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Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Atlanta-East Area Office
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Georgia Concerned Beauty Professionals (GACBP) Alliance

Alliance Annual Report
June 19, 2015


  1. Alliance Background
  2. Date Signed:

    March 31, 2014

    Overview:

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), represented by the Atlanta Regional, Atlanta-East, Atlanta-West and Savannah, GA, Area Offices, the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (GTRI), Southeast Center for Young Worker Safety and Health, and the Georgia Concerned Beauty Professionals (GACBP), and (hereafter all parties shall be referred to as the Georgia Beauty Professionals Alliance or GACBP Alliance) formed an Alliance to provide GACBP members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to products that contain hazardous chemicals. Emphasis will also be placed on effectively communicating these issues to hard-to-reach groups, such as youth and Vietnamese workers.

  3. Implementation Team Memberships and Contributors
  4. The implementation team included representatives from all of the Alliance participants. Implementation team meetings were conducted as scheduled on the following dates: 8/13/2014; 11/12/2014; 1/7/2015; 2/18/2015; and 3/18/2015.

    Evaluation Period:

    March 31, 2014, through March 31, 2015

  5. Events and Products
  6. Training and Education

    Events

    • During this period, the following safety and health training events were conducted by the Alliance group:
      • On May 5, 2014, members of the Alliance group, through the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI, provided area students with cosmetology young worker safety training. A total six students participated in the course.
      • On October 14, 2014, members of the Alliance group, provided area students with cosmetology young worker safety training during Salon Safety 2014. A total of two students participated in the course.
      • During this period, the GACBP developed and conducted the Monday School Training Program for its members. This training program is offered on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. The training course is focused on business, marketing, technology, safety, health and sanitation. A total of 16 students were trained through this effort.

    Products

    • None

    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    • During this period, Georgia Tech developed and implemented a safety and health survey to identify the primary concerns of a sampling of workers in the beauty industry represented by the GACBP.
    • During this period, representatives from the Alliance group promoted the Alliance at the following events:
      • On February 2, 2015, during the Georgia State - Capitol Day in Atlanta, Georgia
      • On February 20 thru 22, 2015 during the Bonner Brother’s Hair Show in Atlanta, Georgia
      • On March 17, 2015, during the ProWay Beauty Show in Atlanta, Georgia
      • On March 26 thru 27, 2015, during the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) CareerExpo in Atlanta, Georgia
    • During this period, representatives from the Alliance group effectively collaborated with the following organization, which are also concerned with the health and safety of workers in the beauty industry:
      • Women's Voices for the Earth
      • Black Women For Wellness
      • Region IV – Exposure Modeling Alliance

    Products

    • None

  7. Results

    • Refer to the information provided above
  8. Upcoming Milestones for 2015 - 2016
    • The Alliance group will continue its efforts to develop an effective training and education programs for GACBP members and others regarding their potential exposure to hazardous products. Emphasis will be placed on effectively communicating these issues to hard-to-reach groups, such as youth and Vietnamese workers.
    • The Alliance group will continue to conduct effective outreach regarding the potential hazards associated with beauty products.
    • The Alliance group will continue effectively promote the Alliance at conferences, local meetings, or other events.

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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