Region 6 - Alliance Renewal Agreement - October 20, 2022


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) San Antonio Area Office and The Associated General Contractors of America, San Antonio Chapter (AGC) continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and AGC hereby renew the Alliance signed January 22, 2015 and renewed June 20, 2019, with a continued emphasis on fostering safer and healthful workplaces for workers. Specifically, both organizations are committed to providing AGC members and the public 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 fall, electrical, struck by, and caught in or between hazards, and understanding the rights of workers and the responsibilities of their employers.

This renewal 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 relevant 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 to member surveys, to evaluate the Alliance and measure the impact on improving workplace safety and health. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and AGC 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 related to Outreach and Communication:

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

  • Share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.

  • Develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and communicate such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA and the AGC websites) to employers and workers in the industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA and AGC conferences, local meetings, or other training events.

  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on fall, electrical, struck-by, and caught in between hazards to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues

Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education objectives:

  • Develop effective training and education programs for construction workers regarding fall hazards, and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers.

  • Develop effective training and education programs for AGC members and their contractors to promote understanding of workers’ rights, including the use of the OSHA complaint process, and the responsibilities of employers and to communicate such information to workers and employers.

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA 10-hour construction 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 proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its 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 discuss the responsibilities of the participants, to share information on activities, and to track results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. OSHA team members will include representatives of the Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs 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 20th day of October 2022.


Alejandro Porter
Area Director
San Antonio Area Office
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Lauren Mandel
Executive Vice President
Associated General Contractors of America,
San Antonio Chapter