Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region IV
- Alliance Background:
October 25, 2006
OSHA, AL/MS - ASSE, ALSDE C/TE, and Safe State hereby form an Alliance to
provide career/technical education teachers, students and others with
information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them
protect career/technical education students’ and educators’ health and safety,
particularly in reducing and preventing youth workers exposure to the prevalent
work hazards in the workplace and school laboratory environment.
- Implementation Team Membership:
Events and Products
Representatives from OSHA, AL and MS Chapters of the ASSE, the Alabama Dept of
Education Career/Technical Education Section (ALSDE C/TE) and Safe State
Consultation Program. These meeting were conducted during the following periods:
- April 2008
- June 2008
- November 2008
January 31, 2008, thru March 31, 2009
Training and Education
Outreach and Communication
- During June 9-13, 2008, the OTI 500 Trainer Course for the Construction
Industry was conducted for more than thirty secondary teachers
As of August 2008, 68 technical school teachers have completed the OTI 500
training course (Train-the-Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for the
Construction Industry) or OSHA 501 course (Train-the-Trainer Course in OSHA
Standards for General Industry). These teachers have issued 314 OSHA 10-hour
cards to their students.
- On October 3, 2008, several area high schools participated in the Safe Day
for Small Business Program conducted by the Wiregrass Alliance. Discussions
were held on how best to offer the OSHA 10-hour course integrated into the
school curriculum. The Wiregrass Alliance provided the schools with a brochure
titled "Protecting Teens" developed by one of its members, Dr. Miller (Chair,
Gulf Coast Federal Safety and Health Council). Dr. Miller is also the Senior
Safety Advisor assigned to the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at
Fort Rucker, Ala. The brochure is an excellent tool that provides a wealth of
information on how to protect teens in the workplace. It sites potential
hazards, lists young worker characteristics, and gives guidance for teachers,
career counselors and employers on how to ensure safe employment for the young
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
- An outreach meeting to discuss the Education Alliance was conducted on
November 12, 2008. Participants included the OSHA Mobile and Birmingham
offices, Alabama Career and Technical Education, University of Alabama –
Tuscaloosa, and Risk Management Consultants.
- Curriculum approved by the Alabama Board of Education entitled Safety and
Health Regulations. This is a one-credit-hour course to serve as a foundation
for more extensive safety and health training. Teachers can choose to use this
as a course or pick it up as part of the OSHA 500 class. The committee for
this Alliance met November 12, 2008. The recommendation was made to add more
information about OSHA history, coverage, citations/penalties/inspections, and
resources for assistance.
- February/March 2009 - The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Alabama each have offered two
$100.00 scholarships for any high school student successfully completing the
OSHA 10-hour class and then working toward a safety degree in college after
- June 26, 2008, Occupational health and safety instructors from the U.S.
Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center’s (USACRC) G7 Training Division (based at
Fort Rucker, AL) and the members of the Gulf Coast Federal Safety and Health
Council (GCFSHC) joined with the Alabama Youth Alliance in conducting a
train-the-trainer course in Montgomery, AL for high school teachers.
Instructors supported the OSHA Alliance Program by teaching sections of OSHA’s
OTI 500 curriculum, which covers safety and health standards for the
Upcoming Milestones in FY 2009
- Refer to the events listed above
- Continue to provide Train-the-Trainer class for vocational school
instructors in the construction industry field.
- Future steps for the Alliance include responding to the requests of local
school systems for the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Training Program and
coordinating an effort to train vocational and technical instructors to become
OSHA 10-Hour instructors.
- Continued support of the ASSE and ABC’s Safety Degree Scholarship Program,
four $100.00 scholarships will awarded in 2009.
Report Prepared by: Virginia G. Ames, Compliance Assistance Specialist –
Birmingham OSHA Area Office
For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at
202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's webpage.