Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region VI


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: 09/28/2011
    End Date: 09/28/2013

    Overview:


    To provide 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.

    The second part of this alliance is to conduct safety and health training meetings with the Hispanic contractors and their workers who only speak Spanish. Classes and briefing include: workers' rights, employer responsibilities, employee responsibilities, heat stress prevention and recognition, preventing falls, and other hazards at the construction sites.

    Implementation Team Members

    Tomas Larralde, Director Hispanic Contractors de San Antonio

    Raul Carrillo, CAS, OSHA San Antonio Office

    Evaluation Period

    September 28, 2011 through October 01, 2012

    Implementation Team Meetings

    This alliance meets once a month and quarterly with members and instructors, all instructors are certified to teach the OSHA 10 and 30 hour construction courses. 10 out of the 12 instructors are fluent in Spanish.

  2. Events and Products

    10 Hour OSHA Construction Course 202 attendees
    10 Hour OSHA Construction Course, Spanish 34 attendees
    Fall Protection/Prevention, in Spanish, Susan hardwood Grant, 12 classes, 245 attendees
    30 hour OSHA Construction course, with Hensel Phelps, 38 attendees
    Creating a Safety Program for Small Business, 6 classes, 56 attendees

  3. Training and Education

    • Heat Stress and Fall Protection Regional Campaign

    • Creating and having a safety program for your small business

    • Partnering with the Mexican Consulate for OSHA Focus Four Classes
  4. Results

    Membership has increased, in part due to all the free training and OSHA involvement. Minority construction businesses have had the ability to educate their non-English speaking workers about safety and health, OSHA regulations and workers' rights.

  5. Upcoming Milestones:

    • 10 and 30 Hour Construction Courses
    • Fall Protection/Prevention Seminar
    • Creating a Safety Program for your Small Business