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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the San Antonio Masonry Contractors Association (SAMCA) agree to establish an Alliance to promote safe and healthful working conditions for construction workers. OSHA and SAMCA hereby form an Alliance to provide workers with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them to be knowledgeable of safety and health hazards of the construction industry with a focus on the four major hazards; falls, electrical, struck by, and caught in/between hazards. The signatories to the Alliance recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and SAMCA will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for construction youth workers regarding falls, electrical, struck by, and caught in/between hazards, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employees and employees in the industry.
  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of the OSHA 10-hour Safety Course.

OSHA and SAMCA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's websites).
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at events such as SAMCA safety meetings. Share information among OSHA personnel and construction industry safety and health professionals regarding construction work best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by SAMCA, and through OSHA developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable form).

OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with a party, OSHA is not endorsing any of the party's products or services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party's products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of the two organizations will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants, In addition, they will meet three times a year to track and share information on activities and result in achieving the goals of the Alliance.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Either signatory may terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of all signatories.

Two original copies of this present agreement are signed on this 9th day of October 2012.

THEREFORE, the San Antonio Masonry Contractors Association and San Antonio Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) hereby enter into this alliance.


James Groesbeck




Kelly C. Knighton
Area Director
San Antonio Area Office



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