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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Wichita Area Office
Seward County Community College
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Seward County Community College (SCCC)
recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful
American workplaces. OSHA and Seward County Community College hereby form an Alliance to provide
outreach, information and training to employers and employees in the oil and gas industry operating
in the southwest region of Kansas. Through this Alliance, OSHA will provide SCCC with information,
guidance and access to training resources that will help it protect employees' health and safety,
particularly reducing and preventing exposure to work related injuries for oil and gas industry
workers, in the southwest region of Kansas.
OSHA and SCCC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA and SCCC will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication
- Provide OSHA expertise in the development of training and education programs for the oil and gas
industry regarding the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in
communicating such information to employers and employees in these industries.
- Provide OSHA expertise in the development of workplace safety and health curricula on such topics
as the following: Hazard Awareness and Recognition, Benefits of an effective Safety and Health
Program, Effective Safety and Health Training and OSHA Recordkeeping.
- Seward County Community College will deliver or arrange for the delivery of these courses.
OSHA and SCCC will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting
the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Provide OSHA expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace
hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print
and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and SCCC’s websites) to employers and
- Promote and encourage SCCC students and business partner’s participation in OSHA’s cooperative
programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation and the
Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
- OSHA will provide SCCC with Compliance Assistance and electronic newsletters and publications that
they may disseminate.
- Speak, exhibit or appear at SCCC safety and health conferences, local meetings, conferences and
other appropriate meetings or events.
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 meetings on health and safety issues
to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and
publicize their results.
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 or teleconference at least three times per year to track
and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Either 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 both signatories.
Judy A. Freeman
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Dr. Duane Dunn
Seward County Community College