- Alliance Background
January 19, 2007
To provide an affordable, bilingual, annual safety training event focused on the
Implementation Team Members
Safety Fest Steering Committee:
Megan Meagher – OSHA Denver Area Office CAS
Pat Gaydos – OSHA Regional Office State Plan Monitor
Tom Noland – ABC – Rocky Mountain
Michael Gurule – HBA Education Director
Michael Lorenzo – Pinnacol Assurance
David Samples – AGC Safety Director
Dan Milinazzo – Zurich Services
Rich Hawkins – Red Rocks Community College
John Boysen – CSU Consultation
This report covers the period from March 11, 2008 to January 19, 2009.
- Implementation Team Meetings
Monthly implementation team (Steering Committee) meetings were held during the
covered time period:
4/18/08, 5/16/08, 7/25/08, 9/19/08, 10/31/08, 12/19/08, 1/23/09
All meetings involved planning for the upcoming event which is scheduled to be
held every March.
- Events and Products
Training and Education
Safety Fest of the West held March 26 & 27, 2008
Five 10-hour classes taught in English (3) and Spanish (2) for front line
One FAST (Focused Advanced Supervisor Training) class taught to supervisors
One Oil and Gas 10 hour class taught in English
CD for FAST Track participants including presentations and other resources
Outreach and Communication
Spanish language radio shows conducted by OSHA compliance officer to promote
Safety Fest of the West to Spanish-speaking audience and discuss OSHA operations
This alliance formalizes the agreement between OSHA and the Safety Fest partners
to continue the Safety Fest of the West program annually. Safety Fest’s mission
is to provide low-cost training to construction industry workers. Currently the
program is designed so that participants leave with a universally recognized
OSHA 10-hour card. Advanced level training is also offered to supervisors who
have already completed the 10 hour training. The focus areas include: trenching
and excavation, fall protection, electrical NFPA 70E issues, highway work zone
safety and safety leadership. In 2008, a pilot 10-hour oil and gas class was
also offered as part of Safety Fest.
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution,
Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Safety Fest of the West 10-hour English
Safety Fest of the West 10-hour Spanish
Gas 10-hour English
Also in 2008, the Denver chapter of the ASSE held a one day professional development course in conjunction with Safety Fest. Approximately 40 safety professionals attended this class.
- Upcoming Milestones
Safety Fest of the West 2009 was scheduled to be held March 25 and 26, 2009.
Unfortunately, this year the event was cancelled due to the downturn in the
economy resulting in the loss of several key members of the steering committee.
Without those members and the support of their respective organizations, the
remaining committee members did not feel that the event could succeed. A
steering committee meeting was held on March 25, 2009 to determine the next
steps in the future of Safety Fest. This alliance expired on January 19, 2009.
At this time, the future of this event is uncertain; therefore, I recommend that
the alliance be allowed to expire.