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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: September 23, 2008

    Overview

    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.

    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 workforce.

    Implementation Team Members.

    Cynthia Gross, PA Dept of Education; Dale Glacken, OSHA; Scott Shimandle, OSHA; Gregory Tate, OSHA

    Contributors

    James Touey, OSHA; Bob Carroll, OSHA; David Martin, OSHA

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Telephone calls and e-mails were made between OSHA and the Pennsylvania Department of Education to organize the 2010 Train-the Trainer workshops for educators. Follow-up phone calls from PA CAS to technical schools advertising Train-the Trainer classes in 2010 were also made.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    September 23, 2009 September 23, 2010

    Alliance Activity.

    • Training and Education

      The PA Bureau of Career and Technical Education, with financial support from Penn State, sponsored two OSHA Train-the-Trainer workshop series for the OSHA 500 and OSHA 501, which were designed to allow PA instructors to become qualified to train and issue the OSHA 10-Hour card to their own Vo-tech students. The workshops were held from June 21-24, 2010 at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology, near State College, Pennsylvania. Training was conducted by the National Resource Center with West Virginia University as the lead training organization. OSHA CAS attended the training to show support and to answer questions about OSHA.


    • Outreach and Communication

      December 22, 2009: The Harrisburg Area Office CAS spoke at the PA Cooperative Educational Association (PCEA) conference in State College to 14 teachers and counselors who not only give instruction to the youth, but also place the youth into the work environment. The work portion reinforced their studies while they receive classroom instruction in school. September 8, 2010: The Harrisburg Area Office CAS presented safety and health information at the York County School of Technology. 110 students were present in 2 separate sessions. November, 2010: Cynthia Gross of BCTE presented the recently updated DTE prerequisites for the OSHA 500 and 501 classes at the Integrated Learning Conference. The session was attended by approximately 45 people.

  4. Results

    During 2010, the Alliance saw 25 Vo-tech Instructors attend the OSHA 500 training, and 12 participants attend the OSHA 501 training.


  5. Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

    Train-the-Trainer Workshops 2010 (37 total)
    Outreach 169
    TOTAL: 206

  6. Upcoming Milestones

    Due to the recent changes in prerequisites for the OSHA 500 and 501 classes, the Bureau of Career and Technical Education decided to discontinue the sponsorship of the OSHA Trainer classes. However, BCTE will continue to educate vocational students on safety hazards in the future through other means.

    Report Prepared by: Gregory Tate, Philadelphia Regional Office

    For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's webpage.