U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Mobile Area Office, 1141 Montlimar Drive Suite 1006
Mobile, AL 36609
(251) 441-6131; Fax (251) 441-6396
Birmingham Area Office, 950 22nd Street North, Suite 1050
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 731-1534; Fax (205) 731-0504
Annual Status Report - Alabama Youth Alliance
January 31, 2008
- Alliance Background
October 25, 2006
OSHA, AL/MS - ASSE, ALSDE C/TE, and Safe State hereby form an Alliance to provide career/technical education teachers, students and others with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect career/technical education students' and educators' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing youth workers exposure to the prevalent work hazards in the workplace and school laboratory environment.
Implementation Team Membership
Representatives from OSHA, AL and MS Chapters of the ASSE, the Alabama Dept of Education Career/Technical Education Section (ALSDE C/TE) and Safe State Consultation Program. These meeting were conducted as scheduled on: 11/17/06, 1/11/07, 4/17/07, 10/4 - 5/07, 1/8/08, and 1/28/08.
October 25, 2006, thru January 31, 2008
- Events and Products
Training and Education
- On July 19 - 20, 2007, the group conducted the OSHA 10-hour safety and health training course at the Annual Educators Conference in Huntsville, AL, for several Career/Technical instructors.
- On May 7, 2007, the OSHA Birmingham Area Office - CAS conducted two OSHA information sessions for Gifted Program students in the 4th through 12th grade at Moulton High School in Moulton, Alabama.
Outreach and Communication
- A brochure outlining safety and health rules for young worker was distributed to small business employers and school counselors throughout the State.
- An estimated 120 high school vocational students attended free safety training at Safe Day in Dothan, Alabama. The event was sponsored by the Wiregrass Alliance.
- The Alabama Youth Alliance assisted in the promotion of the March 29, 2007, 2nd Annual Central Alabama Construction Safety Conference in Montgomery, Alabama
- A brochure outlining safety and health rules for young worker was developed by the group for small businesses and school counselors.
- The Alabama Youth Alliance was highlight in the Anniston Star, which is the Anniston, Alabama, newspaper. The article, "OSHA workplace safety course taught at career technical center," was published in the 11/03/2006 edition of the paper.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
- On January 11, 2007, the Alabama Youth Alliance was recognized with a formal proclamation from the State Board of Education, which was signed by Governor Bob Riley and others. This resolution commended the group's efforts.
- Upcoming Milestones in FY 2008
- Provide Train-the-Trainer class for vocational school instructors in the construction industry field.
- Provide Train-the-Trainer class for vocational school instructors in the general industry field.
- Assist local technical schools throughout the State in providing OSHA 10-hour to students.
- Participate in the Annual Skills USA Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, by exhibiting and providing safety and health information to students, instructors and other attendees.