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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
Alliance Participants:
Pueblo Community College (PCC) Englewood Area Office (EAO)
December 2, 2008

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed - October 14, 2003

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

    Implementation Team Members
    George Flynn, Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS), EAO Amanda Ackerman, PCC (GATC)

    Evaluation Period - October 14, 2007 – October 14, 2008

     
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    January 30, 2008 OSHA Implementation Team met at Pueblo Community College (PCC)
    April 8, 2008 OSHA Implementation Team met at PCC. July 29, 2008 OSHA Implementation Team met at PCC.
     
  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education
    • Events
      • (2/6/08) Highway Workzone Safety
      • (4/8/08) Trenching and Excavation Safety Awareness
      • (8/12/08) PCC supported Safety and Health Program Development seminar hosted by the Pueblo Safety and Health Promotion Council
      • (11/04/08) Scissor Lifts, Boom Trucks and Folklifts safety seminar
    • Products
      None
    Outreach and Communication
    • Events
      None
    • Products
      • OSHA promoted Alliance and trainings via local eNewsletters
      • PCC promoted Alliance, trainings and other OSHA initiatives via monthly eNewsletters
        • (12/19/07) Article entitled: "Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)"
        • (2/20/08) Article entitled, "Great Success: 2008 CCA/OSHA Workzone Safety Seminar"
        • (4/18/08) Article entitled, "New Insights on Excavation 2008 Excavation Awareness Seminar"
        • (10/30/08) Article entitled, "Featured Course: 2008 Aerial Lift and Boom Truck Safety"
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
    • Events
      None
    • Products
      None
       
  4. 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 partners in the area, Trinidad State Junior College, Pueblo Safety and Health Promotion Council and Six & Geving Insurance.
    • 220 individuals trained.
        
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Highway Workzone Safety at PCC 35
    Trenching and Excavation Safety Awareness at PCC 55
    Safety and Health Improvement Seminar hosted by PSHPC 50
    Aerial Lift and Boom Truck Safety Seminar at PCC 80
       
    TOTAL 220

     
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    During the upcoming year of this Alliance, activities will be largely directed toward continuing to deliver training aimed at protecting workers in Pueblo and surrounding areas. Specifically, 4 training sessions are planned, including, but not limited to the following topics:
    • Fall Protection
    • Work Comp, Claims Management and OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping
    • Rigging and Crane Safety
    PCC will continue to work jointly with the other 3 Alliance partners in Southern Colorado: Pueblo Safety and Health Promotion Council; Trinidad State Junior College and Six & Geving Insurance to deliver relevant trainings to employers in Southern Colorado.