Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) professionals from the U.S. Department of Labor, the New South Construction Company and Georgia Tech Onsite Consultation Program joined forces to establish judging panels for the SkillsUSA Occupational Health and Safety competitions.

Occupational health and safety is just one of the leadership competitions conducted at the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference (NLSC), which is scheduled for Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23, 2023, in Atlanta. The annual SkillsUSA Championships will showcase the top career and technical education (CTE) students in the nation. These outstanding students will compete in 110 hands-on skill and leadership contests. During the 2023 NLSC, the city will welcome over 6,000 student competitors, with an estimated total of 15,000 participants including teachers, education leaders and representatives from 650 national corporations, trade associations, business, and labor unions. The conference will be held in the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta.

“SkillsUSA is very important in developing the next generation of the workforce. Through SkillsUSA students are trained and equipped with the necessary hard- and soft-skills they’ll need to be successful in life,” said Kurt Petermeyer, OSHA’s Regional Administrator. “The Occupational Health and Safety leadership competitions are a useful way for students to explore careers in workplace health and safety.”

About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is America’s proud champion of the skilled trades. It’s a student-led partnership of education and industry that’s building the skilled workforce our nation depends on with graduates who are career ready, day one. Representing nearly 380,000 career and technical education students and teachers, SkillsUSA chapters thrive in middle schools, high schools and college/postsecondary institutions nationwide. SkillsUSA’s mission empowers students to become skilled professionals, career-ready leaders and responsible community members. That mission is accomplished through the SkillsUSA Framework of Personal Skills, Workplace Skills and Technical Skills Grounded in Academics, which is integrated into classroom curriculum. Through Framework instruction, students develop the character-shaping leadership skills — teamwork, communication, professionalism and more — that successful careers and lives demand. At the same time, students hone their high-level technical skills against current industry standards in more than 130 skilled trade areas, from 3-D Animation to Welding. The result? Focused, confident and highly skilled graduates who are ready to work, ready to lead and ready to make a difference in our schools, workplaces and communities. A vital solution to the skills gap, where more in-demand skilled trades positions are available than qualified professionals to fill them, SkillsUSA has served over 14 million difference-making members since

  1. To learn more, visit www.skillsusa.org.

Under the Occupational Safety Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees.  Learn more at OSHA.