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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Fort Lauderdale Area Office
8040 Peters Road, Suite H-100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324
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Florida Atlantic University - Alliance Annual Report
October 15, 2007


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    June 20, 2003 - Renewed February 10, 2006

    Overview

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Florida Institute of Safety and Construction at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) agreed to establish an Alliance to promote safe and healthful working conditions for employees in the construction industry.

    Implementation Team Membership

    The implementation team consisted of representatives from the Fort Lauderdale OSHA Area Office and the Florida Institute of Safety and Construction at Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

    Contributors

    Same as above.

    Evaluation Period

    February 10, 2006 through September 10, 2007

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Quarterly Meetings:

    • Feb. 10, 2006, Alliance renewal signed at FAU
    • April 26, 2006, Safety committee meeting with the Construction Association of South Florida
    • Sept 28, 2006, members conducted meeting to discuss hurricane preparedness
    • May 11, 2007, group met with the new OSHA Area Director in Ft. Lauderdale, to discuss the Alliance
  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education Events

    Events

    • March 31, 2006, class graduated from the Accredited Program for Construction Safety
    • December 14, 2006, class graduated from the Accredited Program for Construction Safety
    • August 24, 2007, class graduated from the Accredited Program for Construction Safety
    • Conducted OSHA 10-hour Construction and General Industry, Scaffolding, Steel Erection, Excavation and various other safety & health related classes

    Products

    • None

    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    • Assisted in the distribution of safety and health outreach material developed by OSHA such as hurricane fact sheets and quick cards
    • Assisted in the distribution of safety & health outreach material developed by OSHA Region IV, such as the Struck-By, Photo and Falls CDs along with the Tool Box Review Booklet

    Products

    • None

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    Events

    • February 22, 2007, participated in the Construction Safety Expo sponsored by the Construction Association South Florida (CASF) Alliance, which also includes the OSHA - Ft. Lauderdale Area Office
    • Conducted two 27 hour Survival Spanish classes for the construction industry.

    Products

    • None
  4. Results
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Hurricane Fact Sheets and Quick Cards Distributed 500
    Construction Safety & Health Expo 200
    Accredited Program for Construction Safety 160
    OSHA 10 hour construction & general industry and other safety & health courses 200
    OSHA 30 hour construction and general industry courses 100
    TOTAL 1,160
  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2007
    • Continue to promote safety and health in the construction industry in South Florida
    • Participate in several of the OSHA 10 and 30 hour construction and general industry courses
    • Work together to sponsor the next safety expo with CASF, AGC and other associations that are in an alliance or partnership with the Fort Lauderdale area office
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