The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Rocky Mountain
Education Center at Red Rocks Community College (RMEC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative
relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and RMEC hereby form an Alliance to
provide RMEC associates 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 a variety of general industry and construction hazards in Colorado.
OSHA and RMEC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA and RMEC will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of quarterly construction and general industry seminars (eg,
highway workzone safety, oil and gas well drilling and servicing, residential construction, fall
protection, trenching and excavations, electrical safety, machine guarding and lockout/tagout,
OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative
relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication and
promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have proved to be
valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with a
party, OSHA is not endorsing any of that party's products or services; nor does the Agency enter
into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party's products or services.
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of
workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information
(e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and RMEC's Web site) to
employers and employees in the industry.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding RMEC-developed
materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects (eg, Highway Workzone
Safety, SafetyFest of the West, etc.), of interest to Colorado employers, that are addressed and
developed through the Alliance Program.
An implementation team made up of representatives of both organizations will meet to develop a plan
of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the
participants. In addition, they will meet at least three times per year to track and share
information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Either signatory may terminate it for any reason
at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time
with the concurrence of both signatories.
Englewood Area Office
Richard E. Hawkins
Rocky Mountain Education Center
Denver Area Office