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  1. Alliance Background:

    Date Signed:

    March 5, 2009

    Overview:

    OSHA, the American Society of Safety Engineers Pensacola Chapter, Inc., the Sacred Heart Health Systems, Inc. Employee Assistance Professional Association Big Bend Chapter, the Northwest Florida Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc., the Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor, the University of South Florida Consultation Program, and EAP Lifestyle Management, LLC established an Alliance to provide workers from all industries with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them to protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to workplace violence issues.

    Implementation Team Membership:

    Members consist of the organizations that are cited above.

    Contributors:

    Same as above

    Evaluation Period:

    March 5, 2009 through July 22, 2010

    It should be noted that an assessment of this Alliance was performed on September 15, 2009, and was shared with the Regional Office.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings:

    The Jacksonville OSHA Area Office lost its Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) early in FY2010, and the position is currently vacant. Due this loss the OSHA Area Office has not been able to fully support all of the Alliance activities. However, workplace violence is viewed as an area of growing concern and we believe that this effort may be beneficial in addressing future concerns in this area. The Alliance participants conducted implementation team meetings on the following dates - March 5, 2009 (signing ceremony), October 8, 2009, December 9, 2009, and February 10, 2010.

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Events

    Products

    • None
    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    • During this evaluation period the Alliance group began preparations for a Florida state-wide symposium on workplace violence in Lakeland, FL. The event is projected for late 2010 or early 2011.

    • The Alliance for Central Florida Safety (ACFS), which is based in Orlando, Florida, conducted a free workshop on workplace violence. The event was entitled CRISIS PREVENTION: Avoiding Violence in the Workplace. The event was conducted on Friday, October 23, 2009, and it was promoted on the University of South Florida Onsite Consultation Program's website.
    Products

    • A workplace violence awareness brochure was developed by EAP Lifestyle Management and posted on the organization's website. This document is available at the following website - EAP Lifestyle Management, LLC [PDF - 216 KB].
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    Events

    • None
    Products

  4. Results

    Refer to the information listed above

  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2011

    • Continued participation in the Jacksonville - Workplace Violence Alliance
    • Continue to effectively promote the Jacksonville - Workplace Violence Alliance
    • Conduct a state-wide Workplace Violence Symposium

Report prepared by James Borders, Area Director- Jacksonville Area Office

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


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