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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
United Safety Council (USC) Alliance i
October 30, 2015


  1. Alliance Background
    1. Date Signed

      May 6, 2008

      Date Renewed:
      February 25, 2011
      July 31, 2012
      October 31. 2014

    2. Evaluation Period

      May 31, 2014 – October 30, 2015

    3. Overview

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

    4. Implementation Team Members

      The implementation team consists of representatives from the OSHA Area Office in Tampa, FL, and the United Safety Council, Inc. (USC).

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    The group conducted Alliance implementation team meetings, in person, by telephone, and through e-mail correspondence on the following dates:

    • June 3, 2014
    • June 27, 2015
    • August 5, 2014
    • October 1, 2014
    • October 31, 2014
    • January 15, 2015
    • April 22, 2015
    • June 3, 2015
    • July 6, 2015
    • July 30, 2015
    • August 14, 2015
    • September 25, 2015
    • October 5, 2015
    • October 21, 2015
    • October 30, 2015

     

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance’s progress and results.

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance’s activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

  4. This table is best viewed on tablets, notebooks or desktop computer screens.
    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: The Participants intend to convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on workplace violence, emergency planning, and occupational safety and health programs to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Dissemination

    E-Newsletter that is sent monthly. Contents: OSHA and Occupational Safety updates, news, related hazard prevention articles, and safety information with a focus on OSHA compliance, struck-by hazards, and emergency preparedness.

    Heat, Fall Prevention, Temporary Workers, Construction.

    500

    Dissemination USC hosts their own YouTube channel where the public can get some information on emergency services and other occupational safety issues. Health Care, Small Business

    1000+

    Speech/Presentation USC was the main sponsor for the Alliance for Central Florida Safety Day which was an all-day event promoting safety and health in the workplace. OSHA participated covering an OSHA Update. Over 400 people attended. Construction, Heat, Small Businesses, Recordkeeping, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication/Chemicals, Temporary Workers

    400

    Speech/Presentation Confined Spaces in Construction: Presentation was conducted on confined spaces in construction. The presentation covered the requirements of the new Subpart AA. Construction, Small Businesses

    45

    Training Fall stand-down: Presentation was conducted, as well as a hands-on demonstration and training on the proper use of the conventional means of fall protection. OTI Education Center conducted a free course in conjunction with the OSHA National Fall Prevention Stand-down. Fall Prevention and Small Businesses

    20

    Training and Education: The Participants intend to work together to develop effective training and education programs for employers and employees in general industry regarding a wide range of safety and health issues, such as safety and health management systems, emergency planning (including pandemic influenza), workplace violence, as well as first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) programs, and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers. The Participates plan to deliver or arrange for the delivery of certified training courses and other courses on safety and health topics.

    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Training Certified Occupational Safety Specialist Small Businesses

    82

    Training First Aid/CPR/AED Small Businesses and Construction

    234

    Training Maintenance of Traffic Small Businesses and Construction

    759

    Training Fall Protection Small Businesses and Amputations

    29

    Training Hazardous Waste Operations Small Businesses, Construction and Fall Prevention

    16

    Training Forklifts Transportation and Small Businesses

    69

    Training 10-hour OSHA Transportation and Small Businesses

    74

    Training 30-hour OSHA Small Businesses and Construction Hazard Communication

    6

    Training 500 Construction Train-the-Trainer Small Businesses and Construction Hazard Communication

    32

    Training 501 General Industry Train-the-Trainer  

    20

    Training 502 Update for Construction Trainer Small Businesses and Construction Hazard Communication

    9

    Training 503 Update for General Industry Trainer Small Businesses

    11

    Training 510 Standards for Construction Industry Small Businesses and Construction Hazard Communication

    38

    Training 511 Standards for General Industry Small Businesses

    36

    Training Other Various OTI Courses Small Businesses, Construction Hazard Communication, Fall Prevention, Ergonomics, Heat Illness Prevention, Temporary Workers

    66

    Speech/Presentation Workplace Violence Small Businesses

    20

    Speech/Presentation Hurricane Safety Event with WFTV Meteorologist Tom Terry Small Businesses

    50

    Dissemination Heat Stress Fact Sheet and Quick Cards Small Businesses and Construction Heat Illness Prevention

    500

    Dissemination Various OSHA Quick Cards and Fact Sheets Small Businesses, Construction Hazard Communication, Fall Prevention, Ergonomics, Heat Illness Prevention and Temporary Workers

    500

    Outreach and Communication: The Participants intend to develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and the USC's Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry. The Participants intend to speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or the USC's educational awareness seminars, local meetings, or other events such as the annual USC Awards Meeting.

    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Speech/Presentation Gave presentation on OSHA's Recordkeeping Beyond the 300 Small Businesses, Hazard Communication, Fall Prevention and Temporary Workers

    45

    Speech/Presentation Gave a presentation on How to Prepare an OSHA Inspection Small Businesses and Temporary Workers

    50

    Speech/Presentation Gave alliance presentation on How To Create A Safety Culture Construction, Small Businesses and Temporary Workers

    50

    Speech/Presentation Confined Spaces in Construction: Gave presentation on confined spaces in construction. The presentation covered the requirements of the new Subpart AA. Construction, Small Businesses and Temporary Workers

    45

    Training Fall stand-down: Presentation and hands-on demonstration, training on the proper use of the conventional means of fall protection. Fall Prevention and Small Businesses

    20

    Other Promoted the Alliance at other National conferences and/or to Nation-wide companies throughout the evaluation period. Construction, Small Businesses, Asian American/Pacific Islander Workers and Healthcare.

    1000+

  5. Evaluations

    N/A

  6. Upcoming Milestones
    • During FY 2016 the Alliance will continue to conduct quarterly workshops in both the Orlando and Tampa areas due to the merger of the Tampa Safety Council and United Safety Council.
    • Continue to encourage small businesses in Central Florida to develop and implement effective Safety and Health Management Systems (SHMS).
    • Expand emergency training for workers throughout Central Florida.
    • Continued to work with community safety professionals to ensure the effective delivery of safety and health outreach services to employers that need assistance.

Report prepared by Joan M. Spencer, Compliance Assistance Specialist

iDuring this period the Tampa Area Safety Council merged with the United Safety Council. The resulting organization is known as the United Safety Council.

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