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Alliance Annual Report
Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Pittsburg State University
May 11, 2005 – May 11, 2006
I. Alliance Background
May 11, 2005
This Alliance addresses safety and health issues confronted primarily by youth entering the
construction industry through Pittsburg State University (PSU) and Ft. Scott Community College’s
Construction Management Program. Through the alliance information, guidance and access to training
resources are provided PSU’s students, business partners and others that will help them protect
employees' health and safety with particular emphasis in the areas of youth outreach/training to
reduce construction and general industry hazards.
The agreement also focuses on a number of goals including:
Training and education:
Outreach and communication:
- Develop and deliver training and education programs on various issues affecting the safety and
health of Hispanic/Latino employers and employees.
- Jointly deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA-specific training courses.
Implementation Team Members
- Provide OSHA expertise in the development of training and education programs for construction and
general 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.
- Seek opportunities to speak to classes, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, or
|Dr. Tom Baldwin
Dr. Jesus Rodriguez
Dr. Ray Denton
|Dean, College Of Technology, PSU
Chair, Department of Technology Management
Chair, Department of Technology Management (retired June 2005)
CAS, OSHA – Wichita Area Office
05/11/2005 – 05/11/2006
II. Implementation Team Meetings
III. Events and Products
- An implementation meeting was held in November of 2005 at the Tri State Safety and Health
Conference. At that time the new Chair of the Department of Technology and the OSHA CAS discussed
future goals for the alliance and previous activity during the tenure of Dr. Denton who retired in
June of 2005.
Training and Education
Outreach and Communication
- OSHA CAS Spoke to PSU and Ft. Scott Community College Classes as follows
- November 2005 – Presented at the 63rd Annual Four State Regional Technology Conference held at PSU
- December 2005 - Spoke for two and one half hours to 42 evening students of Pittsburg State
University. The discussion centered on the value of safety and health programs, essential elements
of those programs and the Voluntary Protection Program.
- May 2005 – Spoke for two hours on Emergency Action Plans and Accident Investigation to 36
Construction Management Students.
IV. Upcoming Milestones
- Through the alliance with PSU the Wichita Area Office was able to obtain 4 training sites around
the state at which outreach was performed for the Local Emphasis Program for Autobody Shops.
Approximately 135 participants benefited from the sessions which took place in Topeka, Lenexa,
Wichita, and Hays. Also in attendance were auto body students and faculty from the programs at the
KAW Area Technical School and the North Central Kansas Technical College
- The implementation team will be exploring ways to broaden outreach opportunities and increase the
effectiveness of this program.