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
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
January 24, 2012 to January 24, 2013
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
Events and Products
Training and Education
- Safety Fest of the West January 13-16, 2014
- 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
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
215 individuals trained.
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained Conference Attendees 215 TOTAL 215
The Second Safety Fest of the West was a success. Registration has increased from the first conference. The goals for the 2015 conference are:
- Have class room monitoring and informing instructors to get sign in sheets out and collected on time for certificates to be completed
- Having vendors closer to classrooms
- 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).
- Have registration for classes and vendors all on one site.
- Have a section for PayPal so vendors can pay online.
- Have registrants give credit card number for cancellation purposes.
- Make sure it can pull the data off in a usable manner in Excel
- Incorporate some Wellness vendor ideas (skin cancer screenings, fit for duty, etc.)
- 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!
- Put food with Vendors in their room upstairs to get more participation.
- Give Vendors/ Help a coupon for free lunch or discounted lunch at the cafeteria if possible.
- Name Tags
- Purchase name tags for Safety Fest of the West so we don't have to use AGC's.
- We can leave at Red Rocks.
- No Shows
- Charge for cancellations
- Give flyers out to vendors to hand out to their clients
- Find more avenues to get the word out.