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


  1. Alliance Background

  2. Date Signed:

    May 6, 2008

    Date Renewed:

    February 7, 2011

    Alliance Overview

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the United Safety Council, Inc. (USC) Alliance is focused on reducing and preventing employee exposure to workplace hazards associated with disasters by developing and sharing information, guidance, and training resources on emergency preparedness and effective response.

    Evaluation Period

    June 1, 2010, through May 31, 2011

  3. Implementation Team Meetings

  4. The implementation Team consists of representatives from the OSHA Area Office in Tampa, FL, and the United Safety Council, Inc. (USC). The group met on the following dates: June 4, 2010; June 24, 2010; October 25, 2010; February 3, 2011; February 25, 2011; April 18, 2011; and May 5, 2011.

  5. Events and Products

  6. Training and Education

    Events

    • During this period, the Alliance group conducted a total of 49 classes focused on: workplace violence; emergency preparedness; cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); first aid; automated external defibrillator (AED); and Safety and Health Management Systems (SHMS).
    • During this period, the Alliance group, led by the USC, conducted eight OSHA 10 and 30-hour safety and health training courses. The courses were open to members and non-members.
    Products

    • None
    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    • On June 24, 2010, the Alliance group, led by OSHA, conducted a three-hour workshop focused on the prevention of heat-related illnesses. A total of 34 workers attended the event.
    • On October 8, 2010, the Alliance group conducted a workshop focused on the “Benefits of Job Site Safety,” which was attended by eight workers.
    • On December 1, 2010, the Alliance group conducted a Lunch and Learn session, which focused on Ergonomics. The event was attended by 19 workers.
    • On February 25, 2011, the Alliance group conducted an accident investigation workshop for both members and non-members. The event was attended by 17 workers.
    • On May 5, 2011, the Alliance group conducted a Lunch and Learn session for both members and non-members focused on: hazardous waste; and emergency procedures. The event was attended by 15 workers.
    • During this period, the Alliance group distributed a wide range of OSHA outreach materials including the following: the Region IV Photo CD; the Region IV Resource CD; the Toolbox Review Pamphlet; the OSHA QuickCards.
    Products

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

    Events

    During this period, the Alliance was effectively promoted at the following events:

    • On June 2, 2010, at the Army Reserves Medical Command in St. Petersburg, FL.
    • On July 23 and 24, 2010, at the Southeastern Building Conference in Orlando, FL.
    • On September 28, 2010, at the Edison Electric Institute Conference in Orlando, FL.
    • On October 19, 2010, at the Safety Products, Inc. Expo in St. Petersburg, FL.
    • On January 12-14, 2011, at the National Association of Home Builders Conference in Orlando, FL.
    • On January 18, 2011, at the International Motor Coach Group Conference in Tampa, FL.
    • On January 28, 2011, at the USC Safety Awards Banquet.
    • On January 25-26, 2011, at the Tent Expo in St. Petersburg, FL.
    • On February 11, 2011, at the Technology Maintenance Council Conference in Tampa, FL.
    • On March 4, 2011, at the Central Florida Federal Safety and Health Council Kick-off meeting at Kennedy Space Center.
    • On April 12, 2011, at the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations annual conference held in Tampa, FL.
    1The United Safety Council Alliance was promoted during several OSHA outreach presentations conducted throughout Central Florida. During each presentations the benefits 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
  7. Results

  8. 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 Reached or Trained
    Confined Space 17
    First Aid/CPR/AED 217
    Safety and health management 42
    Accident Investigations 17
    Emergency planning 59
    OTI Courses 142
    Heat Stress Fact Sheet and Quick Cards 138
    Principal Emergency Response and Preparedness - Requirements and Guidelines 32
    National Photo Archive CD 80
    OSHA Publication CD 805
    How to Plan for Workplace Emergencies and Evacuations 15
    Region IV Construction Toolbox 80
    Various OSHA Quick Cards and Fact Sheets 250
    TOTAL 1,894

  9. Upcoming Milestones FY 2012
  • On October 28, 2011, the Alliance group is scheduled to conduct a workshop focused on SHMS.
  • The Alliance group will continue the Lunch and Learn series for members and non-members.
  • The Alliance group will continue to work cooperatively with the University of South Florida OTI Ed Center.
  • Continue to encourage small businesses in Central Florida to develop and implement effective Safety and Health Management Systems (SHMS).
  • Continue and expand the offering of safety and health training for workers focused on emergency preparedness.

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 www.osha.gov