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The Pennsylvania Area Offices of the United States Department of Labor -
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Pennsylvania
Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education (Bureau of CTE)
recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer
and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and the Bureau of CTE hereby form
an Alliance to provide Career and Technical Centers and Vocational Technical
Schools within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with information, guidance, and
access to training resources that will help them enhance faculty and students
(youth) health and safety education so as to reduce and prevent school related
injuries and illnesses today and to these future employees of American
workplaces tomorrow. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and the Bureau of CTE
recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an
integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and the Bureau of CTE will work together to achieve the following training
and education goals:
- Work to provide the opportunity for all Career and Technical Centers and
Vocational Technical Schools to have authorized trainers/instructors within
their faculty to provide workplace safety and health training programs (OSHA 10
hour and/or OSHA 30 hour training) to the students attending these career and
technical/vocational trade institutions/schools, prior to entering the American
- Encourage Career and Technical Centers and Vocational Technical School
faculty to participate in the other various OSHA Training Institute courses
offered through the OSHA Institute an/or through the numerous designated
- Assist in the development of workplace safety and health curricula to be
tailored for the many trades within Career and Technical Centers and Vocational
Technical Schools for those students (youth) who are studying in the various
trades including but not limited to: food preparation, automotive and small
engine repair, welding, electrical, carpentry, masonry, cosmetology, and
OSHA and the Bureau of CTE 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 the Bureau of
CTE's Web sites.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or the Bureau of CTE's conferences,
local meetings, schools or other organizations in order to raise awareness of
occupational safety and health and accident prevention for our youth.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA related presentations to
address safety and health issues for youth entering the workforce.
- Share information on best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA and the
Bureau of CTE, with other career and technical schools within the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania's educational system and publicize the results through outreach
by OSHA or the Bureau of CTE developed training programs and materials.
- 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 the Bureau of CTE 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 Bureau of CTE representatives and
administrators address groups.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder
meetings on safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the
workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
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 three times per year 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. Either signatory may
terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written
notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of all
Deputy Regional Administrator
Occupational Safety and
Dr. Lee Burket
Bureau of Career and Technical Education
Department of Education
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania