Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region II

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Department of Professional Development and Continued Education of the Professional College of Engineers and Land Surveyors of Puerto Rico (CIAPR, for its Spanish acronym) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and CIAPR hereby form an Alliance to provide CIAPR members 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 hazards in the construction industry, such as falls, electrical, struck by and caught in between. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and CIAPR recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and CIAPR will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of courses on occupational safety and health issues with a focus on construction industry hazards such as falls, struck by, caught by and in between.

OSHA and CIAPR will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA’s and the CIAPR’s Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or the CIAPR’s local conferences and meetings, or other outreach or educational events.

  • Promote and encourage the CIAPR members’ or worksites’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

  • Encourage the CIAPR chapters to build relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including construction related hazards.

OSHA and CIAPR will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Raise others’ awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever the CIAPR leaders address groups.

  • Convene or participate in forums and round table discussions on construction industry hazards such as falls, struck by, caught by or in-between, and electrical to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

OSHA’s Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with a party, OSHA is not endorsing any of that party’s products or services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party’s products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of the organizations will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Any 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 concurrence of all signatories.


Patricia K. Clark
Regional Administrator
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration

José A. Carpena
Area Director
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration

Eng. Roberto Rexach Cintrón

Eng. Rodolfo Mangual
Executive Director

Magal González Figueroa
Department of Professional Education of the CIAPR