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Alliance Background

Date Signed.

September 2, 2010

Overview:

  1. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 6 and CareerSafe recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safe and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA Region 6 and CareerSafe formed an Alliance to provide teens with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help to protect them as employees, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to workplace hazards.

    Implementation Team Members:

    Andrea Foster-Mack with CareerSafe®
    Dr. Larry Teverbaugh with CareerSafe®
    Dean Wingo, OSHA Region 6

    Evaluation Period:

    Sept 2010 to Sept 2011

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

  3. Events and Products:

    The CareerSafe® program provides presentations at Regional and National conferences throughout the year. A few of the conferences where we have presented in 2009/ 2010 are below:

    National ACTE
    National SkillsUSA
    The National Career Prep Networks
    The National Career Clusters Institute
    NC ACTE
    TIVA
    TCEC
    CA ACTE
    AL ACTE
    VA ACTE
    FL ACTE
    IACTE
    AZACTE
    NDACTE
    MIACTE
    MAACTE
    Regional ESC in Texas
    Regional CTE in Virginia
    Regional CTE in North Carolina
    Regional CTE in Florida
    Regional CTE in New York

  4. Training and Education

    1. The CareerSafe® program provides free demonstrations on the value added components of providing OSHA Training to youth. Through our outreach activities and national speakers, we have reached out to high school and colleges all across the Nation in an effort to provide the CareerSafe® program to their students.
    2. Outreach and Communication

    3. The CareerSafe® program has reached and educated over 296,000 students on OSHA safety standards and regulations since its inception in 2003. Via our network of outreach trainers and public speakers, these numbers continue to increase on a daily basis.
    4. Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    5. By reaching students before they enter the workforce, we hope to decrease the incidence rate of fatalities and injuries associated with the youth demographic.

      Promoting collaboration between Educators, Industry, and CareerSafe

    6. CareerSafe has seen the disconnect between the classroom and the workforce. In an effort to help close the gap, CareerSafe established The National Youth Safety Advisory Committee (NYSAC) which is a collaboration of leaders of Industry, National Youth leadership organizations, Departments of Education, and CareerSafe. The committee goal was to help educate young workers on proper workplace safety in the classroom and in the workforce.
    7. National Young Worker Safety Day

    8. The National Young Worker Safety Day was established by CareerSafe on June 21, 2011 to promote workplace safety to the young worker demographic. CareerSafe hosted the National Young Worker Safety Day at the National SkillsUSA conference in Kansas City, MO. With over 6,000 participants, the event was a huge success even generating National media coverage. The event included a national safety pledge signed by over 6,000 student participants, t-shirts and safety awareness wrist bands. Partnering organizations for the National Young Worker Safety Day were Federal OSHA, CareerSafe, and SkillsUSA.
  5. Results

  6. The CareerSafe® program has provided 36,716 OSHA 10-Hour cards to completed users from September 1, 2010 to September 1, 2011. More than 52% of the General Industry card recipients are within the area of OSHA Region 6. While only 11% of the Construction Industry cards are going to students within the Region 6 area. This is attributed to the OSHA 10-Hour construction card requirement in a few of the Northern States. National SkillsUSA

    Presentations and Conference in 2010-2011

    National ACTE
    National SkillsUSA
    The National Career Prep Networks
    The National Career Clusters Institute
    ITEEA
    NC ACTE
    TIVA
    TCEC
    CA ACTE
    AL ACTE
    VA ACTE
    FL ACTE
    IACTE
    AZACTE
    NDACTE
    MIACTE
    MAACTE
    Regional ESC in Texas
    Regional CTE in Virginia
    Regional CTE in North Carolina
    Regional CTE in Florida
    Regional CTE in New York

    National Enrollment and Completion Numbers:

    Enrollment Total

    2003 to 2011

     

    All Courses

    296,516

    CS-100

    103,394

    CS-General Industry

    91,873

    CS-Construction Industry

    51,430

    Completion (Sept 2010 – Sept 2011)

    2010

     

    CS-100

    10,406

    OSHA 10-General Industry

    23,373

    OSHA 10-Construction Industry

    13,343


  7. Upcoming Milestones

  8. With the new year comes new conferences and speaking engagements. In an effort to reach as many students as possible, the CareerSafe® Online program has brought on part-time CareerSafe® outreach trainers to help get the word out about the benefits of providing OSHA 10-Hour training to youth 16 to 24 years of age. These State reps are located in specific geographic locations all across the Nation, and they are available to provide presentations and in-services to teachers and schools to help support the CareerSafe® Online Program.