Region 4 - Alliance Annual Report - December 19, 2007
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Atlanta Regional Office
61 Forsyth Street, S.W., Room 6T50
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 562-2300; Fax (404) 562-2295
OSHA, Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta, and Georgia Tech Alliance
Region IV Alliance Annual Status Report
December 19, 2007
I. Alliance Background
December 7, 2004
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta, and the Georgia Institute of Technology –Safety, Health, and Environmental Technology Division (Georgia Tech) OSHA formed an Alliance to provide Mexican workers throughout the southeast with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety and allow them to exercise their rights fully.
II. Implementation Team Membership and Contributors:
Representatives from OSHA, the Mexican Consulate and Georgia Tech conducted all required quarterly meeting on the following dates:
April 17, 2007 and April 27, 2007
Latino Construction Worker Day – Planning meetings: 1/30/07, 2/20/07, 3/15/07, and 3/28/07
December 7, 2006, through December 7, 2007
III. Events and Products
Training and Education
Outreach and Communication
- The Mexican Consulate coordinated with the OSHA Atlanta Regional Office to ensure OSHA’s participation in the following mobile consulate events:
3/31/07 - Atlanta, GA
4/14/07 – Dothan, AL
10/14/2007 - Albertville, AL
10/27/2007 – Atlanta, GA
- Participated in the Latino Construction Worker Day event conducted in Duluth, GA, on April 15, 2007. The event was coordinated by a diverse group of organizations, including government agencies, academic institutions and companies. The primary organizer was El Constructor Latino magazine with cooperation from the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta, OSHA and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The fair included training on a wide range of safety and health topics (Scaffold, Excavation, Electrical and Fall Protection Safety, as well as Intro to OSHA).
- On September 8, 2007, representatives from OSHA and the Mexican Consulate participated in the 2nd Annual Construction Safety Fair sponsored by the Hispanic Contractors Association of Georgia (HCAG) in Doraville, GA.
- On October 15, 2007, the Atlanta-West CAS had a booth at the Mexican Consul Binational Health Week – Health Fair. The CAS addressed safety and health concerns and distributed outreach material. The event has been conducted by the Consul in Atlanta, GA, since 2003 and the week long fair serves approximately 4000 people.
- The CAS in the Atlanta-West AO served on the planning committee of the Latino Construction Workers Day and developed an article about the event for the OSHA Region IV E-newsletter for the 2nd Quarter FY 2007.
Event Date Impact - Number of Employers/ Employees Reached Developed an article for the Region IV E-newsletter regarding the Latino Construction Workers Day 2nd Quarter FY 2007 4,500 copies distributed by e-mail Participated in the Latino Construction Worker Day April 15, 2007. 100 workers attended Mexican Consul Binational Health Week – Health Fair 4000 attended 2nd Annual Construction Safety Fair – sponsored by the Hispanic Contractors Association of Georgia (HCAG) September 8, 2007 300 workers participated OSHA participation in the Mexican Consulate – Mobile Consulate events 3/31/07, 4/14/07,
10/14/07 and 10/27/07
Approximately 600 workers contacted at each event – 2,400 total
Total Impact: 11,300
V. Upcoming Milestones For 2008
- Participate in the 2nd Annual Latino Construction Workers Day
- Participate in the 3rd Annual Construction Safety Fair – sponsored by the Hispanic Contractors Association of Georgia (HCAG)
- Develop ways of communicating such information (e.g. print, such as the Mexican Consulate newsletter and electronic media, such as the OSHA Region IV e-newsletter, as well as electronic assistance tools and OSHA’s, the Mexican Consulate’s and Georgia Tech’s Web sites) to Mexican employers and employees.
- OSHA will continue to speak, exhibit, or appear at the mobile consulate meetings in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi coordinated by the Mexican Consulate