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