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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
And the
Great Plains OSHA Education Center
Evaluation period: May 9, 2018 – May 9, 2019


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed: May 9, 2018

    2. Alliance Effective Dates: May 9, 2018 – May 9, 2020

    3. Overview:

    4. To provide the OSHA Education Center students and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers. Particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to prevalent health and safety hazards in general and construction industries, and by enhancing their understanding of the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers

    5. Implementation Team Members:

      OSHA

      • Jo Beth Cholmondeley, Safety and Health Manager/Alliance Coordinator – OSHA Regional Office, Region 7
    6. Alliance participants

      • Chris King, Director – St. Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice
      • Kurtis Teal, Dean – Ft. Riley Technical Education and Military Outreach Training at Barton Community College
      • James Wellman, Director – Great Plains OSHA Education Center at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, MO
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • September 20, 2018 – The MCC Great Plains OSHA Education Center Director met with the ARA of Compliance Assistance Programs and the Alliance Coordinator to provide briefing on performance and activities.
    • January 31, 2019 - The MCC Great Plains OSHA Education Center Director met with the ARA of Compliance Assistance Programs and the Alliance Coordinator to provide briefing on performance and activities.
    • April 4, 2019 - The Great Plains OSHA Education Center consortium partners met with the OSHA Region 7 Safety and Health Manager to discuss Alliance agreement actions.
    • The Great Plains OSHA Education Center consortium partners held monthly conference calls to discuss program improvements and activities.

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.

  3. Results

  4. The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

    These tables are best viewed on tablets, notebooks, or desktop computer screens.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: Share information on OSHA's National/Regional/Local Emphasis Programs
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Alliance ProductNo Activity  
    DisseminationParticipants distributing flyers, worker safety materials, fact sheets, posters, and stickers via e-mail, conferences, and class rooms. The Great Plains OSHA Education Center sponsored exhibit booths at:
    • Greater St. Louis Safety and Health Conference chaired by St. Louis University
    • Kansas Safety and Health Conference
    • Nebraska Safety & Health Conference hosted by the Great Plains Host Training Organization, Nebraska Safety Council
    • Missouri Association of Manufacturers Conference
    • National Association of Tower Erectors Conference
    Fall Prevention Campaign, Safe & Sound Campaign, Young Workers Campaign2,000
    Event

    The Great Plains OSHA Education Center Lead Organization, Metropolitan Community College hosted the "Working at Heights Safety Day" event in support of Fall Prevention Stand Down week

    The Great Plains OSHA Education Center - St. Louis University hosted the 2018 Greater St. Louis Safety and Health Conference at St. Louis University

    Fall Prevention


    Various
    250


    500
    Exhibit

    The Great Plains OSHA Education Center - Metropolitan Community College (MCC) the Heart of America - American Society of Safety Professionals Annual Professional Development Conference at MCC provided an exhibit booth

    The Great Plains OSHA Education Center - St. Louis University exhibited at the Missouri Common Ground Alliance Conference

    Heat, Falls, Construction, Safe & Sound Campaign


    Trenching and Excavation Safety
    150


    2,000
    OSHA Product Review

    Reviewed and commented on the pilot - OSHA 3095 Electrical Standards course

    Reviewed and commented on the pilot - OSHA 7215 Respirable Silica Course

    Electrical SafetyN/A
    Speech/Presentation

    The Great Plains OSHA Education Center Lead Organization, Metropolitan Community College provided a regulatory update to the Safety Alliance of Kansas City on July 12, 2018.

    The Great Plains OSHA Education Center - Barton Community College presented "Fall Protection, Are You In Compliance" to the attendees of the Kansas Safety & Health Conference

    Construction, Silica, LEP on falls, scaffolds, and electrocutions

    Fall Protection
    25


    80
    Training

    The Great Plains OSHA Education Center consortium partner held an OSHA 7405, Fall Hazard Awareness for Construction Industry course, in support of the Fall Protection Stand Down on May 9, 2018 in St. Louis, MO

    The Great Plains OSHA Education Center at St. Louis University supported the Safe and Sound Campaign by conducting the OSHA 7500, Safety and Health Management course.

    Falls


    Safety Management
    40


    40
        
    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: Share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    OtherThe Great Plains OSHA Education Center through the Metropolitan Community College Career & Technical Education Program conducted eleven OSHA 10 hour courses in which OSHA laws and workers/employers rights and responsibilities were presented. Falls Prevention, Electrical Safety, Temporary Workers 174
        
    Training and Education: To coordinate with Field Federal Safety and Health Councils by hosting meetings and providing instructors at meetings
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    EventThe Great Plains OSHA Education Center Lead Organization, Metropolitan Community College hosts quarterly Federal Field Safety and Health council meetings at Metropolitan Community CollegeFall Prevention, Hazard Communications, Transportation55
    EventThe Great Plains OSHA Education Center - Barton Community College hosted 2 quarterly Flint Hills Safety Network meetings at Barton Community CollegeElectrical Standards, Silica in Construction Maritime and General Industries 12
        
    Training and Education: Collectively assess the employer training needs in Region 7 and the geographical distribution of host sites for the Great Plains OSHA Education Center
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    EvaluationThe GPOEC consortium partners assessed host site coverage in Region 7 and adjusted number and placement of sites accordinglyConstruction, General Industry N/A
        
    Outreach and Communication: Speak, exhibit, and/or appear at OSHA Education Center courses, safety and health conferences, local association meetings, Region 7 VPPPA conference, Field Federal Safety and Health Council meetings, and other related events.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    OSHA SpeakerSt. Louis Area Office speaks at most OSHA 500 Series Courses conducted at St. Louis UniversityVarious500
    OSHA SpeakerThe Kansas City Regional and Area offices speak at most OSHA 500 series courses conducted at Metropolitan Community College.Various300
    OSHA ExhibitThe Kansas City Regional Office hosts exhibit booths at the Kansas City Builders Association Construction Safety & Health Conference. Various250
    OSHA SpeakerThe Wichita Area Office speaks at most OSHA 500 series courses conducted at Barton Community CollegeVarious118
        
    Outreach and Communication:
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    OtherThe Great Plains OSHA Education Center at Metropolitan Community College, visited each of the Kansas City Full Employment Council locations to present OSHA training offerings available to their clientele. Various45
        
    TOTAL  6,499
  5. Evaluations

    The Great Plains OSHA Education Center consortium and the OSHA Region 7 office have worked very closely to assure delivery on the key objectives. Contributions to the current evaluation and status of progress were provided by all member organizations.

  6. Upcoming Milestones

    The Great Plains OSHA Education Center consortium will continue to support the Alliance Agreement with the OSHA Region 7. Activities will be include the above objectives. The Great Plains OSHA Education Center consortium with continue its monthly teleconferences and quarterly reviews of progress in support of the key objectives

    Report prepared by:

    • James Wellman, Director – Great Plains OSHA Education Center, Metropolitan Community College, May 7, 2019
    • Jo Beth Cholmondeley, Safety and Health Manager / Alliance Coordinator - OSHA Region 7, Regional Office, May 7, 2019
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