The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Consulate General of Mexico in
Austin and Construction Safety & Health, Inc. (CSHI) (collectively “signatories to the Alliance”)
agree to establish an Alliance to promote safe and healthful working conditions for workers. OSHA,
Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and CSHI hereby form an Alliance to provide workers with
information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them to be knowledgeable of
safety and health hazards of the construction and general industry with a focus on the four major
hazards; falls, electrical, struck by, and caught in/between hazards. The signatories to the
Alliance recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of
the OSHA national effort.
The signatories will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
The signatories will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for construction
and general industry workers regarding falls, electrical, struck by, and caught in/between, and to
provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.
- Deliver or arrange for Safety and Health training and information for General Industry and
Construction with emphasis on the four leading hazards for fatalities (Falls, Electrical, Struck-by,
OSHA’s Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative
relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication and
promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have proved to be
valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with a
party, OSHA is not endorsing any of the party’s products or services; nor does the Agency enter into
an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party’s products or services.
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of
hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (print and
electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA’s websites).
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at events such as Consulate General of Mexico in Austin meetings.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding
Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and CSHI best practices or effective approaches and publicize
results through outreach by Consulate General of Mexico in Austin, CSHI and through OSHA or
Consulate General of Mexico in Austin, CSHI developed materials, training programs, workshops,
seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable form).
An implementation team made up of representatives of the three organizations will meet to develop a
plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the
participants, In addition, they will meet each school semester to track and share information on
activities and result in achieving the goals of the Alliance.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Either signatory may terminate it for any reason
at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time
with the concurrence of all signatories.
Francisco Javier Alejo Lopez
Consulate General of Mexico in Austin
Greg Smith, C.S.P.
Construction Safety & Health, Inc.
Paul L. Brantley
Austin Area Office