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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
SEATTLE REGIONAL OFFICE,
AND
CONSULATE OF EL SALVADOR IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON


The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Seattle Regional Office and the Consulate of El Salvador in Seattle, Washington (the Consulate), hereinafter referred to collectively as "the Participants;"

Recognizing the joint commitment to protect workers' rights for El Salvadoran 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 El Salvador, 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:

Overall Objective

The Participants intend to establish a collaborative relationship to provide El Salvadoran Nationals and others in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho 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 the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

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 Consulate's Web sites) to El Salvadoran workers in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho and their employers.
  • To speak, exhibit, or appear at Participants' conferences, local meetings, or other events, such as Labor Rights Week.

Promotion of a National Dialogue

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

  • To share information on laws and standards, including those relating to workers' rights and responsibilities of employers in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

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 may commence upon signature by both Participants. This Arrangement is intended to cease two (2) years from the date of signing. A Participant should endeavor to provide thirty (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 Seattle, Washington, in duplicate, this 28th day of August, 2013, in the English and Spanish languages.

For the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Seattle Regional Office: David Mahlum, Acting Regional Administrator

For the Consulate of El Salvador in Seattle, Washington: Keny Yamileth Lopez De Zuleta, Consul of El Salvador

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