Region 6 - Alliance Annual Report - June 13, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
San Antonio Area Office
American Subcontractors Association San Antonio Chapter
June 13, 2019

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      April 24, 2013

    2. Evaluation Period

      April 25, 2018 through April 24, 2019

    3. Overview:

      To provide OSHA training to small contractors in the construction industry 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 occupational safety and health hazards such as heat stress, electrical, falls, struck-by, and caught-between hazards in the construction industry. This alliance provides educating small businesses on creating and having a safety/health program for their business.

      In this alliance, we will conduct safety and health training meetings with the small contractors and their workers. Classes and briefing include: workers' rights, employer responsibilities, employee responsibilities, heat stress prevention and recognition, preventing falls, and other hazards at the construction sites.

    4. Implementation Team Members


      Alejandro Porter, Area Director, San Antonio Area Office
      Victor Ramon, CAS, San Antonio Area Office

      American Subcontractors Association - San Antonio Chapter

      Jennifer Swinney, Executive Director

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • 06/20/2018
    • 01/16/2019
  3. Activities, and Products

    Training and Education, Briefings included the below subjects:

    Develop training and education programs for youth workers in construction: Goal 1
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Initiative Supported Number Reached
    Product Construction and general industry Quick cards Falls, electrocutions, Struck-by, PPE, Workers' rights,


    Training Developing a safety program for small employers Falls in construction
    Trenching and excavations
    OSHA record keeping
    Water, rest and shade


    Training OSHA 10/30 hour classes in construction Falls, electrocutions, Struck-by, trenching


    Training OSHA Leading Edge Presentation Construction Training


    Training Monthly Safety Committee meetings Electronic Submission of Records, OSHAs Injury Tracking Application.


    Training Monthly Safety Committee meetings Construction Site Hazards, with agency Priority goal in Trenching/Excavation


    Work with OSHA to provide information in recognizing hazards to prevent injuries and electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's websites: Goal 2
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Initiative Supported Number Reached
    Fall Stand Down Event Presentation at alliance members construction sites Fall protection/prevention
    Fall demonstration


  4. Evaluations

    This Alliance is very proactive in training their workers/members on safety and health. We meet monthly and I present to all attending members a 30-minute OSHA briefing on Fatalities, injuries and other events that have occurred in our area, region and nation. The member companies have experienced safety managers and officers at the construction sites who attend the monthly briefings with OSHA. During these meetings, there is an open question and answer session with the attending members.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    • Ladder safety classes are scheduled to occur in the fall.
    • Fourth Annual San Antonio Safety Summit is scheduled for October with an estimated 150 attendees.
    • The Alliance is very active and plans to continue educating the small businesses and their workers within the area and surrounding communities.
    • San Antonio Compliance Assistance Specialist will attend Trench Safety Stand Down Week events at participating alliance members' construction sites.