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May 28, 2009
OSHA Regions 1 & 2 - SkillsUSA

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: April 21st, 2008

    Overview: OSHA Regions 1 & 2 entered into an Alliance with SkillsUSA to provide young workers with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help teens protect their health & safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to workplace hazards.

    Implementation Team Members: Peter Carey, Director SkillsUSA/NJ and Lou Lento, OSHA-HHAO Compliance Assistance Specialist

    Contributors: NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development, the Connecticut Department of Labor, and the NJ, NY and CT Associations’ of SkillsUSA.

    Evaluation Period: April 21st, 2008 to April 20th, 2009

  2. Implementation Team Meetings: Quarterly contact was made; meetings, e-mail and telephone.

  3. Events and Products: In March of 2009, planning began for OSHA assistance at the annual SkillsUSA/NJ Student Safety Notebook Competition. OSHA was asked to participate in judging the safety notebooks. The SkillsUSA national office establishes guidelines and parameters for safety projects completed by students throughout the school year.

    In addition, OSHA monthly Young Worker Alliance Update Reports were sent to the SkillsUSA/NJ Alliance team member.

    Training and Education: OSHA Quick Cards and other S & H info, including OSHA Quick Takes and OSHA E-Newsletters were sent to the SkillsUSA/NJ team member for distribution.

    Outreach and Communication
    • Events: Notebook Competition planned and scheduled for May 9th, 2009.
    • Products: Young Worker Alliance Monthly Update Reports.
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
    • Events: A presentation on SkillsUSA/NJ was made by OSHA-HHAO at the November 2008 meeting of BuildSafeNJ.
  4. Results: As a result of this Alliance OSHA and SkillsUSA have formed a lasting relationship for the betterment of young worker safety & health.
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    SkillsUSA/NJ Safety Notebook Competition 500 +
    TOTAL 500 +

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    It is expected that OSHA will participate in future SkillsUSA/NJ Safety Notebook Competitions as well as other young worker safety & health activities. If resources are available, OSHA 10 General Industry & Construction Certificate Programs will be conducted at high schools where SkillsUSA has a presence.

    This report prepared by Lou Lento, CAS-HHAO