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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Customized Training Department at Trinidad State Junior College (TSJC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and TSJC hereby form an Alliance to provide TSJC 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 southern Colorado.

OSHA and TSJC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for a wide range of general industry and construction hazards, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees, including Hispanic speaking workers, in the southern Colorado area.

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of construction and general industry courses/seminars (e.g., highway workzone safety, oil and gas well drilling and servicing, residential construction, fall protection, trenching and excavations, electrical safety, machine guarding and lockout/tagout, etc.).
OSHA and TSJC 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 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 TSJC's Web site) to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or TSJC conferences, local meetings, or other TSJC-sponsored events (e.g., EPIC and OSHA Online Advisory Boards).

  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding TSJC-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects, of interest to southern Colorado employers, that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
OSHA and TSJC will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings (eg, Trinidad and Las Animas County (TLAC) Office of Economic Development and TLAC Chamber of Commerce) on a variety of workplace safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
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.

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.


John Healy
Area Director
OSHA Englewood Area Office


Ruth Ann Woods
Trinidad State Junior College


Terrie L. Baros
Director of Customized Training
Trinidad State Junior College