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Alliance Annual and Close-Out Report
February 4, 2008

HOUSTON AREA OFFICES AND THE ASSOCIATION OF
GENERAL CONTRACTORS – HOUSTON CHAPTER

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed: July 9, 2004

End Date: July 6, 2006

Overview:

OSHA and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Houston Chapter hereby form an Alliance to provide AGC 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 occupational safety and health hazards such as electrical, falls, struck-by, and caught-between hazards in the construction industry pertaining to Hispanic workers.

Implementation team Members:

Associated General Contractors (AGC)
Chris Roberts, AGC
Doug Watson, AGC
Grace Fox, TAS Concrete
USDOL/OSHA
Kelly Knighton, Houston North AO
Jim Shelton, Houston North AO
Mark Briggs, Houston South AO
Evaluation Period:

July 9, 2004 through July 6, 2006


II. Implementation Team Meetings:

This was the second resigning of this Alliance. The Houston North and Houston South Area Office’s Compliance Assistance Specialists assist with the quarterly Spanish safety training class and speak with AGC representatives each month at the safety committee meeting and as needed during the year.


III. Events and Products

Training and Education
  • Events – Quarterly 8 Hour Spanish Safety Training class offered free of charge to any interested party.
     
  • Seminars – N/A
     
  • Products – An 8 Hour curriculum was developed based on the OSHA 10 hour course and translated into Spanish.
Outreach and Communication
  • Events – Quarterly 8 Hour Spanish Safety Training events
     
  • Products – 8 Hour Spanish safety training curriculum
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
  • Events – No National dialogue at this time
     
  • Products – No products developed at this time

IV. Results

Since the inception of this Alliance in 2002, over 675 Spanish speaking construction workers received this training at no cost. This Alliance has been highly effective at reaching Spanish speaking construction workers through the use of AGC and OSHA volunteers. In 2004 Assistant Secretary Henshaw recognized Grace Fox, lead instructor, for her efforts supporting this alliance.


V. Upcoming Milestones

The quarterly training classes continue to be offered each quarter. The Alliance has concluded.