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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Corpus Christi Area Office
And the
Rio Grande Valley Chapter - AGC
March 8, 2018


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed:

      March 15, 2017

    2. Evaluation Period

      March 15, 2017 – March 14, 2018

    3. Overview

      Through the Alliance, OSHA and Rio Grande Valley Chapter – AGC will work together to reduce injuries and fatalities due to the focus four hazards in construction. The path to this goal will include providing information and guidance to improve safety and health programs and increased awareness of the hazards.

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      Travis Clark, Area Director, Corpus Christi Area Office
      Marianne McGee, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Corpus Christi Area Office

      Alliance participant

      Perry Vaughn, Executive Director of the Rio Grande Valley Chapter - AGC

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • April 18, 2017
    • July 20, 2017
    • November 21, 2017
    • January 30, 2018

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance’s progress and results.

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: Share information on OSHA’s National/Regional/Local Emphasis Programs, regulatory agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Event July 20, 2017 CAS discussed the status of the silica in construction regulation, electronic recordkeeping, incentive programs and drug testing. Construction

    15

    Dissemination September 25, 2017 CAS forwarded the memorandum to Regional Administrators regarding the enforcement guidelines for the silica in construction standard to AGC. Construction

    800

    Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: Share information on OSHA laws such as falls, struck-by, caught-in or between and health illness.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Event July 20, 2017 CAS shared analysis of area fatality information to help focus the efforts of the alliance on the events in the covered area. Discussed the status of the silica in construction regulation, electronic recordkeeping, incentive programs and drug testing, and heat illness prevention. Construction, falls, and heat illness prevention

    15

    Dissemination May 4, 2017 CAS forwarded information regarding the upcoming fall stand down. Construction, falls

    800

    Training and Education: Develop effective training and education programs for construction and industrial contractors regarding falls, electrocution, struck-by, caught-in or between and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    N/A      
    Training and Education: Develop effective training and education programs for construction and industrial contractors to promote understanding of worker’s rights, including the use of the OSHA compliant process, and the responsibilities of employers and to communicate such information to workers and employers.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    N/A      
    Training and Education: Deliver or arrange for the delivery of the OSHA 10 hour class in English and Spanish
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    N/A      
    Outreach and Communication: Speak, exhibit at appear on OSHA, AGC conferences, local meetings, or other safety training events.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Event May 9-10, 2017 AAD Ramos-Morales spoke at six (6) fall stand down events for AGC members. Construction, falls

    464

    Event July 20, 2017 CAS shared analysis of area fatality information to help focus the efforts of the alliance on the events in the covered area. Discussed the status of the silica in construction regulation, electronic recordkeeping, incentive programs and drug testing, and heat stress.
    Event November 21, 2017 CAS participated in the quarterly alliance meeting with the safety committee. Items discussed included an update on the silica regulation and the electronic submission requirement of injury and illness records. Construction

    6

    Event January 30, 2018 CAS participated in the quarterly alliance meeting with the safety committee and answered questions on the electronic submission of records and the silica standard Construction, recordkeeping

    9

    Speech/Presentation January 20, 2018 CAS gave a presentation to a group of AGC members and associate members Recordkeeping

    25

    Outreach and Communication: Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding Rio Grande Valley Chapter- AGC good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures developed by the participants.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Dissemination April 24, 2017 CAS forwarded information on Worker’s Memorial Day to alliance partner to be distributed at all membership. Construction

    800

    Dissemination January 29, 2018 CAS shared the recent BLS release on the 2016 data with emphasis on the number of fatalities in the construction industry. Also distributed information on silica in Spanish Construction, falls, Hispanic/Latino workers

    9

    Dissemination February 1, 2018 Forwarded information on an upcoming webinar on silica offered by Mid-South Education Center Construction

    800

    Dissemination February 6, 2018 Forwarded information on an upcoming webinar on the CPWR developed Safety Climate Assessment Tool. Construction

    800

    Event April 18, 2017 CAS attended the AGC safety committee meeting and shared information on the upcoming fall stand down and gave an update on the status of the silica standard and the injury and illness reporting requirements. CAS also provided heat stress publications to attendees and AGC Construction, heat illness prevention

    10

    Dissemination May 23, 2017 CAS forwarded the Quarterly Compliance Assistance Resources publication the AGC membership Construction

    800

    Outreach and Communication: Develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information to employers and workers in the industry
    TOTAL

    5353

  4. Evaluation

    An informal evaluation has determined the Alliance has been effective in increasing communication between parties and raising awareness of safety and health hazards.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    In the next year of the Alliance the participants will continue to implement the agreement through activities such as the fall stand down, quarterly safety committee meetings and other activities as needed.

    Report prepared by: Marianne McGee, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Corpus Christi Area Office; March 8, 2018

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