Region 8 - Alliance Agreement - August 25, 2023


The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Denver and Englewood Area Offices and EL CENTRO recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safety and health practices and programs to improve American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and EL CENTRO hereby form an Alliance to provide EL CENTRO clients, stakeholders, and the public with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect workers by reducing and preventing exposure to workplace hazards, addressing health & safety issues applicable to their members, and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

This agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance's activities. Alliance participants also agree to meet the "Fundamental Requirements for OSHA Alliance Program Participants" and the "Guidelines for OSHA's Alliance Program Participants: Alliance Products and Other Alliance Projects."

Through the Alliance, the organizations will use available injury, illness, and hazard exposure data, when appropriate, to help identify areas of emphasis for Alliance awareness, outreach, and communication activities. The Alliance will also explore and implement selected options, including but not limited to member surveys, to evaluate the Alliance and measure the impact on improving workplace safety and health. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and EL CENTRO recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-Site Consultation Program partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort, and that information about the products and activities of the Alliance may be shared with these partners for the advancement of common goals.

Raising Awareness: Outreach and Communication

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objectives:

  • Share information on OSHA's National Initiatives (Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, Outreach).

  • Share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.

  • Develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards and communicate such information on print and/or electronic media, such as OSHA's and EL CENTRO's websites to reach employers and workers in the industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA and EL CENTRO conferences, local meetings, or other events. OSHA will provide presentations and/or workshops to EL CENTRO at least three times per calendar year.

  • Encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by setting aside time at each EL CENTRO meeting to address safety & health issues, and to discuss incidents and near misses.

  • Collaborate with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects regarding outreach to the Latino workforce in Colorado.

Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objectives:

  • Develop effective training and education programs for day laborer workers. OSHA will provide information on relevant training opportunities.

  • EL CENTRO will deliver or arrange for the delivery of training courses applicable to their workers and other stakeholders.

  • Develop effective training and education programs for EL CENTRO's workers to promote understanding of workers' rights, including the use of the OSHA complaint process, the responsibilities of employers and to communicate such information to workers and employers.

OSHA's Alliances provide organizations an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA's initiatives, outreach, communications, training, and education. These Alliances have proven to be valuable tools for both OSHA and Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with an organization, OSHA is not endorsing or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that organization's products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization will meet one to two times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. OSHA team members will include representatives of the Denver and Englewood Area Office and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage OSHA On-Site Consultation programs to participate on the team.

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 written concurrence of both signatories.

Signed this 25th day of August 2023


Amanda Kupper
Area Director – Denver Area office
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


Chad Vivian
Area Director – Englewood Area office
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Mayra Juárez - Denis
Executive Director
Centro Humanitario Para Los Trabajadores (EL CENTRO)


Norys Castillo
Program Coordinator
Centro Humanitario Para Los Trabajadores (EL CENTRO)