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SafetyFest of the West is an event implemented through a steering committee consisting of the following organizations: the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Associated Building Contractors (ABC), the Denver Chapter of the American General Contractors (AGC), the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA), the American Subcontractors Association of Denver (ASA), The Rocky Mountain Education Center, Pinnacol Assurance, Zurich North American Services Corporation and the Auraria Higher Education Center. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and SafetyFest of the West (which represents the above mentioned participants) recognize the value of forming a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. SafetyFest of the West Inc. has been formed as an entity dedicated to the annual training of construction employers and employees in the Denver Metropolitan Area. OSHA and SafetyFest of the West hereby form an Alliance to provide an affordable, bilingual, annual safety training event focused on the construction industry.

OSHA and the SafetyFest participants will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for the construction industry regarding construction related hazards and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of construction training courses including the OSHA 10-hour construction training in both English and Spanish.

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula concerning construction industry hazards such as falls, struck-by/caught between, amputations, and electrocution.

OSHA and SafetyFest will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of construction hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media) to be handed out during the annual SafetyFest training conference.

OSHA and SafetyFest will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Raise others awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever the above participating groups address the public.

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.

A steering committee, made up of representatives of all organizations mentioned above, will meet at least monthly throughout the year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Each member of the steering committee will assume a job or head a sub-team in order to implement the event. Sub-teams will meet as needed. Members will include representatives of OSHA Region VIII and OSHA’s Colorado Consultation Project.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Any 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 all signatories.

John Healy
Area Director
Englewood Area Office


Tom Noland
SafetyFest of the West


Herb Gibson
Area Director
Denver Area Office


Del Sanfort
OSHA Consultation Project Manager
Colorado State University