Region 6 - Alliance Annual Report - November 13, 2019


ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Corpus Christi Area Office
And
The Consulate of Mexico in McAllen, Texas
November 13, 2019


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      August 27, 2018

    2. Evaluation Period

      August 18, 2018 – August 17, 2019

    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

      Jose Alvarez, Departmento de Protección / Mexican Consulate, McAllen, Texas

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Implementation meetings were not held during this evaluation period but communication was maintained and events were held during Labor Rights Week.

  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 TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    No Activities

     
    Outreach and Communication: To speak at meetings or events to share OSHA information
    Activity TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    Speech/PresentationLabor Rights Week 2018, 2 eventsHispanic/Latino Workers

    50

     
    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 TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    No Activities

     
    TOTAL  

    50

  4. Evaluations

    The alliance was re-signed on August 27, 2018 and outreach was conducted as part of Labor Rights Week August 2018.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Participation during Labor Rights Week will continue as well as any activities requested throughout the year.

Report prepared by: Marianne McGee, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Corpus Christi Area Office, November 13, 2019.