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Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region VIII

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

April 7, 2004


The purpose of this alliance was to provide RMEC members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to work related injuries by addressing safety training issues at the vocational education level.

Implementation Team Members
Rich Hawkins, RMEC Jeanette Werner, RMEC
Megan Meagher, Denver Area Office
George Flynn, Englewood Area Office
Tom Deutscher, Bismarck Area Office
Mike Foreman, Billings Area Office


Tom Akers, North Dakota State University (NDSU)
Deborah Griffin, Laramie County Community College
Ed Prevatt, National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) (

Evaluation Period

April 7, 2004 – April 7, 2005

II. Implementation Team Meetings

May 27, 2004 First planning meeting.
November 24, 2004 Second planning meeting. Held at OSHA Regional Office
December 9, 2004 Meeting involving RMEC and CCER. Held at CCER corporate offices
April 5, 2005 Third planning meeting. Held at RMEC (Included Ed Prevatt of NCCER by teleconference).

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

  • Events

    St. Vrain School District 500 Class (Jan. 29; Feb. 12th and 26th; Mar. 12th, 2005)

  • Products


Outreach and Communication

  • Events

    Jan. 17th and 18th, 2005. Meeting involving NCCER CEO and 50 state training coordinators, during which Rich Hawkins presented plans to supplement NCCER Master Educator training by including OSHA 500/501 course content.

  • Products

    News article on St.Vrain training sessions RMEC signed agreement with NDSU to deliver 500/501 training

Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

  • Events


  • Products


III. Results

With the exception of a pilot training class held for Career and Technical Educations (CTE) instructors with the St. Vrain School District (see table below), the main thrust of the first year of this Alliance has been to lay the groundwork for expansion of CTE training/credentialing throughout the Region and nationwide by 4 primary means:

  1. Making Colorado school districts aware of the training opportunities offered by this alliance
  2. Forming partnerships with educational institutions in Wyoming and North Dakota (ie, Laramie County Community College and North Dakota State University)
  3. Contacting officials with the Curriculum Review Group for Vocational Education in Colorado to discuss including 500/501 training in the re-credentialing of CTE instructors.
  4. Partnering with NCCER to deliver 500 training to CTE instructors nationwide via their Master Educator network.
Type of Activity
(Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Number of Individuals
Reached or Trained
St. Vrain Valley School District Career Development Center 7

IV. Upcoming Milestones

First Quarter - Meet with Dr. Darryl Green, Director of the Curricula Review Group for Vocational Education in Colorado

July 16th and 17th - Rollout RMEC/CCER partnership at national CCER Master Educators conference in Florida

Ongoing - Promote this training opportunity among school districts throughout Region VIII