ARRANGEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
THE CONSULATE OF EL SALVADOR
LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Region II, and the Consulate of El Salvador, in Long Island, New York, hereinafter "the Participants";
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; and
Recognizing the value of establishing such a relationship to foster safer and more healthful workplaces for all Salvadorians and other Hispanic groups;
Intend to establish an Alliance to achieve the following:
The Participants intend to jointly work through an Alliance to provide Salvadorians and other Hispanics (including employers, employees and youth groups) with information, guidance, and access to training resources that is intended to help them protect employees' health and safety, in particular non-English or limited English speaking employees, addressing General and Construction Industry hazards, such as falls, electrical, and amputations.
Training and Education
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
- Develop training and education programs for non-English or limited English speaking employees and employers on hazards, such as falls, electrical, and amputations.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA's 10 and 30-hour General and Construction Industry courses in Spanish. These courses are to be provided by OSHA personnel in conjunction with the Consulate of El Salvador.
Outreach and Communication
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's and the Consulate's Web page.
- Encourage bi-lingual individuals to take the OSHA Train-the-Trainer course(s) on the occupational safety and health standards for the General and Construction Industry, so they qualify to teach Hispanic workers the respective OSHA 10 and 30-hour courses in Spanish.
- Promote and encourage the Consulate of El Salvador constituents' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
- Work together with the local Hispanic community in the New York and New Jersey areas, including through faith-based and community organizations, in an effort to enhance safety and health awareness within the Hispanic community.
- Jointly participate in media events, conferences, local meetings, such as the mobile consulate to educate the constituents of the Consulate of El Salvador regarding workplace safety and health.
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on General and Construction Industry hazards, such as falls, electrical, and amputations, to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
An implementation team made up of representatives of the Participants intends to meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, the team plans to meet at least quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.
This Arrangement is to remain in effect for two years from the date of signing. Any signatory may terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This Arrangement may be modified in writing at any time with the concurrence of both signatories.
Signed at the Consulate of El Salvador in Long Island, NY, in duplicate, this 1st day of July, 2005, in the English and Spanish languages.
Patricia K. Clark
OSHA Region II
Luis Montes Brito
Consulate General, El Salvador
Long Island, New York
Tarrytown Area Office and
Region II Hispanic Coordinator
Acting Area Director
Long Island Area Office