OSHA Partners with Idaho Falls Career Technical Education Center

OSHA Partners with Idaho Falls Career Technical Education Center

The two-year alliance will give students the opportunity to become OSHA-certified.

OSHA has entered into a new partnership in Idaho Falls, Idaho, aiming to enhance workplace safety and prevent exposure to hazards.

In a statement dated August 30, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced OSHA has launched a two-year alliance with the Career Technical Education Center (CTEC) in Idaho Falls to provide students with the opportunity to earn OSHA certifications while still in high school.

The alliance, led by OSHA Area Director David Kearns and CTEC Coordinator Beverly Hott, will provide students, faculty, staff and the public with information, guidance and access to OSHA training resources. This partnership intends to prevent and reduce workers' exposure to safety and health hazards, while educating students on workers' rights and employers' responsibilities.

“Our alliance with the Career and Technical Education Center will provide tools and resources that will help improve safety for students and staff and inform tomorrow’s workforce about why workplace safety and health are vital,” OSHA Area Director David Kearns in Boise, Idaho, said in a statement. “Our OSHA alliance program is fundamental in helping achieve safer, healthier workplaces here in Idaho and elsewhere in the nation.”

CTEC students in trade programs such as welding, industrial mechanics, construction and law enforcement will be able to earn OSHA certifications. During the two-year term of the alliance, OSHA and CTEC will use data to design joint outreach and communication activities and foster collaboration to train students effectively in workplace safety and health. An implementation team will be created to assess and share information on progress toward the alliance's goals.

The OSHA Alliance Program enables organizations to participate in a cooperative relationship to raise awareness of OSHA’s initiatives, outreach, communications, training and education. Meanwhile, CTEC—which serves students in Idaho Falls School District 91, as well as Shelly, Ririe and Firth—provides high school students with hands-on career technical education classes.

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Robert Yaniz Jr. is the Content Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

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