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ALLIANCE CLOSE-OUT REPORT
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
and
Seward County Community College (SCCC)

September 23, 2006 – September 23, 2007

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: September 23, 2005

    Date Renewed: N/A

    Alliance Overview.

    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

    Implementation Team Members.

    Dr. Duane Dunn, President Seward County Community College
    Dale Reed Assoc Dean of Educational Services
    Reenie Jackson Director of Business and Industry
    David K. McDonnell, CAS OSHA -Wichita Area Office

     
  2. 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.

    Note: The acquisition of a technical school mentioned above did not occur within the time that this alliance was in effect. Therefore no activity with SCCC has occurred, other than speaking to employers at the annual gas compressor institute.

     
  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period

    09/23/2006 – 09/23/2007

    Alliance Activity.
     
    • An OSHA Compliance Officer attended the SCCC sponsored Gas Compressor Institute in April 2006 where she spoke on Process Safety Management.
       
    • The CAS attended the Gas Compressor Institute the in April 2007 to speak on safety and health programs
    Alliance Products.
     
    • None were developed

       
  4. Results

    While activity was and had continued to be quite limited, this alliance did open the door for dialog with SCCC that continues to this day. The positive image gained by this dialog has fostered a working relationship between OSHA and SCCC that will facilitate future outreach activity with this educational institution.
     
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Gas Compressor Institute 2006 12
    Gas Compressor Institute 2007 8
    TOTALS 20

    Activity with SCCC was far too limited and infrequent to justify continuation of an alliance. Other challenges to keeping an alliance alive with this entity were its considerable geographic distance and isolation in Western Kansas. OSHA-Wichita Area Office will continue to support the once a year Gas Compressor Institute with speakers as requested and consider a new alliance if conditions warrant.

     
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The alliance is concluded with this report.

    Report Prepared by: David K. McDonnell. For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's webpage.


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