Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region VII

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: July 25, 2006

    Date Renewed: November 12, 2008

    Alliance Overview

    This alliance provides WATC’s students, business partners and others with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety with particular emphasis in the areas of Youth and Hispanic 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 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 WATC’s websites) to employers and employees.

    • Speak, exhibit or appear at WATC safety and health conferences, local meetings, conferences and other appropriate meetings or events.

    • Share information among OSHA personnel and others regarding WATC’s best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by WATC and through OSHA or WATC developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures.

    • Promote and encourage WATC 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.
    Implementation Team Members

    • Mrs. Sandy Randel             Program Administrator, Secondary Transition/Special Projects

    • Mr. Rex Smith                   Safety and Health Instructor

    • David K. McDonnell            CAS OSHA – Wichita Area Office
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • An implementation team meeting was held January 30, 2009 to discuss ways to publicize the fact that WATC is satellite outreach site of the Metropolitan Community College-Business and Technology Center (MCC-BTC) in Kansas City, MO.
  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period

    07/26/2008 – 07/25/2009

    Alliance Activities

    Training and Education

    • WATC personnel provided the following outreach training during this evaluation period:
      • WATC hosted OTI Course #3110 - Fall Arrest Systems for the OSHA-Wichita Area Office
      • WATC hosted an AMI - Meat Industry Orientation Seminar for the OSHA-Wichita Area Office
      • 30 Hour 29 CFR 1910 General Industry Course    No Data Available
      • 10 Hour 29 CFR 1910 General Industry Course    No Data Available
      • 30 Hour 29 CFR 1926 Construction Industry Course    No Data Available
      • 10 Hour 29 CFR 1926 Construction Industry Course    No Data Available
      • Assisted with Wichita Area Builders Association Fall Protection & OSHA 1926 Course Training 10 & 30 Hour     No Data Available
      • Provided the City of Wichita Central Inspection Division with training on Powered Industrial Truck/Aerial Lift training, OSHA 10 Hour training for General Industry & Construction, and Asbestos Awareness     No Data Available
      • WATC provided a guest speaker for the Kansas Safety & Health Conference     No Data Available
  4. Outreach and Communication

    • WATC partnered with the OTI Education Center at MCC-BTC in Kansas City, MO and thereby expanding OSHA outreach training to better serve the needs of Kansas workers and employers especially those in the Wichita Kansas area.

      Due to the departure of the WATC implementation team members, outreach data including the total number of persons trained is not available for this evaluation period.
  5. Results
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    TOTAL xxx

  6. Upcoming Milestones

    • Improving contact and renewing activity through a new Liaison at WATC

    Report Prepared by: David McDonnell, OSHA Wichita Area Office

    For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's Webpage.