Region 2 - Alliance Annual Report - October 10, 2007

Department of Professional Development and Continued Education of the Professional College of Engineers and Land Surveyors of Puerto Rico (CIAPR),

US Department of Labor – OSHA, Puerto Rico Area Office (PRAO),


PR Department of Labor, PR-OSHA

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    Renewed on Aug 24, 2006


    The purposes of this alliance are to improve workplace safety and health for workers in Puerto Rico and provide members of the CIAPR 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 hazards in the construction industry.

    Implementation Team Members

    Magal González, Director Department of Professional Development and Continued Education, CIAPR

    Madelline Medina, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Federal OSHA (PRAO)


    Evaluation Period

    September 30, 2006 to October 10, 2007

    Implementation Team Meetings

    November 22, 2006
    February 27, 2007
    August 9, 2007

  2. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Develop and deliver training and education programs on occupational safety and health issues with a focus on construction industry hazards such as falls, electrical, struck by, caught by and in between.

    • Events

      10 hr general industry course – May 23-24, 2007

      20 hr general industry course – Oct 2-Nov 5, 2007

    • Products

    Outreach and Communication

    Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s, PR-OSHA’s or the CIAPR’s local conferences and meetings, or other outreach or educational events.

    • Events

      Participated at the NIOSH-CDC sponsored NORA Town Hall meeting, held at the 2006 Annual Federal Safety and Health Conference and Expo (Ms. Erlinda González – CIAPR Vice-president).

    • Products

    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 CIAPR leaders address groups.

    • Events

      CIAPR Annual Convention and Assembly, August 1-4, 2007

    • Products

  3. Results

    Due to changes in the Board of Directors of the CIAPR during this evaluation period, we were not able to complete all of the goals and objectives of this alliance. The impact of the outreach, training and education activities was somewhat limited. It is expected that with the new Board already in placed for this year’s evaluation period, the amount of people reached through the various initiatives will continue to be at the same or greater number than previous years.

    In addition, CIAPR’s Continued Education Division, through this Alliance, continues to qualify training sessions offered by PRAO’s CAS as continued education. This allows the courses on safety and health topics to be taught to practicing engineers, enhancing their awareness and knowledge of occupational hazards.

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained (approx.)
    10hr general industry 32 trained
    20hr general industry 27 (expected to participate)
    NORA Town Hall meeting 20
    CIAPR Annual Convention 500+
    TOTAL 580+


  4. Upcoming Milestones

    1. To continue offering seminar/training sessions on construction focused hazards and health related topics through Federal OSHA that would allow licensed engineers to enhance their occupational safety and health hazards awareness, at the same time they comply with the new CIAPR license renewal law requirements concerning continued education contact-hours.
    2. To participate regularly in the CIAPR’s radio programming on topics related to workplace safety and health.
    3. To renew the alliance.