Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region IV


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed:

    June 6, 2006

    Overview

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Georgia Local Section - American Industrial Hygiene Association (GLS-AIHA), the Georgia Chapter - American Society of Safety Engineers (GA-ASSE), the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA), the Georgia Department of Education (GA DOE), and the Georgia Tech Research Institute's Occupational Safety and Health Division (GTRI) formed an Alliance focused on providing career/technical educators, students and others with information, guidance and training resources to protect the safety and health of career/technical students.

  2. Implementation Team Membership and Contributors:

    The implementation team included representatives from all of the Alliance participants, as well as the US DOL – Wage and Hour Division (WHD). Implementation team meetings were conducted as scheduled on the following dates: 6/10/10; 8/17/10; 10/21/10; 1/5/11; and 2/16/11.

    Evaluation Period

    July 1, 2010, through June 3, 2011
     
  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Events

    • On July 18 through 21, 2010, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for 13 representatives from the Job Corps, during the organization's annual conference in Charleston, South Carolina.
    • On August 24 through 25, 2010, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for 17 students enrolled in the Fulton/Atlanta Community Action Authority (FACAA) Youth Build Program.
    • On September 22 through 23, 2010, CEFGA conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for eight career technology instructors in Sandersville, Georgia.
    • On October 18, 2010, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for 14 students enrolled in the Cherokee Youth Works Program in Cherokee County, Georgia.
    • On October 25 through 29, 2010, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for 54 career technology students at Maxwell High School in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
    • On November 13, 2010, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted two one-hour young worker safety and health training sessions for 11 students in the Georgia Chapter of the Technology Students Association (TSA) in metro Atlanta, Georgia.
    • On November 17, 2010, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted two one-hour young worker safety and health training sessions for 23 students enrolled in the Forest Park Youth Build Program in Fulton County, Georgia.
    • On December 1, 2010, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted several one-hour young worker safety and health training sessions at Luella High School in Henry County, GA. The event was held in conjunction with the school's career day and a total of 70 students participated in the event.
    • On December 6 through 7, 2010, CEFGA conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for 15 career technology instructors in Macon, Georgia.
    • On December 9 through 10, 2010, CEFGA conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for 16 career technology instructors in Columbus, Georgia.
    • On December 4, 2010, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour general industry safety and health training course for the Kell High School, Robotics Team, as well as robotics teams from several other metro Atlanta high schools. A total of 31 students, teachers and mentors participated in this event. Kell High School is located in Cobb County, Georgia.
    • On January 18 through 19, 2010, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for 18 students enrolled in the Metro-Atlanta Youth Build Program.
    • On January 20, 2010, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted a two-hour young worker safety and health training session and interactive workshop for 18 students enrolled in the Metro-Atlanta Youth Build Program.
    • On January 24, 2010, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted an hour long young worker safety and health training sessions for participants at the GLS-AIHA Winter meeting. A total 23 members and others attended the meeting.
    • On January 28 through 29, 2010, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted a four-hour interactive young worker safety and health training sessions for 18 instructors during the Trade and Industrial Educators of Georgia (TIEGA) Conference at Statesboro High School in Statesboro, Georgia. The training session also addressed the role of employers and educators regarding the safety and health of students.
    • On February 21, 2011, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted an hour long young worker safety and health training sessions for the seven board members of the National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC) – Sugarloaf Chapter #360 in Duluth, Georgia.
    • On February 22, 2011, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted an hour long young worker safety and health training sessions for 136 students at Centennial High School in Roswell, Georgia.
    • On February 22 through March 3, 2011, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for 3 career technology students at DeKalb North – High School of Technology in DeKalb County, Georgia.
    • On March 2 through 3, 2011, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for 52 career technology students at Cass High School in Bartow County, Georgia.
    • On March 4, 2011, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted an hour long young worker safety and health training session for 51 members of the Healthcare Students of America (HSOA).
    • On March 11, 2011, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted an hour long young worker safety and health training session for 7 students in the Georgia Chapter of the Technology Students Association (TSA) in Athens, Georgia.
    • On March 22 through 24, 2011, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for 16 students in the Step-up Savannah Apprenticeship Program in Savannah, Georgia.
    • On March 29 through 30, 2011, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for 22 students enrolled in the FACAA Youth Build Program.
    • On March 31, 2011, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted an 8-hour young worker safety and health training session for 22 students enrolled in the FACAA Youth Build Program.
    • On April 5 through 7, 2011, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for 19 students in the Savannah Youth Build Program in Savannah, Georgia.
    • On April 13, 2011, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted several hour long young worker safety and health training sessions for 98 students at Waycross High School in Waycross, Georgia.
    • On April 18 through 22, 2010, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted an 8-hour young worker safety and health training session for 32 student enrolled in the cosmetology career technology program at DeKalb North – High School of Technology.
    • On April 26, 2010, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted several hour long young worker safety and health training sessions for 113 student enrolled in the culinary career technology program at Centennial High School in Roswell, Georgia.
    • On April 27-28, 2010, CEFGA conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for 14 career technology instructors in Thomaston, Georgia.
    Products

    • None
    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    • On July 18 through 21, 2010, members of the Alliance group conducted an outreach presentation regarding youth safety during the Georgia Career & Technical Education (GACTE) Conference in Cobb County, GA. The Youth Alliance members also staffed an exhibit booth and distributed safety and health outreach material during the event.
    • On September 20, 2010, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA Update presentation during a National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Committee meeting in Georgia.
    • On October 6, 2010, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA Update presentation for 30 construction career technology students at Luella High School in Henry, County.
    • On October 14, 2010, a member of the Alliance group conducted an "Introduction to OSHA" presentation for six students in the Bio-Mechanics course at Athens Technical College in Athens, Georgia.
    • On March 8, 2011, a member of the Alliance group conducted a safety and health presentation for six classes of construction career technology students at Gilmer High School in Ellijay, GA. A total of 125 students participated in the even, which was focused on workers rights and responsibilities, as well as hazard awareness.
    • On March 17 - 18, 2011, 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 Georgia SkillsUSA 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 by private companies, trade associations, universities, and government agencies.
      • Total conference participation was 6,380, which includes 4,705 students, 851 education representatives (administrators, teachers and counselors), as well as 824 company volunteers, exhibitors and guest. A total of 206 schools participated in the CareerExpo.
      • Exhibit booths were staffed by OSHA, Georgia Tech Onsite Consultation Program, AIHA, ASSE and the US DOL – WHD. The AIHA-Georgia Local Section (GLS) booth focused on preventing noise-induced hearing loss (among teen workers).
    • During this period, members of the Georgia Youth Alliance also participated in the following career day events:
      • Cross Keys High School in DeKalb County, Georgia (10/28/10)
      • Luella High School in Henry County, Georgia (12/1/10)
      • Grove Park Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia (3/17/11)
    Products

    • None
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    Events

    • On October 7, 2010, members of the Alliance group participated in a Construction Management Advisory Board Meeting, which was conducted at Cross Keys High School in DeKalb County, Georgia.
    • On October 13, 2010, members of the Alliance group participated in the SkillsUSA demonstration conducted by the Georgia Chapter of SkillsSUSA and CEFGA in Albany, Georgia.
    • On December 7, 2010, members of the Alliance group participated in a Construction Management Advisory Board Meeting, which was conducted at Riverwood High School in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
    • On April 4 through 10, 2011, members of the Alliance group participated in the American Public Health Association - Annual National Public Health Week on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, GA. During the event the OSHA's Distracted Driving Initiative was promoted and participants were provided with a wide range of safety and health outreach material.
    • On May 1 through 3, 2011, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, visited Washington, D.C., during North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week to recognize the winners of the poster and video competitions, which were sponsored by the Alliance. The prizes were awarded in the National Capitol Building.
    • During this period, the CEFGA CareerExpo was featured in the following media outlets:
    Products

    • None
  4. Results

    High School

    OSHA Courses

    Students Trained

    Job Corp
    Charleston, SC

    OSHA 10-hour Construction Course

    23

    Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority, Inc. (FACAA) – Youth Build

    OSHA 10 -hour Construction Course

    17

    CEFGA
    Sandersville, GA
    (Conducted for Instructors)

    OSHA 10-hour Construction Course

    8

    Cherokee Youth Works

    OSHA 10-hour Construction Course

    14

    Maxwell High School

    OSHA 10-hour Construction Course

    54

    Forest Park – Youth Build

    OSHA 10-hour Construction Course

    26

    Georgia Technology Students Association (TSA)

    Center for Young Workers Safety and Health Training

    11

    Forest Park – Youth Build

    Center for Young Workers Safety and Health Training

    23

    Luella High School in Henry  County, GA

    Center for Young Workers Safety and Health Training

    70

    CEFGA
    Macon, GA
    (Conducted for Instructors)

    OSHA 10-hour Construction Course

    15

    CEFGA
    Columbus, GA
    (Conducted for Instructors)

    OSHA 10-hour Construction Course

    16

    Kell High School
    In Cobb County, GA

    OSHA 10-hour General Industry Course

    31

    Metro Atlanta - Youth Build

    OSHA 10-hour General Industry Course

    18

    Metro Atlanta - Youth Build

    Center for Young Workers Safety and Health Training and interactive workshop

    18

    GLS-AIHA Winter meeting

    Center for Young Workers Safety and Health Training

    23

    Trade and Industrial Educators of Georgia (TIEGA) Conference

    Youth@Work: Talking Safety Training Course

    18

    NAWIC – Sugarloaf Chapter #360 in Duluth, GA

    Center for Young Workers Safety and Health Training

    7

    Centennial High School in Roswell, GA

    Center for Young Workers Safety and Health Training

    136

    DeKalb North – High School of Technology

    OSHA 10-hour General Construction Course

    3

    Cass High School in Bartow County, GA

    OSHA 10-hour General Construction Course

    52

    Healthcare Students of America (HSOA)

    Safe Start Training Program

    51

    TSA in Athens, GA

    Center for Young Workers Safety and Health Training

    7

    Step-up Savannah Apprenticeship Program in Savannah, GA

    OSHA 10-hour General Construction Course

    16

    Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority, Inc. (FACAA) – Youth Build

    OSHA 10 -hour Construction Course

    22

    Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority, Inc. (FACAA) – Youth Build

    Center for Young Workers Safety and Health Training

    22

    Youth Build Savannah in Savannah, GA

    OSHA 10-hour General Construction Course

    19

    Waycross High School in Waycross, GA

    Center for Young Workers Safety and Health Training

    98

    DeKalb North – High School of Technology
    (cosmetology students)

    Center for Young Workers Safety and Health Training

    32

    Centennial High School in Roswell, GA

    Center for Young Workers Safety and Health Training

    113

    CEFGA
    Thomaston, GA
    (Conducted for Instructors)

    OSHA 10-hour Construction Course

    14

      Total Trained: 977

    School Career Days and Other Youth Outreach Events

    Event Sponsor/High School

    Outreach Activity

    Impacted

    Georgia Career & Technical Education (GACTE) Conference

    Annual Conference

    13

    The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) - Committee Meeting

    OSHA Update
    Presentation

    25

    Luella High School
    Henry, County

    OSHA Update
    Presentation

    30

    Cross Keys High School in DeKalb, County, GA

    Construction Management Advisory Board Meeting

    20

    Athens Technical College

    “Introduction to OSHA” Presentation

    6

    SKILLUSA and CEFGA

    SKILLSUSA
    Demonstration

    200

    Cross Keys High School

    Career Day

    20

    Luella High School

    Career Day

    70

    Riverwood High School in Sandy Springs, GA

    Construction Management Advisory Board Meeting

    10

    Gilmer High School in Ellijay, GA

    Workplace Safety and Health Presentation 

    125

    Grove Park Elementary School

    Career Day

    40

    CEGFA CareerExpo at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC)

    Staffed exhibit booth,  distributed safety and health outreach material and monitored safety and health

    6,380 participants

    American Public Health Association at Emory University in Atlanta, GA

    Annual National Public Health Week

    100

      Total Impacted/Trained: 7,039
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    • Renew the Georgia Youth Alliance.
    • Participate in the Georgia Career & Technical Education (GACTE) Conference in July 2011.
    • Continue to provide Kell High School, Robotics Team, as well other robotics team students in metro Atlanta, Georgia, with OSHA 10-hour general industry safety and health training.
    • Participate in the Trade and Industrial Educators of Georgia (TIEGA) Conference in January 2012.
    • 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.