The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) and the Consulate General of Guatemala in New York, New York (the
Consulate), 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
Recognizing the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster
safer and more healthful workplaces;
Intend to reestablish an Alliance to achieve the following:
The Participants intend to work jointly to provide Guatemalans and other
Hispanic workers with information, guidance, and access to training resources
that are intended to help them improve their workplace health and safety,
particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to General and Construction
Industry hazards, such as falls, electrical hazards, and amputations.
Training and Education
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and
Outreach and Communication
To provide expertise to develop training and education programs for non-English
or limited English speaking employees and employers on hazards, such as falls,
electrical hazards, and amputations, and to provide expertise in communicating
such information to employers and employees in the industry.
To deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA's 10 and 30-hour General and
Construction Industry courses in Spanish. These courses would be provided by
OSHA personnel in conjunction with the Consulate.
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and
Promotion of a National Dialogue
- To provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and
prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways
of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media,
electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and the Consulate's Web sites) to
employers and employees in the Hispanic community.
- To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or the Consulate's conferences,
local meetings, or other events such as the mobile consulate to educate the
constituents of the Consulate regarding employer and employee workplace rights
- To share information among OSHA personnel and safety and health
professionals regarding the Consulate's best practices or effective approaches
and publicize results through outreach by the Consulate and through OSHA or
the Consulate's developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars,
and lectures (or any other suitable forum).
- To promote and encourage the participation of the Consulate's constituency
in OSHA's cooperative programs, such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary
Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement
- To encourage the constituency of the Consulate to build relationships with
OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues,
including hazards, such as falls, electrical hazards, and amputations.
- To encourage bilingual individuals to take the OSHA Train-the-Trainer
course(s) on the occupational safety and health standards for the General and
Construction Industries, so they qualify to teach Hispanic workers the OSHA 10
and 30-hour courses in Spanish.
- To work with the local Hispanic community in the New York and New Jersey
areas through the Consulate, as well as other faith-based and community
organizations, in an effort to enhance safety and health awareness within the
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- To convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder
meetings on General and Construction Industry hazards, such as falls, electrical
hazards, and amputations, to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or
to provide input on safety and health issues.
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 Participants
intend to meet at least 3 times per year 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.
Either 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 the signatories.
Signed at the Consulate General of Guatemala in New York, NY, this 11th day of
|For the U.S. Department of
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, Region II:
|For the Consulate
of Guatemala in New York:
Robert D. Kulick
Ambassador Rosa María
Mérida de Mora
Cónsul General of Guatemala
Regional Hispanic Coordinator/
Area Director, Tarrytown Area Office