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, 2005 – April 7, 2006

II. Implementation Team Meetings

August 17, 2005 Planning meeting.
December 7, 2005 Planning meeting.

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

  • Events

    To date RMEC has trained 42 CTE Trainers, In North Dakota, who in turn have trained 218 students in the 10 Hr Construction Outreach Program

    To date RMEC has trained 7 CTE Trainers, in Colorado.

  • Products


Outreach and Communication

  • Events

    Rich Hawkins, of RMEC, met with NCCER in July, to draft partnership to promote dual credentials (ie, OSHA 10hr and NCCER) for secondary and post secondary students

    Rich Hawkins did a presentation on the Alliance for Advisory board, consisting of Colorado educators.

    Megan presented on Alliance to Denver Public Schools safety council

    Ed Prevatt (NCCER) presented to Advisory Board for Warren Technical School on Alliance

  • Products

    EAO and DAO sent letters to Colorado School Superintendents promoting the Alliance

Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

  • Events


  • Products


IV. Results - The primary outcome of the second year of this Alliance has been the formation of a partnership between RMEC and NCCER to provide dual credentials for secondary and post secondary students through the delivery of OSHA 500 training to CTE instructors nationwide via the NCCER Master Educator network.

Type of Activity
(Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Number of Individuals
Reached or Trained
OSHA 500 Training for CTE Instructors 49
OSHA 10 Hr Training for Students 218

V. Upcoming Milestones

As the result of the formation of the partnership between RMEC and NCCER, an effective delivery mechanism for providing OSHA training to CTE instructors and their students was established. Therefore, this Alliance has been allowed to expire.

Discussions are underway to determine whether a new Alliance should be formed in support of the RMEC/NCCER partnership. Also, a meeting will be held with RMEC to explore further opportunities for future cooperation.