Region 6 - Alliance Annual Report - September 26, 2016


U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Little Rock Area Office
And
The Northwest Arkansas Workers Justice Center

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      August 12, 2010 and renewed on August 26, 2013 and September 4, 2015

    2. Evaluation Period

      August 12, 2015 through August 12, 2016

    3. Alliance Overview

      The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Northwest Arkansas Workers Justice Center (NWAWJC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and NWAWJC hereby form an Alliance to provide NWAWJC members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect workers health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to struck-by, falls, and electrical hazards in residential construction.

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      Carlos Reynolds, Area Director, Little Rock Area Office – OSHA
      David Bates, Area Director, Oklahoma City Area Office – OSHA
      Mary Walter, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Little Rock Area Office – OSHA
      Jorge Delucca, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Oklahoma City Area Office – OSHA

      Northwest Arkansas Worker Justice Center

      Magaly Licolli, Executive Director

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Only a few meetings were held with the NWAWJC personnel this past year due to the retirement of Mary Walter, CAS, Little Rock Area Office in January 2016. Jorge Delucca, CAS, Oklahoma City Area Office met with the group to share ideas and OSHA safety and health publications in Spanish during a meeting in August 2016.

  3. Activities, Events and Products

    May 2016, AD Carlos Reynolds provided, at NWAWJC request, the names of all persons who had died on the job, in observance of Worker Memorial Day.

    August 2016, CAS Jorge Delucca met with Consul Rodrigo Morales, Magaly Licolli, NWAWJC Executive Director, and Renato Uribe, OSHA Whistleblower Investigator, to discuss how all the organizations can work better together. All three entities gave short speeches to approximately 60 customers at the Mexican Consulate, regarding services available to immigrant workers. Mr. Delucca provided several OSHA Spanish publications during this visit.

    Training and Education

    Events

    None during the evaluation period.

    Outreach and Communication

    Distribution of OSHA Quick Cards and brochures related to construction and general industry including fall protection and heat stress were delivered during the year.

    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    The Little Rock Area Office has provided to the Northwest Arkansas Workers Justice Center continuing support and information relevant to the National and Regional Emphasis Programs and local, regional, and national initiatives such as the temporary workers, heat stress, amputations, and fall prevention campaigns.

  4. Results

    Type of Activity Attendees 2015-2016 General Meeting Topics
    NWAWJC Site Visit

    60

    Handouts, Booklets, and Quick Cards (50)
    Emails   Various Safety and Health Subjects (2)
    TOTAL

    60

    52

    Report Prepared by: Carlos M. Reynolds, Area Director, OSHA Little Rock Area Office, with information provided by Jorge Delucca, CAS, OSHA Oklahoma City Area Office.

    It is anticipated that quarterly meetings will be held with Northwest Arkansas Worker Justice Center personnel during FY 2017, now that outreach staffing is complete for the Little Rock Area Office.