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


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: August 19, 2008

    End Date: August 18, 2010

    Overview:

    OSHA and the City of Houston Mayor's Office of Affirmative Action Contract Compliance formed an Alliance 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 electrical, falls, struck-by, and caught-between hazards in the construction industry.

    Implementation team Members:

    City of Houston

    Juan Padilla, COH MO-AACC
    Kelly Shreck, COH MO-AACC

    USDOL/OSHA

    Jim Shelton, Houston North AO
    Mark Hernandez, Houston South AO

    Evaluation Period:

    August 19, 2008 through August 19, 2009

  2. Implementation Team Meetings:

    After the signing of the Alliance coordination and planning was conducted through phone and email.

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    • Events - N/A
    • Seminars - Two hour class on OSHA and Focused Four in Construction
    • Products - Developed a list of hyperlinks for hurricane related information
    Outreach and Communication

    • Events - Distributed information on the OSHA 10 Hour Marathon to small contractors
    • Products - Developed a hyperlinked Powerpoint presentation on hurricane resources.
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • Events - No National dialogue at this time

  4. Results

    Forty-five small business employers trained on OSHA and Focused Four Hazards. Hurricane safety information distributed to several hundred businesses after hurricane Ike.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Exploring additional outreach activities.