Region 5 - Alliance Annual Report - November 8, 2017

November 8, 2017

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    September 8, 2016

    Alliance Overview.

    The purpose of this Alliance is to establish a collaborative relationship to provide Mexican Nationals in Illinois and others with information, guidance and access to education and training resources to promote worker safety and health. Additionally, the alliance aims at helping workers understand the rights of workers and responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

    Implementation Team Members.

    Luis Garcia – OSHA
    Marcelino Miranda - Mexican Consulate

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Planning Meetings were held on May 30, June 26, and July 31, 2017 to plan and organize the worker rights week in late August and early September. A follow-up meeting is held following the labor rights week to discuss the successes/shortcomings of the worker rights week held in August/September and to plan for future events.

  3. Events and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    September 2016 – September 2017

    Alliance Activity.

    • Training and Education:
      • Outreach presentations have been held at various locations for workers from the Hispanic community in Spanish informing them of the employee rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Information was also provided about OSHA and employer responsibilities under the OSH Act.
      • Presentations in Spanish were held during the labor rights week informing Spanish speaking employees of their rights and employer responsibilities.
    • Outreach and Communication:
      • During labor rights week- August 18- September 1, 2017 outreach events were held at various locations including, the Mexican Consulate in Chicago, mobile consulate locations, community centers, churches, schools, Consulate locations, etc. During the events, Spanish speaking OSHA personnel manned an OSHA booth, handed out Spanish publications and answered questions. The worker rights week was attended by a large number of Spanish speaking workers and was very well received.
      • Guest appearance were made at two Spanish radio stations, Radio Claret America and Spanish Public Radio by Spanish speaking compliance officers. Compliance officers answered questions related to workers' rights under OSHA.
    • Promotion of National Dialogue:
      • The Alliance helped establish a cooperative relationship with the Mexican Consulate in Chicago.
      • Training and outreach activities organized as a result of the Alliance increased awareness and helped educate Spanish speaking employees about workers rights under OSHA.

    Alliance Products.

    Same as above.

  4. Results

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    Worker Rights Week- booth and presentation 205
    Radio Guest Appearance 12000
    TOTAL 12205
  5. Upcoming Milestones:

    • The Alliance concluded in September, 2018, and is being reviewed for renewal.

Report Prepared by: Luis Garcia