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March 11, 2008

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

January 19, 2007


To provide an affordable, bilingual, annual safety training event focused on the construction industry.

Implementation Team Members

Safety Fest Steering Committee:

Megan Meagher – OSHA Denver Area Office CAS
Pat Gaydos – OSHA Regional Office State Plan Monitor
Tom Noland – ABC – Rocky Mountain
Michael Gurule – HBA Education Director
Michael Lorenzo – Pinnacol Assurance
David Samples – AGC Safety Director
Dan Milinazzo – Zurich Services
Rich Hawkins – Red Rocks Community College
John Boysen – CSU Consultation

Evaluation Period

This report covers the period from January 19, 2007 to March 11, 2008.

II. Implementation Team Meetings

Monthly implementation team (Steering Committee) meetings were held during the covered time period:
1/19/07, 2/16/07, 3/15/07, 4/20/07, 5/18/07, 6/15/07, 7/13/07, 8/24/07, 9/21/07, 10/19/07, 11/2/07, 11/16/07, 12/14/07, 1/18/08, 2/22/08
All meetings involved planning for the upcoming event which is held every March.

III. Events and Products

Training and Education
  • Events

    Safety Fest of the West held March 21 & 22, 2007

    Six 10-hour classes taught in English (3) and Spanish (3) for front line workers

    One FAST (Focused Advanced Supervisor Training) class taught to supervisors

  • Products

    CD for FAST Track participants including presentations and other resources
Outreach and Communication
  • Events

    Spanish language radio shows conducted by OSHA compliance officer to promote Safety Fest of the West to Spanish-speaking audience and discuss OSHA operations in Colorado.
IV. Results

This alliance formalizes the agreement between OSHA and the Safety Fest partners to continue the Safety Fest of the West program annually. Safety Fest's mission is to provide low-cost training to construction industry workers. Currently the program is designed so that participants leave with a universally recognized OSHA 10-hour card. Advanced level training is also offered to supervisors who have already completed the 10 hour training. The focus areas include: trenching and excavation, fall hazards and scaffolding, electrical safety and safety leadership.

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Safety Fest of the West 10-hour English 119
Safety Fest of the West 10-hour Spanish 81
FAST training 13

V. Upcoming Milestones

The next Safety Fest of the West event will be held on March 26 & 27, 2008. The OSHA 10-hour for construction will again be offered in English and Spanish. The FAST course will be structured as five, 2 hour topics including trenching and excavation, fall protection, electrical NFPA 70E issues, highway work zone safety and safety leadership. Furthermore, the event is expanding this year to include a 10-hour class specifically designed for the oil and gas industry.