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Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Wichita Area Technical College

July 25, 2007 – July 25, 2008

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

July 25, 2006


The renewal of this alliance is awaiting review of the alliance agreement by the WATC legal department.


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. Susan Norton Program Administrator WAT
Workforce Education and Development
Mr. Rex Smith Safety and Health Instructor
David K. McDonnell, CAS OSHA – Wichita Area Office

Evaluation Period

07/25/2007 – 07/25/2008

II. Implementation Team Meetings
  • An implementation team meeting was held in June of 2008 to discuss WATC’s recently established status as a satellite outreach site of the Metropolitan Community College-Business and Technology Center (MCC-BTC) in Kansas City, MO. MCC-BTC received a five-year renewal as an OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center in late 2007 and in March 2008 MCC-BTC announced their partnership with WATC. The team also discussed further opportunities for outreach and support for OTI classes in MCC-BTC facilities.

III. Events and Products

Training and Education
  • WATC personnel provided the following outreach training in this evaluation period:
COURSE: Number of students trained:
30 Hour 29 CFR 1910 General Industry Course 20
10 Hour 29 CFR 1910 General Industry Course 350
30 Hour 29 CFR 1926 Construction Industry Course 20
10 Hour 29 CFR 1926 Construction Industry Course 30
Assisted with Wichita Area Builders Association Fall Protection & OSHA 1926 Course
Training 10 & 30 Hour 34
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 250
Provided the City of Great Bend Training on Powered Industrial Trucks 20
  • WATC personnel provided the following outreach at conferences or seminars
Kansas Hazmat Conference Booth & Training Seminars 50
Guest Speaker for the Kansas Safety & Health Conference 525 conference attendees
Guest Speaker for Greater Wichita Apartment Association 15 attendees

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.

IV. Upcoming Milestones
  • WATC hosted an 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.
  • This Alliance has concluded on July 25, 2008.