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

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      April 24, 2013

    2. Evaluation Period

      April 25, 2015 through April 24, 2016

    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
      Raul Carrillo
      Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS), San Antonio Area Office

      American Subcontractors Association - San Antonio Chapter

      Jennifer Swinney
      Executive Director
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • 05/04/2014
    • 11/15/2014
  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, 80
    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 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,
    TOTAL     235
  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 30 hour classes.

Upcoming Milestones

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.