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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
San Antonio Area Office
And
The Consulate General of Mexico in Eagle Pass, Texas #254

January 20, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed:
    2. January 20, 2016

    3. Evaluation Period:
    4. January 20, 2016 to January 20, 2017

      End Date: January 20, 2017

    5. Overview
    6. To provide OSHA training to small contractors in the construction industry 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 heat stress, electrical, falls, struck-by, and caught-between hazards in the construction industry. This alliance provides educating small businesses on creating and having a safety/health program for their business.

      In this alliance we will conduct safety and health training meetings with the small contractors and their workers who only speak Spanish. Classes and briefing include: workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, employee responsibilities, heat stress prevention and recognition, fall prevention, and other hazards at the construction sites.

    7. Implementation Team Members
    8. OSHA
      Alex Porter, Area Director, San Antonio Area OSHA Office
      Raul Carrillo, Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS), San Antonio Area OSHA Office

      The Consulate General of Mexico in Eagle Pass, Texas
      Ismael N. Macias, Mexican Consulate in Eagle Pass, Texas

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • 8/30/2015
    • 1/20/2016
  3. Activities and Products

    Training and Education, Briefings included the below subjects:

    Develop training and education programs for youth workers in construction: Goal 1
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Product Construction and general industry Quick Cards Falls, electrocutions, Struck-by, PPE, Workers’ rights
    260
    Training OSHA Update Falls, electrocutions, Struck-by, trenching
    25
     
    Work with OSHA to provide information in recognizing hazards to prevent injuries and electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA’s websites: Goal 2
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Product OSHA regulations and Workers’ Rights, Fact Sheets, Scaffold quick cards Workers’ Rights, Preventing Falls, electrocutions
    120
     
    TOTAL    
    405

     

  4. Results

    Minority construction businesses have had the ability to educate their non-English speaking workers about safety and health, OSHA regulations and workers’ rights. The San Antonio Area OSHA Office CAS continues to provide opportunities for OSHA 10 hour classes, fall protection and trenching classes given in Spanish.

  5. Upcoming Milestones
  6. The Alliance plans to continue educating the non-English/minority workers within the area and surrounding communities.

    • OSHA 10 hour in construction class 6/21/2017 through 6/22/2017
    • Workers Memorial work shop and briefing 8/30/2017
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