The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and SkillsUSA recognize
the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American
workplaces for the young worker. OSHA and SkillsUSA hereby form an Alliance to provide 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. In developing this Alliance, OSHA
and SkillsUSA recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of
the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and SkillsUSA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA and SkillsUSA will work together to achieve the following goal related to
promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- 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.
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in SkillsUSA review of the SkillsUSA Championships Technical
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's and SkillsUSA's conferences state and chapter events, such as
the Federal Network for Young Worker Safety and Health and the SkillsUSA National Leadership and
Skills Conference and SkillsUSA Championships.
- Work with other Alliance Program participants on specific issues and projects regarding young
workers issues 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.
OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary
cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and
communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have
proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance
with a party, OSHA is not endorsing any of that party's products or services; nor does the Agency enter
into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party's products or services.
- 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.
An implementation team, made up of representatives of both organizations, will meet to develop a
plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the
participants. In addition, they will meet at least three times per year to track and share
information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members will
include representatives of OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, Directorate of
Science, Technology and Medicine and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan
States' and OSHA Consultation Projects' participation on the team.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Any signatory may terminate it for any reason at
any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with
the concurrence of all signatories.
Jonathan L. Snare
Acting Assistant Secretary
Occupational Health and
Timothy W. Lawrence