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

Alliance Annual Report
September 30, 2013

  1. Alliance Background:
  2. Date Signed:

    June 6, 2006

    Renewal Date:
    • US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division Addendum to Alliance signed November 17, 2011

    • Renewed December 21, 2011

    • Georgia Advocacy of Concerned Beauty Professionals (GACBP) Addendum to Alliance signed January 29, 2013

    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.

  3. Implementation Team Memberships and Contributors
  4. 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: 7/16/2012; 8/13/2012; 9/25/2012; 1/29/2013; and 2/21/2013.

    Evaluation Period:

    August 1, 2012, through July 31, 2013

  5. Events and Products
  6. Training and Education

    Events

    • On July 17, 2012, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted two young worker safety and health training sessions for instructors during the Georgia Career & Technical Education (GACTE) Conference in Cobb County, GA.

    • On July 19, 2012, members of the Alliance group conducted safety and health training sessions for instructors at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia.

    • In September 2012, the CEFGA conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for career technology instructors.

    • On September 10 through 13, 2012, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for career technology students enrolled at Maxwell High School in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

    • On September 19 through 20, 2012, the CEFGA conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for career technology instructors.

    • On September 20, 2012, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted a young worker safety and health training session for students enrolled in the Cosmetology Program at North Murray High School in Chatsworth, Georgia.

    • In September 2012, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted a young worker safety and health training session for students enrolled in the Cosmetology Program at Douglas County High School.

    • In October 2012, the CEFGA conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for career technology instructors.

    • In October 2012, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for career technology students enrolled at Cass High School in Cartersville, Georgia.

    • In November 2012, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for career technology students enrolled at Cass High School in Cartersville, Georgia.

    • In November 2012, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted two young worker safety and health training sessions for students participating in robotics at Kell High School in Cobb County.

    • On November 26 through 28, 2012, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for students enrolled at Gwinnett Technical College in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

    • In December 2012, members of the Alliance group, led by the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for career technology students at Cross Keys High School in DeKalb County, Georgia.

    • In December 2012, members of the Alliance group conducted a construction safety and health training course for career technology students enrolled at Maxwell High School in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

    • In December 2012, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for career technology students enrolled at Maxwell High School in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

    • On January 25 through 26, 2013, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted a young worker safety and health training sessions for instructors during the Trade and Industrial Educators of Georgia (TIEGA) Conference.

    • In February 26 through 28, 2013, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for students enrolled in the FACAA Youthbuild Program.

    • On March 5 through 7, 2013, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for students enrolled in the Atlanta Workforce Development Youthbuild Program.

    • The Young Worker Safety and Health Center conducted its training modules 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 at the following dates and locations:

      • On April 3, 2013, at the Elaine Sterling Institute

      • On April 12, 2013, three sessions were conducted at Hardaway High School

      • On April 12, 2013, at Alpharetta High School

      • On April 15, 2013, at Forest Park High School

      • On April 23, 2013, three sessions were conducted at Harris County High School

      • On April 30, 2013, two sessions were conducted at Perry center for Learning

      • On April 29, 2013, two session were conducted at the Jordan Vocational High School

    • The Young Worker Safety and Health Center conducted its training module 3 and 7 at the following dates and locations:

      • On June 3 and 4, 2013, during the MAGIC (Mentoring a Girl in Construction) Summer Camp at Southwest High School

      • On June 17 and 18, 2013, during the >MAGIC (Mentoring a Girl in Construction) Summer Camp at Cass High School

    Products

    • None

    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    • On March 21 - 22, 2013, 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 6,266, which included 4,651 students and 347 company volunteers. A total of 237 schools participated in the CareerExpo.

      • Exhibit booths were staffed by OSHA, Georgia Tech Onsite Consultation Program, AIHA, ASSE and the US DOL - WHD, as well as Brasfield & Gorrie and Georgia Institute of Technology. The AIHA-Georgia Local Section (GLS) booth focused on preventing noise-induced hearing loss (among teen workers). Students were also provided with a down-load of the OSHA Heat Stress App. The GA-ASSE Chapter provided participants with gloves and hearing protection and discussed the importance of personal protective equipment.

      • Members of the Alliance group served as judges for the SkillsUSA state competition, including the Occupational Health and Safety contest.

    • During this period, members of the Georgia Youth Alliance also participated in the following career day events:

      • Redan High School in DeKalb County, Georgia (4/19/13)

      • Federal Executive Board (FEB), Federal Government Open House for High School students at the Carter Museum and Library in Atlanta, Georgia (4/22/13)

    • On March 22, 2013, representatives from the GACBP judged the SkillsUSA competition for Cosmetology. The events included the following: Cosmetology Competition, a Nail Competition and an Esthetic Competition. GACBP provided a total of 8 volunteers. After the competition ended, the GACBP volunteers assisted in compiling and tallying the votes, as well as preparing the packets that determined the winners.

    • On June 26 - 27, 2013, a representative from the GACBP attended the SkillsUSA National Competition in Kansas City, Missouri, as a Georgia Delegate.

    Products

    • None

  7. Results
  8. Date High School/ Outreach Program Course Trained
    July 17, 2012 Georgia Career & Technical Education (GACTE) - Annual Conference Module 4 Training
    Module 5 Training
    36
    21
    July 19, 2012 Safety and Health training provide to Georgia teachers at Georgia Tech Module 2 Training
    Module 5 Training
    9
    9
    Sept 2012 CEFGA (Tech School Instructors) OSHA 10-hour Constr. 10
    Sept 10 - 13 2012 Maxwell High School, Gwinnett County, GA Eight - Module 4 course conducted 141
    Sept 19 - 20, 2012 CEFGA OSHA 10-hour Constr. 10
    Sept 20, 2012 North Murray High School Cosmetology Program 54
    Sept 2012 Douglas County High School Cosmetology Program 35
    Oct 2012 CEFGA (High School Instructors) OSHA 10-hour Constr. 13
    Oct 2012 Cass High School OSHA 10-hour Constr. 29
    Nov 2012 Cass High School OSHA 10-hour Constr. 36
    Nov 2012 Kell High School
    Cobb County
    Two - Module 2
    Module 3I
    13
    73
    Nov 26 - 28, 2012 Gwinnett Technical College OSHA 10-hour Constr. 25
    Dec 2012 Cross Keys High School - Construction Program OSHA 10-hour construction Industry 11
    Dec 2012 Maxwell High School, Gwinnett County, GA Construction Module 40
    Dec 2012 Maxwell High School, Gwinnett County, GA OSHA 10-hour Constr. 35
    Jan 25 - 26, 2013 Trade and Industrial Educators of GA (TIEGA) Conference Module 7 Training 40
    Feb 26 - 28, 2013 FACAA Youthbuild OSHA 10-hour Constr. 26
    March 5 - 7, 2013 Atlanta Workforce Development Youthbuild OSHA 10-hour Constr. 28
    April 3, 2013 Elaine Sterling Institute Module 5 Training 40
    April 15, 2013 Forest Park High School Module 1 Training 17
    April 12, 2013 Hardaway High School Module 6 Training (three sessions) 62
    April 17, 2013 Alpharetta High School Module 6 Training 12
    April 23, 2013 Harris County High School  Module 1 Training (three sessions) 70
    April 29, 2013 Jordan Vocational High School Module 4 Training (two sessions) 23
    April 30, 2013 Perry Center For Learning Module 2 Training
    Module 3 Training
    23
    June 3 - 4, 2013 MAGIC Camp - Southwest High School Module 3 Training
    Module 7 Training
    19
    18
    June17 - 18, 2013 MAGIC Camp - Cass High School Module 3 Training
    Module 7 Training
    21
    21
    Total Trained: 1,020
    School Career Days and Other Youth Outreach Events
    Date Event Sponsor/High School Outreach Activity Impacted
    March 22, 2013 CEFGA CareerExpo & SkillsUSA 6,266 total attendees
    April 19, 2013 DeKalb County - Redan High School Annual Career Fair 90
    April 22, 2013 Federal Executive Board (FEB), Federal Government Open House for High School Students Annual Career Fair 200
    Total Impacted/Trained: 6,556
  9. Upcoming Milestones for 2013 - 14
    • Renew the Alliance in December 2013 and expand the group of participating organizations.

    • Continue to provide Kell High School, Robotics Team, as well other robotics team students in metro Atlanta, Georgia, with safety and health training.

    • Participate in the Trade and Industrial Educators of Georgia (TIEGA) Conference in January 2014.

    • Continue to participate in the Construction CareerExpo led by the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) scheduled for March 13 - 14, 2014. This event includes exhibitors, demonstrations, hands-on activities and the Skills USA competitions.

    • Participate in the Georgia Career & Technical Education (GACTE) Conference in July 2014.

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.

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