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

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

October 14, 2003


The purpose of this alliance was to promote safe and healthful working conditions for all workers, including Spanish-speaking workers, in the southeastern and southwestern regions of Colorado, by increasing access to safety and health information and training resources.

Implementation Team Members

George Flynn, Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS), EAO
John Vukich, Manager, Gorsich Advanced Technology Center (GATC)
Amanda Ackerman, PCC (GATC)


Evaluation Period

October 14, 2004 – October 14, 2005

II. Implementation Team Meetings

October 22, 2004 OSHA Implementation Team met at (PCC)
November 19, 2004 OSHA Implementation Team met at PCC.
December 2, 2004 OSHA Implementation Team met at PCC.
April 7, 2005 OSHA Implementation Team met at PCC.
August 2, 2005 OSHA Implementation Team met at PCC.

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

  • Events
    • (1/13/05) PCC Hosted Fall Protection Safety Awareness seminar conducted by OSHA compliance personnel and fall protection vendors.
    • (6/8/05) PCC hosted Respiratory Protection seminar conducted by OSHA compliance personnel and respiratory protection vendors.
    • (7/14/05) PCC hosted First Meeting of Pueblo Alliance of Safety Committees (PASCO)
    • (7/20/05) PCC hosted Crane Rigging seminar and workshop at PCC.
  • Products


Outreach and Communication

  • Events


  • Products
    • OSHA promoted Alliance and trainings via local eNewsletters
    • PCC promoted Alliance and trainings via quarterly eNewsletters

Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

  • Events


  • Products


III. Results

  • Positive feedback among Pueblo area business representatives expressing appreciation for the increased availability of local OSHA training opportunities.
  • Increased cooperation/collaboration between PCC and OSHA’s other Alliance partner in the area, Rocky Mountain Steel Mills.
  • 190 individuals trained.
Type of Activity
(Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Number of Individuals
Reached or Trained
Fall Protection Awareness Seminar held at PCC 100
PASCO Meeting 30
Respiratory Protection Seminar 60

IV. Upcoming Milestones

During the upcoming year of this Alliance, activities will be directed at providing relevant awareness training for local employers, while continuing to support PCC efforts to develop and deliver detailed, topical safety and health training in the community. Examples of the training activities planned are:

  • Drugs in the Workplace (Jan. 2006)
  • Workplace Violence (Mar. 2006)

PCC will continue to provide support to PASCO by advertising events and serving on the PASCO Steering Committee.

PCC will provide support, throughout the year, by hosting events planned in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Steel Mills (RMSM) Alliance and is also working with RMSM to implement a Mechanical and Electrical Apprenticeship program.

PCC has also partnered with another OSHA Alliance participant, the Colorado Safety Association (CSA), to assist in delivery of the Basic Orientation Plus (BOP) Contractor Awareness training course.

Additionally, OSHA will support PCC’s efforts to expand training and educational opportunities in the Pueblo area via the following projects:

  • Contractor Pre-Qualification Contractor training for Pueblo Chemical Depot project
  • PCC partnership with Pikes Peak Community College