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Region 5 - Alliance Annual Report - April 6, 2016


ANNUAL REGIONAL ALLIANCE REPORT
Consulate of Mexico in St. Paul, Minnesota
St. Paul, MN

April 6, 2016


  1. Alliance Background

     

    Date Signed:

    March 25, 2014

    Alliance Overview:

    The purpose of the alliance is to establish a collaborative relationship to support workplace safety and reduce hazards and associated losses. This Alliance targets staff, Mexican citizens, outside employers, and members of our community with information, guidance, and access to training and related resources that will help promote and improve employee health and safety.

    Implementation Team Members:

    Mary Bauer
    Eau Claire OSHA, Compliance Assistance Specialist
    Kelly Bubolz
    Appleton OSHA, Compliance Assistance Specialist
    David Schott
    Appleton OSHA, Team Leader
    Alberto Fierro
    Consular of Mexico
    Angelica Calixto
    Criminal, Immigration, Labor, Civil and Administrative Affairs
    Monica Cruz
    Community Affairs
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

     

    Meetings were held with Team Members:

    • 4/8/2015
    • 7/16/2015
    • 11/12/2015
    • 2/4/2016

    Numerous phone calls and emails were exchanged to coordinate events and discuss future projects.

  3. Activities

     

    Evaluation Period

    • March 31, 2015 to March 25, 2016

     

    Alliance Activity

    • OSHA assisted in providing safety and health information and publications in Spanish. The OSHA Poster and Worker Rights information are displayed on a bulletin board at the Consulate entrance. Other OSHA publications are in a brochure display rack in the waiting area.
    • A number of networking opportunities has helped government agencies reach the vulnerable population. Federal OSHA and the Consulate staff co-attended a number of Hispanic related events during the past year such as the Stevens Point Agricultural Safety Connections conference and the NIOSH/ UW- Eau Claire Symposium on Rural Health.
  4. Results

    • Federal OSHA partnered with Federal Wage and Hour Division and the State of MN Consultation Service to offer a broader range of resources to the Mexican employer and worker. The Federal Wage and Hour Division and the State of MN Consultation Service have an on-going Alliance with the Consulate that was revitalized.
    • Federal OSHA representatives attended Mobile Consulates that were held in Winona, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
    • The Consulate staff has referred Mexican workers to Federal OSHA for safety and health assistance.

     

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Mobile Consulate in Winona with Appleton’s Bilingual Team Leader and Eau Claire CSHO.

    200

    Mobile Consulate in Eau Claire with Appleton’s Bilingual Team Leader.

    200

    Mobile Consulate in Appleton with Appleton CSHO.

    200

    Additional meetings with State of MN Consultation Director and Mexican Consulate staff to discuss how to coordinate services and outreach offered by the MN and Federal OSHA though the alliances.

    5

    The Mexican Consulate promoted OSHA’s Fall Protection Safety Stand Down by posting materials.  
    Labor Rights Week: Consulate signed alliance with the State of MN Consultation Service.

    30

    Labor Rights Week: Presentations by WHD, MN OSHA and Federal OSHA on Worker Rights.

    35

    A member of the Consulate participated in the Government Panel during the Agricultural Safety Connections conference in Stevens Point, WI. The Consulate participated in the event planning.

    100

    TOTAL

    770

  5. Upcoming Milestones

     

    • OSHA will renew and develop Alliances with the Consulate of Mexico based on the new territorial boundaries.
      • The St Paul Consulate will include the Eau Claire and Madison Area Office.
      • The Milwaukee Consulate will include Milwaukee, Appleton and Madison Area Office. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is part of the Milwaukee Consulate and the State of Michigan may be included in the Milwaukee Alliance.
      • The Chicago Consulate will be limited to Illinois OSHA offices.
    • OSHA and Consulate of Mexico in St. Paul, MN will continue to attend the mobile consulates held in Northern Wisconsin.
    • OSHA will participate in the Labor Rights Week in August, 2016.
    • OSHA will coordinate with the Consulate to support for the 2017 Agricultural Safety Connections conference.

 

Report Prepared by:

Mary M. Bauer, Eau Claire OSHA, Compliance Assistance Specialist.

For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to www.osha.gov.