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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    July 20, 2006

    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.

    Implementation Team

    Kathy Zents, Executive Director, Safety Council of Western Missouri and Kansas
    Mark Banden, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Kansas City, MO Area Office

    Time Period Covered by This Report

    October 12, 2007 – December 4, 2008

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • On 11/28/2007 the KCAO CAS participated in the Safety Council’s planning Committee for the Annual Safety Conference.
    • On 1/19/2008 the KCAO CAS participated in the Safety Council’s planning Committee for the Annual Safety Conference
    • On 4/10/2008 the KCAO CAS participated in the Safety Council’s planning Committee for the Annual Safety Conference
    • On 5/13/2008 the KCAO CAS participated in the Safety Council’s planning Committee for the Annual Safety Conference
    • On 8/19/2008 the KCAO CAS participated in the Safety Council’s planning Committee for the Annual Safety Conference
    • On 12/3/2008 the KCAO CAS participated in the Safety Council’s planning Committee for the Annual Safety Conference.
  3. Events and Products

    Outreach and Communication

    • On 11/8-9/2007 the KCAO CAS participated in the Safety Council’s Environmental Safety Conference. 68 People were in attendance.

    • On 2/21-22/2008 the KCAO CAS participated in presenting both the OSHA 10-hour GI and Construction Courses. Approximately 67 persons were in attendance.

    • On 5/30/2008 the KCAO AD, KCAO CAS, WAO CAS and the Regional Administrator participated in a 4-hour “What’s Up With OSHA in MO and KS” training seminar. Approximately 79 people were in attendance.

    • The Council’s Annual Safety Conference was held July 24 and 25, 2008, in Blue Springs, Mo with over 120 people attending. The Kansas City CAS conducted a 3-hour “OSHA Roundtable” panel discussion.

    • On 10/24/2008 the KCAO CAS participated in the Safety Council’s Environmental Conference. Approximately 71 people were in attendance.
  4. Results
     
    Type of Activity Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Annual Safety Conference 120
    10-Hour Construction Course 30
    10-Hour General Industry Course 34
    Safety Seminar-4-Hour “What’s Up With OSHA” 79
    Environmental Safety Conferences(2) 139
    TOTAL 402

    In addition, the KCAO CAS was very active in the Planning Committees for the above events.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    At the time of the evaluation, it was anticipated that the alliance would be renewed. A draft agreement was written and approved by the Regional SOL on August 18, 2009, and was to be signed on November 17, 2009. However, the Council did not return the signed agreement to either OSHA Area Office. As a result and due to the inactivity of the alliance, the OSHA Area Offices made a decision not to renew this alliance as originally planned.


    Report Prepared by: Original report by Mark Banden (December 30, 2008) and amended report by Jacalyn Wheeler (September 30, 2010).

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