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); Elias Casillas III, Richard Rivera, Sheila Schulmeyer (after September 2006).

    Contributors

    Elias Casillas III, Richard Rivera

    Evaluation Period

    This report covers 2007/2008

  3. Implementation Team Meetings

    August 14, 2007, June 23, 2008

  4. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    • 2007 - New Hire Safety Orientations: 1948 English, 3617 Spanish, Total: 5565
    • 2008* - New Hire Safety Orientations: 1319 English, Spanish 2451, Total: 3770
      (as of Aug. 15, 2008)
      • 10 Hour Outreach Training:
        2007 - English, 37; Spanish 49
        2008 - English,16 ; Spanish 21
    • Other Safety Training Provided to Food Service Safety, Powered Industrial Truck Operator Safety Training, Confined Space, Hazard Communication, Aerial Lift, Scaffolding and Excavation, etc., in 2007 to 934 employees.
    • Other Safety Training Provided to Food Service Safety, Powered Industrial Truck Operator Safety Training, Confined Space, Hazard Communication, Aerial Lift, Scaffolding and Excavation, etc., in 2008 to 445 employees.
    Outreach and Communication
    • On-going 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.)
    • 2007/2008 - Completed Construction of new T & T Staff Management "Safety Training Center" and renovation of existing training facilities.
    • 2008 - Installed new outdoor digital bill board/sign (Marquee) which communicates safety message at all times and advertises on-going safety courses
    • 2008 - Implemented "Big 4" construction hazards training program in English and Spanish
    • 2008 - Added "General Industry" New Hire Safety Orientations to orientation schedule. Now provide a total 11 "New Hire Safety Orientations" per week
    • August 8 & 9, 2008 Participated in Collaborative "Free OSHA 10-Hour and Construction Big Four Hazards" training between the Hispanic Contractors Association de Tejas; The Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce; The Small Business Administration where approximately 200 participants completed the safety training in English/Spanish.
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • 2007/2008 - Continue to dialog with OSHA Education Centers in Region VI to try and expand safety training in English and Spanish for the El Paso, Far West Texas region.
  5. Results

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

    EVENT PARTICIPANTS TRAINED
    2007 - New Hire Safety Orientations:
    2008* - New Hire Safety Orientations:

    2007 - 10 Hour Outreach Training:
    2008* - 10 Hour Outreach Training:


    2007 - Other Safety Training Provided to Food Service Safety, Powered Industrial Lift Truck Operator Safety, Confined Space, Hazard Communication, Aerial Lift, Scaffolding and Excavation, etc.,:

    2008* - Other Safety Training Provided to Food Service Safety, Powered Industrial Lift Truck Operator Safety, Confined Space, Hazard Communication, Aerial Lift, Scaffolding and Excavation, etc.,:

    2008* - 10 Hour Collaborative Training:
    1948 English, 3617 Spanish, Total: 5565
    1373 English, 2553 Spanish, Total: 3926

    English, 37; Spanish, 49, Total: 86
    English, 16; Spanish, 21 Total: 37






    934 employees.





    445 employees.

    125 English, 81 Spanish, Total 206
    TOTAL
    11199

  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.