Region 5 - Alliance Annual Report - October 1, 2017

The Consulate of Mexico in Detroit, Michigan
October 2017

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    August 31, 2015

    Alliance Overview

    The Alliance with the Mexican Consulate in Detroit, Michigan establishes a collaborative relationship to provide Mexican Nationals in Michigan and Ohio and others, information, guidance, and access to education and training resources to promote workers' rights in protecting their occupational safety and health, and to help them understand U.S. domestic law on the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

    Implementation Team Members

    The Consulate of Mexico in Detroit, Michigan

    Vincente Colmenares Sumano, Consul in Charge
    Juan Manual Solana Morales, Consul in Charge
    Fernando Gonzalez Saifee Gonzalez, Consul in Charge
    Ana Maria Reyes-Becerril


    Kimberly Nelson, Area Director (TOL)
    Howie Eberts, Area Director (CLE)
    Kimberly Nelson, Acting Area Director (LAN)
    Larry Johnson, Area Director (LAN)

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    September 20, 2017 – Communication: alliance signing planning
    October 19, 2017 – Communication: alliance signing planning
    October 26, 2017 – Meeting: signing of the Alliance

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period

    August 31, 2016 – October 26, 2017

    Alliance Activity

    • Outreach and Communication
      • August 2016 – October 2017 communication: Sharing of Region V's La Seguridad y Salud newsletter in Spanish with Mexican Consulate
      • August 31, 2016 – OSHA (TOL) participated in Mexican Consulate event (mobile consulate) in Lorain, Ohio providing education and resources to Hispanic workers and families; impacting 50 individuals.
      • March 2017 – communication: OSHA (CLE) assisted Consulate with roofing accident of a Mexican citizen
      • March 2017 – communication: Shared National Safety Outreach Event Information Page with Consulate
      • April 1, 2017 – OSHA (TOL) attended Mobile Consulate in Lima, Ohio, provided print material in Spanish and answered questions throughout the day; impacting 250+ individuals
      • August 29, 2017 – OSHA (TOL) attended Consulate Labor week event in Lorain, Oh, provided safety/health print material in Spanish and gave a presentation on labor rights and covered hazards their constituents are exposed to in specific industries (construction, agriculture, and etc…); impacting 50 individuals
      • September 9, 2017 – OSHA (CLE) provided safety and health print material in Spanish for Mobile Consulate event in Painesville, OH, impacting 200+ individuals
      • October 26, 2017 – OSHA and Mexican Consulate re-sign Alliance
    • Technical Assistance and Training
      • Intermittently – Technical assistance was provided by the Toledo Area Director on several occasions during the course of the evaluation period.
      • OSHA publications translated into Spanish provided to Mexican Consulate for distribution

    Alliance Products

    None to report

  4. Results

    1. The Alliance with the Mexican Consulate in Detroit, Michigan has opened opportunities to communicate and provide education and resources for under-served and oftentimes, a difficult to reach group of workers. The Alliance has been successful in having stakeholders attend meetings and mobile education events to promote the safety and health of the worker, in addition to educating workers on whistleblower protection activities. The Alliance also provides a more trusted avenue through the Consulate for their constituents to contact OSHA for assistance injuries at worksites.
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached, Effected or Trained
    Mobile consulate event - Lima, Ohio 250
    Mobile Consulate event - Painesville, Ohio 200
    Mobile Consulate event - Lorain, Ohio 50
    Laborweek event - Lorain, Ohio 50
    Sharing of electronic safety/health newsletter through Consulate website 500
    TOTAL 1150
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The Alliance will expire on October 26, 2019, unless extended.

    Report Prepared by: Kimberly Nelson, Area Director

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