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


  1. Alliance Background
  2. Date Signed: April 28, 2011

    End Date: April 28, 2013

    Overview

    Alliance with the Hispanic Contractors Association de Tejas (HCAT) and the Dallas Area Office and directed towards reducing injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the electrical work in construction and general industry. HCAT conducts semi-annual safety 10-Construction Safety Marathons where best practices and incident trends are discussed, and guest speakers provide safety information to address hazards in the industry. 

    Implementation Team Members

    Independent Electrical Contractors

    Elizabeth Saucedo, Executive Director
    Javier Arias, Chairman (2012)

    USDOL/OSHA

    Stephen Boyd, AD, Dallas AO
    Elias Vela, CAS, Dallas AO

    Evaluation Period:

    April 28, 2011 through June 28, 2012

  3. Implementation Team Meetings

  4. A 10-hour Construction Safety course marathons were conducted at the community education centers.

    September 2011, in Dallas, TX - 232 Attended
    May 2012, in Bentonville, AR - 81 Attended
    June 2012, in Houston TX - 787 Attended

  5. Events and Products
  6. Training and Education

    • Events
      • Confined Space Bootcamp Seminar in April 28, 2012 in Dallas, TX
      •  61 attended
      • Scaffolding Competent Person Training March 2012  
      • 27 attended
    • Seminars
      • The HCAT provided a safety forum for companies and organizations involved in the construction industry and meet on a regular basis to discuss accident trends, best practices, disseminate safety information. The HCAT coordinated speakers to talk on relevant topics to safety and health in construction. 

    Outreach and Communication

    • Events
      • Monthly safety forums
    • Products
      • Maintains a website to facilitate the dissemination of information to the construction industry in the Dallas Texas area.
      • www.hcadetejas.org/

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • Events
      • No National dialogue at this time
    • Products
      • Construction Focus Four Hazards book in Spanish and English
      • Other literature promoting the HCAT and their outreach events/seminars
  7. Results
  8. Participation in the alliance has helped maintain and improve the knowledge and sharing of best practices. In addition to the meetings covering heat stress, safe driving, slings inspection and safety, cell phone policies, cranes, and other topics, meetings on fatality trends, best practices, and new regulations were distributed to the exploration and production contractors.

    The most recent 10-hour Construction Safety Marathon was great a achievement. More than 500 attendees were Spanish, and more than 200 in English at Aldine High School, Houston where 20 classrooms were coordinated with authorized trainers from around the region.

  9. Upcoming Milestones
  10. The DAO will continue to support and assist in the outreach efforts and scheduled events of the HCAT organization.

    The HCAT will conduct another 10-hour Construction Safety Marathon in September 2012 at Richland College in Dallas, TX.