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
OSHA and the SafetyFest participants will work together to achieve the following training and
- 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
OSHA and SafetyFest will work together to achieve the following outreach and
- 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.
Englewood Area Office
SafetyFest of the West
Denver Area Office
OSHA Consultation Project Manager
Colorado State University