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Through the OSHA and NCLR Alliance, both organizations are committed to providing NCLR affiliates and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them; 1) protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to hazards in construction, healthcare, service, agriculture and "green" industries and addressing issues associated with low-wage, limited basic education, and other vulnerable worker populations, including temporary workers, and 2) understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). The Alliance's goals include:

Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
  • To share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
Outreach and communication
  • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or NCLR's conferences, local meetings, or other events.
  • To encourage NCLR affiliates to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including hazards in construction, healthcare, service, agriculture, and "green" industries and issues associated with low-wage, limited basic education, and other vulnerable worker populations, including temporary workers.
(L to R) Janet Murguía, President and CEO, National Council of La Raza, and Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, sign the OSHA and NCLR Alliance renewal agreement at DOL on September 20, 2013.

(L to R) Janet Murguía, President and CEO, National Council of La Raza, and Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, sign the OSHA and NCLR Alliance renewal agreement at DOL on September 20, 2013.

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  • May 5-11, 2013: 2013 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Alliance and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2013 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2013 Theme: "Worker Safety Works for Everyone."

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