Region 6 - Alliance Annual Report - June 4, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
San Antonio Area Office
Hispanic Contractors De San Antonio
June 4, 2019

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      September 28, 2011

    2. Evaluation Period

      June 6, 2017 through June 4, 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 briefings in English and Spanish 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

      Hispanic Contractors De San Antonio

      Dave Sanchez, Executive Director

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • 06/06/2018
    • 12/07/2018
    • 02/13/2019
    • 04/29/2019
  3. Activities and Products

    Training and Education, Briefings included the below subjects:

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


    Training Eight 10 hour construction classes in Spanish Falls, electrocutions, Struck-by, caught-between


    Training OSHA Silica Dust Lunch and Learn Construction Training


    Training Managing Excavation Hazards-Spanish Construction


    Work with OSHA to provide information in recognizing hazards to prevent injuries and electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's websites:
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Product Heat Stress and Fall Prevention outreach Water Rest Shade Campaign, Fall Prevention Campaign




  4. Results

    Small business construction companies have had the ability to educate their workers about safety and health, OSHA regulations and workers' rights and attend OSHA 10 and lunch-and-learn classes.

    Upcoming Milestones

    Annual free HCA Safety Fair with classes in CPR/First-Aid, Flagger Class, Fall Protection Awareness (English and Spanish), and Silica Dust hazards.

    Free 10 Hour Construction course in Spanish every other month.

    Conducting a safety summit in our area, expecting over 120 attendees made up of safety managers, superintendents, foremen and business owners.