Region 4 - Alliance Annual Report - August 10, 2018


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 10, 2018

  1. Alliance Background:
     
    1. Date Signed:

      June 6, 2006

      Renewal date

      • 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
    2. Evaluation Period

      August 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018

    3. Overview

      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.

  2. 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:

    • 8/8/2017
    • 10/24/2017
    • 01/31/2018
  3. Results
    Training and Education:

    The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
     
    • To develop effective training and education programs for career/technical education students and educators regarding safety and health hazards in the workplace, as well as worker rights and employer responsibilities regarding prevalent hazards in the construction and general industries, and to communicate such information to career-technical students, educators and administrators.

    • To deliver or arrange for the delivery of safety and health training course focusing on construction and general industry courses.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached

    Training

    During this period, the Alliance group provided Module 3 (youth safety training) to students at the Duluth Montessori School in Duluth, Georgia. Construction; Fall Prevention; Heat Illness Prevention; Hazard Communication/Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers

    15 - students

    Training

    During this period, Turner Construction Company conducted OSHA 10-hour Safety and Health Training for students enrolled in the construction program in a Clayton County High School. Turner Construction Company is a participant in the AGC of Georgia Adopt-a-School Program. Construction; Fall Prevention; Heat Illness Prevention; Hazard Communication/Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers

    12 - students

    Outreach and Communication:

    The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
     
    • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA’s and the OSHA’s Sustainable Workforce Alliance Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.

    • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or OSHA’s Sustainable Workforce Alliance conferences, local meetings, or other events, as well as the Associated General Contractors of Georgia - Adopt-a-School Program.

    • To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding the OSHA Sustainable Workforce Alliance good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.

    • To work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on the safety and health of youth workers that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached

    Speech / Presentation

    On August 14, 2017, the GA CATT (Georgia – Coweta County Apprenticeship Program) was signed at the State Capital for the new academic year. Young Workers and Construction

    30 – participants

    Speech / Presentation

    On August 21, 2017, the Alliance group, represented by Jenny Houlroyd of Georgia Tech, participated in Youth Workforce Pipeline "Make It Happen" in LaGrange, Georgia. The event was hosted by the following: Georgia College and Career Academy Network; Georgia Association of Manufacturers; and THINC. College & Career Academy. Participants included Congressman Drew Ferguson, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, Irene Munn, Counsel-Office of the Lt. Governor, as well as others. Young Workers and Construction

    150 - participants

    Speech / Presentation

    During this period, Jenny Houlroyd with Georgia Tech conducted a presentation at the workforce-planning meeting in Cherokee County, Georgia. The Georgia Association of Manufacturers coordinated the event. Young Workers and Construction

    100 - participants

    Speech / Presentation

    On October 19, 2017, the Alliance group, represented by the AGC Georgia, supported the Tri Cities High School (TCHS) in East Point, GA, is hosting its senior Career Day Young Workers and Construction

    60 – participants

    Speech/Presentation

    On September 12, 2017, the Alliance group, represented by Jenny Houlroyd of Georgia Tech, participated in the GA CATT (Coweta County Apprenticeship Program) meeting. Young Workers and Construction

    30 - participants

    Speech / Presentation

    On November 13, 2017, the Alliance group, represented by Jenny Houlroyd of Georgia Tech, participated in the GA CATT meeting entitled "Growing into the Role." Young Workers and Construction

    30 - participants

    Speech / Presentation

    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:
    • On October 10, 2017, Collins and Arnold Construction, the Circle Group, J.E. Dunn Construction, the Georgia Trade School, as well as Pond participated in the Roswell High school Construction Technology Program, Careers in Construction Parent Night.
    • On October 24 and 31, 2017, a compliance safety and health officer (CSHO) from the Atlanta-East Area Office conducted a presentation focused on fall protection for 30 students with Westside Works in Cobb County, Georgia.
    • On March 23, 2018, a compliance safety and health officer (CSHO) from the Atlanta-East Area Office conducted a presentation focused on fall protection for 16 students with Westside Works in Fulton County, Georgia.
    • On March 30, 2018, a representative from the Alliance group participated in the Annual Career Day at Redan High School in DeKalb County, Georgia.
    Young Workers and Construction

    300+

    Other

    A success story regarding the outreach and training efforts of the Alliance group appeared in the November/December 2017 edition of Techniques Magazine. Techniques Magazine is published by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). Hazard Communication/ Chemicals, Ergonomics, Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention and Young Workers

    ACTE has more than 23,000 members

    Exhibit/ Speech/ Presentation

    During this period, participation in the 2018 TIEGA (Trade and Industrial Educators of Georgia) Winter Conference was promoted to members of the Alliance group. The conference convened at Central Georgia Technical College, in Warner Robins, from January 25 through 27, 2018. Hazard Communication/ Chemicals, Ergonomics, Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention and Young Workers

    N/A

    Speech / Presentation

    On January 22, 2018, a member of the Alliance group discussed OSHA and careers in workplace safety and health with home school students at Metro Academic Studies (MAS). Young Workers and Construction

    15 - Students

    Speech / Presentation

    On January 23 and 25, 2018, a member of the Alliance group discussed OSHA and careers in workplace safety and health with home school students at Eastside Academic Studies (EAS). Young Workers and Construction

    6 - Students
    8 - Students

    Exhibit/ Speech/ Presentation

    On March 22 thru 23, 2018, 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 8,246, which included the following:
    • 5,534 Students
    • 1,158 Influencers (Teachers, Parents, Counselors and School Administrators)
    • 1,554 Industry Volunteers, Exhibitors and Other Guests
    Hazard Communication/ Chemicals, Ergonomics, Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention and Young Workers

    8,246 Total Attendees

    Speech / Presentation

    A staff member from the OSHA Atlanta East Area Office, representing the Alliance group, conducted a fall protection presentation for Westside Works students on the following dates:
    • February 28, 2018; and
    • March 23, 2018
    Construction; Fall Prevention; and Young Workers

    32 - Students

    Speech / Presentation

    On March 28, 2018, a staff member from the OSHA Atlanta East Area Office, representing the Alliance group, discussed OSHA's requirement for the construction industry with students from the Westside Works Program. Construction; Fall Prevention; Heat Illness Prevention; Hazard Communication/Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers

    16 - Students

    Speech / Presentation

    On June 6 through 9, 2018, 30 - construction education teachers from across Georgia attended Camp Trade & Industrial (T&I) in Brunswick, Georgia. AGC Georgia sponsors the camp and it is focused on best practices, including safety and health, as well as the effective use of technology in the classroom. Construction; Fall Prevention; Heat Illness Prevention; Hazard Communication/Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers

    30 - (construction education teachers)

    Other

    The Friday, June 8, 2018, edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution featured an article and photograph, which highlight the Georgia Trade Five Program with Mr. Mark Lee. Trade Five recently awarded a $500.00 grant to River Ridge High school in Woodstock, Georgia. Construction; Small Business; and Young Workers

    231,094 (circulation of paper)

    Exhibit/ Speech/ Presentation

    During this period, participation in the Georgia Career & Technical Education (GACTE) Conference in Athens, Georgia, was promoted to members of the Alliance group. The conference convened in Athens, Georgia, from July 15 through 17, 2018. Hazard Communication/ Chemicals, Ergonomics, Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention and Young Workers

    100+

  4. Evaluations

    None

  5. Upcoming Milestones for 2018 - 2019
    • Continue to collaborate with Alliance members to effectively promote safety and health training for youth workers throughout Georgia.
    • Participate in the following outreach events, during 2019: Trade and Industrial Educators of Georgia (TIEGA) Conference; Camp Trade & Industrial (T&I); and the Georgia Career & Technical Education (GACTE) Conference.
    • Participate in the Construction CareerExpo led by the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) scheduled for March 21 through 22, 2019. This event includes exhibitors, demonstrations, hands-on activities and the Skills USA competitions.

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