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Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Pittsburg State University

May 11, 2006 – March 11, 2008

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

May 11, 2005


Pending rewrite and renewal


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, Dean

Dr. Jesus Rodriguez

Patrick Flynn

David McDonnell, CAS
College Of Technology, PSU

Chair, Department of Technology Management

Safety Course Chair

OSHA – Wichita Area Office

Evaluation Period

05/11/2006 – 03/11/2008

II. Implementation Team Meetings
  • An implementation meeting was held in November of 2007 at the Tri State Safety and Health Conference. At that time the Dean of the Department of Technology and the OSHA CAS discussed renewal language for the alliance, status of the safety degree program at PSU, and expanding the alliance to assist OSHA in future youth outreach activities.
  • WAO CAS is a member of the advisory board assisting PSU in developing a safety and health baccalaureate Program
III. Training and Education

Training and Education

  • OSHA CAS activity

    • September 2006 – Speech to Construction Management Student

    • November 2006 – Presented at the 64th Annual Four State Regional Technology Conference

    • May 2007 – Spoke to Construction Management Students

    • November 2007– Presented at the 65th Annual Four State Regional Technology Conference held at PSU
Outreach and Communication

  • OSHA and PSU are discussing ways to expand youth outreach in the state of Kansas. This will be written into the new alliance.
IV. Upcoming Milestones
  • The implementation team is working on language for a new alliance for FY 2008.