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The Energy and Construction Division of the URS Corporation,
The Denver Regional Office of OSHA and The Seattle Regional Office of OSHA
December 5, 2014

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    January 24, 2012


    The purpose of this alliance is to provide URS Employees and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety by reducing and preventing exposure to crane, rigging, noise and ergonomic hazards, addressing issues such as establishing a culture of accident prevention and understanding the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the OSH Act.

    Implementation Team Members

    Nancy Hauter
    Assistant Regional Administrator, Technical Support OSHA
    Chris Matthewson
    Labor Liaison OSHA
    Melissa Ferrick
    Safety Specialist URS
    Brad Giles
    Safety and Health Manager URS


    Red Rocks Community College
    Jeannie Kreller, Joan Smith
    Rick Callor
    Safety Training Director, URS
    Mark Blake
    Regional Sales Development Manager, MSA
    Lane McKnight
    Liz Dalsey
    Justin Sweeney
    Andrea Munoz

    Evaluation Period

    January 24, 2012 to January 24, 2013

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    July 9, 2013 Safety Fest Planning meeting via Phone Conference
    August 6, 2013 Safety Fest Planning meeting via Phone Conference
    August 20, 2012 Safety Fest Planning meeting via Phone Conference
    September 24, 2013 Safety Fest Planning meeting via Phone Conference
    October 29, 2013 Safety Fest Planning meeting via Phone Conference
    December 3, 2013 Safety Fest Planning meeting via Phone Conference
    January 6, 2014 Safety Fest Planning meeting via Phone Conference
    January 23, 2014 Safety Fest 2014 review meeting via phone conference
  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    • Events

      • Safety Fest of the West January 13-16, 2014
    • Products

      • Fourteen courses offered over 4 days. Courses included: OSHA 30 Hour classes in Construction, OSHA 10 hour course in construction, 8 hour Hydrogen Sulfide course, 4 hour electrical arc flash and NFPA 70E, Confined Space Entry, Hydraulic fracturing hazards and controls, Whistleblower laws enforced by OSHA, Globally harmonized system (GHS), Hazard communication, Fall Protection, Hazard assessment, Silica, asbestos and lead hazards in construction, Proposed rule for silica and OSHA Recordkeeping.
      • There were 14 vendors on site.
      • There were 357 registered participants, although 172 attended 215 attended classes (attendees were to multiple sessions).
      • This event brought together members of the local ASSE, AIHA, and other members of the safety and health community to provide training to workers free of charge.

    Outreach and Communication

    • Events

    • Products

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • Events

    • Products

  4. Results

    215 individuals trained.

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Conference Attendees 215
    TOTAL 215
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Second Safety Fest of the West was a success. Registration has increased from the first conference. The goals for the 2015 conference are:

    1. Have class room monitoring and informing instructors to get sign in sheets out and collected on time for certificates to be completed
    2. Having vendors closer to classrooms
    3. No shows – thinking about charging a fee for cancellations then taking the money collected and donating it to Red Rocks or a charity (PPE for Habitat for Humanity).
    4. Website
      1. Have registration for classes and vendors all on one site.
      2. Have a section for PayPal so vendors can pay online.
      3. Have registrants give credit card number for cancellation purposes.
      4. Make sure it can pull the data off in a usable manner in Excel
    5. Vendors
      1. Incorporate some Wellness vendor ideas (skin cancer screenings, fit for duty, etc.)
      2. Have a Vendor Bingo Card so participants have to go to each of the vendors and get put into a drawing for a prize once they get a bingo!
      3. Put food with Vendors in their room upstairs to get more participation.
      4. Give Vendors/ Help a coupon for free lunch or discounted lunch at the cafeteria if possible.
    6. Name Tags
      1. Purchase name tags for Safety Fest of the West so we don't have to use AGC's.
      2. We can leave at Red Rocks.
    7. No Shows
      1. Charge for cancellations
      2. Give flyers out to vendors to hand out to their clients
      3. Find more avenues to get the word out.
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