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


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), represented by the Atlanta-East, Atlanta-West and Savannah, GA, Area Offices, 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 Institutes Occupational Safety and Health Division (Georgia Tech). Georgia Tech is represented in this Alliance by the OSHA Consultation Program for Small Business in the state of Georgia and Georgia Techs OSHA Training Institute Education Center. These organizations recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. 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, particularly in reducing and preventing youth workers exposure to hazards in the construction industry, and general industry hazards. In developing this Alliance OSHA, GLS-AIHA, GA-ASSE, CEFGA, GA DOE and Georgia Tech recognize that OSHAs State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA to the extent its resources permit, GLS-AIHA, GA-ASSE, CEFGA, GA DOE and Georgia Tech will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for career-technical education students and educators regarding safety and health hazards in the workplace and to provide expertise in communicating such information to students and educators.

  • Deliver or arrange for delivery of safety and health training courses focusing on general industry and the construction industry, specifically.

OSHA to the extent its resources permit, GLS-AIHA, GA-ASSE, CEFGA, GA DOE and Georgia Tech will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and to provide career/technical education) to students and educators.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at career/technical education sponsored events, such as conferences, professional development workshops, local meetings, or other events related to protecting the safety and health of youth workers in Georgia.

  • Share information regarding best practices used by the Alliance members and publicize the results through outreach by OSHA, GLS-AIHA, GA-ASSE, CEFGA, GA DOE and Georgia Tech and through jointly developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

OSHAs Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have proven to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into this Alliance OSHA, GLS-AIHA, GA-ASSE, CEFGA, Georgia Tech and the GA DOE are not endorsing any of the signatories products or services; nor do the signatories enter into this Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular partys products or services.

An implementation team consisting of representatives of the organizations will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results toward achieving the goals of the Alliance.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date of signing and will be automatically renewed annually thereafter. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of all signatories and may be terminated for any reason within 30 days following written notice to all other signatories and their organizations that are represented from any one signatory.



 
Gei Thae Breezley
Atlanta-East Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


 
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Harold R. Hobbs
President-Elect
Georgia Chapter
American Society of Safety Engineers


 
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Andre Richards
Atlanta-West Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


 
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Glenn Cannon
Program Specialist
Career, Technical and Agriculture Education
Georgia Department of Education


 
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John Deifer
Savannah Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


 
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Scott Shelar
Executive Director
Construction Education
Foundation of Georgia


 
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Michelle L. Durham
President
Georgia Local Section -
American Industrial Hygiene Association
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Occupational Safety and Health Division


 
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Daniel Ortiz, CSP
Division Chief/ Program Manager
Georgia Tech Research
Institute Occupational
Safety and Health Division


 
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Myrtle I. Turner, Ph.D,, CET
Director,
Georgia Tech Research
Institute, OSHA Training
Institute Education Center
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Occupational Safety and Health Division


 
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