I. Alliance Background: OSHA, Jefferson County School
System (JCSS), and the ASSE, formed an Alliance to provide JCSS employees and
others with information, guidance, and access to training resources in order to
help protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and
preventing youth workers exposure to the prevalent work hazards associated with
fields of occupation such as (but not limited to) home care, beauty care, office
administration, drafting, industrial maintenance, automotive maintenance,
heating and air conditioning mechanics, welding, woodworking, and general
Date Signed: May 26, 2004
Overview: This alliance was formed between the participating agency and
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with the purpose of
promoting safe and healthful working conditions for youth workers. An example of
the work hazards addressed by the group may include musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs),
bloodborne pathogens, falls, chemical exposure, machine guarding, electrical,
material handling as well as others.
Implementation Team Membership: Representatives from OSHA, Jefferson County
School System (JCSS), and the ASSE
Contributors: Same as above.
Evaluation Period: August 5, 2005.
II. Implementation Team Meetings: 05/25/05, 8/1/05 – Safety
training provided to teachers
III. Events and Products
Milestones Met in FY 2005
- On May 25 representatives of OSHA, ASSE and JCSS met to discuss future
activities. We decided the best approach was a teachers’ in-service day to
provide instruction on OSHA and safety/health hazards with relation to topics
taught at the schools. Teachers would be provided materials and appropriate
information to provide effective safety and health instruction to students.
- OSHA was provided a list of schools in the Jefferson County system with career
- August 1 - Training began at 0800 and ended at 1500. Training was provided to
19 teachers from 24 schools with Career Technical Education Programs. The group
was interactive and asked several questions.
- August 1 – During the training session each school was provided with a package
including teen worker publications from NIOSH and a copy of the presentations on
CD. Members of ASSE were allotted a time to speak about their interest in the
alliance and volunteered their services to speak in the classroom.
Refer to the Training and Education events above
V. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2006
- Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media
including electronic tools
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at JCSS functions such as conferences and local
- Promote the Alliance and encourage other organizations to provide safety and
health-related support to the school systems