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I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

The Alliance was renewed on 8/23/2005 based on revisions to the prior 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, Deka Batteries, Inc.; Linda Pacifico, LCTI; Tyrone Reed, Alvin H. Butz, Inc., and the entire LCTI school faculty, staff and students.

Evaluation Period

August 26, 2005 through October 13, 2006

II. Implementation Team Meetings

Aug. 29, 2005

Sept. 14, 2005

Oct. 26, 2005

Nov. 17, 2005
Nov. 30, 2005

Jan. 17, 2006

Feb. 8, 2006

Feb. 23, 2006
Mar. 1, 2006
Mar. 8, 2006
Mar. 30, 2006
May 2, 2006
May 3, 2006
June 12, 2006

June 15, 2006
Aug. 4, 2006
Mtg. w/ Asst. Administrator and Instructors who have completed the on-line Train-the-Trainer Courses (OSHA 500 and/or OSHA 501)
PA Certified Safety Committee informational training session for LCTI committee staff and Warehouse Partnership members
Mtg. w/ AD and CAS Harrisburg Area Office, PA Dept. of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education
Safety and Health Occupational Advisory Council Meeting
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/ AD and CAS Harrisburg Area Office, Regional Office Partnership/Alliance Coordinator and the PA Dept. of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education
Safety and Health Occupational Advisory Council Meeting
Alliance signing with PA Dept. of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education
Mtg. w/ School Administrator – branching out to other schools
Safety and Health Occupational Advisory Council Meeting
Presentation at the Construction Industry Education Partnership Summit
Safety and Health Occupational Advisory Council Meeting
Mtg. w/ Assoc. Builders and Contractors – Eastern Pa Chapter President to discuss OSHA 10-hour General Industry for LCTI Instructors/Educators
OSHA 10-hour General Industry training class for LCTI Instructors/Educators
Mtg. w/ Asst. Administrator to discuss finalizing the OSHA 10-hour General Industry class

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

  • Events

    OSHA 10-hour general industry training class for LCTI Instructors/Educators

  • Products

    No new products developed during this time-frame

Outreach and Communication

  • Events

    The Construction Industry Education Partnership Summit provided this CAS the opportunity to promote this Alliance with a targeted audience of construction employers and academia (primarily vocational/technical trade schools in the Bucks and Montgomery Counties of PA) with information relative to the efforts in promoting occupational safety and health into the curriculum in schools.

    Aided the school in providing technical assistance and brokering information relative to electrical disconnects, flammable liquid and compressed gas storage, review of Student Safe School Survey Forms and the school’s Injury Report Form.

  • Products

    None.

Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

  • Events

    This Alliance has been the catalyst and tool used to develop a state-wide Alliance with the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

IV. Results

Type of Activity
(Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Number of Individuals
Reached or Trained
Training session on how to get a safety committee “certified” w/in the Commonwealth of PA 4 LCTI Faculty members and 8 Warehouse Partnership members
Construction Industry Education Partnership Summit 100 from academia, private sector and public
OSHA 10-hour General Industry training 12 Instructors
TOTAL 124

This Alliance has been and continues to be promoted by the school and its Administration as well as by OSHA at all activities hosted by or attended by Academia. As noted above this Alliance was the catalyst to the recently signed Alliance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Education, Division of Industry Partnership, Bureau of Career and Technical Education. Additionally, several schools have already contacted OSHA for additional information and assistance in the areas of safety and health outreach and hazard recognition.

V. Milestones

As a past milestone, the members of the Alliance had the opportunity to review and critique Safety Posters developed by the Advertising Design and Commercial Art students and Safety Bulletin Boards developed by the Carpentry students.

As an upcoming/ongoing milestone, the school’s Administration has already institutionalized the OSHA 10-hour construction training courses as part of their core curriculum to enhance the safety and health knowledge of the students prior to the job market. The next phase will be the incorporation of the general industry courses into the core curriculum for some of the fields of study.

A review of the school’s Lockout/tagout policy and procedures is currently underway and should be completed with specific procedures and training by end of the current school year.

Additionally, the Occupational Advisory Committee is pursuing certification as a “certified” committee recognized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and continues to discuss the different means to positively reinforce the lack of hazardous conditions noted within the different labs/classrooms.

Student involvement continues to grow, as even more Instructors have delegated a student safety representative(s) to not only inspect the area, but also to discuss and share any unsafe conditions found and the corrective action take to eliminate the reoccurrence of the condition to the members of this Alliance.

It is strongly recommended that this Alliance continue.