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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

HISPANIC ASSOCIATION OF SAFETY PROFESSIONALS #109
(The group has no current mailing address. New President’s Work Address is:
Big D Companies, 4501 East Highway 80, Midland, Texas 79708)

August 18, 2008

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

August 20, 2007

Overview

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Hispanic Association of Safety Professional’s (HASP) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces.

OSHA and HASP therefore formed an Alliance to provide HASP members the tools to provide volunteer courses in safety and health, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to fall hazards, struck by, crushed by and electrical hazards.

Implementation Team Members

Julio Martinez – President
Betty Casarez – Secretary
Luis Carrasco – Treasurer
(Prior to June 2008)

Contributors:

Evaluation Period

February 23, 2007 through August 20, 2008

II. Implementation Team Meetings

March 16, 2007, Membership Meeting
April 20, 2007 , Membership Meeting
May 18, 2007, Membership Meeting
June 15, 2007, Membership Meeting
July 20, 2007, Membership Meeting
August, 17, 2007, Membership Meeting
September 21, 2007, Membership Meeting (OSHA did not attend per other committments)
October 19, 2007, Membership Meeting (OSHA did not attend due to other commitments)
Meetings were suspended from November 2007 until July 2008 due to lack of leadership and attendance.
Meetings have started up again on July 18, 2008

III. Events and Products

HASP members have become involved in the Permian Basin Service, Transmission, Exploration and Production Safety Network (PBSTEPS).
Meetings had been held at a restaurant in Odessa, TX up to July 2008 on the third Friday of each month. The location is in the process of being changed and the meeting day has changed to the last Thursday of each month.

IV. Training and Education Outreach and Communication
  • Participation in STEPS.
  • On July 18, 2008, the OSHA CAS gave an update on the fatalities in the oilfield since October 1, 2007. At that time, out of 9 oilfield fatals, 7 were Hispanic workers.
Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
  • The new President, Al Garcia made a presentation at the August 2008 STEPS meeting in Midland about Hispanic culture in the workplace.
IV. Results
 
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Monthly Newsletter Stopped printing until further notice
Monthly Membership meetings 9
E-mail notification of up-coming events 4
TOTAL 13

V. Upcoming Milestones

The group had floundered when the previous president became too busy to participate in the monthly meetings. Meetings suspended and it looked like the group would disband.

In June of 2008, one of the committee members rallied members and a new president and vice president were elected. These two gentlemen have made the commitment to grow the group to the point that everyone can attend, not just Hispanic Safety Professionals.