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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.

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; Michael Gibson, Associated Builders and Contractors; Linda Pacifico, LCTI; Tyrone Reed, Alvin H. Butz, Inc., and the entire LCTI school faculty, staff and students.

Evaluation Period

October 13, 2006 through November 17, 2007

II. Implementation Team Meetings

Oct. 19, 2006
Nov. 17, 2006

Dec. 20, 2006
Jan. 18, 2007

Feb. 22, 2007
Feb. 28, 2007

Apr. 19, 2007
May 17, 2007
Aug. 9, 2007

Sept. 10, 2007
Oct. 30, 2007

Nov. 6, 2007
Safety and Health Occupational Advisory Council Meeting
Presentation by Safety and Health Occupational Advisory Council member on Accident Investigation for LCTI committee staff and Warehouse Partnership members
OSHA 10-hour General Industry training class for LCTI Instructors/Educators
Safety and Health Occupational Advisory Council Meeting then discussion for outreach in Hershey, Pa for the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators Conference
Safety and Health Occupational Advisory Council Meeting
Presentation at the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators Conference (Hershey, Pa)
Safety and Health Occupational Advisory Council Meeting
Safety and Health Occupational Advisory Council Meeting
Meeting with Asst. Director for PA Dept. of Education Outreach for the School-to-Career Integrated Learning Conference (Penn State University, State College, Pa)
Presentation to Faculty on Hazard Communication and Pa’s Right-to-Know Act
Meeting with Asst. Director for PA Dept. of Education Outreach for the School-to-Career Integrated Learning Conference (Penn State University, State College, Pa)
Presentation to Educators and Administrators at the School-to-Career Integrated Learning Conference (Penn State University, State College, Pa)

Events and Products

Training and Education

  • Events

    OSHA 10-hour General Industry training class for LCTI Instructors/Educators in cooperation with the Assoc. Builders and Contractors (Schnecksville, Pennsylvania)
     
  • Products

    No new products developed during this time-frame

Outreach and Communication

  • Events

    The Conference on Integrated Learning: The School-to-Career Connection was held at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel at Penn State University, State College, Pa. Presentation was jointly conducted by OSHA and LCTI and information on OSHA Alliances, assistance to schools and youth, safe school committees: their purposes and function.

  • Products

    None

Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

  • Events

    Promotion of this Alliance and its efforts have not been made National, however this Alliance has been the catalyst and tool used to develop a state-wide Alliance with the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Additional schools throughout the Allentown Area Office jurisdiction have been actively promoting increase safety participation and requesting technical assistance and outreach.
     
  • Products

    No new products created

Results

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
OSHA 10-hour General Industry training 10 Instructors
OSHA Hazard Communication and PA’s Right-to-Know Act Training 80 Instructors, 20 Administrators and 10 Aids
Partners in Workplace Safety Education Presentation and the School-to-Career Integrated Learning Conference 25 Educators
Total 145

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.

Milestones

The school, through some of the outreach activities and discussions at the Safety and Health Occupational Advisory Council meetings, has achieved "certification" of its’ Safety Committee by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Bureau of Workers Compensation and PENNSAFE.