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OSHA, Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta
Region IV Alliance Annual Report
November 17, 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

    2. December 7, 2004

      Renewal date

      • August 30, 2013
      • August 31, 2015
      • September 1, 2017

    3. Evaluation Period

    4. December 8, 2016, through December 7, 2017

    5. Overview

    6. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta, Georgia, formed an Alliance to provide Mexican workers throughout the southeast with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety and allow them to exercise their rights fully.

    7. Implementation Team Membership and Contributors

    8. The implementation team included representatives from the OSHA and the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta, Georgia.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

  3. Quarterly implementation team meetings were conducted during the following periods:

    • January 27, 2017
    • February 24, 2017
    • April 28, 2017
    • May 18, 2017
    • August 9, 2017
    • September 1, 2017

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance’s progress and results.

  4. Results

  5. 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:

    The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goal related to raising awareness of OSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:

    • 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 site) to Mexican nationals working in Alabama and Georgia and their employers.

    • To speak, exhibit, or appear at the Participants’ conferences, local meetings, or other events.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Other On September 1, 2017, the Alliance agreement between OSHA and the Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta, Georgia was renewed. Hispanic/ Latino Workers; Fall Prevention, Worker Rights, Hazard Communication/ Chemicals and Heat Illness Prevention 100+
    Training and Education:

    The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goal:

    • To develop training and education programs for Mexican workers and Mexican employers in Alabama and Georgia regarding workplace safety and health.

    • To develop training and education programs for Mexican workers and Mexican employers in Alabama and Georgia to promote understanding of workers’ rights and responsibilities of employers under the OSH Act, including the use of the OSHA complaint process.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    N/A During this period, there was no action to report in this area.    
    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 site) to Mexican nationals working in Alabama and Georgia and their employers.

    • To speak, exhibit, or appear at the Participants’ conferences, local meetings, or other events.

    • To participate in “Mobile Consulate” activities and events.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Exhibit, Speech/ Presentation and Dissemination On April 28, 2017, OSHA’s Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) in the OSHA Atlanta-West Area Office conducted an outreach visit to the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta, Georgia, in support of Worker’s Memorial Day. Hispanic/ Latino Workers, Fall Prevention and Worker Rights 10 participants
    Other On May 18, 2017, the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta, Georgia, supported the EMPLEO planning meeting. Hispanic/Latino Workers, Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention, temporary Workers, Young Workers and Small Business 25 participants
    Dissemination During the period, the OSHA Atlanta Regional Office worked cooperatively with the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta, Georgia to promote the following OSHA National and Regional Safety Stand-down events:

    • April 17 through 18, 2017, the OSHA Region IV Landscaping Safety Stand-down.
    • May 8 through 12, 2017, the OSHA National Fall Prevetion Safety Stand-down.
    • May 22 through May 24, 2017, the OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Stand-down.
    Construction, Small Business, Hispanic/ Latino Worker, Transportation and Young Workers 100+ workers
    Exhibit, Speech/Presentation and Dissemination During this period, OSHA’s Compliance Assistance Specialists (CAS) and other staff members supported the Consulate on Wheels (formerly the Mobile Consulate) events:

    • OSHA’s Savannah Area Office - April 25 through 28, 2017 in Valdosta, Georgia
    • OSHA’s Atlanta-East Area Office - June 10 through 11, 2017, in Baxley, Georgia
    • OSHA’s Atlanta-West Area Office - June 13, 2017, in Douglas, Georgia
    • OSHA’s Atlanta-East Area Office - July 5 through 7, 2017, in Augusta, Georgia
    • OSHA’s Birmingham Area Office - August 30, 2017, in Hoover, Alabama
    Hispanic/ Latino Workers; Fall Prevention, Worker Rights, Hazard Communication/ Chemicals and Heat Illness Prevention 400+ workers
    Exhibit, Speech/Presentation and Dissemination During this period, the CAS from the OSHA Atlanta-West Area Office conducted monthly outreach meetings to the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta, Georgia. Hispanic/ Latino Workers; Fall Prevention, Worker Rights, Hazard Communication/ Chemicals and Heat Illness Prevention 1,000+ workers
    Exhibit, Speech/Presentation and Dissemination On August 28 through September 1, 2017, OSHA representatives from the Atlanta-East and Atlanta-West Area Offices supported the Mexican Consulate’s 9th Annual Labor Rights Week in Atlanta, Georgia. During these events information was shared with workers regarding their workplace safety and health rights. Hispanic/ Latino Workers; Fall Prevention, Worker Rights, Hazard Communication/ Chemicals and Heat Illness Prevention 900+ workers
  6. Evaluations

  7. N/A

  8. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2018

    • OSHA will continue to work cooperatively with the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta, Georgia to promote workplace safety and health in the Hispanic community during the following events:
      • Worker Memorial Day
      • Labor Rights Week
      • Occupational Health Week

    • OSHA will continue to work cooperatively with the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta, Georgia to effectively address safety and health referrals in Region IV.

    • The Alliance group will continue to promote safety and health to workers in the Hispanic community through activities such as the OSHA Fall Prevention and the Heat Illness Prevention Campaigns.

    Report Prepared by: Tom Bosley, Region IV Alliance Coordinator

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