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


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    March 13, 2008

    Date Renewed:

    February 7, 2011

    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 TASC.

    Contributors:

    Contributors to the Alliance include community safety professionals from local companies and government, such as:

    • West Central Florida Safety Alliance
    • Safety Products Inc.
    • Saddle Creek Corp.
    • How U Guarantee Safety (HUGS, Inc.)
    • Dale C. Rossman, Inc.
    • Polyglass, Inc.
    • McDill Air Force Base
    • Summit Holdings
    • Lanier Upshaw Insurance
    • Hillsborough County Risk Management
    • University of South Florida Safety Florida Consultation Program
    Evaluation Period

    March 13, 2010 – March 12, 2011

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    The group conducted Alliance implementation team meetings on the following dates: March 26, 2010; April 23, 2010; May 21, 2010; June 25, 2010; July 1, 2010; September 24, 2010; October 19, 2010; November 19, 2010; December 17, 2010; January 21, 2011; and February 18, 2011

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Events

    • During this period, the Alliance group conducted a total of 77 classes focused on occupational safety and health topics. The majority of these classes were led by the TASC and 21 courses were conducted cooperatively with the University of South Florida OSHA Training Ed Center. Topics addressed included the following:
      • Fleet safety;
      • Forklift operator training;
      • Emergency preparedness;
      • Ergonomics;
      • Indoor air quality;
      • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid; and
      • Safety and Health Management Systems (SHMS)
    • During this period, the Alliance group conducted a total of two OSHA 10-Hour Courses.
    Products

    • None
    Outreach and Communication

    Events
    • On March 26, 2010, the Alliance group conducted a “Lunch and Learn” session, which was focused on Pain Management for the Risk Manager.  The event was attended by 12 companies.  The presentation covered the following topics:
      • Pain management options;
      • The importance of initial pain evaluation;
      • Diagnostic testing options;
      • Understanding interventional treatments;
      • Therapy vs. rehabilitation; and
      • Core stabilization.  
    • On April 28, 2010, the Alliance group conducted an OSHA Update presentation, which focused on the inspection process, OSHA statistics, and recordkeeping requirements.  A total of 72 employers and workers attended the event.
    • On May 21, 2010, a representative from the Association of Facility Engineers (AFE) gave a presentation for the TASC Alliance group.  The presentation focused on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule.  During the event participants were also provided an overview of the OSHA lead standard.
    • On June 25, 2010, the Alliance group received a tour of an industrial hygiene laboratory.
    • On October 19, 2010, Alliance group members participated in the Safety Products, Inc., (SPI) conference and operating a booth.  The Alliance representative distributed outreach material and promoted the OSHA Alliance Program. 
    • On December 10, 2010, the Alliance group conducted a warehouse and forklift safety presentation.
    • On February 18, 2011, HUGS, Inc. provided a presentation to the Alliance, which was focused on fall protection and under-eaves guarding system. 
    • During this period, the Alliance group assisted in the distribution of the following OSHA Region IV safety and health outreach material: the Photo CD; the Struck-by CD; the Tool Box Review Booklet; the Small Business Handbook; OSHA Quick Cards; and other material.
    Products

    • None
    1Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    Events

    • On March 20 -23, 2010, a member of the Alliance group promoted the TASC Alliance during the American Foundry Society National Conference in Orlando, FL.
    • On March 31, 2010, a member of the Alliance group promoted the TASC Alliance during the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) local meeting in Cocoa, FL.
    • On June 2, 2010, a member of the Alliance group promoted the TASC Alliance during a presentation to the Army Reserves Medical Command in St. Petersburg, FL.
    • On July 23 and 24, 2010, a member of the Alliance group promoted the TASC Alliance during the Southeastern Building Conference in Orlando, FL.
    • On September 28, 2010, a member of the Alliance group promoted the TASC Alliance during the Edison Electric Institute Conference in Orlando, FL.
    • On October 19, 2010, a member of the Alliance group promoted the TASC Alliance during the Safety Products, Inc. Expo in St. Petersburg, FL.
    • On January 12-14, 2011, a member of the Alliance group promoted the TASC Alliance during the National Association of Home Builders Conference in Orlando, FL.
    • On January 18, 2011, a member of the Alliance group promoted the TASC Alliance during the International Motor Coach Group Conference in Tampa, FL.
    • On January 25-26, 2011, a member of the Alliance group promoted the TASC Alliance during the Tent Expo in St. Petersburg, FL.
    • On February 11, 2011, a member of the Alliance group promoted the TASC Alliance during the Technology Maintenance Council Conference in Tampa, FL.
    1The Tampa Area Safety Council Alliance was promoted during several OSHA outreach presentations conducted throughout Central Florida. During each presentation, the benefit of working cooperatively with OSHA was shared with a national audience. Alliance members also discussed the achievements of the group, such as providing effective safety and health training to worker in all industries.

    Products

    • None
  4. Results

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

     Forklift Training

    246

     First Aid/CPR/AED

    217

    Florida Department of Transportation, Maintenance of Traffic (MOT), Struck by prevention Training

    126

    Confined Space

    92

    Fire Safety Classes

    39

    OSHA 10-hour for Construction Industry

    19

    OTI Courses

    188

    Fall Protection

    11

    Respirator

    15

    Recordkeeping

    27

    Electrical/NFPA 70E

    26

    OSHA Update 2010

    72

    Warehousing Hazard Review

    32

    SHMS

    16

    Warehousing Pocket Guide

    32

    Region IV Struck-by CD

    32

    Small Business Handbook

    15

    Forklift Inspection Checklists

    32

    National Photo Archive CD

    101

    Job Hazard Analysis Guide

    34

    OSHA Publication CD

    92

    Region IV Construction Toolbox

    27

    Distribution of various OSHA Quick Cards and Fact  Sheets

    300

    TOTAL

    1791


  5. Upcoming Milestones

    • Continue to promote occupational safety and health in the Central Florida Area.
    • Continue to provide OSHA training courses by working in cooperation with the University of South Florida (USF), OSHA Training Institute Education Center.
    • 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 groups such as the West Central Florida Safety Alliance (WCFSA).
    • On September 16. 2011, conduct 2-hour training on Workplace Violence for the Warehousing and Fleet Employee.
    • On December 9, 2011, conduct a 2-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.