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Wichita Area Technical College


July 25, 2006 – July 24, 2007

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

July 25, 2006




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
Dr. Camille Kluge, President

Mr. Rex Smith

David K. McDonnell, CAS
Wichita Area Technical College

Safety and Health Instructor

OSHA – Wichita Area Office

Evaluation Period

07/25/2006 – 07/24/2007

II. Implementation Team Meetings
  • An implementation meeting was held in February of 2007 to discuss opportunities for WATC to expand its safety offerings and potentially seek an alliance with an OTI Education center.
III. Training and Education

Training and Education

  • OSHA CAS activity

    • Participation as DACUM panel member to advise WATC on development of safety and health curriculum.
    • Spoke to students attending OSHA 30 hour construction class addressing the introduction to OSHA and Electrical Safety topics.
    • Spoke to welding class on hazards, standards, and safety & health information specific to that industry.
Outreach and Communication

  • WATC partnered with the Business and Technology College of Kansas City thereby expanding OSHA outreach training to better serve the needs of Kansas workers and employers especially those in the Wichita Kansas area.
IV. Upcoming Milestones
  • Alliance renewal