Region 4 - Alliance Annual Report - August 5, 2019
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Atlanta-East Area Office
LaVista Perimeter Office Park
Building 7, Suite 110
Tucker, Georgia 30084
(770) 493-6644; Fax (770) 493-7725
Atlanta-East, Atlanta-West, and Savannah Area Offices
OSHA Sustainable Workforce Alliance
(formerly Georgia Youth Alliance)
Alliance Annual Report
August 5, 2019
June 6, 2006
- US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division Addendum to Alliance signed November 17, 2011
- Renewed December 21, 2011
- Concerned Beauty Professionals (formerly the Georgia Advocacy of Concerned Beauty Professionals - GACBP) Addendum to Alliance signed January 29, 2013
- Renewed September 22, 2014
- Renewed November 5, 2015
August 1, 2018, through July 31, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), represented by the Atlanta-East, Atlanta-West, and Savannah Area Offices and 1OSHA Sustainable Workforce Alliance continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. Specifically, the OSHA Sustainable Workforce Alliance is committed to providing members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of youth workers and educators in career/technical education programs throughout Georgia.
Implementation Team Memberships and Contributors
The following have participated in Alliance Implementation meetings during this evaluation period:
- The US DOL - OSHA Regional Office and the US DOL – Wage & Hour Division (WDH) Regional Office
- The Georgia Department of Economic Development
- The Georgia Department of Education
- The Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA)
- Representatives from the Georgia Tech Onsite Consultation Program
- The AGC Georgia Chapter
- The Georgia chapters of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)
- The Concerned Beauty and Barber Professionals (CBBP)
Implementation Team Memberships and Contributors
The implementation team included representatives from all of the Alliance participants. Implementation team meetings were conducted as scheduled on the following dates:
Results of Alliance Activities in Support of Agreement Goals
Dissemination: Alliance Program participant shared information on OSHA-developed or OSHA Alliance Program-developed tools and resources, OSHA standards/rulemakings, enforcement, or outreach campaigns.
Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Area(s)* Number Reached (numeric value) Speech/Presentation and Dissemination August 29 through 30, 2018 OSHA representatives participated in Feds Meet Feds Expo outreach event. Participants staffed an exhibit table, distributed outreach material and answered questions regarding workplace safety and health. Over 100 area high school students attended the event. Safety and Health Program; Youth Workers 100+ attendees Speech/Presentation September 28, 2018 A member of the Alliance group discussed OSHA and workplace safety and health with school students at Duluth Montessori School. Safety and Health Program; Youth Workers 9 students Speech/Presentation and Dissemination September 28, 2018 OSHA representative participated in the Lamar County High School Career Expo. Outreach materials were distributed to students and information was shared regarding workplace safety and health. Over 350-400 students attended the event. Safety and Health Program; Youth Workers 350 - 400 attendees Speech/Presentation and Dissemination January 31, 2019 A member of the Alliance group discussed OSHA and careers in workplace safety and health with home school students at Eastside Academic Studies (EAS). Safety and Health Program; Youth Workers 10 students Speech/Presentation March 9 - 23, 2019 In conjunction with the annual Atlanta Science Festival, a representative from Georgia Tech visited with students at MLK Elementary School in Clayton County, GA. The event was focused on the science of noise safety. Safety and Health Program; Youth Workers 70 students Speech/Presentation and Dissemination March 28, 2019 A representative from the OSHA's Atlanta Regional Office participated in a career event at Redan High School in DeKalb County, Georgia. Safety and Health Program; Youth Workers 100 students Dissemination April 4, 2019 Volume 18, Issue 6 of the OSHA QuickTakes Newsletter featured an article highlighting the success of the 2019 CEFGA CareerExpo in March 21 - 22, 2019. Construction and Young Workers 240,000 - subscribers Dissemination/Other During this period An article was featured in the Cartersville Daily Tribune, which highlighted Batson-Cook Construction's outreach efforts in support of the Cass High School Construction Program. Safety and Health Program; Youth Workers 5,833 circulation (Monday- Friday edition) Dissemination June 14, 2019 OSHA distributed a wide range of youth-related posters and pamphlets in support of the Allnex Manufacturing Company's Continuing Education and Math, while learning Engineering Science and Safety (CEAMLESS) Program. Hazard Communication/ Chemicals, Ergonomics, Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention and Young Workers 40 - students
Outreach Events and Training for non-OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in events, which includes speeches/presentations, exhibits, roundtables, conferences, informational webinars or other meetings or training in support of the Alliance or an OSHA initiative.
Activity Type Date Event Name Representative Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title Of Presentation (if applicable) City State Emphasis Area(s)* Number Reached (numeric value) Training 07/2018 MAGIC Camp AGC Georgia members and others Members of the AGC Georgia Chapter supported the Mentoring a Girl in Construction (MAGIC) program conducted in Bibb County, Georgia. Participants included Greene & Associates, All-State Electrical Contractors, Sheridan Construction, as well as Brasfield & Gorrie. Macon GA Construction, Hazard Communication/Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers 21 Students Training Oct. 2018 - Nov. 2018 Mock Skills Competitions AGC Georgia members and others During this period, the Alliance group, represented by the AGC of Georgia and others, conducted Mock Skills Competitions for high schools across the State. These events enhanced the students' skills and ability, as well as their understanding of workplace safety and health. Throughout the State GA Construction, Hazard Communication/Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers 100+ Students Outreach Event August 2018 through July 2019 School Outreach Events AGC Georgia members and others During this period, the Alliance group, represented by the AGC of Georgia and others, conducted the following outreach activities at schools throughout Georgia addressing opportunities in the construction industry and the importance of safety:
1) A representative with MetroPower visited with students at Harris County High School on career day to discuss career paths.
2) Representatives with Choate Construction Company and Building Information Modeling (BIM) hosted a booth at the Gwinnett County Public School Career Connection Expo.
3) On February 23, 2019, construction management students from the AGC Georgia's student chapter at Kennesaw State University visited a construction site managed by Brasfield & Gorrie.
4) On March 28, 2019, a representative from the Alliance group participated in the Annual Career Day at Redan High School in DeKalb County, Georgia.
Gwinnett County, and
GA Construction, Hazard Communication & Chemical; and Young Workers 100+ Students Outreach Event March 21-22, 2019 CEFGA Career Expo Various Alliance Members Members of the Alliance group supported the CEFGA World of Construction in a variety of areas, including serving as volunteers, judges and exhibitors. The total attendance for the event was 8,615, which included the following:
- 5,914 student
- 1,187 Influencers (Teachers, Parents, Counselors and School Administrators)
- 1,514 Industry Volunteers
Atlanta GA Hazard Communication/ Chemicals, Ergonomics, Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention and Young Workers 8,615 attendees Training, Outreach Event March 21, 2019 Construction Management Course A representative from Brasfield & Gorrie On March 13, 2019, a representative from Brasfield & Gorrie conducted a presentation for Construction Management students at Kennesaw State University in Marietta, Georgia. The presentation focused on safety and health, as well as other aspects of the career-field. Marietta GA Hazard Communication/ Chemicals, Ergonomics, Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention and Young Workers 30 - students Training, Outreach Event March 21, 2019 Jobsite Visit Representatives from Batson-Cook Construction Co.. During this period, Batson-Cook Construction, an AGC - Georgia member, provided 140 students from the Cass High School construction program with access to a jobsite. Students attended safety briefing, site-specific safety orientation, completed site safety test and review key safety protocols. During the visit, training stations were set-up throughout the jobsite and students received hands-on experience. Carterville GA 140 - Students Presentation, Outreach Event April 16, 2019 White House Initiative on HBCU Representatives from OSHA Representatives from the OSHA's Atlanta Regional Office participated in a career event at Spelman College, in support of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). The U.S. Department of Education coordinated the event. Atlanta GA Hazard Communication/ Chemicals and Young Workers 25 students Training, Presentation/Outreach Event June 17 - 21, 2019 Continuing Education and Math, while learning Engineering Science and Safety (CEAMLESS) Representatives from Georgia Tech Representatives from the Georgia Tech On-site Consultation Program participated in the Allnex Manufacturing Company's Continuing Education and Math, while learning Engineering Science and Safety (CEAMLESS) Program. CEAMLESS is focused on developing a sustainable workforce for the manufacturing industry. Atlanta GA 36 - students Outreach, Training and other June 2019 Review of Guidance documents for Young Worker Safety and Health Curriculum A representative from Georgia Tech Representatives from the Georgia Tech On-site Consultation Program supported the development of guidance documents for Young Worker Safety and Health Curriculum. Berkeley CA N/A
Report prepared by Tom Bosley, Regional Alliance Coordinator
Note:1 Georgia Local Section - American Industrial Hygiene Association (GLS-AIHA), the Georgia Chapter - American Society of Safety Engineers (GA-ASSE), the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (Georgia Tech), the Southeast Center for Young Worker Safety and Health, Georgia Tech – OSHA Training Institute Education Center, the U.S. Department of Labor – Wage & Hour Division, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC., HDS Consulting, Georgia Concerned Beauty Professionals, Associated General Contractors of Georgia, the Georgia Department of Education (GA DOE), the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA), the Georgia Department of Economic Development – Trade Five (formerly Go Build), the Georgia Department of Economic Development – GA WorkSmart Program, New South Construction Company, and Gilbane Building Company