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Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Concluded Alliances - Region VI

  1. Overview:

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Terran Life Skills, CareerSafe, and The University of Texas at Arlington Region VI OSHA Education Center (UTA) recognized the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safe and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, Terran Life Skills, CareerSafe and UTA 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 CareerSafeŽ
    Dr. Larry Teverbaugh with Terran Life Skills
    Teresea Madden-Thompson with the University of Texas at Arlington
    Dean McDaniel OSHA Region 6

    Evaluation Period:
    December 2008 to May 2009

    Implementation Team Meetings
    January 2009

  2. Events and Products:

    The CareerSafeŽ program provides presentations at Regional and National conferences throughout the year. A few of the conferences where we have presented in 2008/ 2009 are below:
    National ACTE
    Region 6 VPPPA
    National SkillsUSA
    The National Career Prep Networks
    The National Career Clusters Institute
    Regional ESC in Texas
    Regional CTE in Virginia and West Virginia
    Regional Service Centers in Michigan
    Regional Service Centers in Ohio
    Regional Service Centers in Maryland
    Regional Service Centers in North and South Carolina
    Regional Service Centers in Washington DC
    Regional Service Centers in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania

  3. Training and Education
    • The CareerSafeŽ 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 CareerSafeŽ program to their students.

    Outreach and Communication
    • The CareerSafeŽ program has reached and educated over 150,000 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.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
    • By reaching students before they enter the workforce we hope to decrease the incidence rate of fatalities and injuries associated with the youth demographic.
  4. Results

    The CareerSafeŽ program has provided over 30,000 OSHA 10-Hour cards to completed users. More than 47% of the General Industry card recipients are within the area of OSHA Region 6. While only 17% 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.

    Presentations and Conference Dec 2008 to May 2009
    National ACTE
    Region 6 VPPPA
    National SkillsUSA
    Regional ESC Conferences in Texas 10+ regional conferences
    Regional CTE Administrator Conferences in Virginia 10+ regional conferences

    National Enrollment and Completion Numbers:


    OSHA 10-General Industry 35,458
    OSHA 10-Construction Industry 18,818

    OSHA 10-General Industry 20,231
    OSHA 10-Construction Industry 11,876

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    With the upcoming school year approching comes new conferences and speaking engagements, in an effort to reach as many students as possible the CareerSafeŽ Online program has brought on part-time CareerSafeŽ 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, they are available to provide presentations, and in-services to teachers in schools to help support the CareerSafeŽ Online Program.