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


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: January 8, 2004

    Renewed: August 20, 2007

    Overview

    Alliance between the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and T & T Staff Management, L.P. 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

  2. Implementation Team Members: Jack Turner, Thad Steele, Frank Olivas (initial); Sheila Schulmeyer (after September 2006).

    Contributors

    Alejandro Del Hierro, Elias Casillas, Richard Rivera

    Evaluation Period

    This report covers January 8, 2004 through September 30, 2006

  3. Implementation Team Meetings

    January 20, 2004, January 23, 2004, March 29, 2004, May 10, 2004, November 2, 2006, August 14, 2007

  4. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    • 2004 - New Hire Safety Orientations: 743 English, 1735 Spanish, Total:2478
    • 2005 - New Hire Safety Orientations: 928 English, 2783 Spanish,
      Total: 3711
    • 2006 - New Hire Safety Orientations: 1441 English, 3360 Spanish, Total: 4801
    • 10 Hour Outreach Training:
      • 2004 - English, 92; Spanish, 170
      • 2005 - English, 65; Spanish, 85
      • 2006 - English, 41; Spanish, 68
    • Other Safety Training Provided to Food Service Safety, Powered Industrial Truck, Confined Space, Hazard Communication, Aerial Lift, Scaffolding and Excavation, etc., in 2006 to 1639 employees.
    Outreach and Communication
    • May 6/7, 2004 Participated in the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), First Annual “Safety without Borders” Safety Seminar held at the El Paso Convention Center. A booth was provided by T & T to promote the Alliance between OSHA and T & T.
    • July 14, 2004, T&T presented “An Alliance with OSHA” at the ASSE monthly meeting.
    • August 6, 2004, meeting at Vista Hills Country Club with over 200 employers where OSHA and T & T presented a duel program covering “Introduction to OSHA” and “ Upper Management’s Commitment to Safety”
    • August 11, 2004, T&T met with UTEP’s PACE to try and expand safety training in English and Spanish for the El Paso, West Texas, Southern New Mexico, and Northern New Mexico areas.
    • Since the inception of the Alliance in 2004, over 700 CFR Manuals published by Mangan Communications, Inc., have been issued by T & T to individuals in the construction industry in El Paso and surrounding areas.
    • Youth Outreach: In 2007 CFRs published by Mangan Communications, Inc., have been distributed to local school districts for distribution to students enrolled in Career and Technology course (i.e. Building Trades, Automotive Trades, etc.)
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
    • August 11, 2004, T&T met with UTEP’s PACE to try and expand safety training in English and Spanish for the El Paso, West Texas, Southern New Mexico, and Northern New Mexico areas.
  5. Results

    Using the table below, list each activity and the number of individuals reached or trained during the reporting period.

    • 2004 - New Hire Safety Orientations:
    • 2005 - New Hire Safety Orientations: Total: 3711
    • 2006 - New Hire Safety Orientations:
    • 10 Hour Outreach Training: 2004 - English, 92; Spanish, 170
    • 2005 - English, 65; Spanish, 85
    • 2006 - English, 41; Spanish, 68
    Other Safety Training Provided to Food Service Safety, Powered Industrial Truck, Confined Space, Hazard Communication, Aerial Lift, Scaffolding and Excavation, etc., in 2006 to 1639 employees.
    743 English, 1735 Spanish, Total:2478

    Spanish, 928 English, 2783
    TOTAL 13,150

  6. T & T Staff Management, L. P., has enjoyed a 25 percent reduction in injury claims for their own employees although exposure to hazards has increased at 15 percent.