ABOUT THE ALLIANCE


The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Houston South Area Office and ABC of Houston, ASA of Houston, Gulf Coast Safety Institute and SAIA recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, these organizations have formed an alliance to provide their members, and others, with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to fall hazards in the construction industries and addressing fall related issues and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). In developing this alliance, these organizations recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.



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Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston
Based on the Merit Shop and Free Enterprise principles, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston helps members win construction related work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. ABC is a national trade association representing 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms.
Contact: Callie Fields c.fields@abchouston.org

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American Subcontractors Association Houston Chapter
American Subcontractors Association - Houston Chapter (ASA-HC) is a collective voice for a diverse membership committed to quality, safety and ethics in construction. ASA-HC advocates for legislative reform and provides educational opportunities for the subcontracting community.
Contact: Brianna Wright asa@asahouston.org

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The Gulf Coast Safety Institute
The Gulf Coast Safety Institute was established in 2007 to provide safety and health training and education to workers and employees. Additionally, the Gulf Coast Safety Institute is an OSHA Challenge Program Administrator mentoring over 50 companies in improving their Safety and Health Management System to potentially achieve OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program STAR status.
Contact: Cindy Lewis clewis1@com.edu

OSHA Houston South Area Offices
Contact: Mark Briggs briggs.mark@dol.gov

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Scaffold & Access Industry Association
The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) is a non-profit trade 501(c)(6) association committed to raising the standards of professionalism within the scaffold and access industry. The SAIA represents all facets of the scaffold & access industry through various councils that include, aerial work platform, construction hoist, fall protection equipment, international, industrial, mast climbing, plank and platform, shoring, supported scaffold and suspended scaffold. Through its various programs, the SAIA promotes safety, training and a highly professional, responsible image of the scaffold and access professional. The SAIA is also the secretariat for the American National Standard, SAIA ASC A92 standards. For more information, call 816.595.4860 or visit us at www.saiaonline.org.
Contact: Granville Loar granville@saiaonline.org