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
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)
September 30, 2006 to October 10, 2007
Implementation Team Meetings
November 22, 2006
February 27, 2007
August 9, 2007
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.
10 hr general industry course – May 23-24, 2007
20 hr general industry course – Oct 2-Nov 5, 2007
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.
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).
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.
CIAPR Annual Convention and Assembly, August 1-4, 2007
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+
- 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.
- To participate regularly in the CIAPR’s radio programming on topics related to workplace safety and health.
- To renew the alliance.