Region 4 - Alliance Annual Report - February 13 2020
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Atlanta Regional Office
61 Forsyth Street, S.W., Room 6T50
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(678) 237-0400; Fax (678) 237-0447
OSHA, Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta
Region IV Alliance Annual Report
February 13, 2020
December 7, 2004
- August 30, 2013
- August 31, 2015
- September 1, 2017
- August 26, 2019
November 10, 2018, through December 31, 2019
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta, Georgia, 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.
Implementation Team Membership and Contributors
The implementation team included representatives from the OSHA and the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta, Georgia.
Implementation Team Meetings
Quarterly implementation team meetings were conducted during the following periods:
- August 27, 2018
- April 26, 2019
- August 26 – 30, 2019 – Labor Right’s Week
- November 22, 2019
In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance’s progress and results.
The following table summarizes the Alliance’s activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.
III. Results of Alliance Activities in Support of Agreement Goals
Dissemination: Alliance Program participant shared information on OSHA-developed or OSHA Alliance Program-developed tools and resources, OSHA standards/rulemakings, enforcement, or outreach campaigns..
|Dissemination Type||Date||Description||Emphasis Area(s)*||Number Reached (numeric value)|
|Information Meeting||December 2018
|A representative with OSHA's Atlanta-West and/or Atlanta- East Area Office conducted quarterly visits with the Mexican Consulate.
During these events, information was shared with workers regarding their workplace safety and health rights.
Additionally, during this period, the EMPLEO Program was promoted.
|Hispanic/Latino Workers, Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention, temporary Workers, Young Workers and Small Business||1,400+|
April 8 - 12, 2019
Fall Prevention Stand-down
May 6 -10, 2019
Trenching Safety Initiative June 17- 22, 2019
Safety and Sound Campaign
August 12 -18, 2019
|During this period, the OSHA Atlanta Regional Office worked cooperatively with the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta, Georgia to promote several of OSHA's National and Regional outreach initiatives and campaigns.||Hispanic/Latino Workers, Heat Campaign, Falls Stand-down, and Safety and Health Programs||100+|
Outreach Events and Training for non-OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in events, which includes speeches/presentations, exhibits, roundtables, conferences, informational webinars or other meetings or training in support of the Alliance or an OSHA initiative..
|Activity Type||Date||Event Name||Representative Name and Affiliation||Title Of Presentation, if applicable||City||State||Emphasis Area(s)*||Number Reached (numeric value)|
|Alliance Renewal/ Presentation||August 26, 2019||Mexican Consulate of Atlanta, GA - Alliance renewal||OSHA staff members||On August 26, 2019, OSHA conducted its fourth Alliance renewal with the Mexican Consulate.||Alliance||GA||Falls, Heat Illness Prevention, Construction and Small Businesses||100+ attendees|
|Exhibit, Presentation & Training||August 26 through 30, 2019||Mexican Consulate's 11th Annual Labor Rights Week||Marilyn Velez, CAS - Atlanta-West Area Office||OSHA's Atlanta-East and Atlanta-West Area Offices supported the Mexican Consulate's Annual Labor Rights Week in Atlanta, Georgia. During these events, information was shared with workers regarding their workplace safety and health rights.||Atlanta||GA||Falls, Heat Illness Prevention, Construction and Small Businesses||900+ workers|
|Exhibit, Presentation & Training||August 30, 2019||Georgia Hispanic Construction Association (GHCA) Construction Expo at the Latin American Association||Marilyn Velez, CAS - Atlanta-West Area Office||OSHA's Atlanta-East Area Office conducted outreach to members of the Mexican community. During this event, information was shared with workers regarding their workplace safety and health rights.||Atlanta||GA||Falls, Heat Illness Prevention, Construction and Small Businesses||100+ workers|
Report Prepared by: Tom Bosley, Region IV Alliance Coordinator