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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
El Paso Area Office
And the
El Paso Community College – Risk Management Institute
September 17, 2018


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      Original – August 14, 2017

    2. Evaluation Period

      This report covers August 14, 2017 to August 13, 2018

    3. Overview

      The Alliance between the United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and El Paso Community College – Risk Management Institute was established as a collaborative relationship to foster a safety and more healthful workplace for Americans working in the general and construction industries. The goal of the Alliance is to save lives, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to construction and general industry hazards such as falls from elevations, struck-by and caught-in-between objects, and electrocution.

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA – El Paso Area Office

      Diego Alvarado, OSHA El Paso Area Office, Area Director
      Abraham Arzola, OSHA El Paso Area Office, Compliance Assistance Specialist

      Alliance Participant – El Paso Community College

      Barry J. Bogle, Director Law Enforcement Academy
      Cecy Maurer, Grant Project Coordinator

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • August 23, 2017
    • October 4, 2017
    • January 18, 2018
    • April 24, 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

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: To share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, such as falls, electrocution, struck-by, caught-in or between and heat illness hazards including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Dissemination El Paso Community College has several OSHA Publications, Fact Sheets, and QuickCards available at all times during regular business hours for their stakeholders. Construction, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business, Young Workers

    500


    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on construction and general industry safety and health issues.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Speech Mrs. Cecy Maurer attended and gave a speech during the David L. Carrasco Community Meeting to emphasize the no cost safety and health training being offered at El Paso Community College. Construction, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business, Young Workers

    1000

    Training and Education

    Training and Education: To deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA 10 and 30 Hour courses and other Safety and Health courses in English and Spanish.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    PresentationCAS Arzola gave an Introduction to OSHA presentation at the El Paso Community College 30 Hour Construction course and distributed All About OSHA Publications to all attendees on August 15, 2017.Construction, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    150

    PresentationCAS Arzola presented the Introduction to OSHA at the El Paso Community College 30 Hour Construction class and distributed OSHA publications to all attendees on August 24, 2017.Construction, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    300

    PresentationCAS Arzola gave an Introduction to OSHA presentation at the El Paso Community College 30 Hour Construction class and distributed OSHA Publications and Quick Cards to attendees on October 2, 2017.Construction, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    320

    TrainingCAS Arzola participated in the El Paso Community College, OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements class in El Paso, TX. CAS Arzola distributed OSHA Recordkeeping forms to all attendees and answered several questions during the class.Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    340

    PresentationCAS Arzola presented the Introduction to OSHA during the El Paso Community College 30 Hour Construction Class. CAS Arzola also distributed Safe and Sound tri-folds and Workers' Rights information cards on February 3, 2018.Construction, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    300

    PresentationCAS Arzola presented the Introduction to OSHA during the El Paso Community College 30 Hour Construction Class. CAS Arzola also distributed OSHA Publications and Quick Cards to all students on March 3, 2018.Construction, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    240

    PresentationCAS Arzola presented the Introduction to OSHA during the El Paso Community College 30 Hour Construction Course held at the El Paso Electricians JATC apprenticeship program in El Paso, TX, on June 16, 2018.Construction, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    40

    TrainingEl Paso Community College OSHA 10 Hour Construction Classes held during August 14, 2017 to August 13, 2018.Construction, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    398

    TrainingEl Paso Community College OSHA 30 Hour Construction Classes held during August 14, 2017 to August 13, 2018.Construction, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    296

    TrainingEl Paso Community College OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Classes held during August 14, 2017 to August 13, 2018.Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    88

    TrainingEl Paso Community College OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Classes held during August 14, 2017 to August 13, 2018.Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    25

    TrainingEl Paso Community College Accident Investigation Procedures Classes held during August 14, 2017 to August 13, 2018.Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    46

    TrainingEl Paso Community College Advanced Hazardous Materials Classes held during August 14, 2017 to August 13, 2018.Hazard Communication, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    9

    TrainingEl Paso Community College Confined Space Classes held during August 14, 2017 to August 13, 2018.Construction, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    111

    TrainingEl Paso Community College CPR/First Aid Classes held during August 14, 2017 to August 13, 2018.Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    58

    TrainingEl Paso Community College Electrical Arc Flash Classes held during August 14, 2017 to August 13, 2018.Construction, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    85

    TrainingEl Paso Community College Fall Prevention in Construction Classes held during August 14, 2017 to August 13, 2018.Construction, Fall Prevention, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    725

    TrainingEl Paso Community College Hazardous Materials Classes held during August 14, 2017 to August 13, 2018.Hazard Communication, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    65

    TrainingEl Paso Community College Lockout/Tagout Classes held during August 14, 2017 to August 13, 2018.Construction, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    70

    TrainingEl Paso Community College OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements Classes held during August 14, 2017 to August 13, 2018.Construction, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    118

    TrainingEl Paso Community College Personal Protective Equipment Classes held during August 14, 2017 to August 13, 2018.Construction, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    43

    TrainingEl Paso Community College Safety and Health Risk Management Classes held during August 14, 2017 to August 13, 2018.Construction, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    15

    TrainingEl Paso Community College Silica Dust Safety Classes held during August 14, 2017 to August 13, 2018. Construction, Hazard Communication, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    85

    Outreach and Communication

    Outreach and Communication: To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or El Paso Community College conferences, local meetings, or other safety training events.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    ExhibitCompliance Assistance Specialist Abraham Arzola had a booth set up at the El Paso Community College 12th Annual Veterans Business Conference held in El Paso, TX, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Construction, Fall Prevention, Haz Com, Health Care, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    2,500

    ExhibitCompliance Assistance Specialist Abraham Arzola had a booth set up at the El Paso Community College Procurement and Contracting Symposium in El Paso, TX, on May 28, 2018.Construction, Fall Prevention, Haz Com, Health Care, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    3,000


    Outreach and Communication: To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding El Paso Community College good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    EventThe El Paso Area Office held its 6th Annual OSHA Update in the El Paso Metropolitan Area. The OSHA Update was held in the El Paso Community College Auditorium and several OSHA Presentations were offered to the public. There were several booths from Wage & Hour, TX Workers Compensation, EEOC, SBA, ASSE, OSHCON, OSHA and EPCC that were handing out information and publications.Agriculture, Construction, Ergonomics, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication, Health Care, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    10,000

    EventCAS Arzola gave an OSHA Update presentation during the Department of Labor's Employer Forum in El Paso, TX. CAS Arzola also had a booth set up and distributed OSHA Publications, Quick Cards, and Fact Sheets at El Paso Community College on May 16, 2018.Agriculture, Construction, Ergonomics, Fall Prevention, Hazard Communication, Health Care, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business

    2,000

    TOTAL  

    22,927

  4. Evaluations

    None for this Alliance

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    • Continue working with OSHA's Susan Harwood Grant
    • Continue working with Texas Mutual Insurance to provide no cost safety and health training in the El Paso Metropolitan Area
  6. Report prepared by: Cecy Maurer, Grant Project Coordinator, El Paso Community College – Risk Management Institute, September 17, 2018

    Report prepared by: Abraham Arzola, CAS, El Paso Area Office, September 17, 2018

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