Region 6 - Alliance Annual Report - August 14, 2018


ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Dallas and Fort Worth
Area Offices
And
The Consulate General of El Salvador in Dallas, Texas
August 14, 2018


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed:

      August 28, 2017

    2. Evaluation Period

      August 28, 2017 through August 14, 2018

    3. Overview

      The Alliance with The Consulate of El Salvador in Dallas, Texas, and the OSHA Dallas and Fort Worth Area Offices is directed towards reducing injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the construction and the general industries. The Consulate of El Salvador offers general civil information to Salvadoran Nationals waiting for their passports and ID Cards at the lobby of the Consulate.

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      Basil Singh, Area Director, Dallas Area OSHA Office
      Jack Rector, Area Director, Fort Worth Area OSHA Office
      Elias Vela, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Dallas Area OSHA Office

      The Consulate General of El Salvador in Dallas, Texas

      Jose Mario Mejia Barrera, Consul General de El Salvador
      As of December 2017: Veronica Patricia Pichinte Chacon, Gonsul General de El Salvador
      consuladodallas@rree.gob.sv

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Worker Rights week was held on the last week of August, 2017. Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) Elias Vela was invited to present briefings/presentations in the lobby of the Consulate of El Salvador, where an audience of approximately 50 to 100 Salvadoran Nationals were attentive and participated in question and answer sessions.

    CAS Elias Vela returned monthly to the Consulate of El Salvador to provide verbal OSHA Labor Rights presentations and publications in Spanish. Elias Vela met with General Consul Jose Mario Mejia Barrera on a routine basis to discuss updates. On or about Feb 26, 2018, AD Basil Singh and CAS Elias Vela met with the new General Consul of El Salvador in Dallas Veronica Patricia Pichinte Chacon to discuss the Alliance agreement and future collaboration efforts.

  3. Results

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

    Participation in the alliance has helped maintain and improve the knowledge and sharing of best practices. In addition to the meetings covering National Safety Stand-Down for Preventing Falls in Construction, heat stress, distracted driving policies, and other topics, information on fatality trends, and best practices, was provided. During these meetings, OSHA outreach literature was distributed to the attendees.

    Outreach and Communication: Develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and ways of communication such information to Salvadoran Nationals working in North Texas. To speak, exhibit, or appear at the Participants' conferences, local meetings, or other events.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Outreach in Spanish Consulates of El Salvador Labor Rights week August 28, 2017 through August 31, 2017 Falls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act

    150

    Sep 25, 2017 Lobby of the Consulate of El Salvador Falls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act

    100

    Oct 30, 2017 Lobby of the Consulate of El Salvador Falls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act

    50

    Jan 29, 2018 Lobby of the Consulate of El Salvador Falls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act

    100

    Feb 26, 2018 Lobby of the Consulate of El Salvador Falls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act

    100

    Mar 26, 2018 Lobby of the Consulate of El Salvador Falls in Construction, struck-by, Heat stress. Workers' rights under the OSH Act

    100

    TOTAL    

    600

  4. Evaluations

    Previous evaluation was conducted on Aug 21, 2017.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The tenth annual Labor Rights Week will take place at the Consulate of El Salvador on Aug 27 to Sep 1, 2018. The renewal Alliance Accord between the OSHA Dallas and Fort Worth Area Offices and the Consulate El Salvador are not scheduled to be renewed until August of 2019.

    The last Monday of each month, the CAS or other representative from the OSHA Dallas and or the Fort Worth Area Offices will have the opportunity to address the patrons of the Consulate of El Salvador, providing information in Spanish regarding worker's rights to safe and healthful work places, and employer responsibilities.

    Report prepared by: Elias Vela, CAS Dallas Area Office August 14, 2018