ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON DC AREA OFFICE
THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES
TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
August 30, 2016
August 30, 2016 through August 29, 2017
The purpose of the alliance is to establish a collaborative relationship to support workplace safety and reduce hazards and associated losses. This Alliance targets staff, Mexican citizens, outside employers, and members of our community with information, guidance, and access to training and related resources that will help promote and improve employee health and safety.
Implementation Team Members:
Nadira Janack, Area Director - BWAO OSHA
Brett Beall, Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) - BWAO OSHA
Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico
Alan Hubbard, Consul for Legal Affairs, Department of Legal Affairs
Carlos Luna, Local Staff, Department of Legal Affairs
Sergio Robles, Local Staff, Department of Legal Affairs
Implementation Team Meetings
Numerous phone calls and emails were exchanged to coordinate events and discuss future projects.
The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.
Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: No Activities Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Training and Education: Providing of delivery of OSHA Publications and resources. Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Education OSHA assisted in providing safety and health information and publications in Spanish that were distributed to the Mexican consulate, labor centers and consulate on wheels. Safety and Health, Temporary 1000 Education OSHA provided an information sheet with links to various worker rights and other topics that can be used to project the information on the television screens located in the consulates waiting areas. Safety and Health, Temporary 1000 Outreach and Communication:Sharing information about the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards and employee rights. Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Education OSHA Presented at the inauguration ceremony for Labor Rights week forum at the Mexico Consulate in Washington DC. Safety and Health, Temporary Workers 1000 Education OSHA was interviewed by two radio stations, America WACA 1540am and La Jefa in Washington DC. Providing information on Labor Rights Week and employee rights under OSHA and how to contact OSHA if you feel your safety and health rights have been violated. Safety and Health, Temporary Workers 5000 TOTAL 8000
The alliance since its signing has had several lead contacts and this has hindered our activities but we have made great strides. The Consulate of Mexico has insured us with the new contact person that we will have more interaction and meetings that are required. This alliance has great potential to get information out to hard to reach areas.
OSHA will participate in Labor Rights Week in August 2018
OSHA will work coordinate more outreach activities with the help of a new contact at the Consulate of Mexico.
Report prepared by: Brett Beall, CAS on October 20, 2017.Back to Top