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Alliance Annual Report
Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the
Omaha Public Schools - Career Center
March 2007 – March 2008
I. Alliance Background
Initial: March 2, 2005
Renewed: February 27, 2007
This Alliance establishes a collaborative relationship between the OSHA Omaha Office and the Omaha
Public Schools (OPS) - Career Center, to provide young workers exposure to occupational safety and
health concepts, requirements, and best practices. This alliance also affords Construction Academy
students the opportunity to obtain an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach card, as well as industry
recognition, access to multiple safety training resources, and internship opportunities.
Implementation Team Members
- Andrew Naikelis – Construction Academy Instructor
- Doug Fletcher – OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist
- Phil Pisasale – OSHA Health Compliance Officer
March 2007 through March 2008
II. Implementation Team Meetings
Spring 2007 – OSHA representative(s) serve on the OPS Construction Academy Advisory Committee. This
committee meets quarterly to discuss Construction Academy business, recruiting, apprenticeships, and
III. Events and Products
Training and Education
Outreach and Communication
- Spring 2007 – OSHA staff instructed Omaha and Millard Public School Industrial Technology faculty
in an OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach program. (Although we do not currently have an
“alliance” with the Millard Public Schools, we have conducted 10-Hour Outreach to some of their
students and included some of their faculty in this outreach training). Five faculty members
received valuable safety and health information that will be integrated into existing Industrial
Technology curriculum, as well as improving safety and health practices at the various middle and
high school IT laboratories.
- Fall 2007 – OSHA staff and construction industry safety directors provided the OSHA 10-Hour
Construction Outreach training to ten Construction Academy students.
- Spring 2008 – To kick off our local Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign, OSHA representatives
participated in the OPS Career Fair. As part of this activity, approximately 400 middle school
students were introduced to OSHA, to basic safety and health concepts, and to the use of personal
protective equipment. Students had the opportunity to handle various types of PPE as well as many of
the “tools” an OSHA compliance officer might use during an inspection.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
Other than the training and information provided above, the parties have not started to work on
any additional projects to address this goal.
During this evaluation period, the above listed training and education has provided students and
teachers within the Omaha Public Schools and the Millard Public Schools increased knowledge in
worker safety and health.
|Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print
and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
||Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
|Training (OPS & MPS faculty)
||5 Industrial Technology instructors
|Training (OPS Construction Academy students)
|Conference (OPS Career Fair)
||~ 400 students; received Youth Rules materials.
V. Upcoming Milestones
Plan to conduct another 10-Hr. Outreach program for Construction Academy students in the Fall of
OPS Career Fair coordinators have asked us to serve as featured speakers at next year's event. For
the past two years we have simply participated by having a booth and giving short presentations.
Because of the popularity of the information and presentations, we would be one of a few highlighted