The OSHA and SkillsUSA Alliance will focus on providing career and technical educators and their students with
materials, guidance, and access to training resources that will impact the occupational safety and health of young workers. The Alliance's goals include:
Outreach and communication
- Work with OSHA 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 (e.g. print and electronic media, on-line forums, lesson plans, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and SkillsUSA's web sites) to educators, employers and young workers.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's and SkillsUSA's conferences state and chapter events, such the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference and SkillsUSA Championships.
- Work with other Alliance Program participants on specific issues and projects regarding young workers that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
- Encourage SkillsUSA to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices and other Career Technical Student Organizations to address young worker safety and health issues.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on young worker safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases
- U.S. Labor Department Kicks Off Youth Job Safety Campaign on TODAY Show. OSHA News Release, (2008, April 21).
- OSHA and SkillsUSA Renew Alliance. OSHA News Release, (2007, December 27).
OSHA, ASSE, CSSE and Industry Groups Team Up to Increase Job Safety for North American Occupational Safety and Health Week. OSHA News Release, (2007, May 4).
- U.S. Labor Department's OSHA Launches Youth Job Safety Campaign. OSHA News Release, (2007, April 17).
- New Alliance Will Promote Safer and Healthier Workplaces for Young Workers. OSHA News Release, (2005, October 17).
- May 3-9, 2009: 2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The SkillsUSA and more than 55 other Alliance Program participants supported 2009 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home."
- October 20-26, 2008: 2008 Drug-Free Work Week. SkillsUSA and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2008 Drug-Free Work Week. Sponsored annually by the U.S. Department of Labor's Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Program, the Week focused on educating employers, employees and the public about the importance of being drug-free as an essential component of a safe and healthful workplace.
- June 23-27, 2008: National Leadership and Skills Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.
- June 25, 2008: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation at the Special Joint Delegate Session.
- June 26, 2008: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation, "OSHA Update and the OSHA and SkillsUSA Alliance," at the Official SkillsUSA Championships
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
- June 24-26, 2008: OSHA staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth and distributed information on the OSHA and SkillsUSA Alliance and the agency's compliance assistance activities during the conference.
- May 4-10, 2008: 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. SkillsUSA and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2008 NAOSH Week, "Safety is Good
Business." Sponsored annually by American Society of Safety Engineers and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the
- April 21, 2008: Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign Kick-off, Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York. Former-U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao kicked off the OSHA national 2008 Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign during an appearance on NBC's TODAY show. In addition, the event on Rockefeller Plaza featured a presentation by former-Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. Representatives from Alliance Program participants, SkillsUSA, Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. and National Association of Home Builders, also attended the event which included SkillsUSA students demonstrating safe work practices for some of the most common tasks that teens may encounter in summer jobs. Sponsored by OSHA, the Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign is a multi-year project to increase awareness about workplace hazards and provide information about the hazards to young workers and their parents.
Products and Resources
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
Publications and Newsletters
- SkillsUSA Champions, Spring 2006. This edition of SkillsUSA's magazine includes an article, "Putting the Commitment to Safety in Writing", highlighting the Alliance that the organization OSHA signed on October 17, 2005.
- Regions I and II and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Connecticut Department of Labor, New Jersey Association of SkillsUSA, New York Association of SkillsUSA, and Connecticut Association of SkillsUSA; signed April 21, 2008.