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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) renewed its
"These young people are
Through the OSHA and SkillsUSA Alliance, OSHA representatives participated in the National Leadership and Skills Conference where Assistant Secretary Foulke gave a presentation entitled, "OSHA Update and the OSHA and SkillsUSA Alliance." SkillsUSA students, teachers and safety and health professionals attended the OSHA-sponsored 2006 and 2007 Teen Summer Job Safety Campaign kick-off, a multi-year project that increases awareness about workplace hazards and provides information to young employees and their parents on how to avoid those hazards. In addition, representatives of SkillsUSA and other Alliance Program participants supported the 2006 and 2007 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, which focused on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
"Renewal of the SkillsUSA/OSHA Alliance will help us continue the excellent work to raise youth awareness of occupational health and safety," said Timothy W. Lawrence, executive director, SkillsUSA. "The
SkillsUSA is a national organization comprised of students, teachers and industry representatives working cooperatively to ensure that
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of