Region 3 - Alliance Renewal Agreement - November 17, 2005


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and LCTI hereby form an Alliance to provide LCTI students, staff members and others, including public and private volunteer members of the Occupational Advisory Councils (OAC) with information, guidance, and access to training resources in order to help protect the general health and safety of the LCTI campus and youth entering the workforce.

OSHA and LCTI will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Develop training and education programs on safety and health issues, with specific emphasis on youth entering the work force.
  • Develop workplace safety and health curricula that are tailored for the many trades that LCTI students are studying, including: food preparation, automotive and small engine repair, welding, electrical, carpentry, masonry, cosmetology, and security.

OSHA and LCTI will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's and LCTI's Web sites.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at LCTI conferences, local meetings, or other school events such as Educator Academy's and School-to-Career in-services.
  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA related presentations to address safety and health issues and for youth entering the workforce.
  • Share information on LCTI's best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA and LCTI, with other career and technical schools within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's educational system and publicize the results through outreach by LCTI and through OSHA or LCTI developed training programs and materials.
  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects that are addressed and developed through the Alliance.
  • Encourage other career and technical Schools within Pennsylvania to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, within their respective schools and for the safety education of today's youth and tomorrow's workers.

OSHA and LCTI will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever LCTI administrators and leaders address groups.
  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on youth entering the workforce issues to help forge innovative training and information materials.

OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with a party, OSHA is not endorsing any of that party's products or services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party's products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of both organizations will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date of signing and will automatically be renewed annually thereafter. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of both signatories and may be terminated for any reason with 30 days written notice from either signatory.

Jean G. Kulp
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Dr. Clyde Hornberger
Executive Director
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
David Lapinsky
Executive Director
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute