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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

Alliance Participants:
Pueblo Community College (PCC)
Englewood Area Office (EAO)
December 3, 2007

I. 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 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
Amanda Ackerman, PCC (GATC)

Evaluation Period

October 14, 2006 – October 14, 2007

II. Implementation Team Meetings

 
December 5, 2006
May 15, 2007
August 15, 2007
OSHA Implementation Team met at Pueblo Community College (PCC)
OSHA Implementation Team met at PCC.
OSHA Implementation Team met at PCC.

III. Events and Products

Training and Education
  • Events

    • (1/27/07) Preparing to Enter the Workforce Training Series – Part IV: CPR/First Aid
    • (2/9/07) Machine Guarding seminar hosted by PCC
    • (2/16/07) Preparing to Enter the Workforce Training Series – Part V: Applied Mathematics
    • (1/27/07) Preparing to Enter the Workforce Training Series – Part VI: OSHA 10hr for General Industry
    • (5/15/07) Crane Rigging Safety seminar hosted by PCC.
    • (8/07) Flagger Certification Training
    • (9/11/07) PCC supported Respirator seminar hosted by the Pueblo Safety and Health Promotion Council
    • (11/6/07) Electrical seminar hosted by PCC
  • 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
      • (4/18/07) Article entitled, “14,000 High Rate Workplaces Receiving OSHA Letters”
      • (8/15/07) Article entitled, “OSHA Continues to Support Campaign to Protect Highway Workers”
      • (9/19/07) Article entitled, “U.S.Department of Labor’s OSHA and Colorado Contractors Association remind drivers to be aware of street and highway employees in work zones.”
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
  • Events

    None

  • Products

    None
IV. 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, Rocky Mountain Steel Mills and the Pueblo Safety and Health Promotion Council.
  • 165 individuals trained.
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Machine Guarding Seminar at PCC 45
Rigging Seminar at PCC 40
Respirator Seminar hosted by PSHPC 35
Electrical Seminar at PCC 45
TOTAL 165

V. 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
  • Trenching and Excavations
  • Highway Workzone Safety (2/6/07)
Alliance members will suport the Mechanical and Electrical Apprenticeship partnership between PCC and RMSM

Pueblo Community College and Rocky Mountain Steel Mills have worked together to put in-place an apprenticeship program that supports the need for adding new personnel in the mechanical and electrical maintenance areas of the mills. The program is spread over four years and is approved by the Federal Apprenticeship Organization. It requires 2080 hours per year of on-the-job training and 144 hours of academic study to augment the training on the job.

PCC will continue to work jointly with the other 2 Alliance partners in Pueblo: Rocky Mountain Stell Mills and the Pueblo Safety and Health Promotion Council to deliver relevant trainings to employers in the Pueblo area. Additionally, PCC will offer support to the new Alliance with Trinidad State Junior College.