Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region I




The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Boston, New York and Philadelphia Regional Offices and the Consulate General of the Dominican Republic, hereinafter referred to collectively as "the Participants";

Recognizing the joint commitment to protect workers' rights for Dominican workers acknowledged in the Letter of Arrangement between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States of America and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, signed at Washington, D.C., on August 29, 2011; and

Recognizing that OSHA's Alliance Program provides for the establishment of cooperative relationships for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication, and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health;

Intend to form an Alliance to achieve the following, as resources permit:

Overall Objective

The Participants intend to establish a collaborative relationship to provide Dominican Nationals and others in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut with information, guidance, and access to education and training resources to promote workers' rights in protecting their occupational safety and health, particularly with regards to hazards such as falls, electrical, struck by, noise, and chemical hazards, and to help them understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • To develop training and education programs for Dominican Nationals and others in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut regarding hazards such as falls, electrical, struck by, noise, and silica, and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers.
  • To develop training and education programs for Dominican Nationals and others in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut regarding hazards such as falls, electrical, struck by, noise, and silica, and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers.

Outreach and Communication

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and links to OSHA's Web site from the Dominican Consulate's Web site) to Dominican Nationals in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, and their employers.
  • To speak, exhibit, or appear at Participants' conferences, local meetings, or other events.
  • To participate in "Mobile Consulate" activities and events.

Promotion of a National Dialogue

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • To raise awareness of and demonstrate commitment to workplace safety and health and workers' rights under the OSH Act whenever leaders from the Participants address groups.
  • To share information on laws and standards, including those relating to workers' rights and responsibilities of employers.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each Participant intends to meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the Participants. In addition, the Participants intend to meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.

Nothing in this Arrangement commits the Participants to the expenditure of any funds.

This Arrangement is intended to cease two years from the date of signing. A Participant should endeavor to provide 30 days advance written notice of its intent to discontinue its participation in this Arrangement. This Arrangement may be modified in writing at any time by mutual consent of the Participants.

Signed at New York, NY, in duplicate, this 1st day of May, 2013, in English and in Spanish languages.

For the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration: For the Consulate General of the Dominican Republic in New York:



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Marthe Kent
Regional Administrator
Boston Regional Office


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Felix Antonio Martnez
Consul General


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Robert D. Kulick
Regional Administrator
New York Regional Office
 


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Diana Cortez
Regional Diverse Workforce Coordinator
New York Regional Office
 


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MaryAnn Garrahan
Regional Administrator
Philadelphia Regional Office