Region 6 - Alliance Annual Report - September 27, 2019


ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Corpus Christi Area Office
And
The Consulate General of Mexico in Brownsville, Texas
September 27, 2019


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      The original alliance was signed August 29, 2016, with the latest re-signing occurring March 18, 2019

    2. Evaluation Period

      August 29, 2018 – August 28, 2019

    3. Overview

      The purpose of the alliance is to establish a collaborative relationship to provide Mexican nationals in Cameron, Kenedy, and Willacy 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

      Marianne McGee, Compliance Specialist / Corpus Christi Area Office

      Alliance participant

      Vanessa Ortega, Departmento de Protección / Mexican Consulate, Brownsville, Texas

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Implementation meetings were not held.

  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 CAS conducted a training session was held for the staff of the Department of Proteccion. 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 CAS presented to a group of individuals involved in community outreach. Hispanic/Latino Workers

    12

    Speech/Presentation CSHO Argullin participated on radio program and spoke on worker rights and general OSHA information Hispanic/Latino Workers

    1000

     
    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    

    1032

  4. Evaluations

    Outreach was conducted with the Consulate this year during Labor Rights Week.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    None at this time.

Report prepared by: Marianne McGee, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Corpus Christi Area Office, September 27, 2019.