Region 10 - Alliance Annual Report - June 18, 2019


ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Boise Area Office
and
The Consulate of Mexico in Boise, Idaho
June 18, 2019


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      June 18, 2010, renewed September 26, 2018

    2. Evaluation Period

      June 18, 2018 to June 18, 2019

    3. Alliance Overview

      The OSHA Boise Area Office and the Consulate of Mexico in Boise formed the Alliance to provide Mexican nationals in the Greater Boise Area, and others information, guidance, and access to education and training resources. The Alliance focuses on worker safety and worker rights, specifically U.S. domestic law on the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      David Kearns, Area Director, OSHA, Boise Area Office
      Adam Gerson, Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS), OSHA, Boise Area Office
      Morgan Hill, CSHO, OSHA, Boise Area Office
      Juan Luna, CSHO, OSHA, Boise Area Office

      The Consulate of Mexico in Boise

      René David Mejía, Mexican Consulate Boise

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Alliance members met regularly to plan upcoming meetings and activities. The Alliance participants planned outreach activities and participated in Labor Rights Week.

  3. Activities, Events and Products

    Training and Education

    • CAS Gerson and CSHOs Hill and Luna provided OSHA information to stakeholders during monthly visits to the Consulate. The US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division joined OSHA during these informational visits.
    • During the 2018 Labor Rights Week, OSHA, the Consulate of Mexico in Boise, Department of Labor agencies, and worker organizations conducted educational sessions at the Mexican Consulate.

    Outreach and Communication

    • CAS Gerson and CSHOs Hill and Luna distributed worker rights information through the Mexican Consulate and other groups.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • The Mexican Consulate was successful in facilitating OSHA outreach to the Hispanic community.
  4. Results

    • The Alliance distributed worker rights information to hundreds of Hispanic workers in the Greater Boise Area.
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Plans for the upcoming year include increasing attendance and finding ways to extend outreach to Hispanic workers and small contractors in the construction industry. The Alliance Agreement is up for renewal in September of 2020. The implementation team is working on updating the work plan.