Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region IX


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    September 19, 2008 - Ceremony at the Chabot Las Positas Community College. November 20, 2008 - Cal/OSHA joined the alliance, with a ceremony at California State University of Dominguez Hills.

    Overview

    To provide the Ed Centers 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 by addressing safety training issues at the vocational education level. Federal OSHA Region IX, Cal/OSHA and the Ed Centers will develop education curriculum designed to improve and promote worker safety and health. This curriculum will focus primarily on enabling employers to understand OSHA’s requirements. The Ed Centers share information regarding class locations to limit duplicating locations in Region IX.

  2. Implementation Team Members
     

    Peter Wilsey, OSHA Region IX
    Larry Chesney, Chabot-Las Positas Community College
    Julia Dozier, Chabot Las Positas Community
    Scott Mackay, University of California, San Diego
    Abigail Rakvica, College of Southern Nevada
    Margaret Gordon, California State University of Dominguez Hills
    Jason Vogel, California State University of Dominguez Hills
     
    Contributors

    Alan Traenkner, OSHA Region IX

    Evaluation Period

    September 19, 2008 to September 19, 2009

  3. Implementation Team Meetings

    On October 6, 2008, a conference call was conducted to discuss the upcoming Alliance inaugural meeting and the proposed 5XX series of courses based on Cal/OSHA Title 8. On October 15, 2008, a conference call was conducted with members of the Alliance launch sub-committee to expedite the planning of the public event. On November 20, 2008, the alliance had its annual meeting, launched the curriculum development plan, and had a signing ceremony for Cal/OSHA, who joined the alliance. Representatives from the OSHA Training Institute also attended the launch and participated in the curriculum development meetings. On December 10, 2008, a curriculum review meeting conference call was conducted to discuss the next steps of the 5XX series of courses. On January 28, 2009, a conference call was conducted to discuss the new courses. On August 25, 2008, a meeting was held at the VPPPA Conference in San Antonio, Texas, between Peter Wilsey and Scott MacKay to discuss the status of the alliance.

  4. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Events

    On August 17, the San Diego Ed Center held the first Cal/OSHA Standards for Construction Industry Pilot 30 hour training course.

    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    On November 20, 2008, the alliance had its annual meeting, launched the curriculum development plan, and had a signing ceremony for Cal/OSHA. Representatives from the OSHA Training Institute also attended the launch and participated in the curriculum development meetings.

  5. Results

    The Alliance focused on developing a cooperative relationship between the Ed Centers, and the two OSHA agencies. Using the Fed OSHA curriculum process as a model, the alliance is developing Cal/OSHA standards based curriculum, including 10 & 30 hour training and 500 Series courses.
     
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Cal/OSHA Standards for Construction Industry Pilot training course    40
    TOTAL    40

  6. Upcoming Milestones

    In December, the San Diego Ed Center will hold the first Cal/OSHA Standards for General Industry Pilot 30 hour training course. Federal OSHA intends to send a CSHO to the class.