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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    August 27, 2003, Renewed on 8/23/2005 and to be resigned based on revision to Agreement

    Overview.

    The Alliance was formed to provide LCTI students, staff members and others, including public and private volunteer members of the Occupational Advisory Councils (OAC) with information, guidance, and access to training resources in order to help protect the general health and safety of the LCTI campus and youth entering the workforce. To aid the school in identifying safety and health issues and hazards that are observed through safety audits of the school’s classrooms, laboratories and student built house project, to develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA’s and LCTI’s Web sites, and to speak, exhibit, and/or appear at LCTI conferences, local meetings, or other school events such as Educator Academy’s and School-to-Career in-services

    Implementation Team Members

    David Lapinsky, Assistant Administrator, LCTI
    Scott Shimandle, CAS, USDOL/OSHA Allentown Area Office

    Contributors

    James Casey, Praxair Inc.; Claude Kohl, Jr., retired; Bill Dellicker, LCTI; Robert Edwards, Lehigh Valley HazMat Responders; Michael Gibson, Associated Builders and Contractors; Joel Oleksa, Air Products and Chemicals; Linda Pacifico, LCTI; Tyrone Reed, Alvin H. Butz, Inc., and the entire LCTI school faculty, staff and students.

    Evaluation Period

    October 28, 2004 through August 25, 2005

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Jan. 27, 2005
    Mar. 17, 2005
    Mar. 17, 2005

    Apr. 21, 2005
    May 31, 2005

    June 6, 2005
    June 7, 2005

    June 9, 2005

    June 14, 2005
    June 27, 2005

    August 24, 2005

    August 29, 2005
    Occupational Advisory Meeting and School Inspection
    Occupational Advisory Meeting and School Inspection
    Mtg. w/ Asst. Administrator and Assoc. Builders and Contractors - Eastern PA Chapter President - 10 hour training
    Occupational Advisory Meeting and School Inspection
    Mtg. w/ Asst. Administrator and Assoc. Builders and Contractors - Eastern PA Chapter President - 10 hour training
    Presentation to LCTI instructors on value of 10 hour training
    Mtg. with Lehigh Valley Plant Mgrs. (schools) Association Staff to discuss OSHA Hazard Communication and the PA R-T-K Act
    Conference attendance at Penn State University for Workforce Investment Board to promotion OSHA/LCTI Alliance
    OSHA 10 hour construction training class for LCTI Construction educators
    Mtg. w/ AD and CAS Harrisburg Area Office, PA Dept. of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education
    Mtg. w/ AD and CAS Harrisburg Area Office, PA Dept. of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education
    Mtg. w/ Asst. Administrator and Instructors who have completed the on-line Train-the-Trainer Courses (OSHA 500 and/or OSHA 501)

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    • Events

      OSHA 10 hour construction training class for LCTI Construction educators

    • Products

      Developed a CD, which contains the lesson plans and PowerPoint presentations for OSHA 10 hour Construction and General Industry. The CD also contains most of the OSHA publications that are relevant to the Construction Industry and to General Industry.

    Outreach and Communication

    • Events

      Conference attendance at Penn State University for Workforce Investment Board to promotion OSHA/LCTI Alliance.

    • Products

      None.
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • Events

      None.

    • Products

      None.
  4. Results

    This Alliance has been and continues to be promoted by the school and its Administration, to the point that this initiative is currently being looked at by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Specifically, the Department of Education, Division of Industry Partnership, Bureau of Career and Technical Education. As listed above several Alliance meetings have already been held with a representative from this Agency. Additionally, several schools have already contacted OSHA for additional information and assistance in the areas of safety and health outreach and hazard recognition.

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Presentation on "Value of 10 hour" 65 Instructors, Teachers, and Aids
    Penn State Conference
    80 Administrators, Industry Reps.
    OSHA 10 hour Construction Training
    16 Instructors
    TOTAL 161

  5. Upcoming Milestones:

  6. The members of the alliance will conduct a series of workshops on workplace safety and health issues that relate to their members interests. OSHA and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Labor Management Council will continue to recognize the value of collaborative efforts to achieve workplace safety. OSHA and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Labor Management Council will remain committed to cooperative and proactive efforts to advance workplace safety and health. 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. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Labor Management Council and OSHA will provide expertise to members in order to enhance workplace safety and health programs by requesting OSHA attendance and participation in selected Roundtables. The alliance participants will continue to disseminate new or updated OSHA information through existing communication tools, including web sites and news, and to explore new resources for providing such information to the Northeastern Pennsylvania Labor Management Council members.