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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
El Paso Area Office
And the
T&T Staff Management, Inc.
October 4, 2016


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      Original - January 28, 2004; Renewal - August 14, 2007; Renewal - August 25, 2009; Renewal - September 02, 2011; Renewal - September 26, 2013; Renewal - September 10, 2015.

    2. Evaluation Period

      This report covers September 2015 to August 2016

    3. Overview

      The Alliance between the United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and T&T Staff Management, Inc. was established as a collaborative relationship to foster a safety and more healthful workplace for Americans working in the construction industries. The goal of the Alliance is to save lives, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to construction hazards such as falls from elevations, struck-by and caught-in-between objects, and electrocution.

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA – El Paso Area Office

      Diego Alvarado, OSHA El Paso Area Office, Area Director
      Abraham Arzola, OSHA El Paso Area Office, Compliance Assistance Specialist

      Alliance Participant – T&T Staff Management, Inc

      Thad Steele, President
      Aaron Montoya, Vice President T&T Staff
      Penelope Simmons, Workers Compensation Specialist

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • January 28, 2016
    • May 12, 2016
    • August 17, 2016

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance’s progress and results.

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance’s activities in support of the goals in the Alliance Agreement.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: To share information on OSHA's National/Regional/Local Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the construction rulemaking process.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Dissemination T&T Staff Website – On-going Agriculture, Construction, Ergonomics, Fall Prevention, Haz Com, Health Care, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Oil and Gas, Small Business, Transportation, Young Workers

    500

    Speech/Presentation National Fall Prevention Stand-Down Presentation by OSHA CAS hosted by T&T Staff– May 12, 2016 Construction, Fall Prevention, Hispanic Worker

    300


    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: To share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, such as falls, electrocution, struck-by, caught-in or between and heat illness hazards including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Dissemination Set up Permanent Tables at T&T Staff with several OSHA Publications on them available at all times during regular business hours – On-going Agriculture, Construction, Fall Prevention, Haz Com, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Oil and Gas, Small Business

    500

    Training Newly revised Construction Industry Confined Space Regulation Overview presented by OSHA CAS – February 25, 2016 Construction, Haz Com, Hispanic Worker, Oil and Gas, Small Business

    520


    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on construction and general industry safety and health issues. – NO ACTIVITY
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    N/A No Activity


    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: To encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by providing safety information during visits to members' jobsites and involving employees during jobsite assessments, inspections and audits.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Training Jobsite Assessments / Recommendations Agriculture, Construction, Fall Prevention, Haz Com, Health Care, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business, Transportation, Young Workers

    1,500

    Speech / Presentation OSHA CAS gave a speech at a Workers Memorial Day Event sponsored by T&T Staff Construction, Fall Prevention, Haz Com, Health Care, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business, Transportation, Young Workers

    Training and Education

    Training and Education: To develop effective training and education programs for construction workers regarding such as but not limited to falls, electrocution, struck-by, caught-in or between and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Training New Hire Construction & General Industry Safety Orientations Construction, Fall Prevention, Haz Com, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Young Workers

    3,439

    Training On-going safety training in various construction and general industry related topics such as but not limited to; Fall Protection, Scaffolding, Electrical Safety, Excavations, Confined Space, Ladder Safety, PPE Use, & Hand and Power Tools Construction, Fall Prevention, Haz Com, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Small Business, Young Workers

    3,005

    Training Provided National Safety Council First Aid, CPR, and AED training to the OSHA El Paso Area Office Staff. Federal

    10


    Training and Education: To deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA 10 Hour Construction and General Industry courses in English and Spanish.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Training 10 Hour Construction Outreach Safety Courses in English and Spanish Construction Safety

    12

    Training 30 Hour Construction Outreach Safety Courses in English and Spanish Construction Safety

    51

    Outreach and Communication

    Outreach and Communication: To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and the T&T Staff Management, Inc., Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Alliance Product Developed, updated and revised Toolbox Safety Talks and made them available on the T&T Staff Website. Construction, Fall Prevention, Haz Com, Health Care, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker

    500


    Outreach and Communication: To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or T&T Staff Management, Inc. conferences, local meetings, or other safety training events.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Event 4th Annual OSHA El Paso Area Office Update – December 1, 2015 Construction, Fall Prevention, Haz Com, Health Care, Heat Illness, Hispanic Worker, Oil and Gas, Small Business, Transportation, Young Workers

    2,000

    Training T&T hosted UTA OSHA #7300 Understanding OSHA’s Permit Required Confined Space – April 25, 2016 Construction, Hispanic Worker, Confined Space

    220

    Training T&T hosted National Safety Council Train the Trainer – “Our Driving Concern” – May 5, 2016 Construction, Hispanic Worker, Small Business, Transportation, Young Workers

    300

    Event T&T Safety Department Personnel participated in National Fall Prevention Stand-Down by providing speeches and tool box safety talks to various construction companies in the El Paso area Construction, Hispanic Worker, Fall Prevention

    176


    Outreach and Communication: To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding T&T Staff Management, Inc. good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants. – NO ACTIVITY
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    N/A No Activity

    TOTAL

    13,033

  4. Evaluations

    None for this Alliance

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    • Continue seeking opportunities for Youth Outreach
    • Continue Public Safety & Health Awareness through T&T’s Marquee Sign-Safety Messages
    • Continue Partnering with the University of Texas at Arlington OSHA Education Center when possible and host available courses.
    • Partner with EPCC Risk Management Institute to refer students to Free OSHA Courses being held at EPCC.
    • Establish web links to OSHA Local Emphasis Program (LEP) and National Emphasis Program (NEP) web pages
  6. Report prepared by: Abraham Arzola, CAS, El Paso Area Office, October 4, 2016

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