Back to Concluded Alliances
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA), Region II, and the Consulate of El Salvador, in Long Island, New York, hereinafter “the
Recognizing that OSHA’s Alliance Program provides for the establishment of cooperative relationships
for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication and promoting a national
dialogue on workplace safety and health; and
Recognizing the value of establishing such a relationship to foster safer and more healthful
workplaces for all Salvadorians and other Hispanic groups;
Intend to establish an Alliance to achieve the following:
The Participants intend to jointly work through an Alliance to provide Salvadorians and other
Hispanics (including employers, employees and youth groups) with information, guidance, and access
to training resources that is intended to help them protect employees’ health and safety, in
particular non-English or limited English speaking employees, addressing General and Construction
Industry hazards, such as falls, electrical, and amputations.
Training and Education
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
Outreach and Communication
- Develop training and education programs for non-English or limited English speaking employees and
employers on hazards, such as falls, electrical, and amputations.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA’s 10 and 30-hour General and Construction Industry
courses in Spanish. These courses are to be provided by OSHA personnel in conjunction with the
Consulate of El Salvador.
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media including electronic
assistance tools and links from OSHA’s and the Consulate’s Web page.
- Encourage bi-lingual individuals to take the OSHA Train–the–Trainer course(s) on the occupational
safety and health standards for the General and Construction Industry, so they qualify to teach
Hispanic workers the respective OSHA 10 and 30-hour courses in Spanish.
- Promote and encourage the Consulate of El Salvador constituents’ participation in OSHA’s
cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation,
and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
- Work together with the local Hispanic community in the New York and New Jersey areas, including
through faith-based and community organizations, in an effort to enhance safety and health awareness
within the Hispanic community.
- Jointly participate in media events, conferences, local meetings, such as the mobile consulate to
educate the constituents of the Consulate of El Salvador regarding workplace safety and health.
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the
national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
An implementation team made up of representatives of the Participants intends to meet to develop a
plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the
participants. In addition, the team plans to meet at least quarterly to track and share information
on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on General and
Construction Industry hazards, such as falls, electrical, and amputations, to help forge innovative
solutions in the workplace.
This Arrangement is to remain in effect for two years from the date of signing. Any signatory may
terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This Arrangement
may be modified in writing at any time with the concurrence of both signatories.
Signed at the Consulate of El Salvador in Long Island, NY, in duplicate, this 1st day of July, 2005,
in the English and Spanish languages.
Patricia K. Clark
OSHA Region II
Luis Montes Brito
Consulate General, El Salvador
Long Island, New York
Tarrytown Area Office and
Region II Hispanic Coordinator
Acting Area Director
Long Island Area Office