What is the Interagency Advisory Council?
The Interagency Advisory Council (IAC) is composed of the safety coordinators from each Florida agency as well as representatives designated by the Division of State Fire Marshal and Division of Risk Management. The Chair of the IAC is the director of the Division of Risk Management or his or her designee. The Division provides coordination and administrative support to the IAC, including training presentations and discussions designed to educate and assist safety coordinators on their program responsibilities under Florida Statute. Safety coordinators are appointed by their agency heads through the use of the Safety Coordinator Appointment Form which is submitted to the Division of Risk Management. Attendance of the safety coordinator, or an alternate selected by the agency head or his or her designee, at IAC meetings is indicated in section 284.50(2), Florida Statutes.
Section 284.50 (2), F.S. further authorizes the IAC to provide for the recognition of employees, agents, and volunteers who make exceptional contributions to the reduction and control of employment-related accidents. The Interagency Advisory Council on Loss Prevention Excellence Award for Occupational Safety and Loss Prevention has been established to recognize these contributions by state of Florida employees, agents, and volunteers. The necessary expenses for the administration of this program of recognition is considered an authorized administrative expense payable from the State Risk Management Trust Fund.
When does the Interagency Advisory Council meet and why?
The IAC meets at least quarterly to discuss statewide loss prevention issues such as safety problems within state government, to attempt to find solutions for these problems, and, when possible, assist in the implementation of the solutions. These quarterly meetings also provide safety coordinators with a shared forum for the exchange of ideas and resources.
What is the benefit to Floridians?
The IAC brings together agency safety and loss prevention officials from around the state and allows them to communicate program concerns with each other and the Division on a regular basis. These quarterly conferences allow newly appointed safety personnel to work directly with veteran safety coordinators to share successful approaches to program implementation.
When is the next IAC Meeting?
The next quarterly meeting of the Interagency Advisory Council is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, February 16, 2021, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the following location:
The Hermitage Centre
1801 Hermitage Boulevard
First Floor Conference Room
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Please contact the State of Florida Loss Prevention Program for further information.
Training presentations given at the quarterly Interagency Advisory Council meetings can be found on our training page at this link.
Future presentations will be added as these become available.