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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
ST. LOUIS AREA OFFICE
HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
For Dates June 1, 2008 through June 1, 2009

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: November 20, 2002

    Date Renewed: Automatically renews annually

    Alliance Overview

    The St. Louis Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA-SLAO) and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis (HCCMSL) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful workplaces. OSHA-SLAO and the HCCMSL therefore agree to form an Alliance to use their collective expertise and resources to help foster a culture of prevention and openness while sharing best practices and technical knowledge. The alliance will promote safe and healthful working conditions for employees of the Chamber's membership by providing HCCMSL with information and guidance that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, as well as increase access to safety and health information and training resources.

    Implementation Team Members.

    Lldeonso Gonzalez, President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis
    Larry Davidson, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA St. Louis Area Office
     
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    During the course of this evaluation period, OSHA Implementation Team member, Larry Davidson, held several meetings with current president Lldeonso Gonzalez as well as subsequent meetings with other key chamber officials in an effort to orchestrate safety training for Hispanic contractors.
     
  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period
    12 Months -- June 2008 - June 2009

    Alliance Activity
    • Training and Education -- Attempted the organizing of OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach training for Hispanic contractors.
    • Outreach and Communication -- Influenced safe work activity through distribution of various safety related materials through the Chamber network.
    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health -- Accomplished through Training and Education effort, as well as Outreach and Communication goals.
    Alliance Products

    No Alliance products were developed during this evaluation period.
     
  4. Results
     
    1. The information outreach provided information critical to helping the Hispanic community lift its level of safety awareness and culture.
    2. Using the table below, list each activity and the number of individuals reached or trained during the reporting period:
       
      Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
      Information outreach distributed through the Chamber Approximately 600
      TOTAL Approximately 600

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Through the Alliance, the parties will continue education, training, and information outreach efforts, especially in light of stimulus spending.

    Report Prepared by: Larry Davidson

    For more information, contact Larry Davidson, St. Louis Area Office 314-425-4249.