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- Alliance Background
Date Signed: March 21, 2005.
Renewed: October 3, 2007
Expiration Date: October 3, 2009
Initial Agreement was signed by the Area Directors from the Calumet City,
Chicago North and Aurora offices. The renewal in 2007 was signed by the Regional
Primary goals of the alliance are to develop relationships with the Hispanic
community, to identify specific safety related topics and provide Spanish
language safety training for employers and employees in the construction
Implementation Team Members.
Mr. Juan Calahorrano – Program Manager, HACIA.
Ms Claudia Irizarry – DCEO On-Site Consultation
Mr. William Coulehan - OSHA
- Implementation Team Meetings
Implementation team meeting are conducted by conference calls and e-mails
regarding various projects and alliance activities. Last implementation team
correspondence was in regard to the November 20, 2009 Construction Trade Show
- Activities and Products
These report summaries activities since the alliance was renewed on October 3,
Alliance Activity – 10/2007 to Present.
Primary activities conduced through the alliance include:
10/29/07 - A seminar on Residential Roofing safety attended by eighteen members
of HACIA. A PowerPoint presentation was prepared and made available to
Summer 2008 – HACIA received a Harwood grant to develop and presents a five hour
safety awareness seminars in Spanish. This was organized and presented by HACIA
in conjunction with Truman College and reached a total of 420 participants.
Although OSHA played no active role in the activities through the grant, it was
seen as an opportunity for OSHA to conduct a brief Q / A session prior to the
presentation. As available, representatives of OSHA and / or Illinois On-Site
Consultation gave a brief overview of their agencies and answered questions
prior to the beginning on the training sessions. OSHA attained seven of these
Q/A opportunities, reaching approximately 137 attendees.
11/20/08 – Booth at a construction trade show organized by HACIA and held in
Cicero. Booklets and other material on OSHA and the Consultation Service were
distributed and OSHA gave a presentation at the show titled “Safety in
Construction”. Attendance at the booth and presentation totaled approximately
No specific outreach products have been developed through the alliance, but the
PowerPoint presentations using during the initial OSHA 10 Hour Course, the
Residential Roofing seminar and the materials available through the OSHA booth
at the construction show continue to be available through HACIA.
Through the alliance, Spanish language safety training has been made available
to members of HACIA and relationships with OSHA, HACIA, Consultation and Truman
College have continued to develop. The number of individuals reached through the
activities listed above is approximately 215.
- Upcoming Milestones
In early 2008, shortly after the alliance was renewed, the Executive Director of
HACIA left the organization and a new Executive Director was appointed. For the
majority of 2008, the focus of HACIA’s safety related outreach was primarily
driven by the Harwood grant. With the expiration of this grant, a meeting is
recommended with the new Executive Director to identify new opportunities for
outreach through the alliance and assure these goals fit into his vision for
HACIA and the alliance. It is hoped that this meeting can be scheduled for the
first quarter of 2009.
Report Prepared by: William Coulehan
For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at
202-693-2340 or go to OSHA.