Region 10 - Alliance Annual Report - August 30, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Portland Area Office
The Consulate of Mexico in Portland, Oregon

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      August 30, 2012, renewed August 27, 2018

    2. Evaluation Period

      August 30, 2018 to August 30, 2019

    3. Alliance Overview

      The OSHA Portland Area Office and the Consulate of Mexico in Portland formed the Alliance to provide Mexican nationals in Oregon, Southwest Washington, 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


      Cecil Tipton, Area Director, OSHA, Portland Area Office
      Abby Lopez, State Programs Manager, OSHA Region X

      The Consulate of Mexico in Portland

      Jose Ernesto Hernandez Delgado, Mexican Consulate Portland
      Alejandra Flores, Mexican Consulate Portland

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Alliance members planned outreach activities, including Labor Rights Week, via email communications.

  3. Activities, Events, and Products

    Training and Education

    • Abby Lopez staffed information tables at the Consulate once per quarter.
    • During Labor Rights Week, OSHA, the Consulate of Mexico in Portland, Oregon OSHA, Department of Labor agencies, and worker organizations conducted educational sessions at the Mexican Consulate.

    Outreach and Communication

    • Abby Lopez distributed worker rights information through the Mexican Consulate.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

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

    • The Alliance distributed worker rights information to hundreds of Hispanic workers in the Oregon and Southwest Washington.


  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Alliance Agreement is up for renewal in August of 2020. The implementation team is working on updating the work plan.