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I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

December 12, 2003

Overview

The purpose of this alliance was to provide TSJC 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 for all workers, including Spanish-speaking workers, in the southern region of Colorado.

Implementation Team Members

George Flynn, Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS), EAO
Jocelyn Cessar, TSJC Occupational Safety Health Progam (former Director)
LeRoy Trusty, TSJC Occupational Safety Health Progam (current Director)
Eddie Dominguez, TSJC Instructor

Contributors

Evaluation Period December 12, 2003 – December 12, 2004

II. Implementation Team Meetings

June 27, 2003 First planning meeting held at TSJC.
September 8, 2003 Second planning meeting held at TSJC.
April 19, 2004 OSHA Implementation Team met at TSJC.
July 14, 2004 OSHA Implementation Team met at TSJC.
October 22, 2004 OSHA Implementation Team met at Pueblo Community College (PCC).
November 19, 2004 OSHA Implementation Team met at PCC.
December 2, 2004 OSHA Implementation Team met at PCC.

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

  • Events

    • (6/18/04) TSJC instructor attended Trench Safety Awareness seminar at PCC in preparation for similar event at TSJC.
    • (7/20/03) CAS added as guest instructor for online OSH 125 Construction Standards class.
  • Products

    • None

Outreach and Communication

  • Events

    None

  • Products

    • CAS provided compliance assistance CDs and Hispanic resource links to TSJC instructor in support TSJC training activities.
    • OSHA promoted Alliance via local eNewsletter

Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

  • Events

    None

  • Products

    None.

III. Results

  • Due to personnel changes at TSJC, the main result of the first year of this Alliance was to build a relationship with the institution through a series of meetings and discussions; providing of resources and future event planning.
  • Another significant result was to facilitate relationship-building between TSJC and the other Alliance partners in the area (i.e., Rocky Mountain Steel Mills and PCC).

IV. Upcoming Milestones

During the upcoming year of this Alliance, activities will be directed at providing relevant awareness training for local employers, while continuing to support TSJC efforts to develop and deliver detailed, topical safety and health training in the community.

Examples of the training activities planned are:

  • Fall Protection Awareness seminar (Jan. 2004) (with Rocky Mountain Steel Mills and PCC)
  • Trench Safety Awareness seminar (Spring 2005)
  • Cranes and Hoists Safety Awareness (Mar. 2005) (with Rocky Mountain Steel Mills and PCC)
  • Respiratory Protection (Summer 2005) (with Rocky Mountain Steel Mills ans PCC)
  • Hearing Conservation (Fall 2005) (with Rocky Mountain Steel Mills and PCC)

Additionally, OSHA will support TSJC’s efforts to expand training and educational opportunities in the Trinidad area via the following projects:

  • Support online and on-campus Occupational Safety Technology program
  • Support TSJC efforts to provide Workzone safety training for flaggers
  • Support efforts to deliver OSHA 10-hr courses for spanish-speaking workers

Finally, TSJC will provide support, throughout the year, to events planned in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Steel Mills and Pueblo Community College Alliances.