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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
KANSAS CITY AREA OFFICE
CENTRO LATINO de APOYO, RECURSOS Y OPORTUNIDADES (CLARO)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centro Latino de Apoyo, Recursos y Oportunidades (CLARO)
recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA
and CLARO hereby form an Alliance to provide CLARO members and others with information, guidance, and access to training
resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing occupational
injury and illnesses to Hispanic workers.
OSHA and CLARO will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA and CLARO will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Deliver training and education programs on employees' occupational safety and health rights and responsibilities; and
safety and health issues faced by Hispanic employees.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of informational courses about hazards in industries such as meat processing, where
those clients whom CLARO serves are commonly employed.
OSHA and CLARO will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace
safety and health:
- Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links
from OSHA's Web site.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences and local CLARO meetings as requested.
- Train CLARO personnel about workplace safety and health issues faced by the Hispanic population.
OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes
such as training and education, outreach and communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health.
These Alliances have proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance
with a party, OSHA is not endorsing any of that party's products or services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with
the purpose of promoting a particular party's products or services.
- Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever CLARO leaders
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on safety and health issues to help
forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
An implementation team made up of representatives of both organizations will meet to develop a plan of action, determine
working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least
quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Either signatory may terminate it for any reason at any time, provided
they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of both signatories.
Occupational Safety and
||Carrie L. Tyler
Centro Latino de Apoyo, Recursos y Oportunidades