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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
OSHA Sustainable Workforce Alliance
(formerly Georgia Youth Alliance)

Alliance Annual Report
August 31, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

    2. June 6, 2006

      Renewal date

      • US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division Addendum to Alliance signed November 17, 2011
      • Renewed December 21, 2011
      • Concerned Beauty Professionals (formerly the Georgia Advocacy of Concerned Beauty Professionals - GACBP) Addendum to Alliance signed January 29, 2013
      • Renewed September 22, 2014
      • Renewed November 5, 2015

    3. Evaluation Period

    4. August 1, 2016, through July 31, 2017

    5. Overview

    6. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), represented by the Atlanta-East, Atlanta-West, and Savannah Area Offices and 1OSHA Sustainable Workforce Alliance continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. Specifically, the OSHA Sustainable Workforce Alliance is committed to providing members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of youth workers and educators in career/technical education programs throughout Georgia.

  2. Implementation Team Memberships and Contributors

  3. The implementation team included representatives from all of the Alliance participants. Implementation team meetings were conducted as scheduled on the following dates:

    • 6/2/2016
    • 11/29/2016
    • 2/23/2017
    • 3/23/2017

  4. Results

  5. Training and Education:

    The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goal:

    • To develop effective training and education programs for career/technical education students and educators regarding safety and health hazards in the workplace, as well as worker rights and employer responsibilities regarding prevalent hazards in the construction and general industries, and to communicate such information to career-technical students, educators and administrators.

    • To deliver or arrange for the delivery of safety and health training course focusing on construction and general industry courses.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Training On November 3, 2016, Barry Darnell, with Batson-Cook Company (a member of the AGC of Georgia) conducted an OSHA 10-hour construction course for students at Kennesaw Mountain High School. Construction; Fall Prevention; Heat Illness Prevention; Hazard Communication/
    Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers
    25
    Training A representative from the Alliance group was scheduled to conduct OSHA30-hour training for a Georgia Tech Civil Engineering class, during the upcoming semester (Spring 2017). Construction; Fall Prevention; Heat Illness Prevention; Hazard Communication/
    Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers
    25
    Outreach and Communication:

    The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

    • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA’s and the OSHA’s Sustainable Workforce Alliance Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.

    • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or OSHA’s Sustainable Workforce Alliance conferences, local meetings, or other events, as well as the Associated General Contractors of Georgia - Adopt-a-School Program.

    • To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding the OSHA Sustainable Workforce Alliance good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.

    • To work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on the safety and health of youth workers that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Speech/Presentation During this period, the Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) for the OSHA Atlanta-West Area Office conducted a safety and health presentation for the Georgia Highway Contractors Association (GHCA) – Executive Development Program. The young leader development event was conducted at Hartsfield-Jackson airport. Young Workers and Construction 25
    Speech/Presentation During this period, the Alliance group, represented by the AGC of Georgia, participated in the 69th Annual GACTE Summer Conference (Georgia Association for Career & Technical Education). Specific AGC of Georgia participants included the following:
    • Holder Construction Company
    • Brasfield & Gorrie Construction Company
    Young Workers and Construction 100+
    Speech/Presentation During this period, the Alliance group, represented by the AGC of Georgia, conducted the following outreach activities at schools throughout Georgia addressing opportunities in the construction industry and the importance of safety:
    • On August 31, 2016, Swofford Construction conducted a wide-ranging panel discussion, which focused on careers in the construction industry for students at Griffin High School in the construction program. Swofford Construction has also established an internship program for students at Spalding High School.

    • On September 13, 2016, a representative from H. A. Sack Company visited with students from Evans High School and discussed career opportunities, apprenticeship programs and other workplace topics.

    • On September 15, 2016, a representative from River City Contracting visited with students from Jordan High School and discussed planning, scheduling and other construction related topics.

    • On October 20, 2016, John Case, Safety Director with Brasfield & Gorrie, visited students at South Paulding High school and shared a messaged focused on workplace safety and health.

    • Late October 2016, Pellicano Construction announced its partnership with Monroe High School in Albany, Georgia.

    • On February 2, 2017, the Alliance group, represented by the AGC of Georgia, supported National Job Shadow Day.

    • On March 30, 2017, a representative from the Alliance group participated in the Annual Career Day at Redan High School in DeKalb County, Georgia.

    • During this period, Collins & Arnold coordinated with the AGC of Georgia Foundation, Inc., to support Mimosa Elementary School’s Youth Apprentice Program and the Elkins Pointe Middle School, Construction Program. Both programs are focused on the importance of safety, age appropriate hand-tool skills and measurement skills.

    • During this period, Dan Smith, CFO/EVP (chief Financial Officer/ Executive Vice President), New South Construction conducted an interview with 11 Alive News. The interview highlighted several career opportunities in the construction industry, including safety engineering, project management, as well as scheduling.

    • During this period, John Lewis, Holder Construction Company conducted a presentation for students at Kennesaw Mountain High School. He addressed career opportunities in the construction industry for both high school and college graduates.

    • Sovereign Construction and Development has established a summer internship for Fulton County, Clayton County and Atlanta High School students.

    • On June 27, 2017, a compliance safety and health officer (CSHO) from the Atlanta-East Area Office conducted a presentation focused on fall protection for 18 students with Westside Works in Cobb County< Georgia.
    Young Workers and Construction 500+
    Speech/Presentation On November 15, 2016, a member of the Alliance group discussed OSHA and careers in workplace safety and health with home school students at Metro Academic Studies (MAS). Young Workers and Construction 19
    Speech/Presentation On November 17, 2016, a member of the Alliance group discussed OSHA and careers in workplace safety and health with home school students at Eastside Academic Studies (EAS). Young Workers and Construction 24
    Speech/Other/Presentation On February 15, 2017, the following AGC of Georgia members participated in the Cobb Future Fest: Holder; Brasfield & Gorrie; Romanoff Renovations; Ultra Commercial; Inglett & Stubbs; and Legacy and Coolray. Future Fest 2017 provided participants with an opportunity to promote careers in the trades through an interactive demonstration. Cobb CTAE (Career, Technical and Agricultural Education) students were also introduced to workplace safety and health concepts. Construction; Fall Prevention; Heat Illness Prevention; Hazard Communication/
    Chemical; Small Business; and Young Workers
    1,000
    Exhibit and Outreach On March 17 thru 18, 2017, members of the Alliance group supported the CEFGA World of Construction in a variety of areas, including serving as volunteers, judges and exhibitors. Hazard Communication/ Chemicals, Ergonomics, Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention and Young Workers Total participation was 7,544, which included the following: 5,204 students; 936 influencers (parents, teachers, counselors, etc.); and 1,404 guest and industry volunteers
    Speech/Other/Presentation During June 7, 2017, the Alliance group, represented by the AGC of Georgia, conducted Camp Trade & Industrial (T&I) at Golden Isles College & Career Academy in Brunswick, Georgia. During the camp construction teachers received hands-on-training, participated in team building exercises and shared best practices regarding classroom instruction. This event was also sponsored by the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD). Construction; Fall Prevention; Heat Illness Prevention; Hazard Communication/
    Chemical; and Young Workers
    40
    Speech/Other/Presentation During June 2017, the Alliance group, represented by the AGC of Georgia, supported MAGIC (Mentoring a Girl in Construction) camp at Hutchings College & Career Academy in Macon, Georgia. During the camp girls received instruction on workplace safety, hands-on-training in basic construction, as well as program presentations. This event was also sponsored by the GDEcD. Construction; Fall Prevention; Heat Illness Prevention; Hazard Communication/
    Chemical; and Young Workers
    20
    Other During this period, the Georgia Department of Economic Department – GoBuild Program was effectively rebranded Trade Five. The GDEcD - Workforce Division administers the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds under the leadership of the State Workforce Development Board (SWDB). The office also focuses on the broader mission of ensuring that education and training in Georgia is geared toward in-demand jobs, leading several macro-level programs and initiatives that improve Georgia’s workforce development system as a whole.

    The GDEcD Workforce Division is Trade Five, which is a workforce-awareness program geared toward increasing awareness of high-demand careers in five key industries:
    • Construction
    • Manufacturing
    • Telecommunication
    • Energy
    • Logistics


    Learn more at - http://www.georgia.org/competitive-advantages/workforce-division/programs-initiatives/tradefive/
    Construction; Fall Prevention; Heat Illness Prevention; Hazard Communication/
    Chemical; and Young Workers
    20
  6. Evaluations

  7. None

  8. Upcoming Milestones for 2017 - 2018

    • Continue to partner with Alliance members to effectively promote safety and health training for youth workers throughout Georgia.

    • Participate in the Trade and Industrial Educators of Georgia (TIEGA) Conference in January 26, 2018, in Warner Robins, Georgia.

    • Participate in the Construction CareerExpo led by the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) scheduled for March 22 through 23, 2018. This event includes exhibitors, demonstrations, hands-on activities and the Skills USA competitions.

    • Participate in Camp Trade & Industrial (T&I) in Brunswick, Georgia, June 6 through 8, 2018.

    • Participate in the Georgia Career & Technical Education (GACTE) Conference in Athens, Georgia, during July 2018.

    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.

    Note:1 Georgia Local Section - American Industrial Hygiene Association (GLS-AIHA), the Georgia Chapter - American Society of Safety Engineers (GA-ASSE), the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (Georgia Tech), the Southeast Center for Young Worker Safety and Health, Georgia Tech – OSHA Training Institute Education Center, the U.S. Department of Labor – Wage & Hour Division, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC., HDS Consulting, Georgia Concerned Beauty Professionals, Associated General Contractors of Georgia, the Georgia Department of Education (GA DOE), the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA), the Georgia Department of Economic Development – Trade Five (formerly Go Build), the Georgia Department of Economic Development – GA WorkSmart Program, New South Construction Company, and Gilbane Building Company

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