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OSHA Regional News Brief – Region 6
U.S. Department of Labor
Jan. 26, 2015
OSHA forms alliance with the Associated General Contractors of America to
keep San Antonio construction workers safe
Left to Right: Doug McMurry, AGC San Antonio chapter vice president; Alejandro Porter, OSHA's San Antonio area director; Sean Moran, AGC San Antonio chapter safety and health committee chairman; and Christian Pearson, AGC San Antonio chapter board president
Participants: Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Associated General Contractors of America, San Antonio Chapter
Background: In an effort to protect construction workers in San Antonio, Texas, OSHA and AGC signed an alliance to provide safety and health training to their members.
AGC dedicates its staff to promote safety and health awareness by training, educating and mentoring their members' construction businesses. They are committed to developing educational and training programs to facilitate resources needed to help workers and members stay safe and healthy at their work sites.
The AGC San Antonio Chapter serves over 425 member firms in 19 counties throughout South Texas. It contributes much to the community by building parks, hotels, stores, offices, schools, churches, hospitals and military facilities.
Through its Alliance Program, OSHA works with businesses, trade associations, unions, consulates, professional organizations, faith- and community-based organizations and educational institutions to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. The purpose of each alliance is to develop compliance assistance tools and resources and to educate workers and employers about their rights and responsibilities.
Duration: 2 years
Quotes: "This voluntary alliance provides construction workers with much needed training on recognizing and avoiding construction site hazards such as falls, struck-by, caught in/or between and electrical," said Alejandro Porter, OSHA's Area Director in San Antonio. "The alliance also provides OSHA with a collaborative partnership with employers to find and fix hazards to prevent workers from being hurt."
Release Number: 15-134-DAL
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