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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
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, AGCUSDOL/OSHA
Kelly Knighton, Houston North AOEvaluation 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
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.