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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. Gilbert Villegas – Associate Director, HACIA
Nelson Robles – Project Manager, HACIA
Ms Claudia Irizarry – DCEO On-Site Consultation
Mr. Gerald Cunningham - DCEO On-Site Consultation
Mr. William Coulehan - OSHA
- Implementation Team Meetings
Implementation team meetings were held on March 3 and October 6, 2009.
Additional discussions were conducted by e-mails regarding various projects and
alliance activities. The October 6, 2009 implementation team was partially
dedicated to discussion of the November 29, 2009 Construction Expo sponsored by
- Activities and Products
These report summaries alliance activities since the last report.
11/29/09 – OSHA / Consultation 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. Attendance at the booth and presentation
totaled approximately one hundred individuals.
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.
Discussions at the March 6th implementation team meeting primarily centered on
organizing Spanish language OSHA 10 hour course utilizing a combination of HACIA,
Consultation and OSHA instructors and resources. Overall strategy was to have
HACIA organize the courses, handle the location / logistics and issue the OSHA
10 Hour cards through HACIA members that are certified instructors. Course would
be taught using a combination of HACIA / Consultation and OSHA resources for
instructors and course material. None of these courses were conducted.
Discussions at the October 6th implementation team meeting included the
Construction Expo on October 29th and included discussions on future OSHA 10
Hours courses. At this time HACIA indicted the focus on Spanish language
training should be shifted to English language training for its members. HACIA
was working with the Workforce Development Center at St Augustine College to
fulfill this need. The Calumet City OSHA office has a relationship with the
Workforce Development Center at St Augustine College and will offer assistance
with these OSHA 10 Hour Courses, but this can be done independent of the
alliance with HACIA.
As in 2008, the OSHA and Consultation participated in the Construction Expo
sponsored by HACIA, and appropriate Spanish and English language literature was
available at the OSHA / Consultation booth.
|Type of Activity
(Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
|Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
|HACIA Construction EXPO
- Upcoming Milestones
With the focus of OSHA training to the members of HACIA shifting to St Augustine
College, no alliance milestones have been identified.
IT is not recommended that this alliance be renewed again. As indicted, future
training for the members of HACIA may be done through St. Augustine College.
Report Prepared by: William Coulehan
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202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's