA will continue to effectively promote work zone and fleet safety.
    • The Jacksonville OSHA office will continue to work with the Sunshine Safety Council to effectively promote workplace safety and health using the organization's Website.

Report Prepared by: Michelle Gonzalez, Assistant Area Director

For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at (202) 693-2340 or go to www.osha.gov.

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