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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

Date Signed

May 11, 2005

Overview

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:
  • 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.
Outreach and communication:
  • 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 other events.
Implementation Team Members
 
Dr. Tom Baldwin
Dr. Jesus Rodriguez
Dr. Ray Denton
David McDonnell
Dean, College Of Technology, PSU
Chair, Department of Technology Management
Chair, Department of Technology Management (retired June 2005)
CAS, OSHA – Wichita Area Office

Evaluation Period

05/11/2005 – 05/11/2006

II. Implementation Team Meetings
  • 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.
III. Events and Products

Training and Education

Events:
  • 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.
Outreach and Communication

Events:
  • 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
IV. Upcoming Milestones
  • The implementation team will be exploring ways to broaden outreach opportunities and increase the effectiveness of this program.