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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, and Savannah Area Offices
Georgia Youth Alliance

Alliance Annual Report
September 5, 2014


  1. Alliance Background:

    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
    • Renewed August 2014

    Overview:

    The US Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the US Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division (WHD), 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), Brasfield and Gorrie, LLC, HDS Consulting, RockTenn Company, 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 Memberships 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: 8/28/2013; 11/21/2013; 1/23/2014; 2/26/2014; 4/15/2014; and 6/9/2014.

    Evaluation Period:

    August 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Events

    • On September 3, 2013, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for students at Osborne High School in Cobb County, GA.
    • On October 10 and 11, 2013, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for students at Cass High School in Bartow County, GA.
    • On October 18, 2013, the CEFGA conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for career technology instructors.
    • On November 2, 2013, 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 9, 2013, 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 the Fernbank Science in DeKalb County, GA.   
    • On November 12 and 13, 2013, 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. 
    • December 5 through 13, 2013, 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 enrolled at Maxwell High School in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
    • On December 5-6, 2013, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for students at Cass High School in Bartow County, GA.
    • On December 7 and 14, 2013, 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 Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta, Georgia. 
    • On March 3 and 4, 2014, members of the Alliance group, led by the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted a safety and health training course for students enrolled in the Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority (FACAA) Youthbuild Program.
    • March 26 through 27, 2014, members of the Alliance group, led by the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted six safety and health training course for students in the healthcare program at DM Terrell High School in Atlanta, GA.
    • On April 3, 2014, members of the Alliance group, led by the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted a safety and health training course for students enrolled in the Atlanta Development YouthBuild Program.
    • April 14 through 16, 2014, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour general industry safety and health training course for students enrolled in the Atlanta Development YouthBuild Program.
    • May 12 through 14, 2014, members of the Alliance group conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health training course for students enrolled in the Lantern Project in Clarkston, Georgia.
    • Members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, conducted several young worker safety and health training sessions for students enrolled in the MAGIC (Mentoring a Girl in Construction) summer camp at the following locations:
      • On June 2 through 6, 2014, in Macon, Georgia
      • On June 16 through 20, 2014, in Bartow County, Georgia
      • On July 7, 2014, in Waynesboro, Georgia
      • On July 28, 2014, in Gwinnett County, Georgia

    Products

    • None

    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    • During this period, members of the Georgia Youth Alliance also participated in the following outreach events:
      • On September 25, 2013, the Alliance supported the Open House at Benjamin E. Mays High School.  
      • On October 21, 2013, workplace Safety and health rights were explained students at Benjamin E. Mays High School.
      • On November 2, 2013, workplace Safety and health rights were explained to home school students with the Lilburn Academic Classes (LAC).
    • 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 7,212, which included 5,111 students, 1,138 company volunteers, as well as 963 teacher and school administrators.  
      • 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. 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.

    Products

    • None
  4. Results

     

    School

    Course

    Date

    Trained

    Construction Department
    Osborne High School in Cobb County, GA

    OSHA 10-hr construction course

    September 3, 2013

    15 students

    Construction Department
    Cass High School in Bartow County, GA

    OSHA 10-hr construction course

    October 10-11, 2013

    35 students

    CEFGA – Technical Instructor course

    OSHA 10-hr construction course

    October 18, 2013

    21
    Participants

    Benjamin E. Mays High School

    Teen Worker’s Rights/Intro to OSHA speech

    October 21, 2013

    125 students

    Kell High School Robotics Team in Cobb County, GA

    Two – Module 2 and
    Module 3

    November 2, 2013

    33 students

    Fernbank LINKS Robotics Team in DeKalb County, GA

    Two – Module 2 and
    Module 3

    November 9, 2013

    24 Participants

    Construction Program - Cross Keys High School in DeKalb County, GA

    OSHA 10 –hour/ Module 7 Construction Course

    November 12 – 13, 2013

    15 participants

    Maxwell High School,
    Gwinnett County, GA

    OSHA 10 –hour/ Module 7 Construction Course

    December 5 – 13, 2013

    32 participants

    Welding Department
    Cass High School in Bartow County, GA

    OSHA 10-hr construction course

    December 5-6, 2013

    26 students

    Benjamin E. Mays High School

    10-hr construction course

    December 7 and 14, 2013

    9 students

    Fulton Atlanta County Action Authority (FACAA)

    10-hr construction course

    March 3 & 4, 2014

    32 students

    Healthcare Program,
    DM Terrell High School

    Module 4

    March 26 – 27, 2014

    99 students

    Atlanta Development YouthBuild 

    Module 3

    April 3, 2014

    23 students

    Atlanta Development YouthBuild 

    OSHA 10-hr General Industry

    April 14 – 16, 2014

    23 students

    Lantern Project

    OSHA 10-hour construction course

    May 12 – 14, 2014

    35 students

    MAGIC (Mentoring a Girl in Construction) Summer Camp in Macon, GA

    Module 7 Construction Course

    June 2- 6, 2014

    21 students

    Georgia Concerned Beauty Professionals (GACBP)

    Cosmetology Young Worker Safety Training

    May 5, 2014

    5 instructors

    MAGIC (Summer Camp in Bartow County, GA

    Module 7 Construction Course

    June 16 -20, 2014

    19 students

    MAGIC Summer Camp in Waynesboro, GA

    Module 7 Construction Course

    July 7, 2014

    21 students

    MAGIC Summer Camp in Gwinnett County, GA

    Module 7 Construction Course

    July 28, 2014

    15 students

    Total Trained: 628

     

    School Career Days and Other Youth Outreach Events

    Date

    Event Sponsor/High School

    Outreach Activity

    Impacted

    September 25, 2013

    Benjamin E. Mays High School

    Open House

    150 participants

    October 21, 2013

    Benjamin E. Mays High School

    Teen Worker’s Rights/Intro to OSHA speech

    125 students

    November 2, 2013

    Lilburn Academic Classes – Homeschool Student

    Workplace Safety and Health Rights

    15 - Students

    March 13 & 14, 2014

    CEFGA CareerExpo & SkillsUSA

    Safety and Health Outreach Event

    7,212
    participants

    Total Impacted/Trained: 7,502

  5. Upcoming Milestones for 2014 - 2015

    • During this period, the group will renew the Alliance and expand the group’s membership.
    • Provide safety and health training to members of the Kell High School robotics team, as well other robotics team students in the metro area. 
    • Participate in the Trade and Industrial Educators of Georgia (TIEGA) Conference in January 2015.
    • Participate in the Construction CareerExpo led by the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) scheduled for March 26 - 27, 2015.  This event includes exhibitors, demonstrations, hands-on activities and the Skills USA competitions.
    • Participate in the Georgia Career & Technical Education (GACTE) Conference in July 2015.

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 www.osha.gov.

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