Participants: U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational
Safety and Health Administration
Hispanic Contractors Association de Tejas
OSHA’s Fort Worth and Dallas area offices provided the agency’s 10-hour course to the Hispanic Contractors Association de Tejas at the University of Texas at Arlington from Nov. 18 to 19, 2022, to promote understanding of the workplace safety and health rights and responsibilities.
Alliance description: OSHA’s Dallas and Fort Worth Area offices and the Hispanic Contractors Association de Tejas have renewed a 2-year alliance to educate employers and employees on construction hazards. OSHA and the association will continue emphasis on construction industry employers, providing information, guidance and training resources that will help protect the health and safety of workers. The alliance is also focused on helping employers understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Through the alliance, the organizations will continue to address hazards that are inherent to the focus four hazards in construction.
Background: OSHA’s Alliance Program works with groups committed to worker safety and health to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. These groups include unions, consulates, trade or professional organizations, businesses, faith- and community-based organizations and educational institutions. OSHA and the groups work together to develop compliance assistance tools and resources, share information with workers and employers and educate workers and employers about their rights and responsibilities.
Quote: “OSHA’s alliance with the Hispanic Contractors Association de Tejas will greatly improve the health and safety in the workplace for the area’s Hispanic worker community,” explained OSHA Area Director Basil Singh in Dallas.
“If employers are aware of the dangers facing this community daily, they can work towards keeping their most valuable asset, their workers, safe,” added OSHA Area Director Timothy Minor, in Fort Worth.