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I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

June 6, 2006

Overview

OSHA, GLS-AIHA, GA-ASSE, CEFGA, GA DOE and Georgia Tech hereby form an Alliance to provide career/technical education teachers, students and others with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help protect career/technical education students’ health and safety in the construction and general industries.

II. Implementation Team and Contributors:

The implementation team members included representatives from OSHA, GLS-AIHA, GA-ASSE, CEFGA, GA DOE and Georgia Tech. Implementation team meetings were conducted as scheduled on 7/24/06, 8/9/06, 9/8/06, 10/24/06, 12/12/06, 3/6/07 and 5/4/07.

The Implementation Team Contributors included representatives from the US DOL – Wage and Hour Division (WHD) and the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Evaluation Period:

June 6, 2006, through June 6, 2007

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

Events

  • OSHA 10-hour training was provided to Construction Career Technology students at Maxwell High School 8/16 – 22/06.
     
  • OSHA 10-hour training was provided to Construction Career Technology students at McEachem High School 9/22 – 28/06.
     
  • OSHA 10-hour training was provided to Construction Career Technology students at Dekalb Tech–North High School 2/20 – 32/27/2007.
     
  • OSHA 10-hour training was provided to students in the Fulton County – YouthBuild Program. The training course was completed on May 4, 2007.
     
  • An overview of OSHA’s rights and responsibilities for employees was provided to students at Camden High School on 8/29–30/06, Lanier High School on 9/6/06, and Lee County High School on 10/4/06.

Products

  • None

Outreach and Communication

Events

  • July 18 – 20, 2006, the group participated in the Georgia Career & Technical Education (GACTE) Conference conducted at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel, in Atlanta, Georgia. During the event the OSHA Atlanta-East and West Area Offices shared a booth with the Georgia Tech Onsite Consultation Program.
     
  • January 26 – 27, 2007, the group participated in the Trade and Industrial Educators of Georgia (TIEGA) Conference in Newnan, GA.
     
  • April 26 – 27, 2007, the group participated in the Construction CareerExpo at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. This event includes exhibitors, demonstrations and hands-on activities. The Expo is also conducted in conjunction with the Skills USA competitions. A booth was staffed at the event with representatives from OSHA, Georgia Tech Onsite Consultation Program and the US DOL – WHD.

    • Total conference participants 3,200, including 515 company volunteers, 180 student competitors, as well as 2,500 students, teaches and counselors.
    • The event was not limited to students interested in careers in construction, since CEFGA provided free shuttle service between the SkillsUSA hotel site and the Construction CareerExpo
    • The event was supported by 92 schools and 150 companies.
  • In addition to the CEFGA CareerExpo, Alliance members participated in career day events at Liburn, Varner, Centennial, Browns Mill and Grove Park Elementary Schools, as well as Grayson, Riverwood and SW Dekalb High Schools. Alliance members also participated in the Gwinnett County Peer Leadership Conference and the US EEOC career fair for college students.
     
  • February 8, 2007, two members of the Georgia Tech Onsite Consultation Program staff served as judges for the Henry County Science Fair.
     
  • A member of the Georgia Tech Onsite Consultation Program staff conducted a presentation at the Region IV ASSE Professional Development Conference titled "How we reach the youth."

Products

  • The group promoted the Alliance with an article in the April 2007 issue of the OSHA Region IV Quarterly E-Newsletter.
     
  • Throughout the 2006 – 2007 school year, the group distributed outreach material to students and educators impacted by the Alliance. Outreach material included the OSHA Region IV Toolbox Pamphlet, NIOSH Youth Worker CD, Youth Working in Construction CD from US DOL – W&H Division, and the Minnesota Youth Worker CD.
     
  • The group promoted the Alliance with an article in the May 2007 issue of the CEFGA magazine, "Career in Construction – Building your future"
     
  • The US DOL-OSHA Youth Job Safety Campaign was promoted in the ASSE Georgia Chapter e-newsletter in May 2007.

Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

Events

  • The Alliance was promoted at the Georgia Southern University, GSU Advisory Board meeting, Oct. 24, 2006.

  • The Alliance was promoted at the Workforce Development Taskforce meeting in Albany, GA, on December 12, 2006, which addressed the needs for vocational instruction and training.

  • The Alliance was promoted at the Central Georgia Workforce Development Taskforce meeting in Macon, GA, on November 16, 2006 and January 16, 2007 (Central Georgia Technical College), which addressed the needs for vocational instruction and training.

  • A member of the Alliance attended the YouthRules Rally in Houston, Texas, in March 2007.

Products

  • None

IV. Results

OSHA 10-Hour Training Course

High School OSHA Courses Students Trained
Maxwell High School OSHA 10 66
McEachem High School OSHA 10 40
Dekalb Tech–North High School OSHA 10 14
Fulton County YouthBuild OSHA 10 9
Total Trained: 129

School Career Day Events and Other Youth Outreach

Event Sponsor/High School Outreach Activity Students Impacted
Riverwood High School Career Day 1,000
Emory University Career Fair 300
Lilburn Elementary School Career Day 100
Varner Elementary School Career Day 52
Centennial Elementary Career Day 91
Gwinnett County Peer Leadership Conference 90
SW Dekalb High School Career Day 35
Browns Mill Elementary School Career Day 80
Grayson High School Career Fair 400
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Atlanta Federal Center (AFC) Career Fair for HBCU’s 50
Grove Park Elementary Career Day 61
CEFGA Construction CareerExpo 2,500
Total:  4,759

Introduction to OSHA for Teen Workers

Date School Students Trained
09/01/06 Pickens High School--Construction classes 50
09/22/06 Dawson County High School--Construction classes 64
10/27/06 Fannin County High School--Technical Education classes 325
11/30/06 Gilmer High School--Construction and DCT classes 85
01/30/07 Upson-Lee High School--Three Construction Technology classes 55
02/05/07 Gwinnett Technical College--Commercial Construction Class 50
Total Trained: 629

V. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2008

  • During the summer of 2007, CEFGA is offering the OSHA "Train-the-Trainer" Construction Course (OTI 500) to Construction Career Technology Instructors in Georgia.
     
  • One July 20, 2007, the Savannah Area Office will provide safety and health training to approximately 50 Diversified Cooperative Training (DCT) Instructors in Savannah School System.
     
  • OSHA 10-hour training will be provided to the Construction Career Technology students at Osborne High School in August/ September 2007.
     
  • OSHA 10-hour training will be provided to the Construction Career Technology students at Hiram High School August/ September 2007.
     
  • OSHA 10-hour training will be provided to the Construction Career Technology students at Adairsville High School August/ September 2007.
     
  • The group will participate in the 2008, Construction CareerExpo at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. This event includes exhibitors, demonstrations, hands-on activities and the Skills USA competitions.