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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.

The annual status report for the Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. Alliance initiated by the OSHA Area Office in Jacksonville, Florida, was completed on December 9, 2004. The milestones and accomplishments achieved through this Alliance are listed below:

Milestones met from December 11, 2003 through December 9, 2004.

The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc Alliance was signed on December 11, 2003.

Working together to achieve training and education goals:

  • The Safety Council trained 303 employees and supervisors on work zone safety through training programs that they developed.
     
  • The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. formed a cooperative agreement with the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) to provide work zone related training to persons needing the IMSA certification.
     
  • Work zone safety information was incorporated into the Advanced Safety Management (ASM) and Principles of Safety Management (PSM) courses where applicable. The courses included Corporate Driving & Fleet Safety, Traffic Mishap Investigation, Incident Reporting & Investigation and How to Develop a Safety Program.
     
  • 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 October, this information was made available to approximately 6800 drivers.

Working together to achieve outreach and communication goals:

  • The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. participated in IMSA’s State Conference with a display booth and speaker.
     
  • The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. provided display and safety material to be distributed at the IMSA national conference in Denver, CO.
     
  • OSHA provided information about the Alliance at the Florida Workers Compensation Conference in Orlando in August 2004.
     
  • OSHA published information on the Alliance in the January 2004 OSHA Region IV e-newsletter.
     
  • The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. dressed “Zelda” (a mannequin) in proper work zone apparel and placed her in the window display to communicate work zone safety.
     
  • The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. distributed information during the Work Zone Awareness fair in Ft. Pierce in June 2004.
     
  • OSHA provided work zone awareness training:

    • February during the VPP Lunch and Learn at the Sunshine Safety Council, Inc.
    • March during the OSHA 10 hr course given at the Sunshine Safety Council, Inc.
    • March at the American Society of Safety Engineers roundup and Lunch and Learn at the Sunshine Safety Council, Inc.
    • September at the OSHA update Lunch and Learn at the Sunshine Safety Council, Inc.
    • October during the OSHA 500 course held at the Sunshine Safety Council, Inc.

Other:

  • The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. aided the Jacksonville Area Office by allowing the office to use their facilities for reproduction and distribution of OSHA Fact Sheets during our efforts to provide technical assistance during the recovery from Hurricanes Charley, Francis and Jeanne.
     
  • Trimester meetings were held on January 13, 2004, August 8, 2004, and October 10, 2004.
     
  • The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. has had limited success in their outreach and training programs in the Ft. Pierce, FL area. Their office in Ft. Pierce is no longer in operation. As a result, they have requested that we not renew the alliance with the Ft Lauderdale Area Office.

Upcoming Milestones:

  • OSHA will participate in new member breakfast meetings to promote safety and health programs and VPP.
     
  • The Sunshine Safety Council, Inc. submitted an FOIA request to the Jacksonville Area Office in November to receive on a monthly basis copies of citations issued to employers in the Volusia County area. This information will be published in their newsletter.

Report Contact:

  • Joseph R. Roesler, Compliance Assistance Specialist
    1851 Executive Center Drive, Suite 227
    Jacksonville, Fl 32207
    (904) 232-2895; Fax (904) 232-1294
    roesler.joseph@dol.gov