Region 6 - Alliance Renewal Agreement - September 21, 2021


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) El Paso Area Office and T&T Staff Management, Inc., continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safety and health practices and programs to improve American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and T&T Staff Management Inc., hereby renew the Alliance signed January 9, 2004, and renewed August 14, 2007, August 25, 2009, September 2, 2011, September 26, 2013, September 10, 2015, and September 26, 2018, with a continued emphasis on preventing exposure to construction and general industry safety hazards. Specifically, OSHA and T&T Staff Management, Inc., are committed to providing T&T Staff Management, Inc., organizations and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Through the Alliance, the organizations will continue to address exposure to falls, electrocution, struck-by, caught-in or between and addressing construction and general industry contractor safety and health issues.

This agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance’s activities. Alliance participants also agree to meet the requirements for program participation laid out in the “Fundamental Requirements for OSHA Alliance Program Participants” and the “Guidelines for OSHA’s Alliance Program Participants: Alliance Products and Other Alliance Projects.”

Through the Alliance, the organizations will use injury, illness, and hazard exposure data when appropriate, to help identify areas of emphasis for Alliance awareness, outreach, and communication activities. The Alliance will also explore and implement selected options, including but not limited member surveys, to evaluate the Alliance and measure the impact on improving workplace safety and health. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and T&T Staff Management Inc., recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation Program partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort, and that information about the products and activities of the Alliance may be shared with these partners for the advancement of common goals.

Raising Awareness: Outreach and Communication

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objectives:

  • Share information on OSHA’s National/Regional/Local Initiatives (Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, Outreach), and opportunities to participate in initiatives and the construction rulemaking process.

  • Share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, such as falls, electrocution, struck-by, caught-in or between and heat illness hazards including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.

  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on construction and general industry safety and health issues.

  • Encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by providing safety information during visits to members’ jobsites and involving employees during jobsite assessments, inspections and audits.

  • Develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA’s and the T&T Staff Management, Inc., Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or T&T Staff Management, Inc., conferences, local meetings, or other safety training events.

  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding T&T Staff Management, Inc., good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.

Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objectives:

  • Develop effective training and education programs for construction workers regarding such as but not limited to falls, electrocution, struck-by, caught-in or between and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers.

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA 10 Hour Construction and General Industry courses in English and Spanish.

OSHA’s Alliances provide organizations an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA’s initiatives, outreach, communication, training and education. These Alliances have proven to be valuable tools for both OSHA and Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with an organization, OSHA is not endorsing or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that organization’s products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization will meet one to two times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. OSHA team members will include representatives of the El Paso Area Office and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plans’ and OSHA On-site Consultation programs’ participation on the team.

This agreement will remain in effect for three years. Either signatory may terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the written concurrence of both signatories.

Signed this 21st day of September, 2021.

Diego Alvarado Jr.
Area Director
El Paso Area Office
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Thad Steele
T&T Staff Management, Inc.