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As we find interesting safety news or as OSHA updates standards or even when we give a free member seminar this is where we will put the news!

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Corona Virus Update: 6/1/2020

What are we doing?

Sunshine Safety Council is aware of the severity of the virus that has been circulating and we are taking every reasonable precaution as dictated by the CDC.

We are are all working back in the office with some new safety practices in place. Out doors remained locked as we are not yet doing any in person appointments or registrations. However, we are fully staffed and can easily be reached by phone or email. Adjustments to schedules are being made, and all classes are will be rescheduled as soon as it is deemed safe.

We have sanitized our offices in preparation for our reopening and we look forward to serving you in the near future! We will post updates as new information becomes available.

What should you do?

  • It is suggested by the CDC that everyone use disinfectant when applicable and frequently wash your hands.
  • Keep your home well-ventilated and avoid touching your face if at all possible.
  • Seek medical attention if you have any symptoms of the virus.

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FOR IMSA & MOT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS

Covid 19 has been a cause for great concern but it has also been a catalyst for long needed change!
Though we suspended service for more than two months, we did not stop working for our clients and now we’re eager to announce some exciting changes! Utilizing Google Classrooms and Google Meet We are now virtual training providers!
  • We are officially an approved Virtual Provider for the FDOT Intermediate Temporary Traffic Control Program (new program dates TBA by the end of the month)!
  • Beginning with out June programs, we are now offering IMSA programs virtually!
  • Beginning in July, our Safety Department will begin offering free virtual safety seminars for all of our member companies! Check out the Members Section of our website for updates.

What to expect for your in-person training:
1. We are open for business, but in an effort to keep our clients and staff safe our doors are locked – so when you show up for classes you’ll just have to wait for staff to let you in 15 minutes before your program. If you’re late, you will need to call us to get let in.
2. You will have to wear a face covering while you’re here and social distancing guidelines will be enforced.
3. There are areas of our facility that you can’t enter – those areas will be clearly marked so just watch out for them.
4. Clients who don’t adhere to the health and safety guidelines listed above will be asked to leave and no refunds will be given.

TTC Renewal Information
For our students holding current or soon-to-expire Temporary Traffic Control certifications (formerly known as MOT), the MOT admin has posted an update on their website:
MOT CERTIFICATE EXPIRATIONS EXTENDED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC
Certifications expiring 3/17/20 through 6/30/2020 will be extended until 7/31/20. NO FORMS need to be submitted. All Providers have been notified.

IMSA Renewal Information
Virtual Continuing Education Opportunities
Updated: March 2020
Public safety doesn’t take a break. We are here to serve you throughout this difficult time. As social distancing has required the cancellation and postponement of in-person classes, we want to ensure that you can continue to acquire your Continuing Education Credits. We have gathered a list of IMSA Sustaining Member organizations who are providing CEC opportunities online. The following is an evolving list as we and our partner organizations develop convenient, virtual methods for earning CECs: Virtual Continuing Education Opportunities
There are in-person certification programs on the calendar.
View them here. 
For questions or to add your organization to this list, please contact Certification Coordinator, Richard Porter. 

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OSHA Silica Update

To better protect workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica, OSHA has issued two new respirable crystalline silica standards: one for construction, and the other for general industry and maritime. OSHA will begin enforcing most provisions of the standard for construction on September 23, 2017, and will begin enforcing most provisions of the standard for general industry and maritime on June 23, 2018.

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OSHA Update with Sheldon Primus

THE NEW OSHA RECORD KEEPING RULE and MORE

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Tips for Home and Office to be safer 🙂

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