Last week on Tuesday June 19, OSHA held a joint safety stand-down with different construction organizations to focus on crane operations throughout Florida. All contractors were to stop work and hold safety meetings to raise awareness about crane and rigging safety requirements.
The stand-down was organized by the following organizations:
- The Florida Crane Safety Alliance which included representation by OSHA, the Associated Builders and Contractors’ Florida East Coast, Central Florida, Gulf Coast, First Coast and North Coast chapters.
- The Associated General Contractors of America South Florida’s East Coast and Greater Florida Chapters
- The Construction Association of South Florida
- The Florida Crane Owners’ Council Inc.
- The Florida Transportation Builders’ Association and Crane Tech LLC
The Florida Crane Alliance held a signing of construction employers, associations and crane companies to assume responsibility and commitment to workers’ safety which was followed by this stand-down. To view the flyer from the Florida Crane Alliance containing information on crane safety, visit http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/cranehoistsafety/index.html.
Other cooperative programs between OSHA and safety-forward groups including consulates, unions, trade and professional organizations, educational institutions and more are also available. Through its alliance program, OSHA works with these organizations who are strongly committed to worker safety and health and whose ultimate goal is to prevent as many workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. To view these programs, visit http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/compliance_assistance/index_programs.html.
For more information on the Florida Crane Safety Alliance, contact the following OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialists:
- Vergie Bain – Fort Lauderdale Area Office; 954-423-0382;
- Joan Spencer – Tampa Area Office; 813-626-1177
- Mark Davis – Jacksonville Area Office; 904-232-2895