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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Kansas City, MO and Wichita, KS Area Offices
And
Safety Council of Western Missouri and Kansas
October 12, 2007

Date Signed

July 20, 2006

Period Covered by This Report

July 20, 2006 – October 12, 2007

Implementation Team

Kathy Zents, Executive Director, Safety Council of Western Missouri and Kansas

Mark Banden, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Kansas City, MO Area Office

Overview

The Alliance will provide safety and health information and training to employers in the Kansas City metropolitan area, as well as sharing of best practices to prevent employee exposure to workplace hazards.

Alliance Activities
  • On July 13, 2006 a meeting was held between the Kansas City CAS and Ms. Kathy Zents, Executive Director for the Council, to plan activities for the Council’s Annual Safety Conference and to reach agreement on signing an Alliance with the Council and the Kansas City, MO and Wichita, KS Area Offices.

  • The Council’s Annual Safety Conference was held July 20 and 21, 2006, in Kansas City, KS, with over 120 people attending. The Kansas City CAS conducted a 4-hour training session on "Managing Beyond OSHA Regulations." The Kansas City and Wichita Area Directors attended and signed the Alliance.

  • On November 20, 2006, the CAS provided the Council with contact people at EPA for a conference planned for July, 2007.

  • Planning meetings were held on December 7, 2006, and January 18, 2007, for training sessions to be held in February. The CAS will conduct the 10-hour construction and 10-hour general industry courses.

  • On February 15 and 16, 2007, the CAS conducted the 10-hour construction and general industry courses. About 80 people attended each session.

  • Planning meetings were held April 16, May 14 and June 29, 2007, for the Council’s Annual Safety Conference in July.

  • The Council’s Annual Safety Conference was held on July 26 and 27, 2007.
    The CAS participated in a 4-hour OSHA Roundtable discussion. About 75 people attended each day.

  • The Council will host their first Environmental Safety Conference on October 26, 2007. The CAS will assist in providing HAZWOPER and Hazardous Waste Operations training.
Alliance Program Reach
 
Type of Activity Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Annual Safety Conference, July 20 and 21, 2006-Great Wolf Lodge, Kansas City, KS, 4-hour session on "Managing Beyond OSHA Regulations." 120
10-Hour Construction Course-February 15, 2007 80
10-Hour General Industry Course-February 16, 2007 80
Annual Safety Conference-4-Hour OSHA Roundtable Discussion, July 26 and 27, 2007 75