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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Morris County Organization for Hispanic
Affairs (MCOHA) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and
more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs (MCOHA)
hereby form an Alliance to provide MCOHA members in particular non-English or limited English
speaking employees and others, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that
will help reduce the number of Hispanic workers killed and injured in work-related accidents caused
by exposure to common general and construction industry hazards such as falls, amputations,
electrical, struck-by/crushed-in as well as hazards associated with worker response to workplace
emergencies such as fires and chemical spill emergencies. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and
Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs (MCOHA) recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and
Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and MCOHA will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA and MCOHA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula, and training
and education programs for MCOHA clients regarding hazards such as, falls, amputations, electrical,
struck-by/crushed-in and in emergency response issues such as emergency evacuation procedures, and
to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA’s 10 Hour Construction and General Industry courses to
Hispanic employers and employees in both Spanish and English. These courses will be provided by OSHA
personnel in conjunction with MCOHA and others.
OSHA and MCOHA will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting
the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Work with OSHA 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 MCOHA’s Web sites)
to employers and employees in the industry. MCOHA will share this information with their
- OSHA will give priority consideration to requests from MCOHA for speakers and presenters, on
safety and health issues.
- Encourage bi-lingual individuals to take the OSHA Train-the-Trainer course(s) on the occupational
safety and health standards for Construction and General Industry, or both, so that they can qualify
to teach Hispanic workers the respective OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour safety and health outreach courses
- OSHA will provide literature, such as OSHA publications in Spanish.
OSHA’s Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative
relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication and
promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have proved to be
valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with a
party, OSHA is not endorsing any of that party’s products or services; nor does the Agency enter
into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party’s products or services.
- Raise others’ awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health
whenever MCOHA’s leaders address groups.
An implementation team made up of representatives of both organizations will meet to develop a plan
of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the
participants. In addition, they will meet at least three times per year to track and share
information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date signing. Any Signatory may
terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement
may be modified at any time with the concurrence of both parties.
Signed this 29th day of March 2007.
|Occupational Safety and Health Administration
||Morris County Organization for
Hispanic Affairs (MCOHA)
Patricia K. Clark
Parsippany Area Office
Tarrytown Area Office
Region 2 Hispanic Coordinator
Labor Standards and Safety Enforcement
New Jersey Department of Labor