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Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Seward County Community College
September 23, 2005 – September 23, 2006

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

September 23, 2005


This Alliance focuses on reducing and preventing exposure to work related injuries for oil and gas industry workers. Through the alliance information, guidance and access to training resources are provided to SCCC students, business partners and others that will help them protect employees' health and safety with particular emphasis in oil and gas industry in the southwest region of Kansas.

The agreement also focuses on a number of goals including:

Training and education:
  • Provide OSHA expertise in the development of training and education programs for the oil and gas 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.
Outreach and communication:
  • Provide OSHA expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and SCCC’s websites) to employers and employees.
  • Promote and encourage SCCC students and business partner’s participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
  • Speak, exhibit or appear at SCCC safety and health conferences, local meetings, conferences and other appropriate meetings or events.
Implementation Team Members
Dr. Duane Dunn, President
Dale Reed
Reenie Jackson
David K. McDonnell, CAS
Seward County Community College
Assoc Dean of Educational Services
Director of Business and Industry
OSHA – Wichita Area Offic

Evaluation Period

09/23/2005 – 09/23/2006

II. Implementation Team Meetings
  • An implementation meeting was held at SCCC on September 13, 2006. Present at the meeting were Dale Reed Associate Dean of Educational Services and Reenie Jackson Director of Business and Industry. Discussed were ways to expand on the alliance including offering sessions such as All about OSHA and OSHA Recordkeeping. Also discussed was the value of continued participation and support from OSHA at the annual Gas Compressor Association Conference and OSHA participation in other SCCC sponsored events. Mr. Reed brought up the recent acquisition of a local Technical School and the team discussed how that would expand our alliance beyond the oil and gas industry into youth emphasis in areas such as carpentry, welding, auto body and health care.
III. Events and Products

Training and Education

  • An OSHA Compliance Officer attended the SCCC sponsored Gas Compressor Institute in April 2006 where she spoke on Process Safety Management.
Outreach and Communication

  • Three OSHA Compliance Officers and the CAS from the Wichita Area Office attended training and spoke on safety and health informally to many attendees of the September 2006 Measurement and Pipeline Institute sponsored by SCCC.
IV. Upcoming Milestones
  • The implementation team will be exploring ways to broaden outreach opportunities and increase the effectiveness of the Alliance through the expansion of SCCC curriculum via their acquisition of a local Technical School.