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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Tampa Area Office
5807 Breckenridge Parkway, Suite A
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 626-1177; Fax (813) 626-7015

Tampa Area Office Annual Status Report
Tampa Area Safety Council (TASC) Alliance

June 2, 2010

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    March 13, 2008

    Alliance Overview: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Tampa Area Safety Council, Inc. (TASC) agreed to establish an Alliance to reduce and prevent employee exposure to workplace hazards in the warehousing and distribution industries by developing and sharing information, guidance, and training resources.

    Implementation Team Members:

    Members include the Tampa Area OSHA Area Office and the Tampa Area Safety Council, Inc. (TASC.)


    Contributors to the Alliance include community safety professional from local companies and government, such as the following:
    • American Safety Professionals
    • Comcar Industries
    • Saddle Creek Corp.
    • CMSI
    • MacDill AFB
    • B and I Contractors
    • Bovis Lendlease
    • Dale C. Rossman, Inc.
    • Richard and Rice
    • Lanier Upshaw Insurance
    • Hillsborough County Risk Management
    • Suncoast Safety Council
    • University of South Florida SafetyFlorida Consultation Program.
    Evaluation Period

    March 14, 2009 – March 13, 2010  
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    The group conducted Alliance implementation team meetings on the following dates:
    • March 13, 2009 – reviewed outreach program given that day to see if targeting, content or message needs to be altered.
    • March 20, 2009 – met to discuss direction of alliance and participation of community safety professionals.
    • April 17, 2009 – reviewed upcoming programs through the Alliance.
    • June 19, 2009 – met at the Tampa Area Safety Council and developed a sub-committee for the Fleet Safety Seminar.
    • July 13, 2009, Sub-committee meeting conducted regarding the development of a fleet safety program.
    • July 17, 2009 – met at the Tampa Area Safety Council and had Hillsborough County Public Health Department give presentation and update on H1N1 flu virus.
    • August 21, 2009 – met at Hillsborough County Risk Management facility to discuss on BLS and Summit decision. The group also received a presentation from the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission on hazardous waste materials and addressed other matters.
    • September 18, 2009 – met at Rocky Point Golf Course and made final arrangements for the Fleet Safety Seminar.
    • October 16, 2009 - met with WCFSA at the Tampa Area Safety Council to discuss the Manual Material Handling/Ergo Seminar for the alliance.
    • January 15, 2010 – met at Saddlecreek Corporation discussed future outreach for the Alliance.
    • February 12, 2010 – met at Lanier Upshaw Insurance, discussed future meeting topics and received a presentation from Advance Overhead on sling safety and fall protection for tankers/railcars.
  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education


    • A total of 122 classes addressing occupational safety and health issues were conducted by the Alliance group, which included 23 courses conducted cooperatively with the University of South Florida OSHA Training Ed Center. Topics addressed included fleet safety, forklift operator training, emergency preparedness, CPR, first aid, and safety management systems.
    • During this period the Alliance group conducted a total of four OSHA 10-Hour Courses.
    • During this period the Alliance group conducted a safety class regarding fall protection/scaffolding in Spanish.
    • None
    Outreach and Communication

    • March 13, 2009 – the Alliance group conducted the first of a series of workshops for warehousing and distribution activities. Presentation covered a review of power industrial vehicle safety, manual material handing, hazard communication, fire safety, first aid storage systems. Packets containing OSHA Ergonomic Guidelines for Grocery Stores, Warehousing Pocket Guide, Region IV Struck-by CD, Small Business Handbook, Forklift Checklists, National Photo Archive CD and OSHA Publication CD.
    • April 30, 2009 – the Alliance group received an OSHA Update, which addressed the following: Sampling Strategy for Chemicals in the Workplace, Violence on the Job, The Top Five Citations for General Industry and Construction, Accident Investigations, the Proposed Crane Standard, as well as safety and health management systems (SHMS).
    • June 19, 2009 – the Alliance group received a Safety and Health Managements Systems workshop. The program was provided by safety community leaders from the West Central Florida Safety Alliance. The target audience was small employers.
    • August 27, 2009 - the Alliance group received a 3-hour workshop focused on developing an effective Safety and Health Managements Systems.
    • September 23, 2009 - the Alliance group received a half-day presentation on fleet safety. Topics covered during the presentation included Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) regulation, incident investigations, fleet safety tools and maintenance department safety.
    • December 3, 2009 – the Alliance group received a half-day presentation regarding material handling, proper storage, ergonomic issues and ergonomic assessment tools.
    • The Alliance group assisted in the distribution of safety & health outreach material such as the Region IV Photo and Struck-by CDs, Tool Box Reviews, MAD IV Roofing and Carpentry Toolbox Reviews, Pandemic Flu information, Small Business Handbook, Ergonomic Guidelines, Warehousing booklets and OSHA Quick Cards
    • The Alliance group developed a resource guide and Website.
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • March 15-19, 2009 – OSHA Tampa Area Office - CAS promoted the Alliance to local attendees of the International Foundation Congress and Equipment Exposition, during the groups a national convention in Orlando, Florida.
    • OSHA Tampa Area Office - CAS promoted the free training available through the Alliance to local VPP sites. Local representatives from professional group, trade organizations and industry groups were also encouraged to participate.
    • None

  4. Results

    The alliance has brought many community safety professionals together for open discussion on how to reduce occupational hazards, especially small businesses, that do not have the resources to employ safety and/or health professionals.
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Forklift Training 256
    First Aid/CPR/AED 485
    MOT, Struck-by prevention 262
    Confined Space 55
    Fire Safety Classes 29
    10-hour OSHA 45
    OTI Courses 206
    Scaffolding Class 18
    Fall Protection 6
    Respirator 2
    Workplace Violence 3
    Bloodborne Pathogens 26
    Electrical/NFPA 70E 48
    Training in Spanish 6
    OSHA Update 2009 49
    Warehousing Hazard Review 34
    Fleet Safety 45
    Manual Material Handling/Ergo Tools 13
    SHMS 23
    OSHA Ergonomic Guidelines for Grocery Stores 47
    OSHA Ergonomic Guidelines for Poultry 13
    OSHA Ergonomic Guidelines for Shipbuilding 13
    Warehousing Pocket Guide 62
    Region IV Struck-by CD 45
    Small Business Handbook 86
    Forklift Inspection Checklists 45
    National Photo Archive CD 175
    Small Business Handbook 80
    Job Hazard Analysis Guide 34
    Servicing Single-Piece and Multi-Piece Rim Wheels 45
    OSHA Publication CD 175
    Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic 500
    Region IV Construction Toolbox 250
     Region IV MAD IV Fall Protection Toolbox 200
    Various OSHA Quick Cards and Fact Sheets 500+
    Total 3881

  5. Upcoming Milestones:
    • Continue to promote occupational safety and health in the Central Florida Area.
    • Continue to partner with University of South Florida OTI Ed center to host OSHA courses.
    • Continue to promote worker safety in the operation of forklifts, motor vehicles, and emergency preparedness. The group will also continue to promote the need for effective safety and health management systems, especially among the Central Florida Small Business community.
    • Continue to work with community safety professionals through the West Central Florida Safety Alliance (WCFSA) to develop and deliver outreach programs and products to companies that most need help.
    • On July 9, 2010, conduct a 3-hour workshop on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Planning.
    • On September 30, 2010, conducted a 3-hour training session on Safety and Health Management Systems and Hazard Prevention.
    • On December 10, 2010, conduct a 3-hour presentation on Incident Investigations.
    Report prepared by Joan M. Spencer, Compliance Assistance Specialist

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