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

On September 19, 2008, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor Region IX ( Federal OSHA) and the OSHA Training Institute, California State University Dominguez Hills Education Center; the OSHA Training Institute, Chabot Las Positas Community College District Education Center, the OSHA Training Institute, Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education, College of Southern Nevada; and the OSHA Training Institute, University of California, San Diego Education Center (Hereinafter known as the OSHA Training Institute Education Centers, or OTIEC)formed an Alliance for Safety and Health with a ceremony at the Chabot Las Positas Community College.

On November 20, 2008, the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) joined the alliance with a ceremony at California State University of Dominguez Hills.>
The goal of the alliance was 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, Cal/OSHA and OTIEC 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. OTIEC will share information regarding class locations to limit duplicating locations in Region IX.
OSHA Region IX has decided to conclude the Alliance as of December 22, 2010. OSHA and the other alliance members will continue to work together through other avenues to promote awareness and knowledge of safety and health.

A number of successes resulted from the organizations' work together to meet the agreement's goals:

  • Using the Federal OSHA curriculum process as a model, the alliance developed a Cal/OSHA standards based curriculum, including 10 & 30 hour training and 500 Series courses.
  • On November 20, 2008, the alliance launched the curriculum development of the 500 series of courses based on Cal/OSHA Title 8. Representatives from the OSHA Training Institute participated in the curriculum development meetings.
  • On August 17 to 20, 2009 the San Diego Ed Center held the first Cal/OSHA Standards for Construction Industry Pilot 30 hour training course.
  • From December 1 - 3, 2009, the San Diego Ed Center held the first Cal/OSHA Standards for General Industry Pilot 30 hour training course.