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  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 7, 2009, through June 30, 2010

  2. Implementation Team Memberships and Contributors:

    Implementation team meetings were conducted as scheduled on 6/29/09, 9/21/09, 11/12/09, 1/7/09 and 4/12/10.

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Events

    • OSHA 10-hour training was provided to Construction Career Technology students at Maxwell High School, on August 17 – 21, 2009.

    • OSHA 10-hour training was provided to students in the AmeriCorps – Youth Build Program, on September 2 – 3, 2009.

    • OSHA 10-hour training was provided to Construction Career Technology instructors at Savannah Technical College, on September 24 – 30, 2009.

    • OSHA 10-hour training was provided to students in the Atlanta – Youth Build Program, on October 1 -2, 2009.

    • GA Youth Alliance participants conducted a formal lecture on Industrial Hygiene and OSHA for students enrolled in the GA State University, School of Public Health, on October 29, 2009.

    • OSHA 10-hour General Industry safety and health training was provided to the members of the Kell High School, FIRST Robotics Team, as well as students from the Fernbank Science Center, Carver High School, Walton High School, Benjamin Franklin Academy, Wheeler High School and Westminster Academy, on November 14, 2009.

    • OSHA 10-hour training was provided to Construction Career Technology students at DeKalb North – High School of Technology on January 11, 15 & 19, 2010.

    • On January 30, 2010, members of the Georgia Youth Alliance delivered the Youth @ Work training course to 25 instructors during the Trade and Industrial Educators of Georgia (TIEGA) Conference in Statesboro, GA.

    • OSHA 30-hour training was provided to students enrolled in the “Design for Safety” Course at Georgia Tech University, January – May, 2010.

    • OSHA 10-hour training was provided to students in the Fulton/Atlanta Community Action Authority (FACAA) Youth Build Program, on February 9 – 10, 2010.

    • GA Youth Alliance participants conducted a formal lecture on Industrial Hygiene and OSHA for students enrolled in the GA State University, School of Public Health, on April 5, 2010.

    • On April 20 -21, 2010, OSHA 10-hour training was provided to Construction Career Technology students at Adairsville High School. A total of 71 students were trained during this event.
    Products

    • None
    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    • On October 1, 2009, the GA Youth Alliance members manned an exhibit booth and distributed safety and health outreach material during the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA), Construction Skills Demonstration in Albany, GA.

    • On October 5, 2009, several “Intro to OSHA” sessions were conducted for students at Ola High School in McDonough, GA.

    • On November 17, 2009, an “Intro to OSHA’ session was conducted for students enrolled in a Bio-Mechanics course at Athens Tech.

    • On January 27, 2010, the Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) from the OSHA Savannah Area Office conducted an “Intro to OSHA” presentation for vocational students at Burke County High School in South Georgia.

    • On March 11 - 12, 2010, the Alliance group supported the CEFGA CareerExpo at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC). This event includes exhibitors, demonstrations and hands-on activities. The Expo was conducted in conjunction with the Skills USA competitions. The goal of this event was to raise awareness of careers in construction, engineering, architecture, transportation, and energy. The event represented a cooperative effort from private companies, trade associations, universities, and government agencies, which collaborated in the creation of 19 interactive exhibits (Worlds) for Georgia's students. These exhibits included a booth staffed by representatives from OSHA, Georgia Tech Onsite Consultation Program, AIHA, ASSE and the US DOL – WHD.
       
      • Total conference participants 6,499 which includes 4,641 students, 815 education representatives (administrators, teaches and counselors), as well as 1,043 company volunteers, exhibitors and guest.

      • A booth was also staffed by the AIHA-Georgia Local Section (GLS), which focused on preventing noise-induced hearing loss (of teen workers) in the construction industry by raising the awareness of workers. AIHA and ASSE participants also served as judges for the occupational health and safety skills contest at the event.
    • On April 30, 2010, an “Intro to OSHA” presentation was conducted for 14 students in the DeKalb School of Technology (South) - Automotive Industry Training Program.

    • Members of the Georgia Youth Alliance participated in the following career day and outreach events throughout the State:

      • Cross Keys High School in DeKalb County, GA, (10/22/09)
      • Glenn C. Jones Middle School in Buford, GA, (2/11/10)
      • Bethune Elementary School in Atlanta, GA, (2/25/10)
      • Tucker High School in DeKalb County, GA (4/23/10)
      • SW DeKalb High School in DeKalb County, GA (4/30/10)

    • On March 26, 2010, OSHA participated in the Hospitality Education Foundation of Georgia (HEFG) 2010 State Culinary Championships at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, in Tucker, GA.

    • On June 2, 2010, an “Intro to OSHA” session was conducted by an OSHA CAS from the Atlanta-East Area Office for Job Corps students during the agency’s Universal Safety Day in Atlanta, GA.

    • On June 10, 2010, GA Tech and members of the Georgia Youth Alliance hosted 15 students from a local summer camp. A hands-on presentation was also conducted for the group, which focused on hazardous noise, heat stress, hazardous chemicals and infectious hazards.
    Products

    • None
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    Events

    • On October 15, 2009, the CAS from the OSHA Savannah Area Office attended the Southwest Georgia Workforce Alliance Meeting in Albany, GA.

    • On November 10, 2009, the CAS from the OSHA Savannah Area Office attended the Construction Management Advisory Board Meeting, which was led by the CEFGA, at Savannah Technical College.

    • On November 11, 2009, the CAS from the OSHA Savannah Area Office attended a CEFGA meeting in Valdosta, GA, which focused on training youth in construction.

    • On March 10, 2010, the CAS from the OSHA Savannah Area Office attended a Skills USA Development Competition in South Georgia.

    • On April 10, 2010, Georgia Youth Alliance members participated in the PLANET Annual Conference at North Metro Technical College, in Acworth, GA.

    • On April 17, 2010, GA Youth Alliance members participated in a Skills USA event attended by 12 technical school students at Augusta Technical College in Augusta, Georgia.

    • On June 17, 2010, an OSHA CAS from the Savannah Area Office participated in an outreach event for 50 construction representatives and educators. The event was coordinated by CEFGA and it was conducted on the Valdosta Technical School satellite campus in Fitzgerald, Georgia.
    Products

    • None

  4. Results

    OSHA 10-Hour Training Course
     
    High School OSHA Courses Students Trained
    Maxwell High School OSHA 10-hour training 48
    AmeriCorps – Youth Build Program OSHA 10-hour training 10
    Georgia Construction Career Technology instructors OSHA 10-hour training 6
    Atlanta – Youth Build Program OSHA 10-hour training 21
    Student enrolled in the GA State University, School of Public Health Formal lecture on industrial Hygiene and OSHA 30
    Various High School FIRST & BEST Robotics Team members OSHA 10-hour General Industry training 49
    DeKalb North – High School of Technology OSHA 10-hour training 9
    Instructors attending the Trade and Industrial Educators of Georgia (TIEGA) Conference Youth @ Work training 25
    Students enrolled in the “Design for Safety” Course at Georgia Tech University OSHA 30-hour training 45
    Fulton/Atlanta – Community Action Authority (FACAA) Youth Build Program OSHA 10-hour training 11
    Student enrolled in the GA State University, School of Public Health Formal lecture on industrial Hygiene and OSHA 30
    Adairsville High School OSHA 10-hour training 71
               Total Trained:           284

    School Career Day Events and Other Youth Outreach

    Event Sponsor/High School Outreach Activity Students Impacted
    CEFGA Construction Skill Demonstration in Albany, GA Manned exhibit booth and distributed safety and health outreach material 600
    Ola High School “Intro to OSHA” sessions 60
    Cross Keys High School Career Day 68
    Students enrolled in a Bio-Mechanics course at Athens Tech “Intro to OSHA” session 5
    Glenn C. Jones Middle School Career Day 365
    Bethune Elementary School Career Day 45
    CEGFA CareerExpo at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) Manned exhibit booth, distributed safety and health outreach material and monitored safety and health 6,499 participants
    HEFG – Hospitality and Culinary Education 2010 State Culinary Championships at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts 200
    Tucker High School Career Day  
    PLANET Annual Conference Manned exhibit booth and distributed safety and health outreach material 400
    SW DeKalb High School Career Day 100
    Job Corps Universal Safety Day “Intro to OSHA” session 75
    DeKalb School of Technology (South) - Automotive Industry Training Program “Intro to OSHA” 14
    GA Tech Hands-on presentation for Summer Camps 15
    Valdosta Technical School satellite campus in Fitzgerald, Georgia Outreach Event 50
      Total Impacted/Trained:       8,342

  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2011

    • Participate in the annual Job Corps conference on August 23 – 27, 2010, in Charleston, South Carolina.

    • Conduct OSHA 10-hour training for students in the Fulton/Atlanta Community Action Authority (FACAA) YouthBuild Program, on August 24 – 25, 2010.

    • Continue to provide OSHA 10-hour training for Construction Career Technology students at High Schools 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.

Report prepared by Tom Bosley, Regional Alliance Coordinator
 
For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's Website.