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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Atlanta-East Area Office
LaVista Perimeter Office Park
Building 7, Suite 110
Tucker, Georgia 30084
(770) 493-6644; Fax (770) 493-7725

Atlanta-East, Atlanta-West Area, and Savannah Offices
Georgia Youth Alliance

Alliance Annual Report
June 19, 2009

  1. 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.

    Implementation Team Memberships and Contributors

    The implementation team members included representatives from OSHA, GLS-AIHA, GA-ASSE, CEFGA, GA DOE and Georgia Tech. 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, 2008, through June 6, 2009

     
  2. Implementation Team Memberships and Contributors:

    Implementation team meetings were conducted as scheduled on 8/28/08, 11/4/08, 1/7/09, 2/17/09 and 3/17/09.

     
  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Events
     
    • OSHA 10-hour training was provided to Construction Career Technology students at Maxwell High School, August 18 – 22, 2008.
       
    • An overview of OSHA’s rights and responsibilities for employees was provided to students at Lee County High Schools, August 21, 2008.
       
    • OSHA 10-hour General Industry safety and health training was provided the member of the Kell High School, FIRST Robotics Team, December 6 and 13, 2007.
       
    • OSHA 10-hour General Industry safety and health training was provided the member of the Walton High School, FIRST Robotics Team, December 6 and 13, 2007.
       
    • OSHA 10-hour training was provided to students in the Atlanta YouthBuild – Atlanta Workforces Development, December 2 and 13, 2008.
       
    • OSHA 10-hour training was provided to students in the Atlanta YouthBuild – Atlanta Workforces Development, December 9 and 10, 2008.
       
    • OSHA 10-hour training was provided to Construction Career Technology students at DeKalb North – High School of Technology in January 26 – February 3, 2009.
       
    • OSHA 10-hour training was provided to students in the Atlanta YouthBuild – Atlanta Workforces Development, January 26 – February 3, 2009.
       
    • OSHA 10-hour training was provided to Construction Career Technology students in Cass High School, February 11 and 12, 2009.
       
    • Conducted an OSHA construction overview training course for Georgia-Tech Construction Management Class, February 11, 2009.
       
    • OSHA 10-hour training was provided to Automotive Repair Career Technology students at Maxwell High School, March 9, 12 & 16, 2009.
    Products
     
    • None
    Outreach and Communication

    Events
     
    • On August 15, 2008, a members of the Alliance group conducted OSHA Overview Training at the College of Coastal Georgia.
       
    • January 31, 2009, members of the Georgia Youth Alliance participated in the Trade and Industrial Educators of Georgia (TIEGA) Conference in Newnan, GA.
       
    • April 16 – 17, 2009, the group participated in the Construction CareerExpo at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC). 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 6,145 including 265 student competitors, 4,510 students, 770 education representatives (administrators, teaches and counselors), as well as 865 company volunteers, exhibitors and guest.
         
      • The event was supported by 191 schools and 243 companies.
    • On April 16 – 17, 2009, a booth was also staffed by the AIHA-Georgia Local Section (GLS), focused on preventing noise-induced hearing loss (of teen workers) in the construction industry by raising the awareness of workers.

      • Members of the Georgia Youth Alliance participated in the following career day and outreach events throughout the State:
       
      • Hiram High School, (12/11/08)
      • Perry Center for Learning, (2/13/09, 2/27/09 & 3/18/09)
      • Lovinggood Middle School, (1/23/09, 2/27/09, 3/20/09, 4/24/09 & 5/2/09)
      • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Career Fair, (2/11/09)
      • DeKalb Technical College – Clarkston Campus, Career Day, (3/28/09)
      • SW DeKalb High School, Career Day, (4/30/09)
    Products
     
    • The “Child Labor Law Exemptions for Student Learners and Apprentices” developed by the group (in FY 2008) was shared with the National Construction Career Days Center (NCCDC).
       
    • The group’s efforts were promoted in an OSHA news release issued on April 15, 2009. The full news release can be viewed at the following site - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA to kick off youth job safety campaign April 16 at CEFGA CareerExpo in College Park, Ga.
       
    • An article about the Georgia Youth Alliance and the CEFGA Career Expo appeared in the Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) E-News on Monday, April 20, 2009.
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    Events
     
    • Several members of the Alliance group attended a formal workshop and received training to deliver the Youth @ Work course. The Youth @ Work curriculum is targeted at small business employers and it is focused on keeping young workers safe and healthful. Approximately 18 states currently participate in this training program and have implemented the Youth @ Work curriculum into their school and community.
       
    • March 23-27, 2009, 16 construction career technology instructors completed the OSHA 500 Outreach Trainer course, at the training facility of Dublin Construction, in Dublin, GA. This effort was supported by the Georgia Youth Alliance, the Career Technical and Agricultural Education Resource Network (CTAERN) and several other CEFGA industry partners. Once trained, these teachers will be able to provide industry-recognized safety training and an OSHA 10-hour safety cards to high school students across the State. This first round of training represents an opportunity to reach about 1,500 students annually.
       
    • The Georgia Tech Onsite Consultation Program’s efforts in the area of Youth Outreach were recommended by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s, Office of Small Businesses and Consultation, with an OSCAR Award for 2009.
       
    • The Alliance was promoted at several Workforce Development Taskforce meetings. These meetings address the needs for vocational instruction and training. These meetings were conducted throughout Georgia on the following dates:
       
      • AGC/CEFGA Southwest Georgia Workforce Alliance Meeting, September 16, 2008.
      • Central Georgia Workforce Development Taskforce Meeting, September 18, 2008.
      • Central Georgia Workforce Development Taskforce Meeting, November 4, 2008.
      • Central Georgia Workforce Development Taskforce Meeting, January 13, 2009.
      • AGC/CEFGA Southwest Georgia Workforce Alliance Meeting, March 12, 2009, conducted in Albany, GA.
      • Joint Georgia Workforce Development Taskforce Meeting, June 2, 2009.
    Products
     
    • None
       
  4. Results

    OSHA 10-Hour Training Course

     
    Event Sponsor/High School Outreach Activity Students Impacted
    Maxwell High School OSHA 10 70
    Kell and Walton High Schools OSHA 10 20
    Atlanta YouthBuild –Atlanta Workforce Development OSHA 10 21
    Atlanta YouthBuild –Atlanta Workforce Development OSHA 10 34
    DeKalb North – High School of Technology OSHA 10 12
    Atlanta YouthBuild –Atlanta Workforce Development OSHA 10 8
    Cass High School OSHA 10 57
    Georgia-Tech Construction Management Class OSHA Construction Overview Training 38
    Maxwell High School OSHA 10 18
    Total Trained:  278

    School Career Day Events and Other Youth Outreach

    Event Sponsor/High School Outreach Activity Students Impacted
    Hiram High School OSHA Overview
    for Teen Workers
    80
    Perry Center for Learning OSHA Overview
    for Teen Workers
    105
    Lovinggood Middle School OSHA Overview
    for Teen Workers
    128
    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission HBCU - Career Fair 75
    DeKalb Technical College – Clarkston Campus Career Day 100
    SW DeKalb High School Career Day 75
    CEFGA Construction CareerExpo 6,145
    Total: 6,708

    Other Outreach Activities

    Date Activity Impact/ Participants
    1/31/09 Trade and Industrial Educators of Georgia (TIEGA) Conference-Presentation 48 (Construction teachers)
    3/23-27/09 OSHA 500 Outreach Trainer Course 16 (construction career technology instructors)
    9/16 – 6/6/09 Workforce Development Taskforce Meetings 500 impacted
    Total Impacted/Trained: 564

     
  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2010
     
    • Continue to provide OSHA 10-hour training for Construction Career Technology students at High Schools and YouthBuild Programs throughout Georgia.
       
    • Continue to provide OSHA 10-hour training for Career Technology students at High Schools throughout Georgia, pursuing careers in general industry.
       
    • Continue to participate in School Career Day Programs throughout Georgia, to promote careers in workplace safety and health.
       
    • Continue to participate in the Construction CareerExpo led by the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA). This event includes exhibitors, demonstrations, hands-on activities and the Skills USA competitions.