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Texas Association of Builders Alliance
September 23, 2013


  1. Alliance Background

    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
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Team meetings were held by phone. Meetings were held in May 2012 and November 2012.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    Evaluation period was 5-9-12 to 5-9-13.

    Alliance Activity.

    • Training and Education: OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialists conducted five 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 provided construction related publications to one HBA office for distribution to their members and subcontractors. OSHA maintains contact with Ms. Urey to inform TAB of important OSHA updates, recall notices and free training opportunities.
    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health: As a result of the alliance, one additional outreach training was 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
  4. Results

    As a result of the alliance, a total of 1500 homebuilders, subcontractors, and employees were affected by the training, with 166 contractors who attended a training session.

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Affected
    Training sessions on residential fall protection1500
       
    TOTAL 1500
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    OSHA, TAB and the HBA plan to conclude their alliance as requests for assistance have dropped off since OSHA implemented the change in residential construction fall protection policy.

Report Prepared by: Joann Natarajan

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