Region 6 - Alliance Annual Report - April 24, 2016
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
San Antonio Area Office
American Subcontractors Association San Antonio Chapter
April 24, 2013
April 25, 2015 through April 24, 2016
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.
Implementation Team Members
- Alejandro Porter
- Area Director, San Antonio Area Office
- Raul Carrillo
- Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS), San Antonio Area Office
American Subcontractors Association - San Antonio Chapter
- Jennifer Swinney
- Executive Director
Implementation Team Meetings
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, 80 Training Developing a safety program for small employers Falls in construction
Trenching and excavations
OSHA record keeping
Water, rest and shade
48 Training OSHA 10/30 hour classes in construction Falls, electrocutions, Struck-by, trenching 60 Training OSHA Scaffold Safety Presentation Construction Training 40 Training Emergency Action Plans in Construction GHS/Recordkeeping 30 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 Product OSHA regulations and Workers’ Rights, Fact Sheets, Scaffold quick cards Workers’ Rights
Preventing Falls, electrocutions,
120 TOTAL 235
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 30 hour classes.
Conducting a construction safety summit in our area, expecting over 100 attendees made up of safety managers, superintendents, foremen and business owners.
The Alliance is very active and plans to continue educating the small business construction companies and their workers within the area and surrounding communities.