U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Jacksonville Area Office
1851 Executive Center Drive, Suite 227
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 232-2895; Fax (904) 232-1294
Workplace Violence Alliance - Annual and Close-out Report
August 27, 2010
March 5, 2009
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.
Same as above
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.
Implementation Team Meetings:
The Jacksonville OSHA Area Office lost its Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) early in FY 2010, 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.
Events and Products
Training and Education
- The University of South Florida Onsite Consultation Program has developed an Aggression Control Manager Course to address employer's concerns regarding workplace violence. Additional information regarding the course can be obtained by visiting - Don't Let Aggression Escalate into Conflict - Become a Certified Aggression Control Manager.
Outreach and Communication
- 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.
- 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).
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
- The Alliance was effectively promoted by the Pensacola Chapter - ASSE on the group's Website. For more information visit -Escambia County Supports NAOSH Week 2009.
- The Alliance was effectively promoted by the University of South Florida Onsite Consultation Program on the organization's website. Learn more by visiting - Workplace Violence Alliance, North Florida.
Refer to the information listed above.
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
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