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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

OMAHA, NE AREA OFFICE

AND

THE NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION – INDUSTRIAL, MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING SYSTEMS CAREER FIELD
(NDE-IMES)


December 2008 - December 2009

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed


    12/18/2008

    Overview

    This alliance was signed as a vehicle to provide career and technical educators and their students with materials, guidance, and access to training resources that will positively impact the occupational safety and health of young workers.

    Outreach and communication:
     
    • Work to provide expertise in developing information for young workers on workplace hazard recognition and prevention and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information to educators, employers and young workers.
       
    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s and NDE – IMES’ conferences and other events, as appropriate, where educators, employers or young workers/students are to be present.
    Promote the National Dialogue:
     
    • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on young worker safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions for the workplace.
    Implementation Team Members

    Tony Glenn, Education Specialist
    Industrial, Manufacturing and Engineering Systems Career Field
    Nebraska Department of Education
    301 Centennial Mall South, 6th Floor
    Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
    Phone: 402-471-4819
    Fax: 402-471-0117
    Email: tony.glenn@nebraska.gov

    Doug Fletcher
    Compliance Assistance Specialist
    OSHA – Omaha Area Office

    Evaluation Period

    12/18/2008 – 12/18/2009

     
  2. Implementation Team Meetings
     
    • Communication is conducted electronically between parties. Although outreach opportunities do not necessarily take place on a quarterly basis, contact is maintained regularly.
       
  3. Events and Products

    Outreach and Communication

    Events:


    Prior to (and following) the signing of this agreement, OSHA representatives attended five joint meetings of the NDE – IMES and SkillsUSA Nebraska coordinators and the career education faculty from across the State. Each meeting was held in a different city in Nebraska, in order to accommodate faculty from various school districts. OSHA representatives gave presentations on Young Worker safety, safety education, and the vision for what the alliance would entail.

    The CAS provided training at the Nebraska Career Education Annual Conference to 75 faculty and administrators of Nebraska high schools in the career education fields about various options available to provide safety and health education to high school students. This Annual Conference will be the focal point of educational efforts under this Alliance.

    Promote the National Dialogue

    Events:


    No such opportunities have been available, to date. 

     
  4. Results
     
    Type of Activity Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    NDE Career Education meetings


    09/22/08 Omaha
    09/24/08 Lincoln
    10/08/08 North Platte
    10/09/08 Hastings
    10/15/08 Norfolk
    50 faculty

    40 faculty

    22 faculty

    17 faculty

    12 faculty
    Nebraska Career Education Annual Conference

    06/11/09


    75 faculty and administrators
    TOTALS 216

     
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    OSHA and the NDE – IMES Education Specialist are currently working on a survey, to be disseminated to all Career Education faculty throughout the State of Nebraska, to examine the current state of occupational safety and health education being provided by these faculty. It appears that a wide range of curriculum are being utilized, from on-line 10-Hour OSHA Outreach courses, to face-to-face OSHA Outreach training, to general presentation of safety and health materials. This survey will attempt to qualify what is being provided and quantify the number of students receiving this education.


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