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  1. Alliance Background
  2. Date Signed:

    May 9, 2011

    Alliance Overview

    The Alliance with the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) is designed to assist local Homebuilders Associations (HBA) with training homebuilders and their subcontractors on the changes to residential fall protection policy and hazards commonly encountered on residential construction job sites. The TAB is an association that represents the 34 HBA's in the State of Texas.

    Implementation Team Members

    Lorraine Urey, TAB
    Joann Natarajan, OSHA

  3. Implementation Team Meetings

  4. Team meetings were held by phone and in person. Meetings were held on 8-24-11, and 3-19-12 with phone meetings held on 6-2-11.

  5. Activities and Products
  6. Evaluation Period

    Evaluation period was 5-9-11 to 5-9-12.

    Alliance Activity

    • Training and Education: OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialists conducted 17 training sessions across the state of Texas at Home Builder Associations and for HBA members and their subcontractors on fall protection, the focus four hazards and other construction safety hazards. Most of these training sessions were four hours in length.
      • Outreach and Communication: OSHA responded to one request for a meeting to discuss a local office partnership with the North Texas HBA, and one publications request. OSHA provided construction related publications to three HBA offices for distribution to their members and subcontractors.    
        • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health: As a result of the alliance, three additional outreach trainings were conducted for HBA members who assembled their subcontractors for a four hour training session on fall protection, scaffolds, ladders, electrical, and PPE. These homebuilders would not have likely contacted OSHA for assistance if they had not been made aware of the compliance assistance activities provided through the alliance program.

        Alliance Products

        • Training and Education:  CAS's developed targeted training modules on residential construction for delivery to HBA members.
        • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health.

      • Results
      • As a result of the alliance, 1762 homebuilders and subcontractors were affected by the training, with 1042 contractors who attended a training session.

        Type of Activity
        (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

        Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

        Training sessions on residential fall protection






      • Upcoming Milestones
      • OSHA, TAB and the HBA plan to continue to explore ways to provide training to contractors and subcontractors on residential construction safety through training sessions, publications distribution and homebuilder inquiries for assistance.

        Report Prepared by: Joann Natarajan