Region 6 - Alliance Annual Report - October 10, 2017


ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
Corpus Christi Area Office,
Texas Department of Insurance (OSHCON)
And
The Consulate of Mexico in McAllen, Texas

October 10, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      August 18, 2016

    2. Evaluation Period

      August 18, 2016 – August 17, 2017

    3. Overview

      The purpose of the alliance is to establish a collaborative relationship to provide Mexican nationals in Hidalgo, Starr, and Brooks counties, in Texas 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).

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      Travis Clark, Area Director, Corpus Christi Area Office
      Marianne McGee, Compliance Specialist, Corpus Christi Area Office
      Luis Ramos-Morales, Assistant Area Director, Corpus Christi Area Office

      Alliance participant

      Daniel Ramos, Departmento de Protección / Mexican Consulate, McAllen, Texas

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • August 19, 2016

    Due to prior commitments and obstacles with scheduling, implementation meetings were not held, but will be a priority in the upcoming evaluation period.

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

    Training and Education: To develop training programs to promote understanding of workers' rights and responsibilities of employers under the OSH Act, including the use of the OSHA complaint process.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Speech/Presentation Labor Rights Week 2016 Hispanic/Latino Workers

    15

    Speech/Presentation Know Your Rights Hispanic/Latino Workers

    20

     

    Outreach and Communication: To speak at meetings or events to share OSHA information
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Speech/Presentation Labor Rights Week 2016 Hispanic/Latino Workers

    15

    Speech/Presentation Know Your Rights Hispanic/Latino Workers

    20

     

    Promote National Dialogue: To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings to forge innovative solutions on issues concerning workplace safety and health and understanding of workers' rights and responsibilities of employers under the OSH Act.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    No Activities    

     

     

    TOTAL    

    35

  4. Evaluations

    No evaluations have been conducted.

    Had Labor Rights event planned for August 30, 2017 but was cancelled due to OSHA Region VI response to Hurricane Harvey.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The goal for the next year is to conduct more events as part of this alliance.

    Report prepared by: Marianne McGee, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Corpus Christi Area Office, October 10, 2017